Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Chicago


Human Resources Assistant
Position Summary
The HR Assistant will be a key member of the Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis Human Resources team, which works to provide HR support to all employees in these offices.  The HR Assistant will provide generalist HR support including supporting employee onboarding, benefits enrollment, employee life events, recruitment coordination, maintaining employee files, and providing overall support to the Chicago based HR team.  The HR Assistant will interact with the Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis office employees, other US HR teams, and the Regional and Global HR teams.
CountryUnited States
Employee TypeRegular
Job Type
Full time
Job Responsibilities
Process employee paperwork related to new hires, transfers, address changes, status changes, and employee exits with sensitivity to the confidential nature of the information
Responsible for all HR Online (HRO) entries, including, but not limited to, new hire and summer intern entry, salary changes, transfers, background checks, etc.
Update employee profiles on BCG Navigator by entering background information into HRO
Maintain all employee and alumni files by filing paperwork in a timely manner
Assemble and update all materials for employee packets, including: new hires, transfers, summer staff, parental leaves, and employee exits
Coordinate transit program on a monthly basis: placement of order, delivery of transit cards, and coordination with payroll on deduction changes
Sort and coordinate distribution of bi-weekly and monthly paychecks
Coordinate candidate schedules and light travel for business services staff roles
Assist with general employee requests, letters, verifications, etc.
Assist with vacation summary updates for consulting and business services staff members
Assist employees with benefits related questions
Act as a resource to all Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis employees; respond to inquiries in a timely manner
Understand, interpret and communicate BCG HR policies and guidelines
Respond to internal/external requests for information; complete related projects 
Assist with ad hoc projects
Work closely with the Regional Team, Global Services, other BST departments, and external vendors
Potential for responsibilities to grow and change over time
Perform other duties as assigned or required

Basic Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree required
Minimum of 1-3 years HR or administrative support experience preferred, preferably at a professional services firm
Proficient computer skills:  Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
May require infrequent travel (1-2 trips per year)

Key Competencies
Meticulous attention to detail and follow-through is a must; performs tasks with high degree of accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness
Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines
Ability to handle competing priorities and work effectively in a challenging, fast- paced environment
Recognize and maintain highest levels of confidentiality
Must perform well under pressure, take initiative, and handle multiple tasks at the same time with strong attention to detail
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop effective working relationships with staff while demonstrating a positive, personal and professional image; highly responsive
Ability to analyze and present data in a meaningful way
Project self-confidence, authority, and enthusiasm
Flexible, positive team player; outstanding customer service orientation
Ability to handle personnel matters and difficult situations with poise, tact and to maintain confidentiality at all times and exhibit good judgment
Ability to work independently, to take initiative and to overcome obstacles
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Company Information
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive

About the company

BCG seeks experienced professionals from across industries, functions, and disciplines. You can choose either our traditional or Expert Career Track and start at virtually any level of our organization, depending on the length and depth of your work experience.

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