Job Train - Menlo Park (5924)
To: Employment Counselor
Date: 06/03/2023
is now hiring! 94303

Palo Alto, CA, 94303


Recognition & Event Specialist
Benefits: Candidates on temporary assignment may qualify for our competitive benefits package which includes group health, life and disability insurance and voluntary benefits such as retirement savings and holiday pay. Salary range: $25.65 to $29.70 hourly
Employment status: Contract / Temporary to Hire


A well-established company is seeking an experienced and motivated Human Resources Assistant to join their dynamic team and contribute to the well-known company culture. Robert Half has an amazing opportunity for a self-starter looking to grow with a reputable company while handling responsibilities such as, handling a variety of personnel related administrative tasks and providing clerical support to the HR department and employees regarding human resources related activities, policies, processes, and procedures. Based in the Palo Alto, California area, this contract / temporary to hire HR Assistant position is a terrific opportunity for someone looking for long-term employment.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Assists in the development of new programs that contribute to employee engagement and/or help to serve the communities in which employees live and work.
  • Creates communication plans, project plans, timelines, risk analysis and budget for projects. Evaluates, recommends and implements changes to existing employee programs and policies.
  • Manages the activities and logistics of the annual awards program including development of publicity and marketing, selecting a venue and meal options, managing the guest list, ordering gift selection, facilitating all logistics, and staffing and managing the evenings volunteers.
  • Participates in and sponsor the Employee Events Committee. Ensures ideas and activities are both represented and communicated. Manages the budget associated with these activities.
  • Plans and manages the administration and delivery of the annual service Awards banquets for the Hospitals, employee events and other employee engagement and community involvement projects.
  • Researches, recommends and maintains vendor relationships; participates in negotiating contracts and fulfillment of agreement terms.
  • Responsible for creating and implementing communications to ensure employee and leader awareness and support of employee recognition programs.
  • Serves as a resource to employees and management regarding on the appropriateness of a proposed event or activity and whether the function can operate within the Solicitation policy.
  • Works on special projects of varied scope, complexity and duration.


- Highly professional and able to use good judgment and maintain a high level of confidentiality and sensitivity

- Approachable and appropriate demeanor when interacting with all levels of staff in a rapidly changing environment

- Accomplished in office applications and software, as well as Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills (verbal, written, and listening)

- Eagerness to work independently as well as part of a team with flexibility and willingness to learn and take initiative on variety of tasks and projects

- Practical knowledge of Coordinating Events

- Strong familiarity with Expense Budget

- HR budgeting experience

- Wide ranging experience with event planning

- Well-founded grasp of Perform Special Projects

- Experience with Lead Special Projects

- Quality experience with Event Logistics

- General familiarity with special projects

- Budgeting experience preferred

- Human Resources (HR) Administration experience desired

- Proven knowledge of Manage Special Projects

- At least 2+ years of HR related experience desired

If you are a self-starter who is passionate about supporting a dynamic and growing company, we would love to hear from you! Contact us now - this position is available and will be staffed by the end of the week!


Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.4154. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

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