HR Onboarding Specialist


Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid 



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.



The HR Onboarding Senior Specialist is responsible for handling all steps necessary for bringing on a new hire after the individual has accepted the offer through the first day of work, including background checks, pre-hire fingerprinting, notifying candidate post clearance, processing pre-hire verifications, answering candidate questions, processing I-9s and delivering New Hire Orientation upon arrival.  This team member will provide daily updates to managers, candidates, and recruiters, and use various HR systems to ensure proper onboarding and accurate flow of data.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, time management skills, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner is critical.


 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Running background checks and pre-hire fingerprinting and tracking results for new hires
  • Providing daily updates to managers, candidates, and recruiters
  • Communicating with various sources regarding missing and/or additional information needed
  • Working with the Employee Relations team on any escalations
  • Coordinating start dates changes with recruiters, data management, and payroll
  • Delivering New Hire Orientation
  • Working on ad hoc assignments and/or projects as requested



  • Bachelor’s Degree required; HR-related degree preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – in person, phone, and email
  • Must enjoy communicating with and assisting others
  • Strong relationship building and presentation skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills; knows when to escalate issues
  • Comfortable working in a team environment but also able to operate independently
  • Solid proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint



Salary range: $45,000-$55,000 

Overtime eligible: Nonexempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 88164




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