DND Groups is a privately held franchise management company and home to more than 54 quick services restaurants nationwide. Proudly representing 4 internationally recognised brands; Dairy Queen, Taco Johns, Zaxby's, and Paris Baguette. DND Group was recently named one of the Top 200 Restaurant Groups by Nation’s Restaurant. DND Groups is looking for a skilled HR Generalist who will provide HR support and develop talent through the management of HR process, policies and programs. As the primary HR contact the and collaborate closely with Payroll and Recruiting in building a centralized HR function in a fast-growing franchise restaurant group. You must be a skilled relationship builder with experience in performing HR generalist functions in a multi-state work environment. This role will be a HR partner to operations management and identify opportunities to ensure all organizational HR practices are efficient, and scalable for sustainable growth.

Our vision is to build a diverse family of businesses that inspire and enable growth and excellence at every level. The HR Generalist will live and lead through the company values of growth, collaboration and engagement and model positive leadership behaviors and tactics. As the organization grows, it is committed to nurturing the special culture that has been built. This HR role with be an advocate for the culture in partnership with the company senior leadership.


  • Lead the development and implementation of HR programs, systems, and processes.
  • Partner with Finance and Operations on the optimization of the newly implemented HRIS.
  • Maintain employee records and documentation spanning across the full employee life cycle, according to policy and legal requirements.
  • Administer benefits and compensation programs, working closely with benefits broker on improving the enrollment employee experience.
  • Consistently review and monitor employment and working conditions to ensure legal and regulatory compliance and employee feedback to nurture the employee culture.
  • Facilitation of training on HR topics and Leadership development.
  • Partner with Recruiter with the development of efficient and effective recruiting, lead generation and hiring practices.
  • Management and implementation of an effective onboarding and offboarding process.
  • Oversee employee labor and HR federal laws and regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Develop career development paths and partner closely with Training and Operations Management on growing talent from within.
  • Other duties as requested by management.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree or related work experience
  • HR Certification, SHRM-PC or PHR highly preferred
  • 5 + years of experience working in the human resources profession.
  • Proven experience as a HR Generalist or a hands-on HR Manager working across the HR function.
  • Experience working with a franchise group preferred.
  • Working knowledge of core HR functions (pay & benefits, recruitment, training & development etc.)
  • Experience in HR within a multi-state national workforce with a high hourly employee population
  • Understanding of labor and regulatory compliance laws
  • Proficient in MS Office; experience with ADP Workforce Now

Skills and Requirements

  • Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities
  • Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the Company.
  • Ability to facilitate trainings and provide coaching to employees at varying levels within the Company.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative and ownership of their work.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Capacity to apply discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality when handling sensitive information.

Important Information

Unsolicited third party/agency profiles and resumes will not be considered.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability:

DND Groups (“DND”) is an equal opportunity employer in every aspect of employment, including but not limited to; selection, training, development and promotion of the most qualified candidates and employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. DND is committed to equal employment opportunity in all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment that may not be covered in this statement. DND is an at-will employer.

Diversity Commitment

DND is fully committed to employing a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive work environment that embraces everyone’s unique contributions, experiences, and values. We offer an empowered work environment that encourages creativity, initiative and professional growth and provides a competitive salary and benefits package.We are the best when we connect, recognize & respect our differences through our values of engagement, growth, and collaboration!