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Human Resources Business Partner

The Human Resources (HR) Business Partner serves as a consultant to assigned business units on Human Resource related issues including employee relations, staffing, compensation, benefits, compliance/ regulatory, etc.  The HR Business Partner communicates needs proactively within the HR department, seeks to develop solutions, and formulates partnerships to deliver value-added services to leadership and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides day-to-day direction to respective department leadership on employee relations issues to include policy and procedure interpretation, performance management, employment-related investigations and adverse employment actions.
  • Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations surrounding issues of working conditions, harassment allegations, policy violations, behavior issues, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant complaints. According to circumstances, seeks legal counsel; provides guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to departmental leaders and individuals. 
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with HR Manager as needed/required.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with HR team members to develop solutions, programs and policies. Participates and collaborates with departmental staff in the development and implementation of Human Resources initiatives.
  • Conducts new employee orientation by delivering information on Company-specific information, such as culture, organizational structure, policies, etc. to new employees.  Updates the PowerPoint presentation with updated information as required.
  • Conducts exit interviews and makes recommendations to HR Manager for corrective action and continuous improvement.
  • Receives and processes unemployment claims filed by employees. Prepares and submits rebuttal information to state agency by due date, requests reconsideration of chargeable unemployment benefits and attends hearings as required.  Consults with employee’s supervisor for details regarding the employee’s employment or termination and incorporates into rebuttal statement.
  • Provides detailed information to Payroll/HRMS to initiate payroll, benefits, and HRMS-related set up.
  • Partners with department leadership to formulate recruiting plans for open positions and reviews resumes, conducts screening interviews, schedules appointments for leader to meet with candidates, makes offers of employment, and conducts reference verifications depending on the position as needed. Works in partnership with department leadership to improve applicant quality, cost per hire and time to fill, when possible.
  • Consults/advises assigned business units regarding sourcing, to include sources for diversity as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
  • Administers web-based recruiting and sourcing tools. 
  • Maintains an effective level of business literacy about the organization’s financial position, its mid-range plans, its culture and its competition.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information.
  • Assist with communications of forms, policies, material to employees, and ensure that updated material are posted in the HRMS, new hire packets, etc.
  • Ensure personnel files are up-to-date and compliant with federal and state laws.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human resources, business or related field.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:

  • PHR certification preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 3 years previous human resources generalist experience; including employee relations, Education services experience helpful.
  • Solid understanding of human resources functions and principles relating to employee relations, benefits, compensation and workforce planning.
  • Applied knowledge of employment-related legal requirements, including ADA, FMLA, FLSA, EEO, AA, etc.
  • Experience with full cycle recruitment.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment when performing assigned duties.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, project, time management, multi-tasking, prioritizing, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team-oriented approach and ability to establish rapport quickly and collaborate effectively.
  • Ability to build, maintain and manage relationships and partnerships within departments and industry.
  • Initiative and versatility in partnering with internal customers and team members to identify performance gaps and develop integrated solutions.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated with the ability to work independently and/or collaboratively to develop Human Resources programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to learn new things quickly and easily adapt to change in a high growth environment.
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated and an independent, accountable, dependable performer.
  • Solid PC skills to include MS applications, Internet, Excel, (ADP WorkforceNow) etc.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak effectively in English.

 

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