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Director, Human Resources

Chicago, Illinois

Post Date: 07/12/2017 Job ID: 1548 Job Category: HR: Generalist

Serve as a member of senior management in implementing strategic direction and designing an efficient organization.  Directs the development, implementation and utilization of Human Resources’ policies and processes necessary to provide the organization with a productive work climate and a capable work force that includes the necessary number of employees who are qualified, motivated and rewarded for their contributions to company objectives.  Operates within the requirements of competitiveness, cost efficiencies and legal/statutory considerations.  Guide the provisions of proactive services in recruitment/staffing, employee relations, compensation/awards, benefits administration, employee/management development, employee safety, and HR technology systems.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Develops, and continuously updates, the HR Strategic Plan in order to determine the programs and processes needed, the standards for their development and effectiveness evaluation and the scheduling of their implementation in order to proactively meet the company’ s human and organizational improvement needs.  
  • Represent Human Resources on the Leadership team as it relates to new growth opportunities and expansion.
  • Consults with senior Leadership to improve their capabilities for recognizing and reducing organizational and cultural conflicts and inhibitors and successfully leading ongoing change implementation. 
  • Guides the sourcing, recruitment and selection of employees in order to provide the company with the necessary new talents and skills to meet organizational change and growth requirements. 
  • Develops and implements effective hiring, orientation and termination procedures.
  • Directs the development, implementation and communication of employee related policies that serve as the foundation for guiding management in the fair treatment of employees; counsels with management in the positive resolution of performance deficiencies, corrective discipline and termination actions. 
  • Directs the development and implementation of base pay and incentive awards programs that are market competitive and internally equitable while appropriately recognizing performance and contribution.  Also, guides the implementation of non-monetary recognition programs to reinforce valued service and contributions.
  • Manages the administration of health, life, disability and workers’ compensation insurance programs, retirement and savings programs in a manner that is responsive to employees, meets regulatory guidelines and budgetary constraints. Communicates benefit programs in a comprehensive, understandable method
  • Guides the process to ensure that employees’ technical, professional and managerial training and development needs are being met to include needs assessment, design of programs, selection of providers, and evaluation of effectiveness.
  • Ensures that processes are in place to support continuous organizational learning through the development of employee performance measurement/evaluation processes, management and employee succession/development plans that will support the company’ s continuing growth.
  • Guides and promotes safe work performance by developing safety systems, policies, and procedures; developing safety campaigns, communications, and recognitions.  Analyze and disseminate Work Comp information and trend data to Senior Leadership.
  • Works to ensure that efficient Human Resources information systems are in place to meet transactional and data requirements.
  • Manages the centralization and standardization of job requirements by maintaining a central database for job descriptions, CV’ s and Organization Charts. 
  • Establishes, tracks and analyzes departmental metrics and data that support the accomplishment of the company' s strategic goals and drive program design.
  • Interact with legal counsel, government agencies, compliance committees, senior management, employees, vendors, and providers to ensure an understanding of the organization’ s initiatives towards compliance.

Management Responsibilities:
  • Performs those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including provision for the selection and development of employees, salary and budget administration, employee counseling and motivation, disciplinary action, organization of goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating and measuring the work performed within the department.

Qualifications/ Requirements:
  • Bachelor’ s in Human Resources or comparable degree required.
  • Advanced professional preparation MBA, Master’ s degree in Human Resources or comparable degree preferred.
  • A minimum of (5) five years of progressive multi-site, multi-state leadership experience.  Healthcare industry experience is preferred.
  • Experience in a growth oriented environment.
  • History of successfully standardizing key human resource, operational and administrative components within organization.

Behavioral Skills:
  • Possess a personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, vision, goals and values of the company.
  • Demonstrated experience as a change agent that can drive organizational excellence.
  • Strong business acumen with ability to show ROI and/or rationale for business decisions.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with a proven ability to influence and lead teams to conclusion/decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a diverse population.
  • Proven ability to think strategically by designing global concepts, but also must be able to lead day-to-day tactical processes.
  • Ability to cope with mental and emotional stress related to the position, function independently, having flexibility, consistency and professionalism.
  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with staff and leadership.
  • Exhibits safe, positive and productive work habits.
  • Demonstrates compliance with all policies and procedures.

Technical Skills:
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal employment regulations.
  • Strong compliance background, experience with EEO, Title VII, FMLA, and ADA
  • Proficient in the implementation and maintenance of HR Information Management Systems, ie Lawson, PeopleSoft, etc.
  • Knowledge of payroll systems, ie ADP, Namely, Kronos
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Physical Requirements:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds for short distances.  Required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift objects over 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to stand or walk.
  • Frequently required to sit in a stationary position.
  • Occasionally performs activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day.
  • Constantly able to communicate verbally and in written form.
  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as phone calls and customer questions.
  • Constantly able to use hands and fingers to type, write, and file.
  • Frequently able to use near vision for viewing computer monitor and written materials.
  • Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate environmental issues.

Julie Monti
Senior Recruiter

Julie brings nearly 20 years of experience to her role as Senior Recruiter for The Steely Group. Throughout her career, she has built lasting relationships and strong partnerships while helping companies build successful teams. Julie is known for her sharp wit, easy smile, sense of humor and genuine interest in people.
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