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HR Business Partner

Chicago, Illinois

Post Date: 05/16/2017 Job ID: 1474 Job Category: HR: Generalist

This position is a multi-faced position requiring the individual to be a(n): strategic business partner, operations manager, and proactive, employee mediator within his or her assigned business area in support of that area’ s leadership and business strategy.

This position is responsible for developing the next generation of business leaders in conjunction with the business area’ s leadership and management.   The  HRBP  must understand the business processes and unique skills required of his or her assigned business areas in order to support management and its employees in effectively and efficiently transacting business, as well as supporting talent acquisition in the identification and selection of additional talent resulting from business growth. 

The HRBP  is also a key partner with business leadership in the communication of the corporate culture and continual assessment of employee engagement providing recommendations to business leaders recommending different forums to improve continued communication and facilitation of employee-management discussions, reward and recognitions, and problem-solving.   Managing conflict and providing mediation between employees associated with personality conflicts, work-related misunderstandings, and evolving organizational needs is also a key role of the  HRBP.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Partners closely with management and employees to assure proper documentation, communication and alignment of management expectations is clearly stated in relation to the employees’ work product which supports our corporate goals and objectives.
  • Supports management and employees in improving work relationships by ensuring two-way communication between employee and direct supervisor occurs frequently relative to performance results for both project and transactional-based work assignments.
  • Partners closely with management and employees to create a safe work environment where all employees’ feel comfortable to do their best work and maintain a superior level of engagement, thereby improving work relationships, building morale, and increasing productivity and retention.
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Proactively identifies training and developmental needs and collaborates with management to ensure employees have a developmental plan and the opportunity to work the plan.
  • Conducts regular (e.g. weekly) meetings with respective business units and functional leaders, and actively participates in departmental meetings.
  • Manages and resolves employee relations issues, in conjunction with senior HR leadership when necessary. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Working knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Partners with management and, as applicable, Talent Acquisition, for new hires, promotions and transfers related to job descriptions, onboarding plans, development plans and other items/actions to ensure a positive transition. *

  • Minimum of 8-10 years' experience resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • A bachelor’ s degree or relevant human resources experience.
  • Advanced degree and/or Human Resources Certification preferred (e.g. PHR, SHRM-CP).
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, to include several of the following: compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, talent management, recruiting, federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Professional image and comfortable working in a global matrix organization with the ability to quickly form effective working relationships at all levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and effective leadership skills.
  • Professional handling of confidential matters.
  • Proven project management skills with cross-functional teams with the ability to lead and manage small to mid-scale projects.
  • Ability to prioritize and oversee multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates superior judgment and excels at utilizing information to build business case and enact positive change.
  • Communicates a " can do" attitude and positive outlook.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (listening) skills.
  • Intermediate MS Office Skills: Word, PowerPoint, Excel

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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