Position Summary: Serves as a strategic business partner and front-line operational support for district management teams and corporate leaders. The role will provide leadership and direction for recommending, implementing and supporting labor and employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale. The Area HR Manager will carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: recruitment for both hourly and salaried staff, on-boarding, workforce planning, change management, employee relations, performance management, employment law and compliance, and HR reporting, while ensuring that assigned Districts are in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Build effective relationships with operational departments to understand their business goals and to proactively identify and implement solutions that align with organizational strategies.
Partner with managers to develop short and long range strategic plans for effective utilization of HR and Operations' human and capital resources.
Work with management in the creation of strategies related to performance measurement, employee development and employee compensation.
Provide counsel to managers, local HR representatives and employees on HR policies, procedures, and programs.
Communicate HR related programs to managers and employees.
Conduct investigations and maintains disciplinary and grievance procedures in a timely, discreet and professional manner.
Analyze HR data for the purpose of identifying trends and preparing HR plans (i.e. performance management tracking, vacancy reports, HR scorecard, retention rates, etc.). Manage the setup and maintenance of employee records in the company's HRIS system (i.e. new employee record, status changes, etc.), as needed.
Conducts new employee orientations to include welcoming, required payroll and new hire paperwork, as needed.
Maintain relationship with payroll for relevant personnel/payroll change notifications.
Ensure overall compliance with state, federal, county and agency requirements as they relate to payroll, benefits, and employment practices.
Assist with compliance related projects and activities, including ACA, I-9, Affirmative Action, EEOC, etc.
Provide general administrative and HR support on a variety of HR projects as directed by the Director of Human Resources (i.e. information research, data summary, narrative for statistical reports, etc.).
Demonstrate tact and diplomacy and maintains discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive employee data.
Frequent travel to assigned facilities in order to build relationships and ensure visibility for employees and management.
Handle additional complex assignments as needed.
Educational and Other Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
5+ years HR experience.
Broad knowledge of Employment Law and HR principles, practices, and procedures.
Ability to meet deliverables in a fast paced environment with competing priorities. Ability to travel 50% of the time.
Supervisory experience preferred.
PHR or SPHR preferred.
Effective leadership skills and verbal and written communication skills are required.
Ability to handle sensitive employee and company information with the highest level of confidentiality and discretion.
Must work independently and as a member of team.
Proficient with Microsoft Office and highly proficient in using MS Excel for data analysis, transformation and presentation.
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources preferred.
High School degree or equivalent is required.