Human Resources - HR Lead (Clifton Heights, PA #7293)

Sears Clifton Heights , PA 19018

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Req/Job ID: 979541BR

Employing Entity: Transform KM LLC

Employment Category: Regular, Full-time

Job Function: Field Management



General Summary:

This highly motivated individual will both implement and coordinate human resources functions within Kmart stores. He/she will have responsibility for store HR administration, associate screening, on-boarding, and training, as well as employee engagement. This position reports to the Store Manager.

Non Negotiable(s)/Critical Success Factors:

  • Collaborates with and supports store management to strategically build and foster a fun, team environment for store associates that reflects the mission and values of Kmart.

  • Coordinates hiring process in collaboration with the store manager and assistant store manager(s) to ensure store has qualified candidates to fill openings.

  • Maintains associate documents and files in compliance with company policy.

  • Actively communicates and builds relationships with store associates to drive associate engagement.

  • Ensures all associates receive appropriate orientation and training in accordance with specific job needs as well as company policies.

  • Maintains working knowledge of Kmart's employment policies and practices and ensures awareness and compliance throughout store.

  • Escalates issues of importance to store management and district, regional and corporate partners if necessary.

Leadership Behaviors:

Customer Focused -

  • Coordinates associate recognition programs including birthday and anniversary recognition.

  • Regularly updates associate communication bulletin board.

  • Maintains an "open-door" policy to effectively address associate needs.

Leadership/People Oriented:

  • Leads by example by exhibiting a positive attitude and a sense of collaboration.

  • Responsible for coordinating and facilitating associate orientation.

  • Initiates annual hourly employment review process by providing managers with necessary tools. Holds managers accountable to deadlines to ensure evaluations are completed within the appropriate timeframe.

  • Adheres to privacy requirements and maintains confidentiality of associate information.

Process Thinking -

  • Ensures all necessary new associate paperwork is submitted in accordance company guidelines.

  • Maintains compliance with regard to associate drug testing and background check policies.

  • Ensures store compliance for monthly HR Review process.

  • Responds to associate inquiries on policy, benefits, and compensation; understands proper methods and resources available to obtain information or direct associates and/or managers regarding non-routine inquiries.

  • Responsible for maintenance of online application system.

Effectiveness/ Attains Results -

  • Understands HR Scorecard and assists management in holding associates accountable to meet defined goals.

  • Proactively monitors ongoing associate training completion to meet 90% minimum monthly requirement.

  • Processes and reconciles weekly time sheets; follows up with employees to ensure accuracy.

  • Ensures that HR administration is completed in accordance with company guidelines.

  • Maintains the online application system to ensure adequate candidate flow for hourly store openings.

  • Maintains associate information in labor and scheduling tool to aide in optimal staffing with in store and compliance with federal, state and local labor laws.

Effective Decision Making -

  • Assists in resolving associate issues; escalates issues to store manager or appropriate management as necessary. Conducts candidate pre-screen interviews to provide store with a qualified candidate pool to fill open positions.

  • Maintains working knowledge Kmart's employment policies and practices and ensures awareness and compliance throughout store.

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma required.


  • 3-5 years experience in a retail environment preferred.

  • Some human resources experience preferred, but not required.


  • Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.

  • Ability to set priorities and effectively manage time.

  • Proven ability to build teams and encourage/model collaboration.

  • Prior experience and high comfort level with computer programs and systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently.

  • Strong decision making skills.

  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and build a high level of trust.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with both management and associates.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

The duties, responsibilities and requirements presented in this job description should not be construed as an exhaustive list of roles or responsibilities.


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