The Sr. Human Resource Business Partner serves as a key influential strategic business partner for senior management while providing a variety of consulting services to leaders and employees in an integrated Television and Radio market. It plays a key role in developing and implementing Strategic HR programs in support of short and long-term business goals with the overall objective of attracting, retaining, and developing the best talent. This role is responsible for continuously evaluating and optimizing operational efficiencies and promoting excellence across the organization. Incumbent will have foundational knowledge of Organization Development including change management, organizational restructurings, and performance assessments.
Build credibility with business partners by demonstrating an understanding of the business strategy and challenges, aligning the departments' short-term and long-term people goals with the business strategy, and facilitating and implementing initiatives to assist the business in achieving success.
Perform core HR functions, resolve request/needs/inquiries in areas such as employment practices, federal and state employment laws, drug testing, discipline\termination, recruiting and hiring
Ensure compliance with all federal/state/local employment laws, and regulations (unemployment, OSHA/safety, worker's compensation, affirmative action, FMLA etc.)
Analyze employee relations issues; investigate employee complaints, including complex matters, consult with legal and senior leadership as appropriate and make sound, timely recommendations for management action and follow-through to ensure closure.
Influence business partners consistently follow appropriate procedures and properly document employee relations matters/investigations.
Communicate with and educate assigned clients on CMG human resources policies and procedures.
Champion change and effectively guide business partners and employees through organizational change.
Coach all levels of managers on how to develop their employees and improve performance. Assists with creation and execution of development plans.
Facilitate leadership team development; coach and counsel leaders on communication planning and processes, performance management, and organizational effectiveness among others.
Support and facilitate effective recruitment/retention strategies that focus on diversity in collaboration with hiring managers.
Improve and streamline operations through the continuous assessment of policies, procedures and program effectiveness/value, leveraging technology whenever possible.
Grow and develop local HR team to ensure an understanding of performance expectations, the establishment of a customer-focused culture, and a clear plan for ongoing professional growth.
Bachelor's degree in HR, industrial relations, business management or related field preferred
Minimum of seven (7) to nine (9) years of HR experience with progressively increasing responsibilities, with a minimum of (4) years in HR Business Partner or comparable role supporting client groups of 300+ employees
Strong employee relations background
Experience with media industry and familiarity with sales organizations preferred
PHR or SPHR certification preferred
SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, COMPETENCIES:
Ability to work effectively with senior leadership and serve as the principal HR contact and expert for the Orlando Market
Ability to consult on strategic initiatives, including strategy, technology, org structure/design, process and people issues.
Technical HR knowledge, e.g., employment laws, FLSA, FMLA, employee/labor relations, staffing and selection, performance management, training and development.
Knowledge of HR best practices and demonstrated success working as a HR strategic partner or consultant.
Strong organizational and leadership skills and demonstrated ability to manage conflicting priorities.
Knowledge of management principles and practices with demonstrated leadership and team building abilities.
Ability to proactively identify and diagnose business needs and deliver relevant solutions.
Ability to prioritize and deliver results against a work plan in a fast-paced environment, giving attention to detail even under high pressure situations.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Ability to work with little or no supervision.
Familiar with COE for benefits, training and compensation.
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to identify organizational development needs and deliver relevant coaching or training as needed.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company's operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country's biggest television rep firm
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