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Paul Murphy Associates
Posted on Jan 12
Director of Human Resources
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We are seeking a Recruitment and Human Resources Director to join our rapidly growing Evanston, IL offices. Leading a team of three, the individual will play a critical role in helping the organization achieve its human resources strategy of creating HR operational excellence and attracting, engaging and retaining top talent.
Talent Management Responsibilities
Establish company’s strategic talent acquisition framework, including structure and implementation plans for the following:
Effective recruitment philosophy for attracting, screening and hiring top candidates for corporate headquarters and field locations
Partnership with hiring managers to understand their position needs and create effective position descriptions
Effective utilization of digital channels such as LinkedIn and Social Media, as well as other more traditional channels, to access potential candidates
Design and implement a streamlined recruiting process with effective and innovative internal/external channels, driving fast turnarounds from requirement to closure, achieving standardized recruiting metrics and cadences for differentiated levels of needs (executives; people/business managers; individual contributors)
Facilitate strategic talent planning efforts, defining and integrating organizational culture initiatives and role-based core competency and KPI requirements
Provide professional, proactive, exemplary and transparent talent assessment and consultancy to management and leadership at various levels, including morale and productivity improvement opportunities, time management best practices, core-competence benchmarks, code of ethics observations, behavior gaps, and development recommendations
Partner with management and leadership at all levels to influence employees towards achievement of organizational goals, acting as an employee champion and change agent to assist with coaching, performance review, performance planning, retention planning, succession planning, career development counseling, and disciplinary actions
Prepare updated talent assessment reports to support periodic corporate business reviews.
Human Resource Responsibilities
Leads the integration of core values into HR systems and Practices.
Experience in HR system implementation and integration of data
Leads the implementation and ongoing management of the organizations employee engagement survey and improvement processes.
Candidate is responsible for managing all internal human resource and compensation initiatives, including the following:
Communication with employees on a regular basis regarding updates or notifications regarding all aspects of employment (i.e., holidays, policy updates, new programs, etc.)
Maintenance of physical and virtual employee personnel files according to legal and company policies
Employee Status Change Forms and maintenance of employee compensation database
Coordination of benefits coverage and answer employee questions related to benefits
Coordination of employee departures, including departure paperwork and exit interviews
Maintenance of employee training documentation and histories in employee files
Compliance with and answer general inquiries with regard to company policies, procedures and programs which govern employees.
Knowledgeable on HR functions and employment legislation.
Implementation of human resources department projects (i.e., implementation of new tools, HR procedure manual, etc.).
Qualifications and Interest
Bachelor's degree required, with emphasis in HR, Business Administration, Organizational Psychology, or related area preferred
Preferably an HR generalist with 10+ years of combined working experiences in multiple HR disciplines such as talent acquisition, organizational diagnosis, performance management, talent and leadership development, employee relations, and/or HR business partnership
PHR/CP or SPHR/SCP certification preferred
Must be quick to possess a thorough understanding of both the operational and strategic side of the business, and be able to translate business strategy into people priorities and plans and deliver against challenging productivity improvement targets for different roles.
Commitment to continuous process improvement in people strategies and initiatives
Ability to relate to, influence and coach employees at all levels in the organization
Able to work effectively in fast-paced and rapidly changing environments
Flexible and high tolerance for ambiguity
High performer who is committed to excellence.
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