HR Advocacy – Reinforce the culture by taking a proactive approach in supporting the company’s strategic initiatives.
Management Development/Training – Assess needs and partner with the company to implement consistent strategies relating to management level development. Support the performance management process to ensure continuous improvement and the implementation of best practices.
Handle employee relations issues, multi-state union, and labor relations tasks.
Policy/Strategy - Implementation of HR policies and procedures, including the creation and delivery of training/communication programs as needed.
Communication with managers, other HR regarding escalated issues, morale, approved schedules, status changes, new positions, and termination
Maintain HR files for the entire region per company policy
Assist with VOE, LOA, and FMLA
Manage employee hours and diligent payroll review
Approve life event changes for benefits, status change requests, forms, address changes, DD changes in the payroll processing system
Handle payroll setup for new EINs, local timeclock setup
Create and maintain job descriptions for employees in the region
Manage ATS for your region
Attend union meetings, provide metrics from the payroll system to the union and handle other union-related matters
Manage employee life cycle from hiring and recruiting, onboarding, development and performance reviews, and termination in collaboration with company policies and procedures (including maintenance of all required paperwork)
Assists with monthly benefits and cobra audits
Other duties may be assigned
Knowledge of state and federal employment laws
Proficient with state laws
Union experience (MA)
Recruiting, interviewing, and counseling/coaching skills, and strong training/presentation skills.
High level of business/financial acumen required. Knowledge of HR best practices.
Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, decision making, development/planning, performance gap analysis, and conflict management skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required.
Demonstrated ability to lead, as well as champion change.
Ability to travel as necessary (25%)
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree; and 3+ years’ experience
Experience with all facets of Human Resources, including knowledge of employee relations, talent management, benefit and compensation administration, and legal compliance requirements.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing employment
Effective leadership, team building, and change management skills.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, pivot between projects, and be a team player