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Senior HR Specialist in Milwaukee, WI at Fabick Cat

Date Posted: 5/26/2018

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Job Summary:

Under the guided direction of the Vice President of Human Resources, the Sr. HR Specialist will focus primarily on providing customer-centric, HR support to approximately 6 locations in an assigned area in alignment with the HR strategy and business goals and objectives. The role will be responsible for a full scope of Generalist responsibilities including one or more of the following: talent acquisition, employee relations, employment law compliance, performance management and development, training, compensation and benefits.

Responsibilities:


* Partners with associates and management to communicate various human resource policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations, the company's guiding principles; and the Collective Bargaining Agreement when applicable.
* Key partner with VP of HR to determine employee development needs and implements and rolls out appropriate training in assigned areas.
* Collaborates with VP of HR to conduct investigations based on workplace complaints received or identified, and recommends appropriate resolution through the interpretation and fair application of company personnel policies, procedures and guiding principles thereby ensuring an effective employer/employee relationship is maintained.
* Provides investigative support in EEOC and other regulatory agency complaints and partners with VP of HR to develop written responses in partnership with the organizations employment counsel, and appropriate line management to minimize or eliminate employment litigation and financial liability.
* Provides HR assistance to line management with recruiting needs by ensuring open and approved positions are appropriately posted, and assists in the candidate selection process (i.e., interviews, offer formulation and generation of offer letters) in coordination with the Talent Acquisition team.
* Recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
* Consults with VP of HR on compensation issues regarding employment offers, merit increases, and both commission and bonus programs necessary to continue to attract, retain and motivate employees.
* Assists in the identification, development and implementation of new or revised Human Resources systems, policies and procedures to support such diverse strategic business objectives as reorganizations, alternative work schedules, and HR work process improvements.
* Ensures the proper on-boarding of new employees and the professional exit of terminating employees with regards to company policies, procedures, and benefits.
* Assists employees in the interpretation of the corporation's various benefit programs to achieve an effective employee utilization and understanding of all such programs.
* Ensures proper authorization for all employee changes handled, in advance, from both line and senior management prior to having them processed into the HRMS/Payroll system.
* Manages the termination process as assigned within the region including: exit interviews; submission of required documentation; processing of unemployment claims (i.e., providing separation documentation to company's third party vendor), and attendance at unemployment hearings as required.
* Assists with the identification of opportunities and strategies for the management development of selected associates in assigned area, including the use of 360 feedback and other assessment tools, and by assisting in the construction of development plans and evaluating progress of plans implemented.
* Assists regions' line level leaders, regional managers and functional VP's with organizational restructuring, i.e., consultations regarding alternatives, candidate selection, and change of status.
* Administers assigned follow up activities stemming from employee surveys, i.e., roundtables, action planning, and subsequent employee communications to drive positive change and two-way communications within the organization.
* Administers regional company reduction-in-force activities, as assigned by VP of HR, i.e., review of selections, development of justifications with management; attending meetings with managers and processing separation paperwork.
* Assists in the development and co-delivery, along with line management, of Corrective Action Plans and other coaching and corrective action documents (i.e., documented warnings) to ensure the company is providing a fair and equitable opportunity for individuals to make positive change prior to deciding any adverse employment action.
* Employee file maintenance -- scanning/storage of various employee documents handled (i.e., performance improvement plans, coaching and corrective action reports, etc.) into the Human Resource Efile system.
* Local travel within Wisconsin 25% - 40% / Travel to Missouri <25%
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


* Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
* 4-8 years HR/Generalist experience with emphasis on business partnerships, employee advocacy, change activities, and HR administration activities is required.
* 2+ years Management/Leadership experience preferred.
* Current PHR/SPHR certification is preferred.
* HR Generalist background with broad knowledge of Human Resources in a diverse and multi-site organization.
* Strong knowledge of FMLA, EEO laws, ADA and other employment related State and Federal laws & regulations is required.
* Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and deal with complex issues is required.
* Ability to make rational, realistic decisions using good reasoning and sound judgment is required.
* Strategic thinker who starts with a conceptual idea or vision and then is able to not only develop but execute and implement systems and processes that is realistic and results-oriented. Strong analytical skills.
* Extensive knowledge of computer software (ADP HR/Payroll System, and Microsoft Office). Proficiency in using a variety of computer software applications, especially Microsoft Excel, Word, Camtasia. Adobe and ADP HR Benefit Solutions and ADP PCPW Payroll software.
* Understanding of Discretion and Confidentiality is required.
* Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong working relationships develop and deliver fair and equitable solutions is required.
* Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) with a strong employee advocacy orientation is required.
* Professional demeanor with excellent and timely follow-up with business partners is required.
* Must be self-motivated and have an enhanced ability to prioritize/plan in a fast paced environment is required.
* Strong analytical skills required.
* Ability to have a sensitive approach to difficult situations is required.
* Well organized with the strong ability to prioritize and multi-task is required.
* Ability to effectively work with all levels of management is required.
* Assist in other areas of Human Resources as needed.
* Travel required as needed.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to sit for long periods and stand to perform work. The associate is required to reach with hands and arms, smell, talk or hear. The associate must be able to lift, push, pull or move up to thirty (30) pounds or more with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled