• Location: USA, California, Irvine
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Technology: Workday Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 13th Dec, 2019
  • Reference: Workday HR

HR Business Partner

Permanent Opportunity

Irvine, CA

The HR Business Partner is a key member of the West and Pacific leadership team and is responsible for planning, directing and delivering Corporate and customized HR services that support regional objectives. The HRBP consults with key stakeholders and employees and provides recommendations on strategic HR solutions to improve critical business outcomes. The business partner acts as an essential extension of the corporate People and Culture (PAC) team to ensure a unified delivery approach of all people-related practices.

The HRBP has a matrixed reporting relationship and directly reports to the Corporate Director of HR, but with a close day-to-day working report to the Regional Managing Principals, Managing Principals and other senior leadership within the designated regions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Contributes to and implements established HR strategy for the region
  • Participates in and contributes to the annual planning and goal setting process for the region
  • Partners with local leadership and corporate People and Culture teams (HR, Talent Management, Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition, Culture) to drive processes and practices that attract, select, develop and retain highly qualified employees
  • Provides guidance and mentoring for managers on HR best practices
  • Assists in the deployment of HR-related systems and processes developed at the corporate level
  • Serves in a generalist capacity to provide functional and technical leadership in all areas of HR
  • Serves as a trusted advisor, sounding board and liaison between the region and PAC to ensure corporate services and best practices are aligned with regional needs
  • Serves as the initial point of contact for employees and leaders on HR-related issues and works with PAC team when escalation is necessary
  • Serves as an advocate and trusted resource for employees
  • Serves as a trusted partner and advisor for managers, leadership and PAC team

HR and Employee Relations:
  • Facilitates and oversees the new hire onboarding experience and ensures a smooth integration, partnering with corporate teams as needed
  • Provides guidance, interpretation and compliance of HR policies and procedures
  • Effectively receives and resolves complex employee-related issues or grievances and applies proper interpretation and application of company policies and state/local employment laws; escalates to local leadership and corporate HR team when needed
  • Reviews and analyzes employee trends and data (exit interviews, employee feedback) to identify any recurring people-related issues and provides recommendations to local leadership and PAC team to address
  • Serves as the initial point of contact for employees on benefits-related questions
  • Administers local benefits plans (if applicable)
  • Oversees employee exit process by conducting exit interviews, termination meetings, and facilitating post-employment paperwork to ensure smooth transitions

Talent Acquisition:
  • Source, recruit and hire across a wide range of roles while managing the full life-cycle talent acquisition process
  • Participate in discussions with regional hiring managers to understand hiring needs and drive TA strategy
  • Manage key stakeholder relationships, as a trusted partner and valued advisor, building a deep understanding of their function, role requirements and desired candidate profiles
  • Build talent pipelines to fill current and future roles to drive improvements in time to hire and candidate quality
  • Act as an enthusiastic Brand Ambassador, effectively demonstrating our culture through all touch-points and communications with potential employees
  • Support hiring manager coaching and behavioral interview training, as required, to enhance the quality of hiring decisions
  • Manages relationships with approved strategic hiring partners and 3rd party recruitment agencies

Qualifications, Skills and Requirements:
  • Ability to garner and foster trust and credibility
  • Ability to build and maintain strong business partnerships
  • Thorough knowledge of all elements of HR principles, practices and laws
  • Must be self-motivated and disciplined
  • Servant Leadership mentality
  • Ability to relate to people of all levels and personalities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to thrive in a matrixed-reporting environment
  • Ability to travel within the region and to corporate headquarters in Atlanta when needed

Education, Training and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree, required; preferably in Human Resource management or related field
  • 10+ years' of strategic Human Resources and Talent Acquisition experience, preferred; 7+ years' required
  • Experience with Workday software system, highly preferred
  • Professional HR designation (PHR or SHRM-CP), preferred