Human Resources Business Partner for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in St. Louis, MO

Human Resources Business Partner

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - St. Louis, MO - Full time

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - St. Louis, MO - Full time

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Location: Troy, MO

HR Business Partner: Provides proactive HR consultation on talent management matters impacting assigned business groups

-Takes a proactive approach with business groups to anticipate, assess, and provide HR solutions in relation to business needs, with guidance as needed from HR Director

- Provides timely and effective advice on HR-related matters to employees and managers

- Partners with other HR functional areas as needed to resolve internal customer issues

- Acts as a change agent in supporting integration efforts and driving cultural change

- Implements many aspects of the HR/Business priorities for client

- Supports efforts around increasing employee and manager engagement

- Coaches functional management to increase people manager acumen and accountability

- Acts as an employee champion and identifies trends to help inform/support management to build an effective culture at HMH

- Contributes to the design of, and delivers, HR-related communications for client.

- Proactively ensures an understanding of the messages and adherence to changes by client.

- Familiarization and usage of various HR tools with the ability to pull in and report on data.

- Leverage data to influence recommendations and gain support from client stakeholders with HR initiatives and specific client inquiries.

Safety: HRBP will help drive company wide and local safety programs.

-Responsible for OSHA Logs

-Determining, creating and delivering safety program

-Review all accidents and recommends safety improvements

Talent Acquisition: Partners with the Talent Acquisition team to lead the staffing and recruitment activities for their business groups

-Strategizes with hiring managers to recommend and determine appropriate staffing and hiring requirements

- Identifies the most effective recruiting channels for filling open positions

- Screens resumes and forwards qualified candidates to hiring managers

- Conducts interviews and evaluates candidates with hiring managers

- Analyzes compensation information in order to make a solid employment offer recommendation

- Checks references; extends job offers and negotiates with candidates as required

- Assists with designing and conducting NEO for new hires and overseeing onboarding process

Employee Relations: Provides counsel and direction to employees and managers in order to address employment-related matters

- Stays current on state and federal laws and regulations related to employment law

- Serves as consultant to employees and managers on a wide variety of issues such as training needs, poor performance, policy interpretations, career development, conflict management, and other issues impacting productivity and/or morale

- Conducts thorough and confidential investigations in response to formal complaints

- Ensures business groups are trained on the Company's employment-related policies as required by law

- Analyzes turnover data to identify potential trends; addresses concerns with management and makes recommendations for improving the work environment

- May complete annual Affirmative Action Plan for assigned location or business group

- Identifies opportunities to reduce employee relation issues for client.

Benefits, Compensation, and Policy Administration: Administers the Company's benefits and compensation programs, in addition to the Company's HR policies and practices

- Provides input into the development, implementation, and administration of HR policies and procedures and their dissemination through various employee communications

- Provides leadership in the implementation and administration of HR policies and procedures and their dissemination through various employee communications -Advises managers and employees on a wide array of benefits and compensation-related matters; works with HR Benefits and Compensation team as needed to resolve issues

- Assists managers with developing position descriptions and performs job evaluations in order to ensure proper FLSA and pay classification

Talent Management: Supports the development and implementation of talent management initiatives and programs, including performance management, competency modeling, employee development, management development, and career development/succession planning

- Consults with managers in identifying employee development needs

- Develops training content and facilitates training sessions for managers and employees

- Prepares ROI justification for training initiatives and articulates the value to management

- Provides performance management advise and counsel to employees and managers

- Drives the resolution of issues, in collaboration with legal partners and other HR functions (Staffing/Compensation).

Other duties as assigned



Bachelors' Degree required or equivalent HR experience; SHRM PHR certification preferred

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: At least 6 years of HR experience with a majority of that experience performing exempt-level generalist HR responsibilities; strong employee relations experience

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of federal and state regulations and compliance; broad understanding of HR principles and practices;

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; exceptional customer focus; ability to build effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; advanced computer skills; strong influencing and negotiation skills; solid research, analytical, and problem-solving skills; ability to demonstrate sound judgment on employment-related matters; strong follow-through; ability to make effective small and large group presentations; ability to meet deadlines; capable of leading project team members that are not direct reports; and ability to balance the needs of both management and employees. Prior focus on safety related responsibilities and OSHA training preferred

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners.

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