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HR Lead

Loves Park, IL 61111

Posted: 11/20/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: A -Professional Job Number: R 21588997 Pay Rate: $110000-120000 / year

Job Description

WHAT YOU WILL DOThe HR Lead will align business objectives with employees and management in designated business units.  This role will serve as a consultant to management on HR related issues as well as an employee champion and change agent. The HR Lead will assess and anticipate HR-related needs, communicate them with the HR department and business management, and seek to develop integrated solutions. This role will formulate partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added services to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.  This role will maintain an effective level of business literacy about the business unit’s financial position, its mid-range plans, culture, and competition.  Additional responsibilities include: 
  • Identify training needs for business units and individual coaching needs. Participate in evaluation and monitoring of training program success. Follow up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Consult with line management and provide HR policy guidance and interpretations.
  • Maintain in depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations.
  • Provide day to day performance management and employee development guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive HRBP experience, including resolution of complex employee relation issues.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including change management, compensation practices, benefits, organizational development and capability building, employee and union relations, diversity and inclusion, performance management, training and employee development and federal and state employment laws.
  • Relevant industry experience a plus. 
  • Customer-oriented and interpersonally savvy through communications skills (verbal, written and listening).
  • Excellent client services focus with strong capability in creative problem solving and effective issue resolution.
  • Develops and delivers Human Resources related training programs.
  • Able to build good business relationships with both internal and external sources.
  • Able to collaborate and negotiate effectively with others, regardless of internal or external status.
  • Proficiency in multi-tasking and handling multiple projects and priorities.
  • Strong analytical skills, including use of data, problem solving and application of information.
  • Displays initiative, good judgment, and leadership.
  • Able to present information in front of individuals or groups
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
  • Understanding of HR related systems.
 Please apply directly to the HR Lead position or contact Rachel at or 815-997-1417 with any questions.

Meet Your Recruiter

Rachel Thomann
VP, FurstProfessionals

Year Started: 2011

I wanted to be a physical therapist when I grew up.


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