Business Based HR Consultant
Caledonia , Michigan
November 23, 2017
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Job Summary
  • Client facing role which works closely with assigned business units to provide HR consultation to optimize people, structure, process and culture with the goal of achieving business results.
  • Execute HR priorities in direct alignment with business strategy, day to day HR and organizational development responsibilities, ensuring consistency in interpretation and administration of policies.
  • Provides guidance and recommendations to employees and management based on expertise, knowledge and/or experience.
  • Investigates employee concerns, provides guidance and recommends appropriate corrective action to effectively resolve employee relations matters.
  • Provides consultative support for managers and supervisors for moderately complex employee relations, compensation, employee benefits, talent management, performance management, training and safety to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Reviews current policies, practices and programs and recommend changes and/or updates to keep our competitive edge in employee retention and recruitment.
  • Tracks and monitors trends, escalating workplace issues to the line of business HRBP in a timely manner.
  • Works collaboratively with functional team members and helps build strategy, improve organizational performance and helps develop organizational capability.
  • Periodically takes the lead role on special projects and uses influence with peers to reinforce HRBP and leadership messages.
  • Contributes to the success of the team by proactively sharing critical information in a timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions
  • Primary point of contact for employees and supervisors for employee relations issues and investigations.
  • Assist in the analysis and provide suggestions for improvement.
  • Provides support to managers throughout the corrective action process up to and including termination.
  • Ensures consistency of policies and processes.
  • Conduct complex or sensitive investigations as assigned based on expertise, knowledge and experience.
  • Identifies, escalates and resolves compliance, legal and/or regulatory-related issues as appropriate.
  • Gathers and analyzes data (talent scout, turnover, retention, exit interview).
  • Under moderate supervision, prepares trend reports and discuss recommended actions for presentation to client groups or HRBPs.
  • Develop partnership with CoE’s to assist assigned business units with recruiting, payroll and benefits-related needs when needed.
  • Guide and support managers on the planning and implementation of effective performance management; Objective setting, IDP’s, MYR and YEA process.
  • Coaches and guides manager decisions related to employee promotions, salary administration, development options and career counseling.

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Education Requirements

BS/BA in Business Administration, Human Resources, Labor Relations, or related field required. Relevant HR Certification (PHR) preferred, but not required

Experience Requirements
  • 5 or more years Human Resource experience, preferably in a client facing role.
  • Proven experience with strong follow up skills, ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously.

Special Skill Requirement
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of labor and fair employment practices and laws (intermediate level).

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

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