HR Associate

  • Company: Guggenheim
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posted: January 28, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1748285761
About the Position
Guggenheim is seeking a Senior HR Associate with strong interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills. The HR Generalist will provide functional expertise, support and guidance to business unit leaders. This person will be responsible for providing tactical HR support and value added services to business leaders and support business goals and objectives aligned with firm-wide strategies in the New York office and other locations as required.

Specific Responsibilities Include
  • Maintain business literacy to understand needs, plans, culture and competition
  • Represent the HR function by communicating and supporting philosophies, processes, policies, and capabilities to business unit leaders while balancing multiple projects/tasks at once
  • Provide daily hands-on human resources expertise to the business in the areas of employee relations, recruiting and on-boarding, employee development, training, and provide HR support to other offices as required
  • Conduct the HR new hire orientation process for the New York office and offsite locations
  • Monitor business unit compliance with firm-wide objectives, policies and procedures
  • Work with the business in resource planning including: recruiting, organizational design, job evaluation and definition and managing the performance appraisal, development, advancement and compensation processes within the business
  • Manage employee relations issues, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions and exit strategies
  • Research and resolve daily employee HR inquiries
  • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements of HR activities
  • Provide secondary HR support to international office locations
  • Establish strong working relationships with international team members to liaise on different global business agendas
  • Proactively identify employee development training needs for Guggenheim Investments and work with the HR Business Partner team to develop methods and programs to meet the needs of the business
  • Contribute to the development of new and existing Corporate HR programs through the HR Business Partner team and delivery of those programs to the platform
  • Assist the HR Business Partner team in completing specials projects as assigned

Skills & Experience Required
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or a related field is required
  • 3-5 years of HR generalist experience, including a solid understanding of the asset management or financial services field
  • Prior experience working in the financial services/asset management business preferred
  • Strong knowledge of and having worked directly with all aspects of HR: recruitment, compensation, benefits, L&D, organizational design and employee relations is required
  • Must be a team player and able to work across multiple functions and disciplines and possess strong collaboration skills
  • Must have and maintain a knowledge of employment law and regulations
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, attention to detail, and relationship building skills required
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team a must
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and be creative in developing alternative solutions in a faced paced environment
  • Strong Word and Excel skills required
  • Some travel required
  • Workday Experience Preferred
About Guggenheim Investments
Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with expertise in fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our team of investment professionals performs rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification opportunities and attractive long-term results.

To succeed in the Guggenheim culture, candidates must be self-starters and strive for results. We are looking for people, who operate as business owners, adhere to the highest standards and think creatively to realize opportunities, wherever they may be.

Guggenheim Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diversified and inclusive workforce.

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