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Job Summary

Executive Recruiting Associates
Chicago, IL
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
5+ to 7 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
80,000.00 - 95,000.00 $ /year
Job Reference Code

Human Resources Consultant

About the Job

Human Resources Consultant (HRC)
Chicago, IL
$80 - $95K plus bonus opportunity

Desired Skills and Experience
•    Five to eight years of progressive human resources experience at the generalist level or equivalent combination of related education and experience one position in Chicago and another in Itasca
•    Strong knowledge of federal and provincial/state employment law and multiple human resource disciplines (employee relations, human resources planning, recruitment, training, performance management, compensation)
•    Ability to think beyond the HR function and contribute to the overall success of the organization
•    Solid understanding of individual motivation principles and organizational behavior; ability to successfully manage organizational change, strategic thinker
•    Demonstrated relationship building skills with all levels of management along with the ability to influence decision making in a consultative manner
•     Strong conflict resolution skills; excellent research, analytical and problem-solving capabilities to ensure problems, complaints, and inquiries are handled tactfully, effectively and promptly; ability to recommend win-win solutions
•    Strong interpersonal skills including consensus and coalition-building
•    Excellent presentation, facilitation and communication (written and oral) skills
•    Exceptional organizational and planning skills; ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively with minimal supervision
•     Team player and team builder
•    Professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public
•    Proficiency in MS Office and HRIS
•    Bilingual - Spanish speaking desired but not a requirement
•    International experience (Canada) desired
•    University degree/college diploma with a Human Resources specialization
•    Travel required
•    May be required to work evenings, weekends and/or statutory holidays

•    Provides rationale and methodologies to all levels of management to assist in the decision-making process on a variety of HR issues such as recruiting, employee relations, pay equity/compensation, career development, and performance management.
•    Establishes and maintains strong business relationships with leaders of assigned client group through a solid understanding of the strategic plan and aligning activities to support attainment of business objectives in areas of staffing, compensation, performance management, etc. Activities may include but not limited to:
•    Partnering with leaders in organizational planning and change management initiatives
•    Participation in strategic planning sessions
•    Disseminating information i.e. new initiatives, professional development, market research
•    Providing support for interview process, progressive discipline, terminations, etc.
•    Partners with the division/business unit and human resources team to integrate best practices and implement and support new programs or initiatives to drive productivity and increase employee satisfaction.
•    Assists with the identification of training needs, selection and development of appropriate programs.
•    Partners with the divisions/business unit and human resources team to integrate established best practices, and support and implement new programs or initiatives.
•    Responds to staff inquiries/complaints and conducts thorough investigations, if necessary. Advises managers and facilitates timely resolution of all employee relations issues while maintaining an appropriate balance between company liability, employee and management advocacy.
•    Through example, promotes organizational values, behaviors and diversity; partners with business leaders to develop an engaged work environment that drives productivity, attracts and retains talent.
•    Liaises with managers to ensure compliance with employment-related legislation/law, code of conduct and human resources policies and procedures.
•    May participate in labor board hearings, mediation process and litigation.
•    Provides consultative advice on performance management issues with management and employees.
•    Counsels, guides and advises employees and all levels of management on career and leadership development.
•    Facilitates human resources training programs – e.g., Managing Career’s Planning Workshop, Progressive Steps to Success, Salary Planning training, Harassment and Respect in the Workplace etc.
•    Participates in special projects or corporate HR initiatives as required.
•    Manages the client recruitment process including (but not limited to): front-end analysis, determining recruitment plans in conjunction with clients, creating candidate sourcing strategies, and facilitating the ongoing recruitment activities related to the hiring process.
•    Ensures appropriate talent pipelines through Career Fairs, employment agencies, universities/colleges and other recruitment sources.
•    Participates in the identification and participation in university/college co-op programs, as needed.
•    May review position descriptions and Job Information Questionnaires, and assist with job documentation for the purpose of evaluation.
•    Facilitates and supports corporate Health & Safety initiatives including formation of Joint Health & Safety Committees, training, and interpretation of legislation/state law and policy, and chairs or co-chairs the Joint Health and Safety Committee.
•    Explains and supports employees through benefits selection and serves as liaison between employees and insurance carrier(s).
•    May assist the Director, Human Resources in the negotiation process of group benefits with insurance carrier(s).
•    Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
•    Adheres to established policies and procedures.

Email resumes to:info@erecruitusa.com and reference job HRC-WD-15


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