HR Business Partner in Philadelphia, PA at PODS

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsible for performing of activities for the business units and functions from responding to employee needs, to preparing for potential crises, to developing the next generation of leaders.  There are four roles that this position must play; a strategic partner, operations manager, emergency responder and employee mediator.  In addition, this position is the internal voice and communicator to all employees.  To be successful, this position must engage in strategic talent management for the business, focuses on measurement and communication of HR policy, fix problems when they arise and manage through the conflicts and politics that arise in the organization.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Partner Activities

  • Work with the manager to adjust HR strategies to respond to changing needs, develop the next generation of leaders, identify critical HR metrics, identify new business strategies, identify talent issues before they affect the business, prioritize across HR needs, redesign structures around strategic objectives, and understand the talent needs of the Contribute to the organization’s effectiveness by offering information and opinions to the Managers and Supervisors. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing professional networks; benchmarking state of the art practices; participating in professional societies

Operations Manager Activities

  • Work with the manager to assess employee attitudes, communicate organizational culture to employees, communicate policies and procedures to employees, ensure HR programs are aligned with culture, keeping the business units and functions updated on HR initiatives, track trends in employee Safeguard personnel records by establishing, entering, controlling, and storing records; maintaining employee confidentiality

Emergency Responder Activities

  • Work with the manager to prepare for a variety of emergency situations, quickly respond to complaints, quickly respond to line manger questions, and respond to employee and manager needs. Maintain consistent actions across the organization by initiating, coordinating and enforcing human resource policies and procedures; obtain senior management buy-in on new programs. Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting Human Resources function (g., OSHA, EEO, TEFRA, ERISA, Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment, Wage & Hour)

Employee Mediator Activities

  • Manage competing personalities in the organization, manage conflict between employees and managers, respond to organizational changes, and resolve political problems in the execution of business plans. Keeps the organization Union Free by keeping the employees engaged. Resolve issues quickly and provide a voice for all employees

Communication

  • Supports in the dissemination of information including the target audience, message, format and structure of all internal communication
  • Keeps employees informed by working with the communications team; preparing and disseminating communications; responding to and analyzing requests
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Typically reports to Management. Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Mgr- HR Operations
  • Job is NOT directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management)

Job Requirements

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JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • College Degree preferred
  • 2-4 years of HR Business Partner experience
  • Experience supporting remote/field workforce
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Strong presentation and influencing skills
  • Ability to build employee engagement programs and get buy-in from management and employees
  • Possess math skills sufficient to perform required duties
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer for up to 8 hours a day; Ability to use hands and fingers to type on a keyboard and use a mouse to navigate; Vision sufficient to view small details on a computer monitor
  • Ability to stand and walk up to 8 hours a day; Ability to stoop, bend and lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to hear and verbally communicate using a telephone handset and/or connected headset device

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Regular business hours. Some additional hours may be required.
  • Travel requirements: Some travel required
  • Climate-controlled office environment during normal business hours.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality required
  • May be subject to pre-employment criminal background check and/or drug screening as well as random drug screenings in accordance with company policy
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