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HR Business Partner at Marsh & McLennan Companies

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:
Marsh is seeking candidates for the following position based in the Chicago or NYC office:

HR Business Partner

What can you expect?

As an HR Business Partner (HRBP) to multiple Marsh Specialties business leaders, you'll be a trusted advisor, providing advice and guidance to senior business leaders on various HR topics including change management, performance and career management, succession planning and all phases of the employee lifecycle. You'll collaborate with senior leaders throughout the planning and execution of business specific and company-wide projects and have shared ownership in delivering the talent initiatives and tying them back to the business strategy. You'll be part of a four-person team - out of Chicago and Milwaukee. You'll also work with the Centers of Excellence to deliver solutions. The culture is highly collaborative and part of a broader North America and Canada HR Team located across the US and Canada. Success during your first 100 days will include building relationships, learning the business, understanding their priorities with the first order of business being the Year-end process, including, performance reviews, calibration and year- end bonus and compensation planning.

What is in it for you?
  • Competitive pay (salary and bonus potential), Full benefits package - starting day one (medical, dental, vision, STI/LTI, life insurance, generous 401k match AND contribution. After six months, eligible for tuition reimbursement and our Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
  • You'll be entitled to 22 days of vacation, 3 personal days, 1 day for community service, 9 company holidays (with early dismissal).
  • A company with a strong Brand and strong results to match.

In this role you will be responsible for:
  • Partner with the business to ensure our talent meets our aspirations (hiring, retention, development, etc.)
  • Contribute to the talent management strategy to support employee engagement for the business/geography in partnership with the Talent Management Center of Expertise; Assess training needs, guides leaders through talent review and succession planning process, and coach managers on how to be more effective developers of people.
  • Create, implement, and support competitive attraction/retention strategies for the business/geography in partnership with the Talent Acquisition COE.
  • Provide expertise to manage employee relations issues for the business/geography in partnership with MMC Employee Relations and Legal
  • Liaise with the Rewards and HR Systems Center of Expertise to implement performance management processes, salary reviews and year-end processes
  • Facilitate the change management process through communication by assisting employees in understanding and supporting the organizational changes.
  • Execute special projects as Project Manager with overall responsibility for meeting timeline milestones and driving projects to completion such as HR Development, Talent Management Reviews, FLSA Project.
  • Participate in other various HR Practices including hiring, disciplining and firing employees, conducting performance evaluations, career development discussions for team members, approving salary and bonus actions, and ensuring appropriate orientation and on-going education/training.
  • Participate as an active member of a Market, Regional or Global geography/business leadership group delivering advice and consultation on people-related issues.

We would like you to have:
  • Prior HR Business Partner Experience to include Employee Relations, compensation planning and performance management
  • Ability to provide insights via data
  • Excellent communication skills and experience managing communication plans

What makes you ideal for the role- but is not required :
  • Coaching leaders for innovation
  • Change Management experience

Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. In more than 130 countries, our experts in every facet of risk and across industries help clients to anticipate, quantify, and more fully understand the range of risks they face. We work with clients of all sizes to define, design, and deliver innovative solutions to better quantify and manage risk. We offer risk management, risk consulting, insurance broking, alternative risk financing, and insurance program management services to businesses, government entities, organizations, and individuals around the world. To every client interaction we bring an unmatched combination of deep intellectual capital, industry-specific expertise, global experience, and collaboration. Since 1871, clients have relied on Marsh for trusted advice, to represent their interests in the marketplace, make sense of an increasingly complex world, and help turn risks into new opportunities for growth. Our more than 30,000 colleagues work on behalf of our clients, who are enterprises of all sizes in every industry, and include individuals, multinational organizations, and government entities worldwide. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. Visit for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @MarshGlobal

Marsh and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC).

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: