HR Manager at Miniat

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Position Description:

Perform functions to apply business knowledge and human resources expertise to execute HR related activities on a professional level and foster the development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance. Provide a wide range of guidance and support on recruitment, employee separations, performance management, employee relations, and HR best practices while facilitating a positive relationship between personnel and senior management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with management to communicate, interpret, and ensure the adherence to Human Resources policies, procedures, programs, and laws
  • Recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation
  • Participate in the conduct of investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth
  • Establish and maintain protocol with leadership and the union to answer and resolve union grievances
  • Advise managers and supervisors about company protocol, ensure the steps in the progressive discipline process are uniformly followed, and counsel managers on employment issues
  • Support a collaborative and professional work environment by managing the HR functions in a manner that protects the interests of employees and the company through appropriate application of company Human Resources policies and adherence to governmental laws and regulations; Ensure that claims, investigations and practices are addressed in a way that promotes high ethical standards and minimizes company exposure to lawsuits
  • Analyze data or reports that provide detail related to department or company performance (i.e. turnover, voluntary and involuntary separation, discipline, etc.) and identify root causes
  • Manages HR data, obtains metrics, and provides analytics to drive strategic decision making (i.e., gap analysis assessments, employee performance/experience trending, mapping data results)
  • Maintain employee-related databases and prepare periodic reports for management as necessary or requested
  • Support the recruitment and onboarding process for exempt and nonexempt employees using standard recruiting and hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit and hire a superior workforce
  • Coordinate with operations and support the implementation of a one on one system to help support and acclimate new hires
  • Promote positive communication and constructive feedback through training, attendance at staff and other group meetings, one-on-one sessions, and appropriate use of email systems
  • Support the Company in the achievement of its "Driven to Serve" mantra by monitoring culture, promoting employee engagement, and addressing issues that can impact morale
  • Actively serve on and endorse company-sponsored committees and/or programs including the wellness, training, environmental health and safety, activity, and culture and communications
  • Provide guidance to managers on performance management and the creation of employee development programs
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:
  • Management of HR programs, policies and procedures
  • Assign and prioritize duties and responsibilities to meet KPI's and department goals
  • Maintain staff by orienting and training employees on company policies and job functions
  • Coach, counsel, motivate, and discipline employee(s)
  • Resolve personnel issues in accordance with company guidelines and policies
  • Enforce systems, policies, and procedures consistently and fairly
  • Oversee employee participation and adherence to food safety and employee safety programs and policies
  • Monitor and process employee attendance records/timecards and PTO in a timely manner
  • Participate in the administration of employee performance reviews and employee development

  • Bachelor's degree, Business or HR Management or equivalent experience
  • 3 - 5 years of progressive leadership experience in HR positions
  • Understanding of relevant employment laws and practical application of same (Federal and State)
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Skills:
  • HR Certification (PHR, SPHR, CP or SCP)
  • Able to speak, read, and write Spanish
  • Prior experience working in a union environment

  • Communication: Connects with peers, subordinates and customers; actively listens; clearly and effectively shares information; demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills; seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences.
  • Drive for Results : Dedicated to achieving the best results by taking a dynamic approach to work perseveres and uses metrics to analyze performance.
  • Flexibility: Adjusts easily to change, learns quickly, and understands how internal and external factors impact decisions.
  • Problem Solving : Anticipates and identifies problems; involves others in seeking innovative, simplified solutions; conducts appropriate analyses; takes thoughtful risks that are well balanced.
  • Quality Improvement: Strives for efficient, effective, high quality performance in self; delivers timely and accurate results; resilient when responding to situations that are not going well; takes initiative to make improvements; enhances skills by proactively participating in professional development and learning opportunities; able to learn from constructive feedback and mistakes.

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