Job type full-time
Full job description
We are looking for you
We are seeking an experienced and results-driven hr consultant to align our initiatives and functions with town objectives and department needsDuties for the hr consultant will include aligning staff to business objectives, recruiting for the perfect talent, enhancing employee performance, supporting employee development, developing recruitment efforts, planning strategic hr initiatives, and employee relations.
The ideal candidate for this role should have a good understanding of hr business functions, good communication skills, good interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, and good organizational and independent decision-making skills.
This position is responsible for providing services and support to employees, managers and administrators in the areas of recruitment and selection, retention, benefit and compensation communication, employee relations, performance management and training & development.
*about town of chapel hill
Chapel hill is a progressively minded university town of approximately 60,000 residentsWe are the home of national champions, academic scholars, community activists, musical trend-setters, authentic local businesses, and much moreThe town is situated in the piedmont region of north carolina, one of three corners in the famed research triangle, and a few short hours from the eastern coastlineWe thrive on teamwork, collaboration, engagement, and open dialogueWe are working toward building an inclusive, equitable, and resilient community for all who live, work, and play here.
Effective august 09, 2021, the town will require either proof of vaccination for all employees or weekly testing of employees who have not verified their vaccination status.*
Flsa: exempt- flexible work arrangements and work from home are at the discretion of the department.
***note: first review of applications will be no later than october 25, 2021.*
This position is subject to close without notice.***
Serves as partner to town departments; provides complete and accurate advice and information to employees, supervisors, and managers on a wide range of human resource policies and practices; assists departments in the interpretation and application of the town ordinance, personnel laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Oversees recruitment initiatives and assists departments in the selection and retention of staff; interviews and counsels applicants regarding job opportunities and application procedures; assists departments in the development of written, oral, and performance examinations; develops and maintains programs of recruiting; develops recruiting materials such as job bulletins, advertisements, and flyers; represents the town and job fairs and other outreach activities
Conducts classification and compensation studies and recommends new and modifications to existing classifications; conducts salary and benefit surveys; develops and maintains compensation reports.
Responds to employees questions regarding policies and procedures; manages employee relations and complaint resolution processes; consults with management and legal regarding corrective actions if necessary; provides employee counseling, outplacement counseling and referrals to eap; serves as an advisor to managers regarding policy and compliance issues; provides coaching and counseling to assist managers in recognizing performance and constructing performance improvement plans; conduct employee relations investigations and hearings; administers the termination process for all staff including consulting with management regarding termination decisions, conducts exit interviews and completing appropriate separation paperwork; provides department support in employee grievances and mediations.
Coordinates and conducts benefit open enrollment and wellness events; act as the liaison between benefit vendors and the town; prepares benefit related reports and participates in special projects as assigned; responds to questions regarding benefits; resolves claims with vendors as needed; responds to questions and interprets policies regarding leave benefits; responds to unemployment claims and attends hearings on behalf of the town
Assesses training needs and develops and implements a variety of employee development programs; facilitates training session for groups of employees; prepares written and audiovisual materials for employee training courses
Performs other duties as required
The work requires sitting at a desk or table, with intermittent standing or stoopingThe employee uses equipment requiring a moderate degree of dexterity.
The work is typically performed in an office environment.
An equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job
Knowledge of: *
Principles and practices of human resource management
Principles of organization and management
Principles and methods of research
Principles and techniques of wage and salary administration
Principles and practices of organizational development and instructional design
Principles, methods and procedures utilized in recruitment and selection, classification, and compensation
Applicable local, federal and state laws and regulations
Solve problems and make sound decisions; performing mathematical calculations
Maintain accurate financial records and preparing reports
Utilize a personal computer and various word processing and database software applications
Utilize such office equipment as a typewriter, calculator, copier, and facsimile machine
Perform complex professional human resources work with a minimum of direction
Interpret and apply policies and procedures
Analyze complex and confidential issues and draw logical conclusions
Prepare and present clear and concise reports, findings and summaries
Collect, compile, and analyze information and data
Assess training needs, develop and deliver training programs and evaluate results
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, customers, and supervisors
Communicate effectively (orally and in writing)
Model behavior that is consistent with our values of respect
A bachelor`s degree in business administration, public administration, human resources or a closely related field
Three years of experience in a technical, paraprofessional or professional capacity in recruitment, classification, compensation, employee relations, or employee benefits.
Possession of or the ability to obtain a valid driver`s license issued by the state of nc.
Shrm, phr, hrci, or icma preferred.
Job type: full-time
Work location: multiple locations