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HR Business Partner

Location: Washington, DC, United States
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Position Summary: 
This position will serve as a HR consultant to various client groups while being a member of the HR Operations function. Coach and advise on complex, time-sensitive issues in performance and behavior management, talent management, disciplinary actions, policy interpretation, and risk assessment/ mitigation. Partner with other teams to develop innovative solutions to complex problems and provide exceptional service to our clients. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Human Resources and is a hybrid (in-office and remote) position based in Washington, DC. 
Duties will include but are not limited to: 
  • Partner with client group leaders to ensure client needs and objectives align with HR programs and solutions and provide support to meet these needs.
  • Provide proactive coaching and guidance to managers and employees on a variety of issues including but not limited to: compensation, performance management (coaching, career development, counseling and/or disciplinary actions), employee relations issues, interpretation of employment laws and company policies and procedures.
  • Utilize HR metrics to identify areas of opportunity, develop related reports, and devise action plans across various client groups.
  • Conduct and manage complex employee relations issues while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.  Partner with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Partner with the Learning and Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion teams on initiatives to meet firm and client needs and objectives.
  • Partner with business leaders and Recruiting on workforce planning.
  • Collaborate with Recruiting and managers on compensation-related discussions for current and potential employees.
  • Conduct exit interviews and analyze data collected.
  • Support the annual Performance Management Process.
  • Serve as mentor to lesser experienced HR Operations team members.
  • Provide support on special projects.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience in Human Resources.  International HR (LATAM and Canada) experience is desired, but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience operating as an HR Business Partner partnering with various leadership levels.
  • Experience with managing sensitive, critical employee situations.
  • Experience with managing day-to-day employee relations.
  • Working knowledge of multiple HR disciplines, including compensation practices, performance management, and federal and multi-state employment laws.
  • Experience partnering with learning and development on training initiatives is a plus.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated professional demeanor with complete respect for confidentiality of sensitive data, discretion, and a customer service perspective.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time, and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Human Resource professional certifications (PHR, SHRM-CP, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience at a consulting firm or other professional service-oriented company is preferred.
  • Experience with Workday is a plus.
Candidate must be based in the Washington, DC area and able to work in-office a minimum of two days per week with the flexibility to occasionally come in additional days as needed for meetings, events, etc. 
Candidate must be able to submit verification of their legal right to work in the U.S., without company sponsorship.


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