• Senior Human Resources Manager

    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/26/2018 11:15 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    The Senior HR Manager will be the principal source of HR support and strategy for people programs in Atlanta. You will lead at the table – in “right hand” partnership with the Managing Director of the office. You will work as the lead HR partner driving the office and shaping the business. We are looking for someone that is passionate about the HR craft and will identify individual, group and organizational development opportunities and improve overall effectiveness of the Atlanta office.


    The role can be creative, autonomous and lead at a critical level. You will collaborate closely with other N.A. HR Business Partners and oversee a small team of office administration and IT support.



    • Function as a strategic advisor to agency leadership and managers for all things people related.
    • Build relationships with hiring managers and department heads (regular check-ins, walk the halls, employee issues, staffing needs, etc.). Providing guidance and coaching to both managers and employees.
    • Partner with recruitment to ensure we continue to bring top talent into Ogilvy through a seamless talent acquisition process. Coordinate and strategize about any staffing needs and/or reductions. Resume review: keep the pipeline filled; stay on top of local competitive info (salaries, who’s hiring/who’s not; salary freezes, etc.)
    • Work with North American HR Team to standardize forms, policies, benefits, etc.
    • Retention initiatives: establish reward programs; recommend alternative reward programs to incent key talent and retain high-performers.
    • Facilitate new hire lunches/60-day check in to build/maintain relationships with new hires.
    • Stay current on HR legal issues and precedent setting litigation: FMLA documentation, worker’s comp, short-term disability claims, etc. Attend local conferences. Member of SHRM.
    • Handle involuntary and voluntary terminations. The actual meeting, discussion and what does it all mean in terms of separation pay. Negotiate terms of separation packets between employee and legal counsel. Reach consensus. Conduct exit interviews. Review of benefits terminations.
    • Help to drive an excellent employee experience in line with our company values and culture.
    • Management and oversight of Staff Welfare budget (social outings, hallway bonuses, employee gifts (weddings, babies.)
    • Management and oversight of Training & Development budget: recommend training/development opportunities to managers and employees, paying particular attention to coordination with development plan identified in career conversations. Schedule as needed.
    • Meet regularly with CFO/finance team on budget management and staffing costs
    • Manage and/or develop Employee Wellness program(s) – Fitness Studios, T&E reimbursement for other health clubs, massage therapists.)
    • Oversee and directly supervise HR junior staff, Office Administration/Reception and IT.



    • 6-8 years HR Generalist experience, preferably in advertising industry or creative environment.
    • Deep multi-disciplinary experience across people operations, performance management, and business partnering.
    • Have built people programs within an organization, not just overseen existing ones.
    • Experience contributing at both hands-on and strategic levels with demonstrated success stablishing and cultivating a positive and innovative culture.
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate organization wide.
    • Ability to develop strong working relationships and partnerships with department heads, vendors, etc.


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