• Associate Director, Human Resources (temp)

    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/8/2018 2:47 PM)
    Requisition ID
    US-NY-New York
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    The Associate Director, Human Resources will collaborate with the HR team and the business to implement HR initiatives in line with the organization strategic business and talent objectives. By developing strong internal client relationships, the Associate Director, Human Resources will help drive people management initiatives. Working as part of the Talent Management team, the Associate Director, Human Resources will work with a strong multi-disciplined group of colleagues. Key responsibilities include providing HR consultation and support in the areas of performance management, change management, talent development, and employee relations


    • Conducts regular meetings with managers to assess organizational priorities and provide updates on HR initiatives and issues; communicates any business changes with HR specialty area as needed
    • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance for managers and employees (e.g. coaching, counseling, disciplinary actions, career development)
    • Works closely with the business unit/department management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase employee commitment, engagement, productivity and retention
    • Fully participates as a member of the business’ management team and actively participate in the key leadership meetings for their internal clients
    • Works with clients and other necessary areas on workforce planning to determine appropriate staffing levels for business unit effectiveness; Liaise with Talent Acquisition staff as needed on staffing strategies
    • Delivers high quality decisions and counsel consistently and appropriately to managers and employees to maintain a productive and positive work environment and achieve optimal results
    • Uses strong business acumen and a firm understanding of the financial drivers and dynamics related to growth and revenue goals in order to speak the language of the business and successfully assist in managing employee performance
    • Partners with key HR specialty areas to develop solutions that address client needs (i.e. recruitment, compensation, learning and development, employee relations); communicates the value add of these specialty areas with clients
    • Advises and educates managers with regards to policies and programs of HR specialty areas (i.e. compensation fundamentals, including salary/incentive recommendations, new hire offers, job description development, promotions, etc.)
    • Maintains an understanding of the legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance
    • Counsels employees concerning sensitive and difficult to resolve work-related problems and recommends to senior management systemic remedies such as training, changes to organizations practices and procedures
    • Oversees the execution and delivery of HR initiatives acting as a partner to the business.
    • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with HR specialty areas to develop targeted solutions, programs and policies (e.g. exit interviews, employee engagement survey results, etc.)
    • Leverages employee data (e.g. exit interviews, employee engagement survey results, turnover analytics) and the performance management system to improve employee engagement, performance and retention


    • Bachelor's degree required
    • 5-8 years of related prior Human Resources work experience
    • Client service-driven orientation and solutions-driven focus
    • Proficient consulting and relationship management skills
    • Sound working knowledge of multiple HR functional disciplines (i.e. compensation, recruiting/talent acquisition, learning and development, employee relations, talent management, and performance management)
    • Ability to leverage data to assist management with talent and business decisions
    • Strong business acumen
    • Ability to build credibility and effective relationships with employees of all levels across both the business and HR
    • Demonstrated success in leveraging participation of key stakeholders in the resolution of
    • Effective leadership, management and coaching skills; excellent communication, interpersonal, collaboration skills to effectively communicate and influence across all organizational levels
    • Sound negotiating, influencing and conflict resolution skills
    • Ability to work independently or on a team and to successfully navigate changing priorities



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