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HR Advisor

Topeka, KS
Company: HR Partners
Position: Human Resources Advisor
Job Classification: Exempt, Full-time
Work Schedule: Mutually determined
Reporting Relationship: President
Summary: This position plans, directs, and coordinates human resources management activities of various clients to maximize the strategic use of human resources and maintain functions such as employee benefits, employer-employee relations, compensation, recruitment, personnel policies, and regulatory compliance.
Essential Functions:
  • Advise clients on the formulation of plans and policies for human resources activities.
  • Advise clients on organizational policy matters such as counseling, discipline, termination, outsourcing, and other employee relations matters such as equal employment opportunities, Reduction in Force, and anti-harassment.
  • Recommend changes to clients’ policies and procedures to ensure compliance with various laws and regulations.
  • Conduct audits of human resources activities to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws/regulations.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefit policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Administer compensation, benefits, and performance management systems.
  • Conduct benefits reviews and/or compensation reviews and analyses projects.
  • Conduct analysis of job descriptions; ensure essential functions are identified and evaluate FLSA status.
  • Administer and/or facilitate the recruitment process from identifying staffing needs to position analysis, sourcing, interviews, candidate comparison and job offers.  Act as consultant to the client’s management/hiring team.
  • Serve as a link between client and employees by responding to questions, interpreting and administrating contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Lead special and cross-functional project teams.
  • Present training sessions related to assigned programs/clients.
  • Draft proposals for human resources activities requested by prospective and current clients.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and seminars as requested.
  • Participate in professional development sessions or seminars as requested.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by HR Partners.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a related field required and two to five years of job-related experience in human resources preferred.
  • Human Resources Certification preferred.  Otherwise, certification (PHR and/or SPHR) must be earned within first year of employment.
  • Public-speaking experience desired.
  • Knowledge of management, supervisor, leadership methods and principles.
  • Knowledge of the organization, operating procedures, and policies of a human resource department.
  • Knowledge of techniques for interviewing, selecting, and recruiting applicants for employment.
  • Ability to present training programs to clients.
  • Ability to maintain a high-level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to problem solve and handle a variety of variables.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective client working relationships with a variety of employers.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, manage projects, and meet client deadlines.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Punctual, reliable, and self-motivated.
  • Ability to present a positive and professional attitude to clients, HR Partners management and staff.
  • Ability to meet both client needs and HR Partners management directives on a reliable and consistent basis.
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read computer screens and mail.
  • Ability to lift and move items up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to make many phone contacts.
  • Ability to drive an automobile – valid Driver’s License required.
Work Environment:
  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting.
  • Effective interaction with co-workers, public and private officials, and the general public.  
Travel Requirements:
  • Type - conferences, seminars, meetings or training.
  • Frequency – limited travel.
  • Qualifications – valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
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