The Human Resources Partner is responsible for the effective administration of various human capital-related activities within McKinney as an “HR department of one.” A member of the management team, this role serves as a trusted advisor to the President and other functional leaders on talent acquisition, employee relations, and talent development. Additionally, this person co-develops employment-related policy and procedures and implements broader human resources campaigns as part of the RBI portfolio with the President. Further, this role is responsible for the administration of employee data, benefits, and payroll through a cloud-based HRIS and related tools and for ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal laws.
The HR Partner is a hands-on organizational cheerleader and driver of change. He/she will work daily to recruit and onboard the best employees, assess and develop talent at all levels, and promote a best-in-class approach to running a business. This role is a key player in McKinney’s short- and long-term success and requires someone comfortable with rolling his/her sleeves up and getting the job done.
- Lead by example with a Safety First mindset in every task
- Collaborate with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention
- Develop and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organizations and broader portfolio’s talent engagement, development, and compliance needs
- Manage locally all human resources plans and programs including, but not limited to: group health, welfare, and retirement benefits; performance management, employee reviews, and compensation setting; absences and leaves; progressive discipline; employee disputes and workplace investigations; employee engagement, recognition, and morale; and talent training and development
- Support safety/incident investigation and reporting with other members of management
- Promote employee engagement and workplace satisfaction through meaningful programs and activities with a focus on mitigating organizational distractions and friction
- Facilitate talent acquisition and employee onboarding processes with hiring managers
- Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to local leadership
- Leverage HRIS and other systems to analyze, report on, and provide recommendations relating to employee, demographic, and productivity trends
- Ensure the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, company policies, and general best practices; reviews and updates policies and practices to maintain compliance
- Report and trackers workers’ compensation claims with outside partner
- Work with Home Office HR leadership and other HR partners in sister companies to develop, promote, and execute materially impactful human capital projects
- Track time and attendance and processes regular payroll batches
- Maintain all relevant employment files and records in an accurate, secure fashion
- Set and manage a department budget
- Other duties as assigned
Education, Experience & Qualifications
- Bachelor of Arts/Science in a broadly relevant field
- 3-5 years experience as a human resources professional with a generalist scope
- 3-5 years working in a light manufacturing environment
- 3-5 years directly supporting frontline production employees
- Bachelor of Arts/Science in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, or a related field
- 7+ year experience as human resources professional with full local functional ownership
- 5+ years recruiting manufacturing laborers, skilled technicians, and small business leadership
- PHR or SHRM-CP certification
Skills & Characteristics
- Ability to influence and persuade at all levels of the organization
- Ability to foster a sense of trust and promote healthy accountability
- Enthusiasm for learning the business, the people, and the strategy in order to deliver the most value to the organization
- Willingness to collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve desired outcomes
- Demonstrate strong time management, delegatory, organizational, and analytical skills
- Ability to grow, flex, and adapt successfully within an evolving organization
- Comfort building relationships at all levels and demonstrating professional compassion
- Ability to identify, understand, and mitigate risks to employees or the organization
- Strong comfort with digital tools like HR Information Systems and Learning Management Systems; preference for exposure to Paylocity HR & Payroll
- Advanced user in Microsoft 365 applications to include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams
- Accountability & Dependability – Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight.
- Adaptability & Flexibility – Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
- Change Leadership – Manages, leads, and enables the process of change and transition while helping others deal with the impacts.
- Communication – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and written language.
- Creative & Innovative Thinking – Develops fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges.
- Enforcing Laws, Rules, & Regulations – Enforces governmental laws, rules, and regulations, and initiates enforcement actions in a way that the public perceives as fair, objective, and reasonable.
- Ethics & Integrity – Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
- Facilitating Groups – Enables cooperative and productive group interactions.
- Influencing Others – Influences others to be excited and committed to furthering the organization’s objectives.
- Listening – Understands and learns from what others say.
- Organizational & Political Savvy – Uses knowledge of the organizational and political climate to solve problems and accomplish goals.
- Problem Solving – Resolves difficult or complicated challenges.
- Providing Consultation – Partners with clients to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues.
- Relationship Building – Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
- Safety Focus – Adheres to all workplace and trade safety laws, regulations, standards, and practices.
- Stress Tolerance – Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations.
- Tact – Diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations.
- Ability to travel locally up to 20% of time
- Ability to remain seated for extended periods
- Ability to stand, walk, kneel, squat, climb, and navigate in closed manufacturing spaces on occasion
- Ability to safely lift and move objects up to twenty-five (25) lbs. over short distances
$65,000 – $80,000 annual plus performance bonus