Plans and leads the performance management and goal setting processes; establishes processes and practices for formal and informal performance review conversations.
Counsels and coaches leadership, supervisors, and staff on HR-related issues and concerns, drawing on experience with employee relationships and an understanding of organizational culture.
Develops proactive strategies to support staff wellbeing and wellness.
Leads offboarding processes, including exit interviews.
Develops policies, processes, and communications as needed to improve effectiveness of the talent team.
Counsels staff on benefits and compensation; supports the Chief Operating Officer with determining employee compensation and annual merit process.
Prepare analysis and reports for leadership as needed.
Guides staff hiring processes, including developing job descriptions, interviewing and reference checking, handling employment offers, and conducting orientation. Develops templates and drafts routine offer letters. Maintains appropriate human resources data and records, solving a range of problems using best practices.
Counsels employees on benefits and compensation. Coordinates with managers and senior colleagues to determine employee compensation. Analyzes data and prepares charts, graphs, and trend lines for management review with a minimal level of guidance.
Performs other related work as needed
Ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce in a complex research environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of general employment law and regulations.Â
Exceptional oral and written communication skills and comfort with a consultative approach to interacting with employees.
Exceptional organization skills, with previous project management experience.Â
Must be a resourceful problem-solver and critical thinker; must be proactive in leveraging opportunities, and anticipating and averting problems.Â
Ability to handle all employment information and issues with absolute discretion - confidentiality is essential.Â
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
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