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Senior Human Resource Specialist

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Senior Human Resource Specialist

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Florham Park NJ US

Senior Human Resource Specialist

We are currently seeking someone with strong, Human Resources generalist skills to join our Morristown, New Jersey Middle Market Insperity team. Insperity is ranked one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work and has been a trusted Human Resources and business solutions advisor to some of America’s most reputable businesses for more than 35 years.

In this position, a Senior Human Resource Specialist (SHRS) is responsible for the development and delivery of customized, Human Resource’s solutions for their own group of clients. The SHRS plays an integral part in developing and supporting their client’s human capital strategy. Under minimal supervision, and with independent judgment and decision-making, this position navigates compliance requirements and government reporting regulations impacting their client’s business. This position offers HR guidance to clients through people-related matters as they navigate challenges, embrace opportunities, and celebrate wins. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of building trust, providing insightful consultation, solving problems, and not shying away from difficult conversations. This position offers a hybrid work schedule, which currently promotes 2 in-office days with other HR colleagues.

Essential Functions

  • Human Resource knowledge – uses knowledge from various Human Resource disciplines to help identify their application and impact on the client’s business, i.e. benefits, worker’s compensation, unemployment, compensation, leaves of absence, etc.
  • Provides guidance on liability management including performance management, review, and discussion of EEOC related issues, progressive discipline development and administration up to and including termination, policy development and administration, and securing internal support including legal input as required
  • Implements and develops programs and tools to enhance productivity and reduce liability through improved communications and HR practices. These include, but are not limited to, handbooks, job descriptions, performance appraisal systems, hiring processes, exit interviews, stay interviews and various other programs
  • Consults with client on matters regarding reduction in force, separation agreements, exhibits, EEO impact, etc.
  • Conducts liability management training and other trainings as related to the employee lifecycle
  • Navigates conversations on controversial topics or complex ideas, in a clear, concise, and logical sequence
  • Strategic thinking – starts with a conceptual idea or vision and then develop systems, processes and plans that are executable, realistic, and results-oriented to fit the need
  • Business perspective – aligns Insperity services with client needs through an understanding of business plans and small to medium size business operations from an owner’s perspective.
  • The ability to interpret data, recognize trends and develop recommendations based on data analysis.
  • Interpersonal – uses appropriate methods of dealing with human behavior in a variety of business circumstances.

Education / Experience Requirements

  • 8-10 years minimum Human Resource Generalist experience with emphasis on employee relations and navigating leaves of absences scenarios
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field or equivalent work experience

Licenses / Certifications

  • Senior or Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®/PHR®) certification preferred

Knowledge / Skills

  • Critical conversation skills with a focus on conflict resolution
  • Time management skills with conflicting priorities
  • Customer service experience in a team environment.
  • Interaction with multiple internal and external business units.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective problem solving/decision making.
  • Presentation skills: of Insperity HR created content.
  • Project management skills: experience in managing multiple projects.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs and demonstrated ability to learn other application programs as needed.

Travel Requirements 
Yes, up to 20% of time

Insperity offers a competitive compensation package and one of the best benefits packages in the business, including 19 days paid time off, 9 paid holidays, medical, dental and vision benefits, 401k and tuition reimbursement. At Insperity, our work environment and our commitment to our employees’ personal and professional success are the reasons we’re regarded as one of the “Best Places to Work.”

At Insperity, we celebrate the diversity of our employees and our leadership. Insperity is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.