Partnering with appropriate stakeholders, the HR Manager will serve as a strategic business partner and facilitate the effective human resources operations within the department of Anesthesia at UI Health Care. Collaborates with the HR professionals and subject matter experts to interpret and apply human resource policies, labor contracts, laws and practices along with developing creative solutions to business issues/challenges. This position provides human resource consultation and guidance to departmental human resource representatives, unit leadership and employees. The HR Manager is expected to have sufficiently evolved HR knowledge and skills to effectively mentor HR team members.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Proactively seeks to understand strategic plans and acts as a resource/partner to meet the human resource needs of the department
Develop and implement new programs for department as needed
Build strong business relationships with departments and leverage knowledge of key business drivers to advise leadership and ensure best practices
Provides strategic and administrative direction for all functional areas of Human Resources including employee relations, labor relations, compensation, recruiting and organizational development
Provides direction to leadership and staff regarding broad range of human resource topics which require the application of judgement in the analysis of human resource and operational relationships
Develop departmental strategies to address staffing levels, workforce planning and leadership development
Proactively obtains, interprets and presents metrics and analysis (performance, attrition, hiring, vacancy, employee engagement, and other data) to business leaders to influence decisions. Identifies trends within designated group, formulates and executes action plans to address issues through proactive training, turnover and retention strategies, career development and other methods
Partner with key stakeholders to implement programs designed to recruit, retain and engage employees
Review data identifying barriers to attracting qualified candidates and developing strategies to overcome barriers
Collaborate with department leadership to address recruitment and hiring plans that impact operations
Participate in recruitments as necessary
Hire, develop and manage the performance of staff; assure staff are compliant with UI policies and procedures
Manages information and communication of changes in HR and administrative policies and procedures
Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings
Makes high-level independent decisions regarding human resources activities
Oversight, review, and coordination of departmental Human Resource policies and procedures
Investigates, interprets, and implements human resource policies and procedures
Reviews, edits and approves HR transactions; provide guidance and oversight to department HR staff on HR transactions and metrics
Serves as liaison between department and Health Care Human Resources regarding benefits and leave programs as related to: workers compensation, disability leave, leave of absence requests, FMLA, ADA accommodation requests and other leaves (both medical and non-medical)
Develops and implements strategies to improve employee engagement
Collaborate with department leadership to address recruitment and time-to-hire issues which impact operations
Advises and provides recommendations to department on classification placements/reviews, new hire salary recommendations, equity reviews, etc.
Advise department(s) on initial decisions or recommendations for hiring salaries within guidelines and make recommendations on salary equity issues to departmental/collegiate/divisional leadership
Coaches and consults with supervisors and appropriate HR staff to make recommendations on difficult performance issues and develops manager/ supervisor skills to address performance issues
Prepares employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs
Strives to educate and drive consistency in application and interpretation of performance management systems. Develop, implement and support programs that are designed to enhance employee and labor relations.
Ability to influence and persuade others using tact and professionalism
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management or Business Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Considerable (minimum of 5 years) human resource experience leading and managing a full range of human resources responsibilities and functions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse teams, including the ability to lead initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion
Experience supervising, developing and motivating staff in a team environment
Proficiency in computer software applications and office support tools available (e.g., MS Office, e-mail, presentation software and spreadsheets)
Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) or related field
PHR, SPHR or SHRM HR professional education and/or certification
Knowledge of health care and university policies and procedures
Knowledge of state and federal regulations affecting Human Resources
Work experience in a setting with a large number of employees and complexity (union environment) is highly desirable
Ability to work in a collaborative, team-centered work environment and provide support to internal HR and external customers in a timely manner
Application Process:In order to be considered, applicants must upload cover letter and resume/CV (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 21001429_1613161095
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