Ensures the recruitment of a qualified and diverse workforce by counseling hiring agents on employment decisions and processes.
Administers the staff compensation system. Advises supervisors and managers on pay administration and the job evaluation process. Participates in job evaluation committees.
Provides effective counseling to employees on all benefits, including group insurance and leaves of absence. Identifies appropriate options based upon employee group and other status considerations.
Administers the performance management and probation systems. Develops performance improvement plans in collaboration with supervisors.
Administers collective bargaining agreements. Attends and participates in grievance meetings as requested. Advises supervisors on contract application, the disciplinary action process and applicable regulations. Makes recommendations regarding employee relations cases.
Performs daily administration of a variety of human resource functions, including unemployment, forms review and completion, exit interviews and file review. Serves as a consultant to the University community by providing accurate information and coaching regarding human resource laws and issues. Interprets University policies and procedures to ensure their equitable application.
Participates with management in the development of human resource programs, processes, policies and procedures.
Short Job Description:
Bachelor's degree in related field from an accredited institution.
Five years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience in human resources.
Knowledge of state and federal employment laws and regulations.
Knowledge of HR compliance laws as they relate to employment and compensation.
Experience working with business software, including word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.