The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) is the shared services organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges located in Southern California. Today, TCCS is a nationally recognized educational model for academic support, student support and institutional support services to meet the needs of 6,300 students and 2,300 faculty and staff. Some of the more than 30 different services include: campus safety, a central library, health and counseling services, cultural centers, central bookstore, physical plant and facilities support, payroll and accounting, information technology, real estate, risk management and employee benefits.
TCCS is committed to offering a work environment that is supportive, collaborative, accountable and enjoyable. TCCS offers generous time off benefits, employer-paid retirement contributions, tuition remission benefits and professional development opportunities. Our employees also take advantage of discounted meals provided in the TCCS caf, regular employee events and an opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues.
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Job Posting Title: Human Resources Business Partner (Hybrid)
The HR Business Partner works with assigned client groups to determine, develop, and customize tools to meet department objectives. Provides HR generalist support and may lead various aspects of HR including but not limited to: recruitment, organizational development, legal compliance, employee relations including engagement and retention, on-boarding, and compensation administration. Proactively evaluates and creates efficient HR administrative processes by applying continuous improvement measures and methods. Analyzes proposed changes in methods and recommends, plans for, and implements system and process improvements. The Human Resources Business Partner performs other duties as assigned.
Partners with hiring managers to recommend effective recruitment strategies to attract and hire top talent and provides full-cycle recruitment.
Supports the development and implementation of action plans to increase employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention.
Advocates to drive diversity awareness, inclusion and company culture.
Participates in presentations and focus groups/listening sessions as needed to share information, gather feedback, or provide training and education on policies.
Responsible for conducting internal investigations and recommending appropriate action and resolution.
Demonstrates working knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Workers' Compensation (WC),and collaborates with HR Generalist to support employees.
Identifies professional development needs for organization and participates in the evaluation of training programs.
Consistently demonstrates basic knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, to reduce legal risks and ensure compliance with state, federal and administrative employment laws.
Routinely reviews employee data reports for assigned department or service line and reports findings and observations to HR Manager for appropriate action.
Partners with HR team to understand and address trends related to turnover, compliance with training initiatives and adherence to the employment 'life cycle' events such as performance assessments, annual enrollment, wellness activities, etc.
Contributes to the development of HR strategic goals.
Partners HR team to consistently apply and administer HR practices, policies and procedures across the organization.
Routinely conducts 'culture checks' with employees and managers to identify opportunities to improve HR services and assist with service line operational strategies; ensuring inefficiencies or obstacles are minimized and eliminated.
Assists HR Manager and CHRO to collect and analyze data needed to advocate for the organizational needs.
Collaborates with HR team to develop, present and inform the organization on key initiatives (new training, benefits, etc.).
Supports organizational initiatives.
Supports, reviews and audits any change transactions in Workday.
Collects and Analyzes exit interview survey data and produces summary reports and trending analysis, reviewing with appropriate management to implement change, when needed.
Other Duties: Conducts similar duties as he/she deems fit for the proper execution of his/her duties, and duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: The following qualifications must be met in order to meet the requirements:
Minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree and four years of related work experience or seven to ten years of related work experience and/or a combination of 7-10 years of relevant training and work experience.
Other requirements experience with web applications and HRIS systems and proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software and use a broad range of technology; experience with MS Word, Excel, and other software.
Required Knowledge and Critical Skills
Excellent customer service skills.
Follow through skills.
Attention to detail/accuracy.
Demonstrate effective, accurate and clear communication with excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, reading, and consultative skills.
Operate computers with advanced Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint) and HRIS database systems.
Handle all activities and highly confidential information with patience, discretion, good judgment, courtesy and tact.
Define and prioritize realistic/specific goals and objectives, perform multiple projects/tasks. Meet deadlines/timelines/schedules, solve problems, respond to others in a timely manner, and work both independently and as a collaborative member of The Claremont Colleges Services with a high standard of integrity and ethics, in support of the strategic vision and the division's/department's annual goals.
Demonstrate ability to analyze and conceptualize complex issues and consequences to achieve positive results.
Must provide evidence of complete COVID-19 vaccination within 30 calendar days of hire, unless a medical or religious accommodation or the exemption is requested and granted.
Master Degree in Management, Human Resources, or related field.
PHR/SPHR and/or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP.
Working in higher education.
Experience working with unions.
Working knowledge of Workday HCM and Time Tracking System.
This is a full-time, 40 hour a week position, working Monday-Friday. Actual schedule to be discussed with candidate selected for position. Option to work hybrid (some onsite and some from home) available. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the organization or business unit.
This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. The Claremont Colleges Services expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, The Claremont Colleges Services will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
TCCS is an equal opportunity employer. TCCS managers make employment decisions on the basis of merit, with the aim to have the best available person in every job. TCCS prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin or ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), military or veteran status, and status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. TCCS also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.