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Human Resources Manager

Kingston, NY 12401

Posted: 09/29/23 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Human Resources Job Number: 15453 Pay Rate: 100,000

Job Description

Job Title:  Human Resources Manager
Location: Kingston, NY
Salary: $100,000 - $125,000 BOE
Job Type:  Full Time Exempt, Direct Perm

The Human Resources Manager (HRM) oversees policies, procedures and compliance relating to employees for their organization. They ensure all human resources activities are in compliance with local, state and federal laws. Implement and oversee programs related to employee satisfaction and relations, benefits and initiatives, flexible work arrangement programs, maternity leave, open enrollment programs, and vacation and sick leave benefits are overseen by the human resources manager as well.

The HRM will make recommendations on potential policy changes to ensure their company offers a competitive package of salary and benefits to employees; and will help implement any approved changes.

The HRM ensures that the workplace is accommodating and free of harassment, handling any complaints in accordance with company policy and any relevant laws.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Partners with management to create a positive working environment where employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to perform at their best
  • Provides direction to all levels of employees to proactively anticipate, prevent and resolve a wide area of HR issues including conflict management to personnel issues, and other generalist duties.
  • Provides counsel, coaching and training to managers in the areas of employee relations, performance management, and leadership; handles HR related employee issues in coordination with the management team
  • Develops learning paths and delivers or assigns pertinent training to employees and supervisors including new hire and ongoing or annual compliance trainings; ensures companywide annual training is executed and tracked
  • Builds and maintains strong professional relationships with internal and external customers
  • Ensures employees are provided necessary coaching and feedback to provide continuous positive and top notch support to internal and external customers
  • Will act as primary POC for sensitive employee issues and may partner with other management team members
  • Assists with recruitment, hiring of new hires and onboarding of new hires;  provides new hire orientation and conducts out-processing activities
  • Responsible for leading mid-year and annual appraisals in both configuration and execution in partnership with managers and supervisors to include training on processes to new staff
  • Leads change initiatives to drive organizational effectiveness, talent development and growth
  • Develops and formalizes HR infrastructure, identify opportunities for process improvement, cost reduction, effectiveness, and perceived value; development and implementation of policy and processes
  • Compiles data and develops reports for monitoring and tracking all types of leave in conjunction with payroll reconciliation.
  • Coordinates open enrollment, including preparation of benefits materials to ensure and enhance employee understanding of benefits, plan design and option changes
  • Other administrative duties, as assigned.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data;
Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; Uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
Managing Customer Focus - Promotes customer focus; establishes customer service standards; provides training in customer service delivery; monitors customer satisfaction; develops new approaches to meeting customer needs.
Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.
Impact & Influence - Pursues and wins support for ideas; displays ability to influence key decision-makers; achieves win-win outcomes; uses authority appropriately to accomplish goals; addresses divergent opinions.
Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Achievement Focus - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts on opportunities; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Personal Appearance - Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in Human Resources positions or graduating responsibility, with 3 years of management experience
  • Must be expert in all things related to management and compliance
  • Must be technically capable to manage HRIS design and use
  • Self-starter with a proactive approach to identifying issues and challenges, as well as analyze issues and recommend solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the employees and be a trusted member of the team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Prior experience managing benefits and compensation, performance management, compliance, employee relations, organizational development and strategic planning
  • Must be highly organized, action-oriented and collaborative
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of state and federal employment law in a multi-location / multi-state environment
  • The ability to handle contacts with internal and external constituents through a variety of situations with diplomacy and tact, in a professional, courteous, timely and helpful manner
  • Above average knowledge with Microsoft Office suite
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 
SHRM-CP, PHR, or SPHR certified

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts and to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.
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