HR Business Partner Manager - Chicago & Wisconsin (Hybrid)
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Job Description

Comfort starts with our 13,000+ team members across the globe, who are transforming the power of comfort every day. Our employees have the power to change lives, in our homes, work and communities. We foster an inclusive environment while honoring a legacy built on family, where everyone can be themselves.

If you are ready to join an industry leading organization where our people are the most important asset, and innovation propels us into the future, you're ready to take your seat at La-Z-Boy Incorporated.


Job Summary:

This position provides consulting to a defined geography/location in building the organization and talent capabilities. This position identifies, prioritizes, and aligns Human Resource programs and initiatives in support of achieving business objectives. They formulate partnerships with the broader Human Resource function to deliver best in class service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.

Job Description:

* Provides counsel to business leaders at their geography/location by proactively identifying issues and opportunities within their teams and taking action, driving initiatives and executing plans.
* Participates in a wide variety of HR initiatives and projects across multiple Human Resource disciplines, including performance management, culture building, change management, diversity and inclusion, liaison for safety initiatives, governance and compliance.
* Facilitates the job evaluation process with Compensation by assisting in the writing of job descriptions, conducting job evaluations, and setting pay / pay grades and proficiency in explaining ranges and job levels.
* Executes the talent management strategy for the geography/location including developing robust succession planning/talent management, developing internal talent, and supporting the recruiting strategy to ensure we have the right people at the right time in alignment with the overall strategy within the Center of Excellence.
* Provides day-to-day performance management guidance, which may include complex employee relations issues and conducting thorough yet objective investigations, to ensure consistent execution of the performance management process.
* Partners with areas of the business to conduct soft skills training, to include but not limited to, recruitment/selection, staffing techniques, coaching/counseling, disciplinary discussions, exit interviews and employee relations. In addition to some program training such as: Workday, Kronos and Payroll Integrations.
* Developing reports, analyzing, and creating initiatives based on results to include the employee engagement survey
* Audit for policy compliance of work area and location to ensure we are safe work environment
* Continually benchmarks external regulatory trends and best practices in Human Resources.
* Where applicable, facilitates new hire onboarding and new leader assimilation for key roles.
* Acts as a resource and at times a liaison with various Human Resource Centers of Excellence (i.e. Benefits, Compensation, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management
* Where applicable, supports key safety initiatives

This position is responsible for all Human Resource activities at the location(s) they are assigned and serves as a consultant to leadership on human resource-related issues. Responsible for driving and supporting change in the organization. Acts as an employee advocate.

* Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field with 6-8 years of relevant experience, or equivalent.
* 3-5 years of Supervisory/Leadership experience.
* Demonstrated communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.
* Demonstrated project management skill and track record of measurable accomplishments.
* Travel Required: up to 50%


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Varies by location with 0-2 direct reports

Operates in a professional office environment, not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

We are La-Z-Boy Incorporated. Get comfortable with taking your work personally. Get comfortable with uncompromising quality. Get comfortable with caring about your colleagues and the consumers we serve. When people are comfortable, they are free to be themselves; to be fearless. When people are comfortable, they put others at ease and are more welcoming to different people and perspectives. When people are comfortable, they collaborate in meaningful ways. Being comfortable brings out the best in us.
We believe in the transformational power of comfort

Courage - We aren't afraid to try something new
* We are results oriented and can-do hard things.
* We do what is right.
* We challenge the status quo.

Curiosity - We are relentless in our mission to understand our business and consumers
* We ask questions and explore every opportunity.
* We embrace change.
* We test and learn.

Compassion - We honor our almost 100-year legacy that was built on family
* We lead with empathy in support of each other, our consumers and our communities.
* We foster an inclusive environment.
* We believe in positive intent.

OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6 to 8 years
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