Human Resources Director (Cambridge)
The Human Resources Director is responsible for managing every aspect of the employment needs of our employees as well as making sure that the needs of the organization are met by aligning the workforce with the strategic goals of the organization.
The Human Resources Director originates and leads practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes quality, accountability, empowerment, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
Work collaboratively with all members of management to:
Establish and lead the recruiting and hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit and hire a superior workforce.
Direct a process of organizational planning that evaluates company structure, job design, and personnel forecasting throughout the company. Manage a company-wide process of organization development that addresses issues such as succession planning, superior workforce development, key employee retention, organization design, and change management.
Formulate and recommend Human Resources practices and objectives for the company with regard to employee relations and employee satisfaction necessary to promote a high level of employee morale and to create a rewarding work environment.
Manage employee communication and feedback through such avenues as company meetings, suggestion programs, employee satisfaction surveys, newsletters, employee focus groups, and one-on-one meetings.
Leads the implementation of the performance management system that includes performance development plans and individual employee development programs.
Monitor the progressive discipline system of the company, and the implementation of a performance improvement process with non-performing employees. Review, guide, and approve management recommendations for employment terminations.
Manage the in-house employee training system that addresses company training needs including new employee onboarding, management development, and company-wide cross-training. Assist with the selection and contracting of external training programs and consultants.
Establish the company wage and salary structure, pay policies, and oversees the variable pay systems within the company including bonuses, incentives and raises.
Assist in the negotiation of cost-effective benefit programs aimed at employee satisfaction and make recommendations to Executive management.
Lead company compliance with all existing labor, governmental, and regulatory reporting requirements. Maintain minimal company exposure to lawsuits. Serve as the primary contact with the company employment law attorney and outside government agencies. Protect the interests of employees and the company in accordance with company Human Resources policies and governmental laws and regulations.
Bachelors Degree in Human Resources or related field, or equivalent experience
Ten plus years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions.
Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, benefits, and training and development.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the executive management team that provides company leadership and direction.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the company Board of Directors.
Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement preferred.
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