Love working in a professional services firm environment in a key HR position and looking for a new challenge? Join HGA’s collective team of architects, engineers, planners, and interior designers who thrive on working together to create holistic designs for our corporate, arts, community, healthcare and higher education clients. Through your curiosity, tenacity, creativity and unique insights, you can be a part of an HR team interested in design and architecture, and its impact on our world.
We’re looking to add to our 9-person decentralized HR/Payroll group diverse thoughts, background and experiences, bringing new energy to how we solve problems. We are looking for someone excited about the possibilities ahead as we move into a new, dynamic hybrid work environment. If you have a passion for creating a truly equitable culture, where policies, practices, and resources are aligned so all people can thrive; a wholly inclusive environment, in which everyone feels valued and respected; and a culture where differences are cultivated and appreciated, and want to be a part of the hard work to make that happen, we would like to hear from you.
This position is responsible for providing thoughtful advice and leadership in the areas of employee relations, recruiting, performance management, training and development, while implementing firm-wide HR projects, processes, policies and procedures supporting the vision and values of HGA. Collaboration with internal teams, building culture, and developing and sustaining internal relationships are key elements to the success of this position. This position reports to the Director of Human Resources, and interacts with leadership, project staff (designers, architects, engineers), and department staff of our San Jose and San Francisco offices. While this position is virtual at the moment, we will be looking for someone already residing in either San Jose or San Francisco to provide on-site support for our two Bay Area offices in the future.
Key areas of responsibility:
Recruitment, Employee Relations and Compensation
Provides support and consulting in assigned offices in all human resources functions
Conducts recruitment efforts for exempt and nonexempt staff
Acts as trusted advisor providing advice and counsel to managers on employee relations matters
Performs employee relations activities to promote increased communication, conflict resolution, and employee recognition programs
Counsels employees and leadership to settle work-related conflicts through advice and recommendation
Initiates and participates in staff development, including coaching, performance evaluations, career path, and compensation recommendations
Provides compensation recommendations to ensure compliance and equity within the organization
Develops, writes, and updates job descriptions from direct observation and/or interviews with the position incumbent and discussions with supervisors
Collaborates on the development of onboarding content and conducts in-office new employee orientation
Updates the HRIS system accurately and on a timely basis with changes in personnel and compensation levels
Facilitates various training programs to include hiring and selection, performance management, supervisor and leadership skills, and HR legal updates
Researches and recommends external employee training, when applicable
HR Department participation
Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems
Recommends and implements new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in the efficiency of the HR department and performed services
Leads HR strategic goal projects as needed
Using the HRIS system and other information resources, generates a variety of department reports in order to compile related statistics and to provide useful information to the organization
Ensures policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance with legal requirements and government reporting regulations
Keeps abreast of current trends and developments in human resources by establishing professional affiliations and participating in professional activities to include seminars, conferences, and reading appropriate books and journals
Qualified candidates will possess:
Ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization
Exceptional communication skills, including oral, written and presentation skills
Ability to analyze and assimilate information from multiple sources to develop clear, actionable steps and recommendations
High level of integrity
Ability to influence upward and outward
Ability to handle multiple priorities with a sense of urgency
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail
Creative problem solving and critical decision-making skills
Exceptional customer service
Ability to work collaboratively within the HR department and across the organization
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or other related field or equivalent
8 plus years of progressive HR Generalist experience
Expert knowledge in California employment law
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or SHRM-SCP certification preferred
Professional services firm experience desired
Experience with iCIMS applicant tracking software
Familiarity with ADP payroll software, or equivalent
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products – Word and Excel
Ability to travel, including overnight as required (20%)
If this position is of interest to you and you've demonstrated the qualifications outlined, we would love to hear from you!
Internal Number: HR001
We are a national multi-disciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. We believe that the best design results from deep insight into the people and passions that animate each unique environment. Curiosity is the root of our creativity. More than 800 people in ten offices from coast to coast work to make a positive, lasting impact for clients in healthcare, arts and culture, community, corporate, education, government, and energy markets.
Our founding principals--Richard Hammel, Curt Green and Bruce Abrahamson--established precedence for collaboration, aesthetic achievement and client service since our founding in 1953. These criteria still inspire us today as architects, engineers, interior designers and allied professionals work alongside each other from a building's inception through move-in to develop solutions uniquely suited to each client.
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