Senior Human Resources Business Partner

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  • Team Member Relations:  Respond to employee concerns and provide employee relations guidance to managers to ensure effective application of company policies/procedures and company culture and minimize legal risks, complaints, charges and turnover.  Investigate root causes of employee relations issues and develop strategies to address/reduce them. Serve as a subject matter expert for federal and State of California regulations and ensure accurate and appropriate strategies and tactics are in place. Stay current on changing regulations for the State of California and initiate work to ensure compliance. Demonstrate balanced advocacy for team members and the business.

  • Talent Management:  Ensure organizational talent is prepared to deliver exceptional performance, through partnership with business leaders and by building strong organizational capabilities and culture.  Develop, implement and manage organizational programs relative to employee development, retention, performance management, onboarding, career development, and succession planning, to ensure a talent pipeline that will successfully enable current strategies and future growth. 

  • Organization Effectiveness:  Partner with leaders and HR partners to proactively identify job/organization design opportunities that increase organization effectiveness and prepare the business to drive/support future growth. Employ change leadership and team effectiveness principles to help teams better ensure success of new programs, structures, etc.

  • Talent Acquisition: Partner with hiring managers to evaluate talent needs and ensure acceptable staffing levels (current and future). Partner with talent acquisition for interviewing and selection to ensure a consistent, high quality talent pipeline.  Assist hiring managers with the effective use of selection processes, selection criteria and onboarding tools. Partner with third party recruiters to ensure we are staying competitive in the market.

  • Communication:  Understand stakeholder perspectives at multiple leadership levels and partner with organizational leaders to ensure proactive, effective communication strategies and processes for issues or situations of varying complexity. 

  • Culture:  Assess alignment and support for company mission, values and strategies; provide recommendations to managers on how to respond to emerging workplace trends and or how to address employee needs or issues with balance for both legal compliance and culture.  Assist in implementation of employee engagement surveys, feedback sessions and action planning.  Actively personify and advocate for the company’s culture, brand and values.

  • Process Improvement:  Identify, advocate for and implement Human Resources best practices across all areas of the business; simplify or reduce non-value added processes. Help business units identify and resolve opportunities for increased efficiency or decreased beuracracy.  Enable and ensure compliance in regulated practices pertinent to department.  Advocate for team member involvement and empowerment in decision making.

  • Immigration Process Support: Partner with internal and external legal counsel on team member immigration sponsorship processes. Lead the adherance and advancement of the company’s philosophy organization wide. Recommend process improvements and efficiencies.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs, include if measurable) (What does success look like in this position?)

  • Team member retention, overall and new hire
  • Engagement
  • On-boarding effectiveness
  • Team member development, bench strength/talent readiness; internal promotion rates
  • Business client satisfaction
  • Leadership development success

Requirements (What does the individual need to be successful in this position?)

Experience, Education & Certifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in Human Resources, preferably as an HR Generalist serving many levels of leaders and various team member populations
  • Experience successfully working at a remote site preferred
  • Proven experience interacting and influencing all levels of organization with confidence, building trust and rapport. Is capable of providing courageous and decisive advice, including advance team member relations
  • Experience and strength in managing change leadership in high-growth, cross-functional organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area (Business, HR, Communications, etc.)
  • SPHR desired

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Able to manage multiple priorities and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving ability, particularly in ambiguous or complex situations.  Understands and considers broad implications of business unit needs or decisions
  • Remains calm under pressure and is able to lead thru difficult (i.e. emotional, complex, legal) situations
  • Strong time management and project management abilities
  • Highly proficient written and verbal communication skills

Working Conditions (if applicable):

  • Regular travel required to headquarters (MN)
  • Available on nights and weekends for urgent situations

Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID R3686
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