2021 - Human Resources AdvisorFull-timeAmericasChicago
Human Resources Advisor
As one of the original firms, we’ve never lost sight of the fact that consulting is a people business. A global partnership in more than 40 countries, our people make us who we are. We’re individuals with different passions and strengths who take as much joy in the work we do as from those we work with.
Kearney has an exciting opportunity for an HR Advisor to join our team. Our HR Advisors play an integral role in the firm's operations and processes - from strategy and planning to implementation.
The HR Advisor works as a coach and advisor with leadership and staff, planning and implementing people processes and strategies for consultants and support staff. Primary responsibilities are in the areas of performance management, employee relations as well as policy and program creation and implementation. This role will act as the HR lead for multiple US geographies and support our newest employees as they navigate the organization as well as senior leaders to set their People strategies.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Act as a coach, and functional expert to leadership and employees
Contribute to the development and improvement of HR strategies and programs and lead implementation efforts
Compile, review and make recommendations by analyzing data across functional areas of HR
Support and lead diversity programs
Manage the performance management process, including managing timetables, communications and follow-up, working closely with review committee and senior leaders
Develop and modify ad hoc reports, analyses, HRIS queries, and presentations, using Excel and Powerpoint
Build and maintain strong relationships as a trusted HR advisor
What makes this a great opportunity:
Opportunity to work with a respected and high performing industry leading organization.
Innovative, forward-thinking, and team-based culture.
Highly educated and exciting employee population.
Involvement and ownership in HR strategy implementation.
Key to Success:
- The ability to operate autonomously.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
The ability to work closely with leadership in an advisory and teaming role.
Also important are the ability to think strategically as well as operate on a tactical level.
The ability to manage multiple HR projects of significant breadth.
An interest and curiosity of the business and consulting
Knowledge and skills requirements:
At least 5-7 years of broad HR experience with at least 2 years in a HR business partner or generalist type role
Experience working in a professional services environment
Problem Solving capability with a ‘can-do’ attitude
Demonstrated experience applying independent judgment on employee relations issues and understanding when to escalate to leadership.
Strong technical/analytical skills, e.g., ability to manipulate data in Excel and knowledge of formulas and pivot tables.
PowerPoint / Deck writing skills
Bachelor's degree and/or PHR
Equal Employment Opportunity and Non Discrimination
Kearney prides itself on providing a culture that allows employees to bring their best selves to work every day. Our people can feel comfortable, confident, and joyful to do great things for our firm, our colleagues, and our clients. Kearney aims to build diverse capabilities to help our clients solve their most mission critical problems.
Kearney is committed to building a diverse, unbiased and inclusive workforce. Kearney is an equal opportunity employer; we recruit, hire, train, promote, develop, and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person’s gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran status, genetic information or any other differences consistent with applicable laws. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for disabilities, or religious beliefs and practices. Members of communities historically underrepresented in consulting are encouraged to apply.