Human Resource Director in Boston, MA at CBIZ

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

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Job Description

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. CBIZ has been honored to be recognized as one of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation for 2016. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. 

CBIZ is one of the nation’s leading professional business services providers, including accounting & tax, valuation, benefits, payroll and insurance. CBIZ is closely associated with Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM), a national, independent CPA firm providing high quality audit and attest services. CBIZ and MHM are together ranked as one of the top accounting providers in the country. We serve the nation’s growing mid-market public and private companies, nonprofit organizations and governmental entities.

CBIZ Tofias is the New England Division of CBIZ, the 10th largest accounting*, tax, and consulting provider in the nation. Our two New England offices are located in Boston and Providence and have a combined 200 people, including 35 Managing Directors. We uniquely combine national resources with local decision-making by experienced, New England-based professionals who are dedicated to strengthening our clients' financial positions.

CBIZ is looking for a dynamic HR professional who thrives in the role of a leader, faces challenges directly and quickly, and creates an environment where people want to do their best.  A successful candidate will be able to find solutions that are compliant while still meeting the needs of the business.  The ideal candidate will be able to build relationships quickly, has a passion for HR, and the success of the business.

Essential Functions and Primary Duties

  • As a strategic human resources business partner, this position aligns business objectives with associates and leadership in designated business units
  • Consults with leaders and associates on Human Resource related priorities that include talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention, performance management, employee relations, benefits & compensation and training and development
  • Serves as a change agent to drive an enable local and Corporate initiatives; communicates observations and needs proactively to local leadership and Corporate
  • Develop and preserve effective working relationships with CBIZ associates, business unit leadership and  national HR team to successfully impact associate and business unit performance
  • Develop and maintain an effective level of business literacy to include the financial position and business objectives of the designated business units and CBIZ overall
  • Partner with leadership in driving business objectives
  • Work closely with management and associates to improve engagement, retention and productivity
  • Work with national recruiting team to optimize local campus recruiting efforts; creatively find outlets to increase strength of relationships and reach on campus through professors, coaches, student group leaders, career development offices and additional venues and relationships
  • Collaborate with the national recruiting on recruiting strategies and actions for experienced talent
  • Facilitate discussions with management and associates on employment matters and legal issues
  • Serve as liaison with associates and HR Shared Service Center to resolve benefit matters
  • Monitor management and associate staffing levels; identify recruiting and training needs; ensure assimilation of new hires through the on boarding program; utilize effective recruiting sources and methods to attract and select talented employees while effectively balancing external hiring and internal promotions
  • Provide ongoing associate and leader education to meet the training and development needs of the local market
  • Provide input to Corporate HR in policy development
  • Communicate and assist in the administration of various HR programs, including; salary administration, health & welfare benefits, performance management and other key programs; Champion local rollout, communication and facilitation of Corporate HR strategic initiatives; participate in local and national committees and special projects
  • Serve as liaison with management and Corporate HR in addressing disciplinary action and separations
  • Conduct all exit interviews and coordinate unemployment claims
  • Serve as primary local user of Human Capital Management System
  • Maintain secure personnel records
  • Professional Service firm experience preferred
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Graduate or specialty degree preferred
  • 10 years experience
  • PHR/SPHR preferred
  • Strong HR generalist background
  • Extensive knowledge in performance management, legal (federal/state), employee relations, compensation/benefits, and HRIS also required
  • Strong organizational skills, time management and multi-tasking ability and prioritizing
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of organization, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated ability in negotiation, conflict and problem resolution
  • Proficient use of applicable technology
  • Must be able to travel based on client and business needs


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