Human Resource Business Partner
W&S Life Insurance Company - Cincinnati, OH

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Western & Southern Financial Group has an immediate opportunity for a Human Resource Business Partner.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Manages the planning, organizing and directing of Human Resources’ activities in support of assigned business unit(s). Acts as business partner with business units to maximize human resource assets in the areas of employment, compensation, associate relations and performance management. Conducts Guilford Institute training programs for associate development. Works with some supervision and is responsible to make an established range of decisions, escalating to manager when necessary and updating manager on a regular basis.

Position Requirements

Position Responsibilities:
•Works with business unit partners to identify human resource needs, developing and implementing solutions to achieve business objectives.
•Analyzes human resource assets within each operation. Works with all managers to identify associate strengths and areas for development. Consults with managers on development of individual associate action plans to improve skill level and performance. Coaches managers to work with associates to implement plans.
•Counsels with managers and associates to resolve work issues and maintain a positive pro-active associate relation's climate. Reviews and approves all associate corrective counseling, probation and terminations. Promotes team atmosphere with managers and associates.
•Administers compensation program for divisions. Assists in budget development plan. Reviews and approves all merit, promotion and demotion requests. Serves on job evaluation committee.
•Works closely with recruiters to facilitate the filling of all open positions within assigned business unit(s). Conducts exit interviews and provides feedback to managers. Coaches managers on retention strategies.
•Conducts Guilford Institute training programs that promote associate skill development for managers and associates. Assists in reviewing various training programs being considered for the Guilford curriculum.
•Keeps informed of latest developments in human resources field. Provides guidance and counseling to divisions in areas related to human resources. Informs AVP, Human Resources of human resource issues and activities in assigned areas.
•Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Selection Criteria:
•Possesses some experience in the Human Resource field to include, but not limited to, employee relations, organizational development, compensation and/or recruiting.
•Possesses knowledge of Human Resources’ policies and procedures as well as applicable HR laws at the state and federal level.
•Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels of staff and management in a highly professional manner.
•Demonstrates the ability to identify complex problems and provide resolutions that are equitable and legally appropriate. This includes accurately collecting fact based information used in determining courses of action. Demonstrates good judgment when making decisions.
•Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple assignments simultaneously in an accurate and on a timely basis. Demonstrates a strong attention to detail with excellent organization and time management skills.
•Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and consultative communication skills with the ability to successfully interpret and communicate business needs between internal and external groups in a clear, focused and concise manner.
•Must possess and display excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to work with all levels of the Company in a highly professional manner.
•Demonstrated strong customer focus and work ethic.
•Demonstrated ability and leadership skills providing direction, influencing and guiding individuals to a recommended course of action.

Educational Requirements:
•Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Human Resources-related area of study,

Computer skills and knowledge of hardware & software required:
•Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Certifications & licenses (i.e. Series 6 & 63, CPA, etc.):
•None required.

Position Demands:
•Extended hours required during peak workloads or special projects.

Position Attributes

Western & Southern Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company, is a dynamic family of diversified financial services companies that provides life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, retirement planning and investment products and services to help millions of consumers nationwide to plan and protect their financial futures.

With more than 5,000 associates and more than 50,000 individuals in our selling group, Western & Southern offers consumers and businesses the financial products and services they require to meet their insurance needs and investment goals. Having reached more in excess of $50 billion in assets owned and under management, we are leveraging our industry leading financial strength to fuel our growth through strategic acquisitions, increases in our current product revenue stream and expansion into new distribution channels and businesses.

Western & Southern provides a host of benefits that include medical, dental, life, pension, 401K, free fitness facility, on-site cafeteria, and generously subsidized parking. Western & Southern promotes a stable, fulfilling and challenging environment with an emphasis on excellence and continued career development.