Manager of Internal Communications
The Hartford - Hartford, CT

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DESCRIPTION : Based in Hartford, CT, the HR Communication Consultant will report to the AVP, Internal Communication and be responsible for leading enterprise-wide communications related to the implementation of new HR systems. The HR Communication Consultant will be accountable for developing and implementing communication strategies that drive employee awareness of our new systems and help drive behavior changes. This position is a 12-18 month rotation. Upon conclusion of the assignment, candidate will assume a full-time role within Internal Communications.
      This position is responsible for developing and executing a communications strategy for a large-scale HR systems communications initiative.

      General Responsibilities:
      • Partner with change management lead to identify communication strategy that will drive awareness and desired behavioral changes.
      • Create, implement and measure all employee communications and training materials related to the initiative, ensuring integration of messages throughout communications platforms and incorporating two-way communications where appropriate.
      • Develop new and creative ways to deliver internal messages, especially through web-based tools, video and other media channels.
      • Build out a portal on the HR employee intranet site to keep managers and employees educated on The Hartford’s talent philosophy and supporting tools.


      • 5-10 years experience in field of internal corporate communications, preferably HR communications.
      • BA/BS degree in communications, public relations, English or a related field.
      • Sharp attention to detail - excellent proofreading, editing, communication and organizational skills.
      • Strong interpersonal skills and mature judgment. Comfortable and capable when working with senior leaders.
      • Demonstrated strength in project management, strong writing skills and proven ability to execute.
      • Familiar with best practices in employee communication

      The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. The Hartford is consistently recognized for its superior service, its sustainability efforts and as one of the world's most ethical companies. In 2011, The Hartford reported revenues of $21.9 billion. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at .

      The Hartford believes people should live with financial confidence. The Hartford exists to provide the confidence and peace of mind that helps people achieve their financial goals. We enable this confidence though the breadth of our product portfolio and relationships and the depth of our knowledge.

      The Hartford’s biggest competitive advantage is our employees. We hire a broad range of talented teammates from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We look for teammates who share our core values and bring passion to their jobs. Our values are projected in the way we interact with customers and among our teams.

      We are an innovative leader in the industry and have been recognized by:
      · Ethisphere Institute as One of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for five consecutive years
      · GI Jobs as a 2012 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer
      · Military Times Edge as a 2011 “Best for Vets” Employer
      · Carbon Disclosure Project’s Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for The Hartford’s approach to climate change disclosure for four consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
      · Newsweek Green Rankings – No. 12 on the list of U.S. Companies (2011)
      · Phoenix Business Journal as a Best Place to Work (2011) · The Chicago Tribune as a Top Workplace (2011) · The San Antonio Express News as a Top Workplace (2011) · Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a Top Workplace (2011) · Indianapolis Star as a Top Workplace (2011) · The Hartford Courant and FOXCT as a Top Workplace (2011) · OKCBiz as a Best Place to Work (2011)

      At The Hartford, our compensation philosophy is simple: we pay competitive base salaries and reward performance. In addition, you will be eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program including Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, a 401K Plan, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan and more.


      The Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

      The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace.

      Committed to Building Inclusion and Leveraging Diversity


      Job Function : Int/Exec Communications
      Primary Location : United States-Connecticut-Hartford

      Schedule : Full-time
      Job Level : Individual Contributor
      Education Level : Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
      Job Type : Standard
      Shift : Day Job
      Employee Status : Regular
      Overtime Status : Exempt
      Travel : No
      Job Posting : Feb 6, 2013, 2:09:07 PM
      Remote Worker Option : No

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      With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. The...