Functions as senior HR business partner to key clients with regard to all phases of the employment lifecycle. In partnership with the HR Director, works closely with department heads, supervisors & managers to ensure seamless, effective, and timely delivery of all services. Provides day-to-day supervision & mentoring to junior HR partner and HR coordinator(s).
Role and Responsibilities:
The HR Manager may perform several or all of the following duties & responsibilities as assigned:
Interacts with employees at all levels of the Institute to interpret and communicate various Human Resources policies, procedures, and general information.
Manage the partnership with the talent acquisition team and hiring manager for optimal candidate experience and identifying the best hire.
Assist managers in assessing and identifying resources to meet employee/departmental training needs and encouragement of employees to continuously develop their skills in their field of work.
Provide employee relations support with managers and internal HR staff.
Establishes trusted relationships with managers and staff, providing training on HR policies, practices and forms and applies policies consistently and equitably.
Provides HR support to managers for all employment-related personnel actions such as recruitments, compensation actions, performance management, training needs, and separations. Incorporates client needs and supports all aspects of customerâ™s interaction with and use of HR services.
Reviews complaints regarding employee relationsâ™ decisions, evaluates appropriate action and communicates the disposition. Recommends and provides counsel and coaching to HR partners and supervisors regarding sensitive personnel actions including, performance improvement, progressive discipline actions, employee engagement, compliance, development, terminations, leaves of absences and accommodation requests.
Works with members of HR team to effectively solve problems and proactively and continuously assess the impact of HR processes and policies to identify areas for improvement. Identifies opportunities for increased efficiency and service, makes recommendations with formulated action plans.
Serves as auditor for data that is entered into the various systems.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Human Resources with emphasis on employee relations, issues resolution, conflict management, performance management, and related training, etc.
Human Resources Certificate or PHR or SPHR certificate.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed based on workload and deadlines.
Willing to sign an Employee Confidentiality Agreement.
Successful completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.