HR Business Partner
New York, NY 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description
    Job Site LocationUS-NY-New York
    HR Business Partner
    Requisition ID2019-9782
    Position Objective

    Company Overview:

    The Harvard Companies provide important building services to thousands of clients across the business community. Harvard Maintenance and Harvard Protection Services are two of the largest and fastest growing, privately owned providers of high quality janitorial and security services in the United States. We are an industry leader and are well known for our innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit. Our success over the last fifty years stems from Harvard's Inverted Pyramid®, which recognizes that our front-line employees are the most important people in our organization. The Inverted Pyramid® ensures that our employees feel valued, are given the tools to be successful, and are empowered to execute in their roles. People are also at the center of our Core Values. Our People First core value clearly states that “we are a family organization that promotes respect and embraces diversity”.

    Job Summary:

    Reporting to the HR Director for the region and based in NYC, the HR business partner (HRBP) is the critical contact point for two of Harvard’s senior business leaders. Working in partnership with business leaders and HR colleagues, the HRBP is responsible for managing employee relations and day-to-day HR issues nationally for Harvard Services Group (HSG) and Harvard Protections Services (HPS). This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department and to management

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Serve as a point of contact for the business on HR issues to help drive business results
    • Work with business leaders to translate business needs into HR requirements and working environment
    • Responsible for operational HR activities for employees in scope and partner with HR centers of expertise (COE) to ensure compliance with processes related to staffing, compensation, employee relations, immigration, etc. and recommend improvements when possible
    • Guide employees, supervisors and management through investigative processes of employee relations and makes recommendations when necessary
    • Stay current with local and state employment law and labor market and effectively aligns with Branch and HR goals
    • Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment
    • Oversee the maintenance of compliance with electronic employee files
    • Recommend innovative approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and cost saving measures
    • Manage the maintenance of employee records and data integrity and compiles reports for Management as requested
    • Facilitate communication among employees and management
    • Guide Management and employee base on problem solving, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and litigation avoidance
    • Partner with appropriate colleagues to develop training and staff development to enhance the effectiveness of employee performance in achieving the goals and objectives of the division
    • Ability to collect and research data, use intuition and experience to compliment the data and present the data effectively
    • Other duties as assigned

    Knowledge and Skill Requirements
    • Seven years minimum as an HR Business Partner (or equivalent in Specialist areas)
    • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, organizational development, or a related degree required, SHRM certification a plus
    • Experience in a matrix, fast-paced, hourly workforce environment
    • Hands-on in with a union workforce
    • Bi-lingual (Spanish) language skills
    • Advance skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Smartsheet
    • Experience with ATS (iCIMS), HRIS (Winteam)
    • Significant business and financial acumen, as well as general HR functional knowledge
    • Relationship management
    • Change agent with strong personal effectiveness, be accountable, delivery excellence, applying HR expertise, performance communication, influencing others
    • Cultural awareness and organization savvy
    • Attention to detail, adaptable, resilient
    • Ability to coordinate and manage complex cross-functional projects given multiple competing priorities or perspectives

    Harvard is offering a competitive compensation structure including benefit package with medical, dental, life, and long-term disability (LTD) insurance along with 401K Savings Plan.



    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Required Experience
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