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Senior HR Business Partner2019-12-10T05:33:31-05:00<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">ThoughtWorks is not your average global IT consulting company; so don’t expect to find average people working here. As a Senior Talent Partner, you are going to help us stay this way. As a software service and consulting firm, people really are our business. Your job will be to create innovative talent management solutions and execute those solutions for the business. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Senior HR Business Partner is responsible for assessing and anticipating people-related needs and driving strategic and scalable solutions to support Portfolios &amp; Leaders. The position serves as a consultant to leadership on Employee development, engagement opportunities, and challenges. A successful Senior HR Business Partner acts as a coach, manager, connector and change agent. In order to be successful in this role, you must be able to create order out of chaos, be flexible and adaptable in your approach, ok with imperfection, and able to balance the need for structure and guidelines with the need to be creative and progressive.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are looking for the Senior HR Business Partner to be based in either Chicago or Dallas; it requires 30% travel.</span></p> <p><strong>RESPONSIBILITIES</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Reporting into the North America Talent Development Lead, the primary responsibilities for this position will include:</span></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Partner with Portfolio &amp; Account Leadership to drive impactful engagement solutions: </span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Act as a partner to Portfolio &amp; Account Leaders and teams across North America to shape talent strategies that cultivate high performing teams and leaders</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Design, execute and evolve talent management best practices that enable leaders to amplify employee performance &amp; development (e.g., effectively assess individual &amp; collective performance &amp; impact, capability leadership and succession planning that ensures we are able to staff the work we sell and exceed our clients’ expectations)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Conduct virtual and onsite engagement health checks for assigned teams.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keep a pulse on morale, engagement, growth, feedback, performance and projected impact. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build and cultivate trusted relationships with Leaders and Employees that allow for open and transparent dialogue.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Handle difficult conversations with skill and sensitivity.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Support a feedback culture through training, coaching and accountability partnership.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Partner with other Talent Partners</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ensure that knowledge related to employee performance is transferred effectively to your national people partners using designated tools and communication practices</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bring talent management best practices and forward-thinking ideas to the team</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Synthesize and communicate in a balanced way the insights gathered through an enormous amount of distributed touch points.  Rely on data whenever possible</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Support diversity and inclusion through introspection, being mindful about diversity on teams and in leadership, and help identify ways to continuously improve employees ability to support a diverse workforce</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Partner with People Support team on HR related matters </span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Act as an escalation point for HR related matters. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Triage workplace concerns effectively by following the proper steps. Collaborate with appropriate thought partners; ensure adequate documentation and well thought out communication plans regarding the concern</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Handle sensitive people situations in a respectful and caring way while also maintaining the highest level of confidentiality</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate on employment decisions such as but not limited to compensation, performance improvement, performance assessment, and exits</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Partner with Recruiting team to maintain a high hiring bar</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Seek ways to evolve recruiting activities to continually enhance our recruiting processes</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Actively recruit qualified future employees</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Partner with Regional and Global stakeholders to shape and execute change programs</span></li> </ol> <p><strong>A successful candidate demonstrates the following attributes:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Adaptable &amp; Flexible</span></li> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to positively adjust to new and changing conditions</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to multi-task</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Extremely comfortable working in environments that are culturally diverse, fast-paced, always changing, and light on structure/process.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborative</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to solve complex, often ambiguous issues. In our experience, this is because you’re intuitively collaborative.  </span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Communicative &amp; Influential</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stakeholder management experience and confidence to challenge, influence, and persuade after gathering an appropriate level of context and data to support.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to coach a diverse population of leaders using various coaching techniques.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to influence through a suite of knock-your-socks off communication vehicles (written, verbal, presentations, facilitation, etc) You build rapport with all sorts of people.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Change agent</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Enable and promote change to happen</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Positive attitude</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sense of urgency, thrive in ambiguity, resourceful, resilient</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can accept feedback and admit when you’ve made a mistake  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to make tough and sometimes unpopular decisions</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Results-oriented</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Incredibly strong organization, follow-through, time and knowledge management skills. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Driven to create outcomes</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Problem solver</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to solve complex, often ambiguous issues, in creative ways. In our experience, this is because you’re knowledgeable of key business drivers, an expert in your craft, and intuitively collaborative. </span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Driver/Initiator</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Takes initiative to get things done, doesn't need to be told what to do</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong business acumen</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keen and quick to understand and deal with business situations in a manner that will lead to a good outcome, able to balance people and business needs appropriately</span></li> </ul> </ul> <p><strong>BACKGROUND</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Knowledgeable of US employment law and expert in employee relations best practices. Can handle risky situations well.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">A knack for talent management and loads of experience:</span></li> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">- Leading employees through performance management issues</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">- Coaching Leaders and Executives</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">- Creating strategic Succession Plans and Leadership Pipelines</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">- Using data analytics to present trends and patterns in the business</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">- Design and execute change programs</span></li> </ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience working on and supporting distributed teams and individuals</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bachelor’s degree in a people or organization design-related field; or a foreign equivalent with 8-10 years of talent management experience, preferably in a people-centric, professional services environment.</span></li> </ul> <div> <h3><em>A few important things to know:</em></h3> <strong>Projects are almost exclusively on customer site, so candidates should be flexible and open to extensive travel.</strong></div> <div><strong>Candidates must possess work authorization that does not require H-1B <span class="m_-1805005199808744289gmail-il">visa</span> sponsorship by ThoughtWorks or dependent EAD.</strong></div> <div> </div> <div> <div> <p style="text-align: left;">Not quite ready to apply? Or maybe this isn’t the right role for you? That’s OK, you can stay in touch with <a href="https://www.thoughtworks.com/careers/access?utm_source=apply-jobs&amp;utm_medium=jd&amp;utm_campaign=access-thoughtworks">AccessThoughtWorks</a>, our learning community (click "<em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">contact me about recruitment opportunities</span>"</em> to hear about jobs in the future).</p> </div> </div> <div> <p style="color: #7f8c8d;"><em>It is the policy of ThoughtWorks, Inc. to provide a work environment free of discrimination. The Company will take affirmative action to ensure applicants and ThoughtWorks employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, ethnic origin, veteran or military status, family or marital status, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. This also includes individuals who are perceived to have any of the aforementioned attributes. ThoughtWorks will adhere to all federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations governing employment.</em></p> </div>ThoughtworksChicago, IllinoisUSA