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HR Business Partner I

Company: Pearson
Location: Olympia
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

At Pearson, were committed to a world thats always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether its one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technologyand each other to surpass these boundarieswe create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the worlds innovations, personal and global, large and small.Pearson Virtual Schools provide high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to schools, school districts and students in grades K-12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, Pearson Online Academy, and Pearson Virtual Classroom. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers, and leadership, Pearson Virtual Schools is committed to expanding quality education through technology and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.Position Summary:The Human Resources Partner (HRP) will support a portfolio of three to five virtual schools and will serve as the central point of contact for school leaders, school leadership, and school staff. The HRP is responsible for providing targeted, customized support to schools in the areas of workforce planning, employee relations, leadership coaching, and HR strategy development and implementation.Primary Responsibilities:Strategic Partnerships, Employee Relations, Leadership Coaching, Workforce Planning.General Responsibilities:Strategic Partnerships

  • Build high-functioning relationships with leaders in assigned schools/departments to support and anticipate needs
  • Partner with HR teams to provide feedback from customers, generate new ideas, assist with program development and implementation, and promote HR initiatives to the organization
  • Work with HR Partner Manager to develop strategic and operational plans to achieve results and ensure alignment with company goals and objectives through training and development initiatives
  • Analyze data to determine trends, areas for improvement, and educational opportunities and recommend and/or implement appropriate strategies
  • Anticipate business needs and provide short & long-term customer-focused solutions that drive effective business results through the alignment of HR best practices to strategic business goals
  • Partner with the Training team on the deployment of training needs assessments and collaborate on training activities and special projectsEmployee Relations
    • Consult with staff and managers regarding employee relations issues and work with HR Partner Manager to initiate action plans to address and resolve issues
    • Work with HR Partner Manager to coach and advise staff and managers on matters regarding conflict resolution, relationship building, and effective communication
    • Coordinate with legal counsel and school boards as needed in regards to employment-related legal matters and policies
    • Review and analyze key data metrics for turnover and staff satisfaction, create and implement action plans as needed
    • Manage performance assessment program including dissemination of communications, coordinating with training team on staff and manager training and resources, and 100% completion rate
    • Strategize and develop plans for staff retention efforts
    • Work with HR Partner Manager to assist with and advise managers on disciplinary action procedures, coaching, counseling, and documentation
    • Assist managers with the preparation of performance assessmentsLeadership Coaching
      • Work with school leadership teams to implement Action Plans
      • Meet with key stakeholders to understand the holistic opportunities for leaders growth and development
      • Use data (new hire, pulse, exit, engagement, leadership assessments) to identify key areas of development and create development plans to support leaders/leadership teams
      • Meet regularly with identified leaders to provide feedback with a focus on growth and achievement of development goals
      • Support culture camp initiatives
      • Implement succession plans for each school and ensure key talent had a development plan to focus on growth and retentionWorkforce Planning
        • Support school leaders with staffing and promotion need during the annual budgeting process
        • Develop long and short-term staffing plans to meet the organizational needs of the department/school
        • Support managers with the creation of job descriptions
        • Manage the position change process by creating and obtaining approval for offer letters and communicating necessary data to payroll
        • Analyze the information provided on an application to determine the suitability of the applicant for employment. Based on those findings, make recommendations to hiring managers
        • Conduct phone and in-person interviews as requested and assist with the selection of hires
        • Support teams with the creation and delivery of all HR-related communications
        • Other duties as assignedRequirements
          • 1-2 years of HR experience required
          • Four-year college degree, preferably with an HR focus
          • Excellent technical and software skillsCapabilities
            • Customer Centric Acts with a strong customer mindset (both internal and external) and is a visible advocate for the customer. Builds strong relationships with customers and uses those to improve their experience and outcomes
            • Communications - A great communicator who engages teams and stakeholders with thoughtful delivery and messages that resonate
            • Works well in a matrix - Models collaboration, solves problems with peers, builds trust and support
            • Takes personal responsibility Can be relied on to complete tasks timely and well, demonstrates ownership regardless of the outcome, proactive in exploring and exploiting new opportunities
            • Keen business acumen, strong analytic and problem-solving skills, and tremendous drive for results
            • Ability to establish, maintain and grow positive relationships at all levels of the organization
            • High attention to detail
            • High degree of emotional intelligence and ability to effectively handle stressful situations
            • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced companyPearson Virtual Schools is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work-at-home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards, and expectations.As required by theColorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $60,000-$65,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the worlds leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.Job: HUMAN RESOURCESOrganization: Virtual LearningSchedule: FULL_TIMEReq ID: 7333#location

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