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  • Somerville, MA 02145
  • Kmart

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Human Resources - HR Lead (Somerville, MA #3486)

Kmart • Somerville, MA

Posted 2 months ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - None
Experience - 3 years
Degree - High School
Human Resources, Retail

Job Description


General Summary:

This highly motivated individual will both implement and coordinate human resources functions within Kmart stores. He/she will have responsibility for store HR administration, associate screening, on-boarding, and training, as well as employee engagement. This position reports to the Store Manager.

Customer Focused:

* Coordinates associate recognition programs including birthday and anniversary recognition.
* Regularly updates associate communication bulletin board.
* Maintains an "open-door" policy to effectively address associate needs.

Leadership/People Oriented:

* Leads by example by exhibiting a positive attitude and a sense of collaboration.
* Responsible for coordinating and facilitating associate orientation.
* Initiates annual hourly employment review process by providing managers with necessary tools. Holds managers accountable to deadlines to ensure evaluations are completed within the appropriate timeframe.
* Adheres to privacy requirements and maintains confidentiality of associate information.

Process Thinking:

* Ensures all necessary new associate paperwork is submitted in accordance company guidelines.
* Maintains compliance with regard to associate drug testing and background check policies.
* Ensures store compliance for monthly HR Review process.
* Responds to associate inquiries on policy, benefits, and compensation; understands proper methods and resources available to obtain information or direct associates and/or managers regarding non-routine inquiries.
* Responsible for maintenance of online application system.

Effectiveness/ Attains Results:

* Understands HR Scorecard and assists management in holding associates accountable to meet defined goals.
* Proactively monitors ongoing associate training completion to meet 90% minimum monthly requirement.
* Processes and reconciles weekly time sheets; follows up with employees to ensure accuracy.
* Ensures that HR administration is completed in accordance with company guidelines.
* Maintains the online application system to ensure adequate candidate flow for hourly store openings.
* Maintains associate information in labor and scheduling tool to aide in optimal staffing with in store and compliance with federal, state and local labor laws.

Effective Decision Making:

* Assists in resolving associate issues; escalates issues to store manager or appropriate management as necessary. * Conducts candidate pre-screen interviews to provide store with a qualified candidate pool to fill open positions.
* Maintains working knowledge Kmart's employment policies and practices and ensures awareness and compliance throughout store.

* High School Diploma required.

* 3-5 years experience in a retail environment preferred.
* Some human resources experience preferred, but not required.

* Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
* Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
* Ability to set priorities and effectively manage time.
* Proven ability to build teams and encourage/model collaboration.
* Prior experience and high comfort level with computer programs and systems.
* Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently.
* Strong decision making skills.
* Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and build a high level of trust.
* Ability to effectively communicate with both management and associates.
* Effective oral and written communication skills.

The duties, responsibilities and requirements presented in this job description should not be construed as an exhaustive list of roles or responsibilities.

Job ID: 974456BR
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