COMPANY: Real Estate Firm
POSITION: Vice President, Human Resources
LOCATION: New York, NY
HOURS: 9am-5pm (with flexibility to work overtime as needed)
COMPENSATION: DOE + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
BACHELOR'S DEGREE: Required
Our client, a private, family-run commercial and residential real estate firm, is looking for a Vice President of Human Resources to join their team. This person will be responsible for delivering consistent and synergistic HR processes and practices, enabling talent assessment and development efforts necessary to compete in the evolving real estate landscape. The ideal candidate will be able to help drive the cultural and organizational transformation aimed at continued innovation, growth and diversification. The Vice President of Human Resources will be equally focused on the strategic direction of the company, yet also on directing efforts across the business, ensuring these initiatives are communicated and effectively deployed. The ideal candidate will possess a high emotional intelligence, flexible attitude, ability to liaise and relate to all levels of employees within the various departments and across the organization.
Responsibilities of the Vice President of Human Resources:
- Lead and mentor a multidisciplinary human resources team encompassing:
- Talent Acquisition with particular attention to diversity hiring
- Performance Goal Setting & Measurement
- Training & Development (particularly for "high potential" employees)
- Workforce Planning/Succession Management
- Compensation & Benefits
- Process Payroll using ADP
- Conduct a continuing study of all human resources policies, programs, and practices to keep management informed of new developments.
-Coordinate all human resources training programs. Provide necessary education and materials to managers and employees including workshops, manuals, employee handbooks, and standardized reports.
- Coordinate firm-wide compensation plans and executive level compensation programs with the senior leadership team.
- Develop and monitor an annual budget that includes human resources services, employee recognition, sports teams and community events support, and benefits administration.
- Establish and lead the standard recruiting and hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit and hire a superior workforce, including diversity recruiting program. Serve as part of the interview team.
- Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation. Conduct periodic surveys to measure employee satisfaction and employee engagement.
- Conduct investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth.
- Lead the implementation of company safety and health programs. Monitor the tracking of OSHA required data.
- Lead competitive market research to establish pay practices and pay bands that help to recruit and retain superior staff.
- With the assistance of the CFO, obtain cost effective, employee-serving benefits; monitor national benefits environment for options and cost savings.
- Lead the development of benefit orientations and other benefits training for employees and their families.
- Lead company compliance with all existing governmental and labor legal and government reporting requirements including any related to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Requirements of the Vice President, Human Resources:
- Undergraduate university degree required; graduate degree preferred
- 10+ years of progressive leadership experience in human resources positions.
- Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations, preferred.
- Active affiliation with appropriate human resources networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement, preferred.
- A strategic business orientation and acumen and the ability to direct functional efforts based on business direction and needs.
- The capability, energy, experience, and outlook to play a true leadership role in planning for and developing the organization and the talent within it, to directly support the company's growth and quality objectives.
- Clearly recognized as an effective leader and developer of a high performing HR function that delivers sound, responsive and effective support to the organization and employees.
- Demonstrated track record of significant change management, including helping build an evolved leadership culture.
- Have a "nose for talent," and able to recognize great talent and the potential of individuals. He/she will build and lead an efficient process for aggressive hiring, developing, and retaining great people across the organization including the HR function itself.
- Deep functional expertise and a firm understanding of the key center of excellence areas including compensation and benefits, talent management, talent acquisition, learning and development and employee relations.
- A strong understanding of corporate governance practices and processes.
- Able to command respect by clearly exhibiting professional, mature, respectful, transparent and ethical behavior. Must also have the energy, motivation and change management skills to influence culture change.
- Knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, recruitment, organization development, employee relations, safety, employee engagement, and employee development.
- Outstanding written and spoken communication skills, interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and develop HR department staff members.
- Demonstrated ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the executive management team that provides overall company leadership and direction.
- Solid knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) ideally ADP.
- General knowledge of various employment laws and practices and experience working with a corporate employment law attorney.
- Familiarity with labor union laws and requirements a PLUS.
- Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs.
- Evidence of the ability to practice a high level of confidentiality.
- Verification of identity, education, prior employment, and references may be required