HR Director

Work World Vacaville, California
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May 24, 2022
Work World
Vacaville, California
  • This position can be located in WA or CA. Work World is the largest specialty retailer of workwear and work boots in the Western U.S. From humble beginnings in 1990, we now operate 30+ stores under the Work World and Whistle Workwear brand names California, Nevada, and Washington.
  • We sell boots, apparel, scrubs and safety gear from top vendors in the industry including Carhartt, Wolverine, Timberland Pro, and more.
  • We are dedicated to putting our customers first, and we believe blue collar workers are the backbone of our communities and our country.
  • We are committed to our values of honesty, respect and integrity, and require each employee to demonstrate these values.
  • We are looking for an HR Director to grow with our Human Resources team!
  • This hands-on leader will be responsible for all strategic and tactical aspects of Human Resources including but not limited to employee relations, recruiting, compensation, benefit administration, and management coaching.
  • This is a full-time, remote position based out of Washington or California with travel to retail stores as needed.
  • Responsibilities: Direct, develop and mentor an HR Generalist as part of a small team that operates as a valued business partner within the company.
  • Act as a trusted advisor and coach to the senior leadership team and store management.
  • Collaborate on the creation and execution of the organization's strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Provide coaching, development, and training to enhance management capability and accountability.
  • Function as a trusted advisor to managers in coaching them on successful employee development, problem/conflict resolution and performance management, with a specific focus on District/Store Managers within retail operations.
  • Partner with management team to create and implement programs to develop and engage employees.
  • Develop and implement a company wide training program, with a focus on professional development and product knowledge, to supplement the general online trainings from suppliers.
  • Develop effective employee relations.
  • Provide assistance with sensitive employment matters, and handle issues discreetly, thoughtfully, and responsively by resolving the near-term challenge with an eye towards the long-term organizational implications.
  • Ensure compliance with company values, policies, procedures, and state and federal laws.
  • Elevate the hiring process by partnering with hiring leaders to find quality, diverse applicants and ensure every candidate gets a responsive, highly professional recruiting experience.
  • Foster and develop a robust network of talent, as well as build stellar onboarding programs that rapidly equip new hires and effectively preserve culture.
  • Drive the complete talent acquisition process including setting guidelines for hiring, writing job descriptions, sourcing candidates, conducting interviews, and onboarding new employees.
  • Collaborate with Accounting, Payroll and people managers to ensure all employees are paid accurately and timely.
  • Maintain the integrity of employee payroll data and all related employee information systems.
  • Own employee benefits design and delivery.
  • Develop and implement best practices related to inclusive benefits and compensation programs to ensure we remain competitive as we scale.
  • Ensure soft benefits and cultural events keep everyone engaged and motivated.
  • Participate in the negotiation, enhancement, and administration of company benefits programs including contract renewals and negotiations, and drive employee enrollment, plan administration and required reporting.
  • Provide day-to-day interface with employees on benefits questions and maintain benefit files.
  • Actively oversee a base-pay compensation program by creating salary guidelines that balance market rates with internal equity and projected company growth.
  • Manage annual performance review process including conducting leadership meetings, assisting with difficult messaging and legal issues, and participating in reviews as requested by managers.
  • Partner with management to help establish professional development goals and succession planning for employees.
  • Work with Operations Managers to run and enhance companywide safety programs.
  • Own all HR policies, procedures, and programs across the Company.
  • Requirements : High degree of personal integrity and confidentiality.
  • BS/ BA degree in Human Resource Management, Business, or related discipline.
  • At least 8+ years' experience in an HR Generalist role.
  • Track record of successful HR partnership with an organization and demonstrated business acumen.
  • Preference for experience with Retail and/or a fast-paced multi-site environment.
  • Proficient writing skills with experience using Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Demonstrated level of maturity and judgment, as well as the ability to establish trust, fairness and credibility with employees, managers, and other partners and to be a trusted advisor to senior leadership in addressing company-wide challenges and initiatives.
  • Ability to confidently express your opinion, based on thoughtful data gathering and analysis.
  • Able to engage in healthy, constructive debate to provide the best service to the business and employees and can manage confidential information appropriately.
  • Comfortable and skilled at leading meetings, trainings, and facilitations and in enabling productive engagement of all participants.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and developing HR team members.
  • Exceptionally high level of commitment to the success of individuals.
  • Driver with proven decision making, problem solving, judgment, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to define priorities and to handle multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a calm, professional, positive, problem-solving attitude.
  • Ability to travel (10%) throughout the West Coast and to Colorado as needed.
  • Why you should apply Work World employees are unique individuals whose varied talents and experiences bring value to our customers.
  • The diversity and ideas of our employees inspire us in everything we do.
  • People are at the heart of every connection we build, and together we can accomplish anything.
  • Benefits Competitive pay Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance Paid Time Off 401k retirement plan Generous Employee Discounts Hybrid Work from Home options available
  • Associated topics: administrator, chief human resource officer, chro, director, guide, guidance, head, senior associate, senior director, vice president

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