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Requisition Number 17-0378
Post Date 5/19/2017
Title Human Resources Business Partner
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City Boston
State MA
Description Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, and Hayden-McNeil. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences -- race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective-- in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC (“BFW”), d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education’s guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources.
Requirements Headquartered in New York City, with its 800 person workforce located in offices in Austin, Boston, Plymouth Michigan and Hamilton New Jersey, as well as a remote sales and specialist staff throughout the 50 United States, Macmillan Learning is looking for a talented and progressive HRBP to join the People Team who has experience in both start-up and established businesses, is entrepreneurial, experienced in corporate turnarounds and has the ability to bring together different organizations aligned against one mission.

The focus of the People Team is to help the company achieve its goals by supporting its most valuable resource – its people. We strive to foster an environment of learning and innovation that enables each team and each employee to excel. We provide support through talent acquisition and development, skill development, and initiatives that contribute to a positive work environment.

Responsibilities
- Collaborate with Macmillan leadership to develop and implement an integrated HR strategy.
- Ensure that all operational functions of HR run smoothly, are documented, and complete in a timely manner, liaising closely with the shared service HR ops support team.
- Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with People Team to develop solutions, programs and policies.
- Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations, providing day-to-day coaching, counseling, career development, and disciplinary actions.
- Work with management teams to ensure compensation practices attract and retain the most qualified talent. Oversee and manage group compensation plans and annual reviews.
- Ensure an engaging, business-focused performance management cycle using existing digital platform, goal setting, mid and end of year reviews, as well as feedback and coaching and development training.
- Work with entire HR team to manage special projects related to new manager training, diversity, mentoring, employee engagement, succession planning, as needed by the organization as it continues to develop the work environment.
- Partner with finance on HR programs and costs as well as employee overhead concerns.
- Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.

Qualifications
- Minimum of 7 years of HR generalist experience, with solid background in HR strategy, transformation and change management, project management, shared services, and M&A.
- Proven track record of driving significant change successfully in a business or businesses.
- Positive, “can do” attitude.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Experience with diversity programs a strong plus
- Must be able to work collaboratively in a matrixed environment.
- Must have sound judgment and good decision-making skills.
- B.A. required; Master’s Degree and/or SPHR preferred.
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