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Requisition Number 18-0553
Post Date 12/4/2018
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.
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Purpose of the Role:

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) covers a wide range of HR responsibilities, outside of benefits, for the Macmillan Learning division, including ensuring legal compliance and assisting with employee relations and performance management. The HRBP will serve as a liaison for managers and department heads in the business units s/he supports, offering HR process guidance and assistance.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the performance improvement process for Macmillan Learning, assisting managers in providing staff feedback and following up on performance improvement metrics, consulting with legal when necessary.
  • Communicate, implement and monitor performance review process for assigned functions, supporting employees and managers with the steps, expectations, and general questions surrounding both the process and platform used.
  • Work with senior HR management, legal and benefits staff on ER issues in assigned groups, serving as point person for managers, providing advice on performance counselling and addressing employee complaints.
  • Manage the off boarding process for voluntary departures including conducting exit interviews and completing necessary paperwork to process final pays.
  • Handle off boarding for involuntary departures, including ensuring PIP process has been followed (if necessary), manager rationale is provided to Legal, manager compliance with termination scripts, providing termination documents to exiting employees and shared service teams, and following up on off staff procedures on last day.
  • Collect and assess ML salary data to make recommendations to senior HR management and managers about internal compensation trends, parity of salary within similar roles across the organization, bonus plan structure, promotions, raises, transfers and salary adjustments for mid to entry-level staff.
  • Develops and conducts training sessions and tips and tricks for HR Assistants in areas of employee onboarding, change processing, and general administration.
  • Assists in the development of manager and employee training modules by offering feedback and edits for presentations, supplemental materials and resources, roll out plan, etc.
  • Work with managers and the legal department to draft accurate job descriptions, approve FLSA exemption status, create new job codes, ensure that any workplace investigations follow company and legal standards, and mitigate company exposure and risk.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • At least 7 years progressive experience in Human Resources specifically with Business Partner responsibilities
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Understanding of HR legal compliance and regulations
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize
  • Microsoft Excel and analytical skills

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working with Google product line (Gmail, Drive, Sheets, Docs, Calendar)
  • Experience conducting workplace investigations
  • PHR or SHRM-CP

About the Team: We’re a close-knit, high-performing team, looking for a strategic partner to join us! We take our jobs seriously, but know how to celebrate wins. Our managers look to HR as a source of information and as trusted advisors. We need someone that’s not afraid to push back or give constructive criticism. If that sounds like you, please join us!

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