HR Generalist/Business Partner

Location Name VA, Manassas
Date Posted
6 months ago(9/14/2020 4:53 PM)
Berkley Net Underwriters
Primary Location
Human Resources

Company Details

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As a strategic partner, the HR Generalist/Business Partner works with the Vice President of Human Resources (VP HR) and Operating Unit Leadership to align and support the VP HR with the execution of the talent strategy and operating unit strategic initiatives. This role works closely with Leadership and Group HR to consult, provide advice and guidance as it relates to talent-related activities including but not limited to: recruitment and selection, staff retention, performance management, talent development, compensation planning and employee relations.


The HR Generalist/Business Partner fulfills the primary responsibilities of the role by executing the following duties and tasks:

  • Consults and counsels with leaders on performance management, talent development, salary administration, succession planning, recognition, training gaps, employee relations, employee conduct, etc.
  • Guides and coaches leaders through actions related to formal disciplinary procedures, jointly determines appropriate course of actions; reviews and provides suggestions for performance improvement plans; and ensures legal compliance with aid of VP HR and/or legal counsel when necessary
  • Proactively identifies areas for process improvement, innovation, and opportunities for efficiency and synergy
  • Partners with management on engagement strategies that improve employee satisfaction, this includes coordination of community or company events, e.g.
  • Confers with leaders to identify staffing needs, job specifications, job duties, qualifications, skills and competencies
  • Partners with recruiting on internal and external recruitment efforts for all positions
  • Partners with hiring managers to ensure proper company and department on-boarding tasks including: 30/60/90 day reviews, survey analysis, etc.
  • Partners with the hiring manager to ensure required timely completion of new hire I-9’s; and finding alternative sources to complete new hire’s I-9 for off-site/remote/employees.   Updating I-9 verifications in HireRight as required.
  • Assists in the development and delivery of management and/or employee training sessions related to strategic initiatives, performance management, employee engagement, succession planning, etc.
  • Actively researches, creatively designs and implements effective methods to educate, enhance performance and recognize performance; advising and collaborating on the development and administration of recognition programs with Group HR and Shared HR Services
  • May lead or participate in special and/or cross-functional project teams related to Company strategic initiatives
  • Assist in administration and communication of ADA process as needed
  • Identifies, evaluates and resolves employee relations issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations and civil rights complaints with the aid of VP HR and/or legal counsel when necessary
  • Conducts, Analyzes and reports on trends related to employee relations activities; Reviews exit interviews to analyze reasons for separation and to identify trends
  • Assists employees with developing personal strategies or action plans related to the workplace, e.g., career development, performance improvement, peer/manager conflict, communication, etc.
  • Administers initial and ongoing Visa and Immigration requirements
  • Ensures the integrity of employee and payroll data for job and salary changes, as well as maintain and approve payroll logs


Role Specific Competencies


Positive Learning Culture

Decision Making and Problem Solving

Situational Adaptability

Employee Performance Management

Extreme Ownership

Additional duties as assigned


 Eligibility Qualifications

  • 3 plus years of progressive HR experience
  • Ability to make decisions incorporating diverse perspectives
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Strong customer orientation including strong interpersonal, communication and consultation skills
  • Ability to manage and influence in a cross-functional matrix environment
  • Strong discretion in dealing with highly confidential and sensitive information exhibited at all times
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Extremely strong analytical and quantitative skills coupled with strategic/big picture orientation
  • Excellent organization, prioritization and customer service skills to effectively follow-up on complex and detailed work activities
  • Proven record of setting delivery commitments and meeting expectations



Travel Required – Moderate – up to 25% Travel


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