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Travelers Director, Human Resources Melville in Melville, New York



Director, Human Resources Melville

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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:


Partners with HR RVP /Lead Generalist and field business partners to make compensation decisions (e.g. base pay, incentive equity grants) which drive business results and support our pay for performance philosophy.

Working with HR RVP/Lead Generalist, ensures the communication and execution of our compensation philosophy.

Organization Effectiveness:

Administers and communicates HR policies and programs with departments.

Ensures that human resources services delivered directly or indirectly are necessary, cost effective and in support of the business plan.

May lead the human resources planning effort within the customer groups to ensure that there are adequate numbers of trained staff to accomplish business objectives and that appropriate human resource systems are in place to select, reward, train and motivate staff. Encourages progressive management and leadership characteristics and empowered staff by providing needed tools.

Develops an effective partnership with line business clients through consultation on human resources strategic and operational issues as related to the business plan.

Ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws that impact HR; responds to government and employee inquiries or complaints, coordinates their resolution.

In conjunction with other human resources staff, participates in the development of necessary policies and practices to ensure that they are consistent with overall corporate direction and in support of customer group plans.

Consults on organizations effectiveness to include re-engineering, management/employee development, workflow efficiencies and organizational change.

Assists management with cultural change issues.

May participate in functional initiatives, e.g. College Relations, Phased Retirement, having an Enterprise impact.

Performance Management:

Provides advice and guidance on employee relations' issues, progressive discipline and documentation requirements to management.

Develops interventions (proactive and reactive) that support employee relations and organizational effectiveness. Drives organizational metabolism.

Provides consultative support in the development and administration of Affirmative Action Programs, responding to discrimination complaints or charges, and coordinates their resolution.

In partnership with HR RVP/Lead Generalist and Employee Relations Representative track and assess employee relations activity in Region or assigned territory. Develop action plans as necessary to address trends/issues.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Category:

Human Resources

Job Summary:

Under the direction of a HR RVP/Lead Generalist, drives results for all human resource efforts for assigned customers.

Participates in the development of human resources policies and programs by partnering with employee relations, compensation and other specialist functions.

Directs all human resource activities within the customer group.

Provides a high level of coaching and counseling to management and employees in order to enhance individual contributions.

Works in partnership with HR RVP to develop strategy and drive initiatives that have a region/countrywide impact.

May manage/mentor less experience generalists/Human Resources managers which will include providing performance feedback, coaching, and development. Requires minimal HR RVP/Lead Generalist oversight.

Will act as back up to HR RVP/Lead Generalist as needed.

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Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of 10 years of strategic work related HR experience.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

Seasoned human resource professional, typically with eight or more years of experience with most experience preferred in a generalist position. College degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, business or other related course of study.

Physical Requirements:

Travel to other offices in Downstate territory

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of five years related work experience, with experience in a generalist role. Broad knowledge of human resources including organization development, employee relations, performance management, compensation and talent acquisition.

Company Information:

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Primary Location:

Melville - New York - United States

We are committed to valuing the diversity that exists among our workforce, our business partners, our customers and our communities. With respect to our workforce, we are committed to not only increasing diversity in our hiring at all levels but also fostering an inclusive environment where all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by law, can develop and thrive.