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Octagon, Inc. HR Business Partner in New York, New York

\*\*\*Based in New York\*\*\*

We believe in Extraordinary.

At Jack Morton we create head-turning, stomach-dropping, mind-boggling, smile-inducing brand experiences for everyone. It's the future of marketing and there's nothing passive or predictable about it. We promise every day will be different than the previous one in a very good way.

We take care of each other, as much as we take care of business. We marvel in each other's uniqueness and revel in what each of us brings to the human potluck that is Jack.

So if you want to help shape the future of an entire industry, welcome. If you feel work, and the people you work with, can be extraordinary, let's chat. We're Jack, and we can't wait to meet you.

That brings us to you.

As the HR Business Partner, you'll be responsible for providing day to day HR support to the Chicago team, including employee relations, training & staff development, along with recruiting and onboarding in partnership with our Talent Acquisition team. You will also oversee the implementation of policies and procedures aligned to Chicago and Jack Morton objectives and goals, as well as the rollout of HR initiatives to the Chicago office as needed and can be called on as a trusted advisor to managers and employees in guiding talent decisions.

Most importantly, you are you, and we would have it no other way.

What you'll be doing...

Implement HR initiatives that will assist the team in meeting annual goals

Serve as the primary HR point of contact for all employees, including managers and leadership, under the Chicago umbrella

Develop relationships with managers and staff, and serve as an advisor across a multitude of HR topics

Assist with delivery of talent updates at Quarterly Financial Reviews, and Annual Talent Reviews

Partner with the Talent Acquisition team and hiring managers on recruitment efforts for full time staff

Partner with managers to ensure that every employee has a thoughtful and inclusive new hire on boarding, and exit process

Lead the performance review and compensation process ensuring fair and competitive pay practices that reflect individual contributions to the organization

Support managers in making promotions and pay decisions for employees ensuring internal equity

Manage the annual bonus and merit increase process ensuring internally equitable and externally competitive pay levels for staff

Support managers and supervisors in employee relations, performance management, and engagement practices and strategies

Respond to employee complaints and concerns; conduct internal investigations as needed, while ensuring compliance with applicable Company policy and federal, state, and local statutes

Partner with SLT to lead employee initiatives to meet office HR / DEI goals to enhance workplace climate (diversity, work-life integration, implementation of a mentoring program, summer internship program,)

Provide support for company-wide HR initiatives that support our strategic objectives to lead the industry and grow talent

Be a champion and advocate of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all the ways we operate

If you can do all that, you have what it takes. It might help if...

5+ years of progressive HR experience (2-3 years experience supporting HR in an agency setting; a minimum of 2-3 years in a HR generalist or similar role)

Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Strong communication and customer service skills

Familiarity of employment law, both state and federal, including but not limited to: ADAAA, FMLA, EEO, FLSA

Ability to work independently, completing a heavy workload within established timeframes

Ability to analyze and navigate complex and ambiguous situations

Proven ability to provide solutions to challenging employee issues and situations, while promoting a productive and respectful work environment

Ability to establish relationships while maintaining a neutral and unbiased stance

Ability to use sound judgment, use discretion and escalate issues when appropriate

Strong conflict resolution skills

Ability to influence without authority

We value passion, agility and respect and want whoever joins our team to live these values every day

Last, but not least, we believe in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Jack Morton and Genuine are equal opportunity employers;we strongly value diversity at our companies. We do not discriminate on race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. In 2020, Jack Morton and Genuine, as part of Interpublic Group (IPG), have been named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI), and Jack Morton has once again been designated a Best Place To Work For LGBTQ Workplace Equality by the Human Rights Campaign in their Corporate Equality Index.


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