As a key member of the Regional Leadership team, the Regional Human Resources Officer partners with the Regional CEO to provide strategic leadership and direction to the region’s employees. In close partnership with the senior leadership team this role must be able to understand critical business initiatives and priorities that will influence the operating region’s business plan. A strong executive presence and ability to present effectively to the most senior levels of the organization is critical. This role will be based out of the Cincinnati, OH office.
Responsibilities (include but not exclusive to the following):
Develops and implements a strategic staffing plan for both production and non-production positions that supports the business goals.
Utilize resources to ensure the recruitment of high quality talent consistent with the desired company culture.
Minimize need for external recruiters and consultants and reduce time-to-fill.
Support Corporate-wide staffing initiatives-champions the full utilization of people across the organization.
Ensure compliance with company equal opportunity policy.
Ensures HR processes and programs enhance and support customer initiatives.
Provide proactive employee relations guidance to resolve people issues and ensure the organization’s compliance. Provide counsel and assistance with terminations.
Implement company programs and policies that allow USI to attract and retain employees and drive high productivity and morale.
Keep abreast of local and state legislation affecting HR practices and procedures, train management and monitor company policies accordingly to ensure compliance.
Coordinate benefit, compensation and reward & recognition programs.
Assists on other special projects as necessary.
Support company’s HR communication efforts in all areas throughout the region.
Provide communication assistance to managers and executives to maximize employee understanding of company business goals, projects and policies.
Set the standard for content of employee communication material including their distribution and timeliness.
Training and Development
"Operationalizes" performance management and feedback tools that support business strategies and values.
Facilitates succession planning process at Region and Op Co level including:
Overseeing individual development plans for entire Region with a key focus on the leadership group.
Identifies "rising stars" and ensures gap planning is sufficient.
Fosters intra region and internal company transfers to support development action plans.
Work with managers and employees in monitoring the progression of employee through the organization, providing career counseling and development planning when appropriate.
Identifies regional training and development requirements by conducting needs analysis on organization results, job requirements, operational problems, company plans and forecasts, and current training problems.
Provide leadership, orientation, new manager, and sexual harassment awareness training.
Manage processes to ensure that performance and pay/reward/recognition programs are appropriately linked.
Drive performance management for region.
Facilitate goal setting and performance management expectations.
Ensure common review date for all evaluations is in compliance with company standards and that these assessments and subsequent rankings differentiate performance.
Continue to "raise the bar" on performance standards.
Actively manage, coach and act on under performers.
Act as Region HR lead on mergers and acquisitions, serving as, or assisting respective field generalist with due diligence, serving on teams/committees, aiding in decision making, communications, etc.
Work with appropriate generalist and unit leadership to ensure consistent employee communications, smooth integration and transition for affected employees.
Spearhead the assimilation of newly acquired executives.
Conduct talent assessment of newly acquired organizations.
Key Skills Required:
12+ years as Human Resources Professional, 3+ years of experience in a management role preferred.
BA in HR/Business Administration or related field required. MBA preferred.
Experience in the insurance/financial services industry required. Insurance brokerage experience a plus.
Superior interpersonal, leadership, verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
Strong project management skills, manages a project to completion, achieving the desired results in a cost efficient manner.
Displays and embodies team orientation, ability to develop, maintain and utilize relationships at all levels. Can work effectively across organizational boundaries to achieve common goals.
Successful track record in managing and motivating a staff.
Knowledge of the principles of Human Resources management.
Must have the ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using sound judgment that is consistent with business standards, practices, policies, procedures and regulations.
Basic core competencies in Employee Relations, Leadership Development and Recruitment.
Familiarity with a variety of Training "best practice" concepts, procedures and their implementation.
Significant region travel should be expected in this position, especially during the first six months in the position
Candidates must be authorized to work in the US
No relocation is offered with this position
Who We Are
USI is a leading Middle Market Broker with unparalleled national resources and deep local expertise. With year-end 2014 revenues at approximately $1 billion and more than 4,200 employees nationwide, USI is the 3rd largest privately held insurance brokerage in the US. USI was founded in 1994 in San Francisco and is headquartered in Valhalla, NY. Additional information about USI may be found at www.usi.biz.
USI is Equally Committed to Its Employees
We offer our employees an exciting and dynamic environment in which to work with tremendous growth potential. We provide competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. Furthermore, when our employees join USI, they join a family of co-workers who support each other through USI-only programs, such as USI Cares, USI Educates, USI Peak, USI Summit and more. USI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.