Human Resources Advisor - Farm Bureau Financial Services, West Des Moines, Iowa Are you passionate about influencing business success? We’re seeking a human resources professional in our West Des Moines office who will collaborate with our business leaders on a daily basis, listening, learning, and adding strategic value by offering relevant human resources perspective and solutions. We are partners connecting people with strategy, and in this role, you’ll be directly engaged with the business.
Who is Farm Bureau Financial Services? Our purpose is to protect livelihoods and futures. We’re real people, working as a team, making customer priorities our focus. We insure client/members from all walks of life – rural, urban, and in-between – helping them work toward achieving their financial goals. In today’s uncertain world, we are committed to making insurance simple, today and into the future.
What You’ll Do We expect you to implement, plan, and support all HR programs for various business units, so managing multiple priorities effectively is a must. Relationship building is critical, as you partner with business leaders to determine human resource implications on the business strategies. By also partnering with others in the HR function, we as a team deliver value-added service that reflects the business objectives of the organization.
Your key responsibilities include:
Provide forward looking-counsel, coaching, and creative solutions. Your goal is to enhance individual and organizational performance, and translate business strategies into specific initiatives and HR priorities.
Collaborate with other Human Resources staff. Your ability to work effectively with others in HR is critical as we initiate and implement organization wide projects, policies, or programs. We’ll need your perspective to help us link their implications to the business and employees.
Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to business unit leaders (coaching, counseling, career development, corrective actions)
Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. You will be involved in conducting effective, thorough, and objective investigations and assuring we function within legal parameters and our corporate values.
What does it take to join our team?
A college degree or equivalent in a related field and five years relevant experience required. Previous experience in a similar role working with all levels of leadership preferred.
Well-rounded and extensive experience in all areas of HR, including employee relations, employment practices and labor laws, talent and performance management, and change management. Experience in workforce planning and organizational development would be a plus.
Proven track record of establishing credibility and trust with key stakeholders and aligning HR with business needs and objectives.
The ability to manage competing priorities.
In-depth problem solving, planning, analytical, organization, and consensus building skills.
Presentation and facilitation skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills.
What We Offer You
When you’re on our team, you get more than a great paycheck. You’ll have career development and educational opportunities, an enhanced 401K with a match, low cost health, dental, and vision benefits, life and disability insurance options, and paid time off, including holidays and volunteer time. We have casual Fridays and a great team atmosphere. Farm Bureau….where the grass really IS greener!
Human Resources Director - City of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Iowa The City of Cedar Rapids is in need of a talented Human Resources Director to plan, organize and direct the Human Resources activities and operations of the City. The Human Resource Director will supervise the work of all employees within the Human Resources Department.
Past Experience and Training
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree would be a plus
5-8 years in a senior leadership role in Human Resources
HR Certification strongly preferred
From a complex organization with multiple locations and minimum of 500 employees
Team leader who has experience with a variety of employee groups
Bargaining experience – labor relations
Built an HR team and committed to continuous improvement
The City of Cedar Rapids is enthusiastic about defining a culture where employees will succeed. To that end, the City is seeking an individual who encompasses the following characteristics:
Public servanthood, one who is humble and cares about the organization’s success
An individual who demonstrates thoughtful judgment
Someone who is open and trusting - not afraid to seek advice and ask questions
Responsiveness and follow-through in a timely manner
An individual that is committed to his/her own professional development and competence while ensuring the entire HR staff is competent
A professional in dealing with all people who displays honesty and candor in all communications
A self-reflective individual who is also tenacious, collaborative, and well-prepared
An innovator with a positive outlook who manages messages with consistency
Posting fee is $100 payable to the Iowa SHRM State Council. For every job posting, Iowa SHRM State Council will make a donation to the SHRM Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to studying, advancing, and supporting your workplace and HR professionals.
If you are interested in posting a human resource-related job opening with the Iowa SHRM State Council, please email Matt Clarke. Posting will remain on our website for 60 days.