Human Resources Business Partner in Hilton Head Island, SC at Hargray

Date Posted: 9/11/2019

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Human Resources Business Partner - Hargray Communications


Do you like to take risks and are willing to fail simply because you see it as an opportunity to learn and grow?  Are you passionate about your work and driven to exceed expectations?   Do you like serving as a trusted advisor to all levels of an organization?  Then, you should join the Hargray HR team as a Human Resources Business Partner!  


The Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for staffing management including compliance, employee relations, labor relations, organizational development, benefits, compensation, and employee communications. 


The Company: For over 70 years, Hargray has been connecting customers to each other and the world, growing from a local phone company to an industry leader providing residential, business, enterprise, and carrier wholesale communications services. Our mission is to envision and deliver customer delight. In addition to our long history of dedication and commitment to our community, we offer benefits for your health, wealth, protection, well-being, time, and more. Our team of almost 600 colleagues across 8 locations is committed to excellence, delivering the most advanced technology and the best service for our customers.


Duties and Responsibilities: Including but not limited to the following.

  • Responsible for the following activities related to staffing management:
    • On-boards and off-boards colleagues and completes and/or ensures completion of all activities
    • Assists managers with staffing needs related to internships and contract/temporary labor
    • Assists managers with tasks related to executing their performance management plans including reviews, development plans and succession planning
    • Assists managers with coaching and discipline including documentation and termination meetings as necessary
    • Enforces and assists managers with interpreting company policies
  • Responsible for the following activities related to compliance:
    • Follows established record keeping and retention policies and procedures
    • Conducts audits of personnel files annually
    • Participates in other audits as assigned
    • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local immigration laws
    • Conducts annual motor vehicle record checks; assists managers with base pass process
  • Executes assigned initiatives and activities related to company established employee relations program to ensure adoption and maintenance of company culture
  • Assists with labor relations activities and keeps abreast of legislation and activities
  • Facilitates communication among employees and management. Guides managers and employees on problem solving, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and litigation avoidance.
  • Responsible for the following activities related to benefits and compensation programs:
    • Educates colleagues on benefits available to them and fields questions
    • Ensures proper enrollment in colleague-selected benefits programs
    • Assists with managing the Hargray wellness programs; fields questions and educates colleagues on the program
    • Manages FMLA and other leave requests; regularly stays up to date on those actively on leave and manages return to work; educates managers on proper processes
    • Manages workers compensation claims; regularly stays up to date on those with active claims, those on leave and those returning to work; educates managers on proper processes
    • Works with managers on company compensation program including creating and grading job descriptions, crafting offers of employment and managing annual bonus and increases
    • Works with managers to execute commission plans and assists with the development of proper documents related to commission plans
  • Participates in new employee orientation; trains employees on HR issues and practices
  • Identifies/incorporates best practices and lessons learned into program plans
  • Assists in the creation and analysis of reports, decisions, and results of company and department in relation to established goals and metrics
  • Maintains employee and department information on the Heartbeat
  • Effectively manages administrative tasks including data entry, filing and reporting
  • Maintains an attitude and philosophy consistent with and in promotion of the company’s mission, core values and core competencies
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to ensure effective operation of department

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered.


  • Bachelors’ Degree in related field
  • 3 plus years’ experience in Human Resources Generalist role  
  • Broad knowledge and experience in staffing management, compliance, employment law, employee relations, benefits and compensation
  • Must be able to work with confidential information and maintain utmost discretion
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Self-starter who requires little direction; able to anticipate the needs of others
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, previous experience working with ADP products preferred
  • SHRM certification preferred
  • Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement


EOE/ Disability