Senior Human Resources

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

SRA Walnut Creek, CA

Walnut Creek, CA
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Love animals This large multi-site SF Bay area veterinary practice continues to grow and thrive and seeks an enthusiastic self-motivated HR GENERALIST to join the team in a key individual contributor role!! Terrific HR generalist opportunity to progress in your career and play a vital role in a dynamic collaborative HR team environment. If you are well versed in full cycle recruitment, confident in your abilities to develop employee training content and present, have practical knowledge of compensation strategy, employee performance and employee relations, then we'd love to hear from you!!

This "feel good" mission driven and high caliber veterinary animal care organization (370 + employees) operates on a 24/7 basis and is consistently recognized by customers for their outstanding customer service, their passion, state-of-the-art facilities, and for the very high quality and the latest in diagnostic and surgical tools. The HR generalist works in a cohesive HR team environment interacting daily with individual site managers, department supervisors and staff employees and all within an organization where HR is truly valued and appreciated by senior management and leadership.

EAST BAY location close to 680. Some travel to other sites in San Francisco Bay area required.

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY - NO relocation or sponsorship at this time. We are representing this position exclusively.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources (a wonderful experienced mentor & HR professional), the HR generalist will take the lead on all HR programs involving full cycle recruitment and temporary needs, employee development/training content, employee relations and the design/ administration of appropriate compensation programs that retain and engage employees. They will assist and partner with the HRD and HR Administrator on otherHR programs, policies and procedures as needed and/or assigned.

The ideal Human Resources candidate is comfortable in an individual contributor role and possesses solid progressive well-rounded HR generalist experience. They enjoy taking the lead on projects and presentations and exhibit passion and energy with a strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at differing levels and functionalities.

BENEFITS include a competitive base salary $80 -90k DOE, medical, dental, vision, life and short term/long term disability insurance, 401k plan with a match, 3 weeks of PTO, holidays, continuing education, excellent work-life balance and more! You will be surrounded by pet-passionate employees, veterinarian doctors and specialists in a multi- site, "feel good", high caliber animal care organization (370+ ee, 24/7 environment).


Lead the full cycle Recruitment process from initial job posting all the way through to background and reference checks along with debriefing with hiring managers and establishing a starting salary. Work with management and outside agencies to secure temporary staff as needed.

Take the lead on developing appropriate content for Employee Training and Development sessions including establishing training objectives and an effective project timeline. Present/deliver employee training and follow up with post training evaluation. Research and lead the assessment of a new Learning Management System (LMS). Responsible for ongoing administration.

Partner closely with the HRD regarding Compensation strategy. Utilize company guidelines/objectives as well as researching, monitoring and analyzing industry and company trends. Make recommendations regarding adjustments to Compensation and Benefits programs so as to attract and retain employees. Assist the HRD with employee annual performance appraisals and compensation programs.

Provide ongoing support and guidance to managers and employees on HR policies, procedures and practices inclusive of the disciplinary process and performance management issues. Participate in Employee Relations issues (terminations, performance, leave). Conduct staff Exit Interviews and provide analysis of trends and recommendations to HRD.

Maintain and provide timely information to the HRD regarding new hire/retention data, termination, attendance, recruitment closing ratio and other data as needed.

Conduct safety/accident investigations. Prepare reports for management and workers compensation insurance carrier.

Review/update the Employee Handbook to reflect current workplace policies and procedures. Provide recommendations regarding streamlining and utilizing technology etcetera to improve HR department operating efficiency.

OtherHR duties and general support functions as needed and requested.

TO APPLY: Submit your confidential Resume and brief Cover letter indicating your interest, and salary requirements


H.S. diplomarequired. Bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field strongly preferred. PHR or SPHR certification is a plus.

Requires 5 - 7years of progressive human resources generalist experience.

Strong demonstrated experience and knowledge of: Full cycle recruitment and temporary placements; California Employment law, Compensation LOA; Employee relations; Employee training content development, presentation and follow-up; Workers compensationclaims and reports; and Project management.

Must possess excellent organization and time management skills with the demonstrated ability to set daily/ongoing appropriate priorities, meet firm deadlines, and develop appropriate project timelines.

Strong interest and experience in developing training content for internal employee training programs such as behavioral based interviewing etcetera. Experience with effective small group presentations and appropriate follow-up. Learning Management System (LMS) knowledge and administration a plus.

Demonstrated ability to interpret, apply and explain applicable HRlaws, regulations and policies.

Comfort level with individual contributor and lead project management roles as well as working effectively in a strong collaborative team environment.

Excellent computer skills with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and HRIS (ADP desired).

Possess clear concise oral and written communication and presentation skills demonstrating accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail.

Positive, flexible and self-motivated. Accountable. Responsible.

Requires strong conceptual, research, problem solving and presentation skills as well as basic math and analysis skills.

Reliable transportation, valid CA license and insurance. Ability to travel to company sites within the SF Bay area as needed.