• Human Resources Business Partner, Southeast Region

    Avanade Inc.Atlanta, GA 30309

    Job #885158419

  • As an HR Business Partner for the Southeast, you are responsible for daily operation activities in your assigned HR function/region. This includes managing daily operations, defining appropriate programs, planning and budgeting, and serving as a strategic business partner to the General Manager and Senior Management team of the Region/Market Unit. Additionally, you will be involved in program oversight that may include: culture building, employee relations, recruitment, onboarding, performance management, professional development, compensation, budgeting, scheduling, HRIS, benefits, and general personnel administration. Overall, you have a key role in contributing to Avanade's HR strategy and execution, and you will drive your local HR strategy.

    Day-to-day you will work in a variety of HR areas:

    Performance Management: * Prepare, coordinate, and implement annual Avanade performance appraisal process. * Ensure all employees receive feedback and that all appraisals are completed and agreed on by leadership team before bonus is paid. * Continually review and enhance current appraisal system in conjunction with the HR Team. * Administer performance management function for team, where applicable.

    Employee Engagement: * Participate and direct regional/Market Unit onboarding and employee engagement processes. * Continually assess morale within the organization and prepare strategies to better motivate and retain current employees * Lead, motivate, and be an ambassador for employees at Avanade.

    Policies & Processes: * Provide key input to the development and "maintenance" of Avanade policies and processes. * Contribute to the creation of global policies and programs through participation on special projects. * Lead the regional/Market Unit HR team and provide career coaching and development for group. * Adapt regional processes and organization to a changing/dynamic Regional/Market Unit organization. * Handle employee grievances and conflict * Plan and prepare the region's HR budget in conjunction with Finance, if applicable. * Manage and update HR Databases/Systems and enable maximum benefit to be derived from the system.

    Career Development: * Develop and supervise training initiatives including rotation plans, knowledge transfer, functional skill development, team building, and etc. * Contribute to the ongoing development of compensation structures as necessary to deal with retention, motivation, and/or attraction challenges and ensures compliance with Avanade policy guidelines and governmental regulations in conjunction with the Global Compensation team. * Act as "sounding board" for regional career development. Provide counseling to both employees and leadership on addressing career development needs. * Guide development of management/leadership, communication, and general consulting skills to the region.

    Recruiting, Hiring, & Onboarding: * Liaise with legal and recruiting representation to ensure all employment contracts are valid, comprehensive, and protect both Avanade's and the employee's interests; also work with legal and recruiting on ensuring all contractor agreements are valid, comprehensive, and protect Avanade's interests. * Maintain dialog with recruiters to obtain activity in the market, major movements re job types, salaries, and etc. * Develop HR planning models to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps and develop specific programs for the filing of gaps. * Areas of activity will include, talent management through proper succession planning programs for key contributor and management positions, training and development programs for preparing employees for more significant responsibilities, and general business development programs to enhance employee knowledge and understanding of the business of the company * Continually assess the competitiveness of all programs and practices against the relevant comparable companies, industries, and markets. * Review/validate in HR Administration, Business Partner, Employee Relations, Creating and Implementing HR Programs, and Performance Management focus areas.

    Changes in Workforce: * Prepare, coordinate, and support practice managers/ business managers on disciplinary actions, terminations, and reductions in force. * Plan and implement changes for restructuring of business groups as required. * Plan and implement restructures to ensure smooth transition of employees into the current environment.

    Qualifications: * Extensive knowledge and experience in the following competencies: compensation, benefits, employee relations, staffing, recruiting, performance management, and professional development. * Experience developing and executing a variety of policies and programs. * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. * Demonstrated strategic thinking and leadership ability. * Ability to work in an environment that demands flexibility and offers ambiguity. * Strong judgment and decision-making skills. * Possesses the ability to be team oriented and collaborative, yet can provide individual contributor value. * Ability to interact and influence all levels of people and overall Avanade culture.

    About you:


    You are likely to possess a Bachelor's degree in HR, Business, or Psychology; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    You likely have at least 5 to 7+ years of increasingly diverse or complex experience.

    Professional Services and/or Technology experience preferred.

    Employment Transparency Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

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    Updated 05/20/2019