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Human Resources Generalist

New York, NY

Gensler’s New York office is seeking a Senior HR Generalist who will be involved with all aspects of Human Resources. This is an opportunity to be part of a strategic HR service model in a cutting-edge environment working closely with the HR team and office leadership. 

What You Will Do

  • Work closely with HR leadership, studio leaders and office leadership on people matters related to talent development, performance management and employee relations
  • Provide support to HR, management, and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations
  • Advocate for team members, be a trusted and confidential advisor, and suggest best practices to enhance employee experience
  • Counsel managers and leaders on human resources issues, providing insight and options compliant with legislation and consistent with Gensler philosophies, policies, and culture
  • Support full lifecycle of the employee from on-boarding, engagement, development, exit, and retirement
  • Investigate, document, and resolve employee relations issues
  • Work with the HR team to support the initial evaluation process for assigned studios through Gensler’s Pathways to Success program
  • Analyze people data/metrics and create reports to help inform talent decisions
  • Partner with the HR team and leadership regarding compensation and reward programs
  • Promote global mobility of employees by collaborating with HR team members on the transfer process for New York while utilizing immigration and work authorization knowledge as needed.
  • Conduct exit interviews, analyze data, and make recommendations to leadership for corrective action and continuous improvement
  • Educate employees about benefit programs and liaise with firmwide Benefits team
  • Involvement in staffing and other operational functions within the office as appropriate
  • Partner with Talent Development team in rolling out programs, including our annual PDP program and participate in professional development for team members across the firm
  • Partner with HR team colleagues to create and innovate HR practices
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, leaves, disciplinary matters, disputes and investigations, productivity, and recognition
  • Understand all Gensler policies and ensure compliance within the office
  • Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as appropriate

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related area required
  • 10+ years of Human Resources experience, architecture or professional services firm experience preferred
  • PHR/SHRM-CP certification or equivalent preferred
  • Working knowledge of employment law and compliance regulations at federal, state and local levels
  • Global mobility and immigration knowledge
  • Proficient in the use of HRIS and MS Office Suite applications, particularly Excel
  • Experience running and analyzing reports
  • Comfortable working in a hands-on environment
  • Ability to produce timely deliverables and manage multiple and shifting priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) required
  • Ability to work independently, navigate, and maintain productivity in a matrix environment and able to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Strong customer service orientation, a team player with the ability to establish collaborative working relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to persuade and influence leadership on people matters

For consideration, you must submit a portfolio and your resume in PDF format. Please note that this is not an entry-level position.

The base salary range will be estimated between $100-120k plus bonuses and benefits and contingent on relevant experience.

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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