Human Resources - HR Lead (Kokomo, IN #7243)

Sears Holdings Corporation (


  full-time   employee

United States

General Summary:

This highly motivated individual will both implement and coordinate human resources functions within Kmart stores. He/she will have responsibility for store HR administration, associate screening, onboarding, and training, as well as employee engagement. This position reports to the Store Manager.

Non Negotiable(s)/Critical Success Factors:

? Collaborates with and supports store management to strategically build and foster a fun, team environment for store associates that reflects the mission and values of Kmart.
? Coordinates hiring process in collaboration with the store manager and assistant store manager(s) to ensure store has qualified candidates to fill openings.
? Maintains associate documents and files in compliance with company policy.
? Actively communicates and builds relationships with store associates to drive associate engagement.
? Ensures all associates receive appropriate orientation and training in accordance with specific job needs as well as company policies.
? Maintains working knowledge of Kmart?s employment policies and practices and ensures awareness and compliance throughout store.
? Escalates issues of importance to store management and district, regional and corporate partners if necessary.

Leadership Behaviors:

Customer Focused -

? Coordinates associate recognition programs including birthday and anniversary recognition.
? Regularly updates associate communication bulletin board.
? Maintains an ?open-door? policy to effectively address associate needs.

Leadership/People Oriented:

? Leads by example by exhibiting a positive attitude and a sense of collaboration.
? Responsible for coordinating and facilitating associate orientation.
? Initiates annual hourly employment review process by providing managers with necessary tools. Holds managers accountable to deadlines to ensure evaluations are completed within the appropriate timeframe.
? Adheres to privacy requirements and maintains confidentiality of associate information.

Process Thinking -

? Ensures all necessary new associate paperwork is submitted in accordance company guidelines.
? Maintains compliance with regard to associate drug testing and background check policies.
? Ensures store compliance for monthly HR Review process.
? Responds to associate inquiries on policy, benefits, and compensation; understands proper methods and resources available to obtain information or direct associates and/or managers regarding non-routine inquiries.
? Responsible for maintenance of online application system.

Effectiveness/ Attains Results -

? Understands HR Scorecard and assists management in holding associates accountable to meet defined goals.
? Proactively monitors ongoing associate training completion to meet 90% minimum monthly requirement.
? Processes and reconciles weekly time sheets; follows up with employees to ensure accuracy.
? Ensures that HR administration is completed in accordance with company guidelines.
? Maintains the online application system to ensure adequate candidate flow for hourly store openings.
? Maintains associate information in labor and scheduling tool to aide in optimal staffing with in store and compliance with federal, state and local labor laws.

Effective Decision Making -

? Assists in resolving associate issues; escalates issues to store manager or appropriate management as necessary. ? Conducts candidate pre-screen interviews to provide store with a qualified candidate pool to fill open positions.
? Maintains working knowledge Kmart?s employment policies and practices and ensures awareness and compliance throughout store.