Full Job Description
This job contributes to REI’s success by supporting HR Business Partners (HRBP) and co-op leaders in executing the people strategies that enable the business to deliver on their strategic initiatives and enhance REI’s employment brand. The HR Generalist will provide support to HR Business Partners within change management, organizational development, performance management and succession planning. The HR Generalist will partner closely with HRBPs and HR Centers of Expertise to provide solutions that drive the co-op’s success. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.
Assist HRBPs with initiatives to support change management, organizational development, performance management, succession planning and employee engagement.
Provides support and guidance to employees and managers in the resolution of employee relations issues, as well as fielding questions or concerns, communication and the interpretation of policies and procedures.
Participate on project teams supporting implementation of HR programs and initiatives.
Partner with HRBPs on developing change management strategies and communication plans.
Participate in the design and facilitation of focus groups, team meetings, off-site leadership meetings, and training programs.
Analyze human resource data, identify trends and develop recommendations for solutions.
Review and monitor HR processes, policies and procedures and propose changes or updates as needed.
Provide operational and transactional support to the HR Business Partner team and leaders.
Fill in as interim coverage for HRBPs as needed.
Bring your passion and expertise
4 year degree in Human Resources or related field
3+ years working in the HR Generalist capacity for a retail client group (Retail Associate level through Leadership)
General knowledge of all HR competencies: change management, organizational development, performance management, leadership development, employee practices, compensation, benefits & rewards
Knowledge of organizational change management practices
Comfortable with ambiguity
Able to change priorities and judge time critical demands
Ability to effectively interact and partner with employees and leaders at all levels
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of employment law and risk management
Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change
Highly organized and demonstrated project management and planning skills
Works independently to prioritize work, establish goals and produce quality work
Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals
Ability to quickly build relationships to influence the accomplishment of organizational goals
Leverages technology for efficiency and proficient in all programs of Microsoft Office suite