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The Remote Business Partner, People & Culture works closely with assigned business unit leadership and employees to execute People & Culture initiatives related to hiring, talent development, performance management, and employee engagement. The Business Partner collaborates with functional People & Culture team members on the development and facilitation of programs and initiatives that foster a culture of high performing and engaged teams. The Business Partner is the day-to-day HR point of contact for the business unit’s employee population, helping to facilitate all aspects of the employee’s working relationship with Advanced Group.


***This is a work from home position that can be worked remotely anywhere in the United States***


Advanced Group leverages over 30 years of expertise in talent acquisition, staffing, and outsourcing solutions to operate the award-winning Advanced Group family of brands, including Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, Advanced RPO, and WunderLand Group. Together, with mastery across professional disciplines and global markets, we’re dedicated to make a difference, every day, for our clients, our candidates, each other, and our communities. Advanced Group’s Shared Services team provides corporate services such as Marketing, Human Resources, Finance & Accounting, IT, and Operations to each of our brands. Our employees are the foundation of our energetic and collaborative environment, where constant learning and service to others take top priority. We seek dynamic, hard-working team members who are inspired to work amongst diverse backgrounds and perspectives. From our altruistic mission to outstanding career development opportunities, there’s no better place to grow your career than Advanced Group.

  • Act as day-to-day People & Culture point of contact for employees within the assigned population
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of company policies and procedures that are compliant with employment laws and in alignment with company culture and values
  • Support managers and new employees through the onboarding process
  • Execute on annual People & Culture programs in partnership with the AG P&C team, including employee engagement survey and action planning, performance management, compensation planning, rewards and recognition programs, long-term incentive/employee retention programs, diversity & inclusion
  • Support managers and employees through performance management and development plans
  • Manage and resolve general employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations as needed
  • Execute on employee transitions or terminations, supporting both manager and employee through the process, hosting exit interviews, and ensuring a smooth transition
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive employee records
  • Develop strong relationships at all levels of the organization, within the People & Culture team, and with external vendors
  • Foster an environment that leverages diversity and builds in best practices for collaboration and inclusion in the organization
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Certification in HR (PHR/SPHR and/or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years Human Resources experience, with a minimum of 1 year experience as a strategic HR Business Partner in a global, fast-paced, high rate-of-change environment
  • Experience and/or understanding of the assigned business unit industry (Clinical Research or Life Sciences –Advanced Clinical; Staffing or Professional Services –Advanced Group, Advanced Resources, WunderLand, Advanced RPO)
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local HR related laws and regulations.
  • Proven experience in handling general employee relations issues; can quickly investigate and uncover, and adeptly address root cause issues with manager and employees
  • Results-driven, agile change agent with demonstrated ability to manage execution of large-scale projects or programs
  • Unquestionable personal integrity, fairness and credibility. Able to manage confidential information and act with discretion.
  • Listens well and empathizes with others
  • Ability to deal with conflict and have difficult conversations
  • Ability to communicate with conviction, clearly and effectively
  • Project Management skills, multitask and easily prioritizes

Role Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience; industry certification such as PHR, CSP or SHRM-CP a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years Human Resources experience
  • Demonstrated ability working in the Human Resources function within a fast moving, multi-faceted and global organization
  • Experience and/or understanding of the assigned business unit industry (Clinical Research or Life Sciences – Advanced Clinical; Staffing or Professional Services – Advanced Group, Advanced Resources, WunderLand, Advanced RPO)
  • Knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and international employment laws
  • Proven experience in handling complex employee relations issues; can quickly investigate and uncover, and adeptly address root cause issues with manager and employees
  • General employment law knowledge
  • Relationship Building- Quickly builds trust & credibility with individuals and teams
  • Ability to deal with conflict and have difficult conversations
  • Ability to communicate with conviction, clearly and effectively
  • Project Management skills, Multitask and easily prioritizes
  • Ability to manage confidential information and act with integrity and discretion
  • Maintains a focus on key priorities and deliverables, staying resilient in the face of pressure.
  • Uses challenges and new situations as an opportunity to learn and improve. Understands own "facts" and "stories" when in dialogue, and the impact leadership style can have on outcomes.
  • Actively listens and learns from others, demonstrating patience and consideration for others' concerns or frustrations. Asks questions for clarification and ensures message is understood. Takes time to digest what is heard before responding.
  • Visible, approachable, and accessible. Encourages input and participation from colleagues to solve problems and innovate. Provides correct balance of direction and support to staff and colleagues according to each situation. Understands differences, anticipates areas of conflict, and takes action.
  • Evaluates and measures current processes. Works with a view of the future, prioritizing work in line with organizational objectives. Improves processes to maximize use of resources.
  • Seeks opportunities to develop professional skills and knowledge and encourages team to do so. Supports and directs where appropriate, including recognizing achievements and providing constructive feedback and guidance. Cross-train others to broaden experience and develop potential.
  • Translates major new directives into individual performance expectations. Explains and convinces others of the need for adaptation and change of policies, structures, and methods.
  • Is comfortable facing issues with team members quickly and directly. Is willing to choose an approach that has not been tried before, or a leadership style that feels less comfortable if the situation demands it. Takes personal risks regularly and is not afraid to express bold opinions if the intention and motive is good.
  • Consistently reflects the REAL values and inspires team to live and work by these values.

At Advanced Group, our commitment to diversity and inclusion in every part of our organization is crucial to fulfilling our mission and demonstrating our REAL values.  A diverse staff allows us to effectively draw on different perspectives and enhance our efficiency and effectiveness. Diversity thereby strengthens the legitimacy and relevance of Advanced Group in delivering services to our clients. We seek talented, creative individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures to work with us. It is our priority that our workplace be inclusive, welcoming of diverse ideas and appreciative of valuable experience.


It is Advanced Group’s practice not to discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or sexual preference, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

This practice applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoff, Company-sponsored education, social and recreational programs, and treatment on the job.  If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your recruiter so that we can discuss the appropriate alternatives available.




Job country: United States

City: Chicago

Category: Human Resources

Location: US-IL-Chicago US

Job posted 2022-08-03

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