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HR Generalist

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Bentall Kennedy

Seattle, WA

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Bentall Kennedy, a leading North American private real estate investment advisor, is looking for a strong candidate to join our human resources team as an HR Generalist.

Under the general direction of the Sr. Director, Human Resources, the HR Generalist oversees the tactical operations of the human resources function for the US. This includes administering HR policies, procedures and programs, and carries out responsibilities in talent acquisition, benefits and compensation, HRIS, employee relations, training and leadership development.

This position will be based in Seattle, WA.

Company Summary

Bentall Kennedy is one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors. We are also Canada’s largest property manager, providing comprehensive real estate services to our clients. Bentall Kennedy serves the interest of more than 550 institutional investors across office, retail, industrial, and residential properties throughout North America. As a leader in Responsible Property Investing, we are committed to best-in-class environment, social and governance practices in developing, leasing and managing commercial real estate.

Bentall Kennedy is a member of the SunLife Investment Management group of companies.

Position Responsibilities:

Provide proactive full-cycle recruitment support by anticipating manager’s needs, updating job descriptions, sourcing candidates, partnering with employment agencies when required, interviewing and drafting offer letters in an accurate and timely manner.

Assist managers in ensuring that equality and diversity objectives are observed and embedded into the staffing and recruiting processes.

Work in partnership with the business independently to provide advice, recommendations and resolutions to ensure proactive support, guidance and high quality service on all day to day employee relations matters while ensuring adherence to policies, procedures, laws, standards and regulations with support on more complex matters.

Respond and assist on the interpretation and administration of company policies, programs and best practices to all levels of employees.

Support the HR department in communicating and implementing HR programs and initiatives which will improve the employee experience, including leading presentations and training as required.

Conduct new employee orientation sessions and support managers in the effective onboarding of new employees.

Train and provide support, subject matter advice and back-up to HR team members.

Liaise between external benefits consultant and company for renewals, benefits administration and claims resolution.

Maintain the HR Information Systems and records; create reports from database.

Manage projects associated with rewards and recognition initiatives.

Oversee the analysis, maintenance, and communication of records required by law or local governing bodies, or other departments in the organization.

Embrace and proactively support Bentall Kennedy's culture of fiscal, environmental and social responsibility.

Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or other related field; PHR or SHRM-CP designation preferred

Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in human resources (2 years in an HR Generalist function) supporting a business with dispersed locations

Strong background in full-cycle recruitment, knowledge of benefits administration a plus

Essential Qualifications:

Knowledge of HR policies/procedures, recruitment and selection including behavioral interviewing technique

Demonstrated ability to provide sound judgment and problem-solving skills in resolving HR matters

Strong knowledge of HR best practices and regulations, including the FLSA

Ability to show tact, diplomacy and discretion in handling information of confidential and/or sensitive nature

High level of customer focus and service orientation

Relationship Skills

- ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written; ability to develop and sustain cooperative working relationships; team player

Organizational/Multi-Task Skills

- Ability to allocate one’s time effectively and work under pressure; ability to prioritize workload; ability to work at a detailed level; willingness to learn in a dynamic environment that includes new ideas and change

Technical Skills

- intermediate to advance skills in Excel, Word, and other Microsoft Office programs

The compensation plan for this individual will be commensurate with the skills required of the position and will be negotiated to attract exceptional candidates. The total rewards package will be comprised of a competitive base salary, annual incentive plan, and health plan.

All resumes must be submitted through our online system

Company info

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Company Profile
Bentall originated as a small construction company in 1911, ultimately emerging as the largest Canadian-based real estate advisory and services organization. Kennedy Associates was established in 1978 and grew to become America’s largest independent real estate advisor. The two companies joined forces under a strategic partnership in 2006 and in late 2010, created a comprehensive, North America-wide services platform that is soundly supported by unparalleled depth of real estate knowledge and experience.

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