Human Resources Business Partner

Blue Rock Search
June 25, 2020
Oakland, CA


Primarily provides employee relations support and recruiting support to corporate managers. May also provide support for employee benefits, safety, workers' compensation, etc. Handles various HR-related projects as assigned by HR Manager or VP of HR.

Required Skills:

  • Uses expertise and good judgment to provide advice and counsel to managers, supervisors and employees as to Human Resources policies and procedures and employee relations issues; maintains consistent, favorable and effective relations among employees; accountable for motivating and coaching supervisors and managers to ensure consistent, equal, and fair treatment of their employees.
  • Acts as primary contact for training and development, including identifying and delivering and/or coordinating training solutions; coordinates training calendars for new managers.
  • Assists in developing and communicating new HR policies, procedures and initiatives.
  • Provides secondary support for benefits (health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, 401(k), etc.); e.g. answering basic benefits-related questions, facilitating benefit roll-out meetings, etc.
  • Must remain up-to-date on employment law and labor relations trends, developments and changes in law or interpretations of the law and understand how they apply to the organization; communicate any deviation in organizational practice from what is required by law and recommend corrective action if needed.
  • Maintain communication with the Human Resources Manager as well as with the Human Resources staff as needed on current activities, issues, etc.; write and distribute a weekly activity report.
  • Administer the performance appraisal process.
  • Assist with the development of employee retention programs.
  • Must be regarded by the functional managers/supervisors as a qualified consultant in Human Resources procedures.
  • Must be regarded by employees as someone who can help them solve problems within the division's work structure and who can find answers to their employment-related questions.
  • Takes on other tasks and projects as assigned by HR Manager and/or VP of HR, e.g. turnover report; researching and reporting on employment law or other HR-related topics; coordinating Years of Service awards, etc.; Miscellaneous HR administrative functions; e.g. invoice reconciliation and approval, leave administration, etc.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-8 years of Human Resources experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities
  • Ability to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the Admin office


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