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Kmart HR Lead - Kingsland, GA #3991 job in KINGSLAND

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Requisition ID:  257400BR
Job Function:  Field Management
Employment Category:  Regular, Full-time
State:  Georgia (GA)
State or Province/City:  KINGSLAND
Location: 
Post Code:  31548
01/23/2014
Brand:  Kmart
Business Unit:  Stores - Kmart
Store:  03991: KINGSLAND, GA
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.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:



Education/Training




• High School Diploma required.



Experience




• 3-5 years experience in a retail environment preferred.


• Some human resources experience preferred, but not required.



Skills/Abilities




• Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, changing environment.


• Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.


• Ability to set priorities and effectively manage time.


• Proven ability to build teams and encourage/model collaboration.


• Prior experience and high comfort level with computer programs and systems.


• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently.


• Strong decision making skills.


• Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and build a high level of trust.


• Ability to effectively communicate with both management and associates.


• Effective oral and written communication skills.



The duties, responsibilities and requirements presented in this job description should not be construed as an exhaustive list of roles or responsibilities.

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