What we do isn’t easy. Nothing extraordinary ever is.
At Jack Morton we create head-turning, stomach-dropping, mind-boggling, smile-inducing brand experiences for everyone. The world’s biggest brands and challenger brands that make you go “hmmm” and “wow …” We work with them all, and so can you.
What we create is unique. Like you. It’s the future of marketing and there’s nothing passive or predictable about it. We promise every day will be different than the previous one in a very good way.
We’ve been around the block a few times in the last 80+ years, and what we’ve found at the end of the day, is that we really love what we do — no matter who we do it for. We also happen to be pretty great at it, and we’ve got the hardware to prove it. That and the humility to know you’ll help make the work even better.
We take care of each other, as much as we take care of business. We forget titles, check egos at the door, roll up our sleeves, don headsets, do the coffee run, and work together to make cool things happen. We marvel in each other’s uniqueness and revel in what each of us brings to the human potluck that is Jack. We want this to be a place where you can be you, all of you, and bring your true and honest self to work, every day in every way.
So if you want to help shape the future of an entire industry, welcome. If you’re looking to be global, but still feel local, come on in. If you feel work, and the people you work with, can be extraordinary, let’s chat.
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HR Business Partner
Chicago, Illinois, United States
We believe in Extraordinary.
At Jack Morton we create head-turning, stomach-dropping, mind-boggling, smile-inducing brand experiences for everyone. It’s the future of marketing and there’s nothing passive or predictable about it. We promise every day will be different than the previous one in a very good way.
We take care of each other, as much as we take care of business. We marvel in each other’s uniqueness and revel in what each of us brings to the human potluck that is Jack.
So if you want to help shape the future of an entire industry, welcome. If you feel work, and the people you work with, can be extraordinary, let’s chat. We’re Jack, and we can’t wait to meet you.
That brings us to you.
As the HR Business Partner, you’ll be responsible for providing day to day HR support to the Chicago team, including employee relations, training & staff development, along with recruiting and onboarding in partnership with our Talent Acquisition team. You will also oversee the implementation of policies and procedures aligned to Chicago and Jack Morton objectives and goals, as well as the rollout of HR initiatives to the Chicago office as needed and can be called on as a trusted advisor to managers and employees in guiding talent decisions.
Most importantly, you are you, and we would have it no other way.
What you’ll be doing…
- Implement HR initiatives that will assist the team in meeting annual goals
- Serve as the primary HR point of contact for all employees, including managers and leadership, under the Chicago umbrella
- Develop relationships with managers and staff, and serve as an advisor across a multitude of HR topics
- Assist with delivery of talent updates at Quarterly Financial Reviews, and Annual Talent Reviews
- Partner with the Talent Acquisition team and hiring managers on recruitment efforts for full time staff
- Partner with managers to ensure that every employee has a thoughtful and inclusive new hire on boarding, and exit process
- Lead the performance review and compensation process ensuring fair and competitive pay practices that reflect individual contributions to the organization
- Support managers in making promotions and pay decisions for employees ensuring internal equity
- Manage the annual bonus and merit increase process ensuring internally equitable and externally competitive pay levels for staff
- Support managers and supervisors in employee relations, performance management, and engagement practices and strategies
- Respond to employee complaints and concerns; conduct internal investigations as needed, while ensuring compliance with applicable Company policy and federal, state, and local statutes
- Partner with SLT to lead employee initiatives to meet office HR / DEI goals to enhance workplace climate (diversity, work-life integration, implementation of a mentoring program, summer internship program, )
- Provide support for company-wide HR initiatives that support our strategic objectives to lead the industry and grow talent
- Be a champion and advocate of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all the ways we operate
If you can do all that, you have what it takes. It might help if…
- 5+ years of progressive HR experience (2-3 years experience supporting HR in an agency setting; a minimum of 2-3 years in a HR generalist or similar role)
- Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
- Strong communication and customer service skills
- Familiarity of employment law, both state and federal, including but not limited to: ADAAA, FMLA, EEO, FLSA
- Ability to work independently, completing a heavy workload within established timeframes
- Ability to analyze and navigate complex and ambiguous situations
- Proven ability to provide solutions to challenging employee issues and situations, while promoting a productive and respectful work environment
- Ability to establish relationships while maintaining a neutral and unbiased stance
- Ability to use sound judgment, use discretion and escalate issues when appropriate
- Strong conflict resolution skills
- Ability to influence without authority
- We value passion, agility and respect and want whoever joins our team to live these values every day
Last, but not least, we believe in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Jack Morton and Genuine are equal opportunity employers; we strongly value diversity at our companies. We do not discriminate on race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. In 2020, Jack Morton and Genuine, as part of Interpublic Group (IPG), have been named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI), and Jack Morton has once again been designated a Best Place To Work For LGBTQ Workplace Equality by the Human Rights Campaign in their Corporate Equality Index.
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