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HR Business Partner in Lynn, MA at Eastern

Date Posted: 4/21/2019

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    Lynn, MA
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Job Description

Committed, inclusive, and courageous; that’s Eastern Bank!  Since 1818 we have built a legacy of investing in the communities we serve and helping our customers and employees thrive and grow.  This legacy is what drives our brand purpose: We do good things to help people prosper.

With over $10 billion in assets and over 120 locations in eastern Massachusetts and southern and coastal New Hampshire, we have the size, stability, technology and knowledge to deliver custom-tailored financial solutions in a convenient way.  We pride ourselves on working hard to understand our customer and client needs, so that we can deliver better service within banking, investments, and insurance, in a committed and personal way.
At Eastern, we are a passionate and innovative team focused on serving our customers and supporting our communities.  We bring different perspectives, skills and backgrounds with more than 50 languages and dialects represented.  Eastern has been recognized for 10 years in a row by the Boston Globe as a Top Place to Work.  So, come Join Us For Good!

The HR Business Partner will partner with and provide consulting support for a full range of HR Services with specific business lines, including talent management, organizational development, employee relations, recruitment, and compensation administration.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Partner with designated business units to align business strategies with employees and management objectives.
  • Participate in establishing plans to effectively communicate business strategies and objectives and implementing change initiatives designed to support those goals.
  • Assess and anticipate HR related needs and communicate needs proactively within HR and business management to develop integrated solutions.
  • Consult with management on human resource-related issues, and act as an employee champion and change agent.
  • Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation. Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention. 
  • Provide expertise, guidance and coaching to leaders in managing and resolving highly sensitive and complex employee relations matters.
  • Formulate partnerships across the HR function with line management, and employees to deliver value-added service. 
  • Maintain an effective level of knowledge about the business unit’s financial position, its midrange plans, its culture and its competition.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience 
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or a related field.
  • At least five years of related Human Resources Business Partner experience.
  • Demonstrated success as a true partner to managers to drive strategic people-related change in a business.
  • Established reputation as a strong and effective advocate for employees and change agent.
  • Proven strength in verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience in talent management, organizational development, employee relations and recruitment. 
  • Proven ability to proactively translate business objectives to effective HR strategies.
  • Collaborate effectively with and influence peers and other leaders in making business decisions to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships to gain support and achieve results.
  • In-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to management of employees. 
  • Ability to lead special projects and teams by establishing project action plans and executing against plans.
  • Use metrics to analyze people issues and trends.
  • Business acumen.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Working Conditions   
  • Some local travel required.