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Human Resources Associate
Cerity Partners

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Human Resources Associate

Cerity Partners

Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 18 days ago
Job Role
Human Resources, Human Resources Associate

Job Description

Level: Experienced

Location: Chicago Office - Chicago, IL

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4-year degree or above

Salary Range: Undisclosed

Travel Percentage: None

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Human Resources

Are you a person who likes to be “in service?” A colleague who works to empower, assist, guide, motivate and support others? Do you believe that human resources is much more than administrative and tactical? Do you believe that HR has the opportunity to transform lives and strategically grow a business through our talented team? If yes, we believe you would be an outstanding fit on our Shared Services Human Capital team.

As a Human Resources Associate in our Chicago office you would report to the Chief Administrative Officer. You responsibility would include the following activities:

  • Become the in-house expert on all HR policies, procedures, benefit programs and the employee handbook
    • Respond to all inquiries and educate colleagues regarding HR policies and procedures
    • Set up a policy/procedure review schedule to ensure compliance with regulatory changes and updates following acquisitions or firm policy changes
    • Develop handbook training that is informative, interesting and fun
  • Manage every step of the onboarding process for all new employees - whether hired organically or through acquisition
    • Write offer letters
    • Manage drug and background testing
    • Coordinate assessment and skill testing
    • Manage day 1 activities including training
    • Act as HR point of contact
  • Manage bi-weekly payroll
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, while protecting and maintaining the confidentiality of all employee information including compensation information
  • Manage FMLA and other leave programs as well as coordinate short and long-term disability and retirement
  • Become the expert on our HRIS platform, Paycom, committing to use the technology to manage all components of the employee lifecycle.
    • Maintain employee records and files
    • Produce HR data reports when requested
    • Assist with delivery of performance management process
    • Build out Paycom learning with existing training and development
    • Work with Paycom resources to understand and implement best practices across the software modules
  • Perform other duties and participate in or lead special projects as assigned

Company Overview:

Cerity Partners is a leading, national registered investment advisory firm serving high-net-worth individuals and their families, businesses and their employees, and nonprofit organizations from its offices across the country. With no financial products to sell, our in-house experts of retirement advisors, attorneys, tax advisors, financial planners and investment professionals are passionate about and committed to providing objective financial advice and oversight.

Our mission is to positively impact the financial well-being of our clients by delivering objective financial advice. Our culture allows us to deliver this mission. We believe in a simple formula that drives our actions and pushes us every day to do better than the day before: People First + Accountability = Winning Outcomes. We expect our team members to deliver on their responsibilities, understand how every component of our company works to generate success, and hold themselves and their colleagues accountable to the highest standards. As a result, we will enjoy talking to you if:

  • You understand the need to provide a world-class customer experience
  • You value the collaboration of insightful, experienced colleagues to deliver our services
  • You demonstrate a strong affinity in financial services, exceptional communication, organization, and prioritization skills

Qualifications

Ideal Candidate Profile – “Our Casting Call!”

  • Excels in a team-based, client-centric culture – our clients are our colleagues
  • Savvy with technology with HRIS experience a must - knowledge of Paycom preferred
  • Superior analytical and problem resolution skills and an understanding that HR requests are urgent for the colleague requesting
  • Ability to adapt and work efficiently in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment with deadline pressures, discerning colleagues and a manager who is based remotely and frequently travels
  • Willingness to work until the work is done, which may require extended hours to meet team needs
  • Bachelor’s degree required SHRM credentials a plus
  • 5+ years of human resource experience

 

Business Overview

Our Story

Cerity Partners is an award-winning investment and wealth management firm offering financial wellness services to individuals and their families, businesses and their employees, and nonprofit organizations. We act as a trusted advisor, a fiduciary and steward, who preserve and enhances wealth through timely, personalized, unbiased advice, placing the interests of our clients first. Our mission is to positively impact the financial lives of our clients. With no proprietary products to sell, we have the freedom to recommend the best offerings in the marketplace for clients’ custody, trading, investment, planning and tax needs.

 

Our culture is critical to us. We believe in a simple formula that drives our actions and pushes us every day to do better than the day before: People First + Accountability = Winning Outcomes. We expect our team members to deliver on their responsibilities, understand how each and every component of our company works to generate success, and hold themselves and their colleagues accountable to the highest standards. As a result, we will enjoy talking to you if:

• You understand the need to provide a world class customer experience

• You value the collaboration of insightful, experienced colleagues to deliver our services

• You demonstrate strong affinity in financial services, exceptional communication, organization, and prioritization skills

 

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