Human Resources Business Partner

The MITRE Corporation
Mclean, VA
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time
Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us. The HR Business Partner (HRBP) serves as a trusted advisor and strategic talent partner to senior leadership within one or multiple divisional business unit(s). In partnership with divisional leadership and other HR partners (Sr. HRBP and Centers of Excellence partners) aligned to the business unit, this position is responsible for executing the business talent strategy and MITREs Good Growth strategy to achieve business and talent outcomes. The HRBP uses strong business acumen to drive organizational effectiveness through workforce strategy, development of leadership capability, performance and talent management, employee engagement, and inclusion and diversity. The HRBP reports to the HRBP Sr. Manager. A successful candidate will have experience influencing business leaders, indirectly leading a diverse team of partners and being a change agent for one or more businesses. They will have demonstrated success executing actionable talent strategies to achieve targeted outcomes. Key Responsibilities: Talent Acquisition & Onboarding: Partners with business leaders to develop strategic staffing plans in conjunction with business overall strategic workforce plan. Translates knowledge of the business and strategic objectives (both current and future state) into a workforce strategy that positions the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, at the right cost. Uses education and assimilation of culture, business, and organization to transition talent into new roles during the onboarding phase. Performance Management & Coaching: Coaches leaders to set clear expectations through effective goal setting and honest and constructive feedback. Through performance management and recognition, optimizes the employee contributions and creates a common understanding between employee and manager about what the employees contributions are to the organization. Talent Management & Development: Drives the talent assessment, succession planning and leadership development efforts, as well as execution of the corporate talent programs, for the division. Identifies talent needs, risks and gaps; creates a plan to build, buy and/or develop talent using management tools and resources (eg training, development, coaching.) Leverages talent review/succession planning processes and tools to identify, align and develop capabilities to achieve business results. Identifies critical roles within the organization, successors to incumbents in these roles and creates action plans to improve their readiness. Employee Engagement & Retention: Enhances employee engagement through understanding and affecting the intrinsic factors that motivate employees (personal growth, working for a common cause) as well as extrinsic factors (pay, rewards.) Develops retention and development plans to target high potential employees and critical roles. Compensation & Recognition: Leverages competitive compensation policies and practices, along with market data, internal equity and other factors to ensure competitive pay for the work individuals perform. Coaches leaders to make decisions that have broad impact related to labor costs, employee retention, engagement and incentivizing the right performance/behaviors. Employee Relations: Identifies and resolves employee and manager situations that often involve multiple sensitive and/or legal issues. Provides coaching and training of managers (Directors, Department Managers and Group Leads) in employee relations issues, ensuring proper consideration of policies, practices and employment law in decisions and processes. Leverages Employee Relations COE to manage potential employee relations implications and minimize risks arising from business decisions. Experience Bachelors degree in a related field with 8 years of related experience Demonstrated success translating business priorities into actionable talent strategies and initiatives and achieving targeted outcomes Demonstrated experience within the following areas: talent management, performance management, employee relations, change management, organizational development, compensation, project management, workforce analytics and leadership development. Proven ability to influence and coach senior leaders, at all levels of the organization, to achieve business and talent outcomes. Experience leading transformative change within one or more business units. Ability to quickly build business and organizational acumen and an understanding of business overall strategy and operations to effectively manage organizational and business needs and challenges. Expected Behaviors: Demonstrates courage and consistency to share hard observations and push managers to do the right thing Carries out all responsibilities with unquestioned high levels of integrity and ethics Proactively demonstrates courage in developing trusted advisor relationships Demonstrates thought leadership in one or more HR disciplines and influences customer thinking as a trusted advisor Fosters a depth and breadth of positive relationships across HR and the businesses supported, balancing the needs of the portfolio with those of MITRE as a whole Models behaviors expected from others and conveys MITRE and its culture and values daily speed, risk-taking, adaptability, collaboration, grace and respect Promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion, as well as development and learning Inspires trust and encourages collaboration and appropriate risk-taking Engages with other HR leaders to strengthen the impact to the customer through shared resources, subject matter expertise and partnerships This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s): None This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s): None MITRE requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. MITRE will provide reasonable accommodation to those with a medical condition, disability or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents them from receiving a vaccine so long as it does not create an undue hardship for MITRE and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace. MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age; ancestry; color; family medical or genetic information; gender identity and expression; marital, military, or veteran status; national and ethnic origin; physical or mental disability; political affiliation; pregnancy; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; and any other protected characteristics. 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