PURPOSE: To direct the people functions of Sterling Group in accordance with the policies and practices of the company, the ethical standards of business and society and the laws, regulations and administrative rulings of governmental organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities and organizations. This position is also responsible for the strategic human resource planning and development to provide the company with the best people talent available and to position the company as the Employer of Choice by being aware of policies, practices and trends within the multifamily industry and all industries in general.
Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization's human resource function including recruitment, benefits and compensation, performance management and colleague recognition and retention.
Manage company-wide recruitment through Corporate Recruiter and provide direction as needed to ensure staffing goals are met. Identify appropriate and effective external sources for candidates for all levels within the company, primarily for corporate positions.
Manage department colleagues including hiring and performance management.
Participate in the development of the corporation's plans and programs as a strategic partner but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.
Translate the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.
Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action as those items impact the attraction, motivation, development and retention of the people resources of the corporation.
Ensure managers throughout the company adhere to a consistent, comprehensive Onboarding and New Colleague Orientation Program.
Develop progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance and to encourage retention.
Develop and coordinate colleague appreciation activities in accordance with Sterling’s Mission and Guiding Principles.
Develop programs to allow Sterling to embrace applicants and employees of all backgrounds and to permit the full development and performance of all employees.
Manage company-wide Staff Development through the Director of Training and Staff Development. Including the management of the company’s Learning Management System (LMS). Develop human resource planning models to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps. Work with the Training Department to develop specific programs for filling the gaps. Areas of activity will include talent management through proper succession planning programs for key contributor and management positions, training and development programs for all colleagues.
Continually assess the competitiveness of all employee benefit programs and practices against relevant comparable companies, industry and markets.
Establish credibility throughout the organization with management and employees in order to be an effective listener and problem solver of people issues.
Develop appropriate policies and programs for effective management of the people resources of the corporation.
Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce human resources policies and procedures by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation and remain compliant with applicable employment laws.
Manage the human resource information systems database and necessary reports for critical analyses of the HR function and the people resources of the corporation.
Maintain knowledge of federal and state HR policies, programs, laws and issues.
Provide technical advice and knowledge to others within the human resources discipline. Manage other areas such as relocation, colleague communication, safety and health.
Manage the budget and other financial measures of the Human Resources Department.
Evaluate the human resource department structure and with the team, plan for continual improvement of efficiency and effectiveness.
Provide oversight and back-up assistance for workers compensation claims.
Direct oversight of all legal issues and lawsuits.
Consult with legal counsel as appropriate or directed.
Maintain current list of all lawsuits and their progress and report same to Executive Team.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 7 to 10 years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in human resources. SPHR Preferred.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with strong orientation for customer service required. Must possess excellent presentation, facilitation, accuracy, organizational, creativity and other administrative capabilities. Working knowledge in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and Power Point). Must possess the ability to adapt to a fast paced environment and manage multiple projects effectively. Must be able to travel with minimal notice.
PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS: Must be able to bend, stoop, sit, stand, walk, reach, lift, pull, push, balance, and lift or carry weight up to 20 pounds.
HOURS: Business hours of operation – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Certain responsibilities may occur on weekends or evenings as needed; other events/projects may require hours outside of this as necessary to complete any given assignment. This is a salaried position.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to pass a drug test and criminal history background check prior to employment with Sterling Management Ltd., and possess a valid state driver’s license.
The Sterling Group is a real estate investment services firm specializing in multifamily housing and self-storage facilities. Sterling is family-owned and vertically integrated. Its companies include development, construction, property management, and investment management. As the company grows so does the focus on investment partners, financial institutions, colleagues, residents, and other individuals that make up our invaluable customer base.