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HR Manager

BRUNNER is an integrated marketing agency with a fast-paced, creative environment. We love big ideas and are looking to add an HR Manager to our team. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and day to day support to HR Specialist.
  • Oversees the recruitment process and onboarding program for all staff; partners closely with departmental leaders to ensure effective practices are in place for acquiring talent.  Research innovative ways in attracting top talent to the agency and continue to build the talent pipeline.
  • Attends industry, networking and job-related events as a representative of the agency to source new talent and develop a perpetual pipeline of candidates.
  • Manages Applicant Tracking System- ensures compliance with systems and provides updates and recommendations on any changes/updates.
  • Evaluates relevant modifications to new or existing policies and procedures via creation, documentation & maintenance of standard policies. Stay compliant with employment law from a local, state and federal standpoint.  Improve HR practices and processes continually.
  • Processes bi-monthly payroll including answering employee inquiries and filing proper pay reports.
  • Manages benefit administration and wellness initiatives for the agency; continually review and research benefit trends and make recommendations for implementation, manages open enrollment process for employees, communicates effectively and educates employees on plans, coordinates wellness initiatives to promote overall well-being; and addresses high level benefit issues for employees.  Manages COBRA administration.
  • Researches and facilitates training opportunities for the agency. Conducts internal training as identified by VP, HR and departmental leaders- responsible for content creation, logistics and delivery of material.  Partners with vendors to provide outside development opportunities.  Oversees training participation and reports out on effectiveness. 
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity, retention and engagement.  Investigates employee issues and provides solution to any problems in a timely fashion.
  • Manages exit process for employees- transition paperwork, exit survey, administrative updates. Prepares executive summary to review.
  • Responsible for file retention for human resources and payroll.
  • Manages HR related and mandatory compliance items/filings including EEOC, I9, ACA, OSHA, etc.
  • Completes employment verifications.
  • Manages HRIS/Payroll system- ensures compliance with systems and provides updates and recommendations on any changes/updates. 

 Partners with VP, HR on the following:

  • Creating a training platform that provides development opportunities for all levels within the organization.  Will identify SMEs, internally and externally, to present training material. 
  • Developing and promoting the BRUNNER culture by creating and managing programs and best in practice initiatives that drives engagement, collaboration, and productivity.
  • Coaching the managerial levels within the agency on cultural and leadership development.  Assists with providing solutions for such items.
  • Managing performance management process to ensure goal completion, collaboration, communication, and overall employee development.
  • Facilitating workforce management processes and strategies.
  • Assist VP, HR on any HR system updates and implementations.

 Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of overall experience in Human Resources as a Generalist (must have experience in recruiting, employee relations, talent management, training and development, compensation, benefit administration, policy development, culture awareness)
  • Minimum 5 years in a Human Resources leadership role (must have had direct reports)
  • Solid presentation skills.
  • Desire to find unexpected ways to deliver against objectives and strategies.
  • Ability to adjust to inevitable changes in timelines, deadlines and project goals.
  • Passion for human resources, staying on top of trends and technology.

 Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, Human Resources or a related field preferred


We offer your full traditional benefits including: health, dental, vision, and life insurance. We also offer a matching 401K, commuter benefits, and flex funds for you to enjoy your life outside of work. Add to that a good deal of PTO, including half day summer Fridays and all the holiday time off you would expect. Oh yeah, and weekly happy hours of course.

We like everyone, so we are an equal opportunity employer. We do not consider your race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status when deciding to hire you. We just want you to be you.  

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