At Rackspace, HR is more than just solving people problems. It’s having a seat at the table, partnering with business leaders, and delivering results. Rackspace is a dynamic company with opportunities to grow in multiple areas whether it’s supporting product/technology, sales & marketing, M&A activity, or overall people and culture strategy, Rackspace is a place to learn and grow your career. Here, we call our employees "Rackers." That's not a title or a label - it is an attitude and reflection of who we are, what we do, and most importantly how we do it. Rackers are the voice behind the call, the brains behind our expertise and innovation, and the heart behind our service to customers. Exceptionally talented, creative, smart people helping the world leverage technology to achieve a greater purpose - that's who we are.
We are seeking an HR Business Partner – someone who loves to advise leaders, activate to create people strategies that support the business plan, and wants to be part of an amazing team. Specific duties include translating business strategies and issues into appropriate HR actions. Will coach key business leaders on leading and managing their organizations effectively. Diagnoses organizational effectiveness issues and implements solutions. Runs largescale HR processes including annual compensation cycle, performance management cycle, hi-potential talent review, engagement survey, and more. The right candidate will exercise excellent judgment and makes recommendations that balances the needs of employees as well as the company. Our HR Business Partners are the single point for HR for their assigned business unit, so an ability to manage multiple competing and important priorities quickly, and effectively communicate back to other HR stakeholders and business leaders is critical. Above all, a strong sense of integrity and impeccable professional maturity is a must.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY: Holistic knowledge of all major HR functional areas (compensation, talent acquisition, benefits etc.). Proven HR business partner skills. Knowledge and experience with team dynamics. Expert knowledge of applicable employment laws, compensation philosophies, and the HR operating mechanisms. Applies excellent interpersonal skills both in one-on-one situations with all levels of personnel, and in facilitating group meetings and keeping them on track. Uses seasoned judgment to suggest approaches that optimize among customer needs, business/technological constraints. Understands the principles of change management and is able to architect and execute a change effort. Consistently applies effective process management and project management skills
SUPERVISION: Operates under minimal supervision. May provide work direction to HR Generalists.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. BS/BA in Management, Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, or equivalent experience. PHR/SPHR preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: General office environment. May require long periods sitting and viewing a computer monitor. Considerable levels of stress may occur at times. No special physical demands required.