Human Resources Business Partner

Chicago, Illinois, USA Human Resources Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.

We’re looking for a seasoned Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) who loves providing a best-in-class employee experience throughout the entire employee life cycle.  From strategic planning to tactical execution, you’ll focus on driving our unique brand of employee care, values, and engagement.
The HR Business Partner position is responsible for aligning business objectives within assigned business units. The HRBP serves as a consultant to management and individual contributors on all human resources-related matters. This is successfully accomplished by assessing and anticipating HR-related needs, seeking to develop integrated solutions, and by maintaining an effective level of business literacy within designated business units. The HRBP easily formulates partnerships across the HR function in an ongoing effort to deliver value-added service to management that reflect the business objectives of Cision

What you'll do:

  • Develop strong relationships with supported business functions and assist in determining Human Resources priorities consistent with Cision goals and objectives.
  • Partner with management to build and develop stronger work teams.
  • Drive year-round talent management processes, including performance appraisals, workforce calibration, development plans, succession planning, and employee engagement.
  • Effectively drive leadership development, management/employee coaching, and performance management.
  • Analyze key HR metrics, identify areas of opportunity, and assist in develop related action plans.
  • Collaborate with HR Centers of Excellence including Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Total Rewards, etc. to leverage expertise, systems, and processes in support of business needs.
  • Provide training for employees and managers on HR topics as needed.
  • Coach employees and leaders on organizational practices, processes, and values.
  • Resolve complex employee relations issues and performance investigations, as necessary.
  • Guide managers and employees through discipline and performance improvement procedures.
  • Work on HR related projects for the betterment of the organization through process improvement initiatives.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees to effectively reduce legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Create proactive solutions to drive and facilitate change initiatives and continuous improvement projects in support of the customer group and the broader business. with executive leadership and department management on all human capital initiatives, matters, and programs.
  • Be a champion of change, culture, and the values of Cision

What you'll bring to the table:

  •  Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated HRBP or HR Generalist experience
  • Knowledge of employee relations, compliance, risk assessment, talent management and analytics
  • Strong consultative, mentoring, coaching and presentation skills.
  • Experience coaching leaders at all levels - from newly promoted managers to seasoned executives.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish credibility, trust and partnership at all levels of the organization.
  • Effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate, influence, negotiate, resolve conflicts and effectively coach both managers and employees.
  • Innovation and the ability to be creative in problem solving, organizational diagnosis, and solution generation.
  • Sound business acumen with excellent critical thinking abilities.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • PHR, SPHR or SHRM CP or SHRM SCP preferred.
  • HRBP experience in a high-tech, SAAS space preferred
  • Previous experience in managing through mergers and acquisitions a plus
Cision is committed to building an environment where all employees are set up to thrive and reach their full potential. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
Cision is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected statuses.
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