HR Business Partner

About the Position

Guggenheim is seeking an HR Business Partner with strong interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills to join the Chicago office. The HR Business Partner will provide functional expertise, leadership, support and guidance to business unit leaders for the Guggenheim Investments group (“GI”). Primary focus of this position will be partnering closely with business unit leaders, managers and HR colleagues to ensure the building of a high performance organization and culture. This person will be responsible for providing tactical HR support and value added services to business leaders locally as required and to support business goals and objectives aligned with firm-wide strategies. In addition, this person will help ensure close business partnerships with business unit leaders, serve as an HR expert and contribute as a team member to the HR Business Partner and knowledge leaders within the HR function in the development and implementation of new and existing HR programs.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Maintain business literacy to understand needs, plans, culture and competition
  • Represent the HR function by communicating and supporting philosophies, processes, policies, an capabilities to GI business unit leaders
  • Provide daily hands-on human resources expertise to the GI business in the areas of employee relations, recruiting and on-boarding, employee development, training, compensation, organizational development and more, as well as provide backup HR business support to other businesses locally as required
  • Monitor compliance with internal policies and procedures and legislation
  • Work with the business in resource planning, including recruiting, organizational design, job evaluation and definition and managing the performance appraisal, development, advancement and compensation processes within the business
  • Actively capture, analyze and report data/metrics to identify HR needs within the business, possible solutions, applicable resources, and implement policies or programs.
  • Manage employee relations issues, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions and improvement and exit strategies
  • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements of all activities
  • Proactively identify employee development training and compliance needs for GI and work to develop methods and programs to meet the needs of the business
  • Assist in the development and deployment of a robust talent management platform and succession planning process, in collaboration with the business and corporate resources
  • Act as a contributor and a proactive agent in the development and delivery of firm diversity and inclusion programs and other HR policy guidance
  • Contribute to the development of new and existing Corporate HR programs through the HR Business Partner team and delivery of those programs to the GI platform
  • Participate with the HR Business Partner team in completing special projects as assigned.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field is required.
  • The position requires a minimum of 7 years of HR generalist experience, including a solid understanding of the asset management or financial services field. Experience working within the business a plus
  • Candidates with prior experience working in the financial services/asset management business preferred
  • Strong knowledge and having worked directly with all aspects of HR: recruitment, compensation, benefits, L&D, organizational design and employee relations is required
  • Must be a team player and able to work across multiple functions and disciplines and possess strong collaboration skills
  • Must have and maintain a knowledge of employment law and regulations
  • Strong Word and Excel skills required

About Guggenheim Investments

Guggenheim Investments is the global asset management and investment advisory division of Guggenheim Partners, with expertise in fixed income, equity, and alternative strategies. We focus on the return and risk needs of insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, consultants, wealth managers, and high-net-worth investors. Our team of investment professionals performs rigorous research to understand market trends and identify undervalued opportunities in areas that are often complex and underfollowed. This approach to investment management has enabled us to deliver innovative strategies providing diversification opportunities and attractive long-term results.

To succeed in the Guggenheim culture, candidates must be self-starters and strive for results. We are looking for people, who operate as business owners, adhere to the highest standards and think creatively to realize opportunities, wherever they may be.

Guggenheim Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diversified and inclusive workforce.

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