HR Generalist

Overview

Ogilvy is seeking an experienced HR professional to join our Washington DC office as an HR Generalist.

Ogilvy Washington's HR team supports the office's senior management team and staff with a variety of human resources functions including talent management, recruiting, training and compliance. As a member of the local HR team, you will work with employees, managers, and job candidates, as well as our corporate HR staff based in New York. This role will complete an HR team that works collaboratively and regularly pitches in to help one another during high-volume workflows and seasonal projects. The ideal candidate will have the ability to multi-task and handle frequent interruptions in a fast-paced, high-performance work environment.

Responsibilities

  • Source and recruit for a variety of specialized roles, with an emphasis on sourcing passive candidates.
  • Build a strong talent pipeline for future job openings through proactive outreach to passive candidates, networking, and relationship management.
  • Help to manage and resolve employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations. Maintains knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions). Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention. Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.
  • Deliver onboarding, orientation, and off-boarding for all employees in compass point.
  • Partner with business leads to assist Director, Talent Management in determining learning and development needs- create training curriculum for compass point utilizing internal subject matter experts and/or external vendors, leverage internal training programs when appropriate
  • Be a trusted advisor to employees on the ground- first line for all questions related to benefits, payroll, and compensation.
  • Learning & Development- help create and implement curriculum for all disciplines in compass point-can leverage some O&M and WPP trainings.
  • Source and recruit for a variety of specialized roles, with an emphasis on sourcing passive candidates.
  • Build a strong talent pipeline for future job openings through proactive outreach to passive candidates, networking, and relationship management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.• 4 plus years of HR generalist experience including recruitment.• Advertising, Communications, Marketing Services experience a plus.• Must be organized and detail-oriented with a concern for accuracy of spelling and grammar, but capable of seeing the big picture.• Ability to handle multiple projects with sense of humor. • Excellent oral and written communication skills with customer service orientation. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook.• Ability to work on own, as well as in a team environment with proven track record of initiative and information seeking skills.

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