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Robert Half International New York Human Resources Specialist/Senior Specialist in NEW YORK CITY, New York

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New York Human Resources Specialist/Senior Specialist





The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for delivering on key talent priorities with emphasis on performance management, integration of new practice professionals, benefits administration and employee relations. The Human Resources Specialist effectively builds and manages relationships with management and practice personnel to ensure the successful development, promotion and retention of practice personnel. The Human Resources Specialist possesses a solid understanding of the overall business strategy and needs of the practice as well as industry, solution and geographical trends. The Human Resources Specialist must demonstrate excellent customer service, technical ability and execution of end-to-end projects while developing own leadership style, decision-making and process improvement skills.

The Human Resources Specialist will support our New York office. The Specialist will align themselves as a day-to-day business partner, while reporting to the New York HR Senior Manager.

The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for delivering the human resources support across the full talent lifecycle for assigned employees. Representative duties are outlined below. In addition, the Human Resources Specialist will participate in broader initiatives to support regional / national initiatives as required.

Developing Talent

  • Work closely with an organization's senior leaders in order to develop an HR agenda that closely supports the overall aims of the organization. Focus on supply of and demand for talent in the organization.

  • Responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management.

  • Serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues. Owns employee engagement/nurturing for employees in their designated teams

  • Continually stay abreast of the strengths and development needs of practice professionals to make informed recommendations for attendance at development programs, and on-the-job learning opportunities

  • Manage performance issues, investigations, employee relations concerns, and project issues and escalate as appropriate

  • Actively engage in the performance management and compensation processes, including reading/analyzing employee engagement evaluations, logging ratings, assistance with performance assessment meetings and ensuring mid/annual reviews are timely completed for all practice employees

  • Collaborate with Talent Management to strategically assign practice professionals to client-facing and other roles (internal initiatives, training and faculty, community relations/social responsibility, recruiting, sales efforts, etc.)

  • Team with broad Talent Management team on how to create successful project/office environments (succession planning, rotations, etc.)

    HR Support

  • Investigate and resolve payroll and benefits issues

  • Manage employee recognition programs and processes

  • Oversee local new hire integration and follow-up on new employees to ensure a smooth assimilation into Protiviti

  • Conduct employee exit interviews and document areas for improvement, as well as, manage attrition reporting

  • Assist with employee actions including new hires, transfers, leaves of absence and terminations

  • Lead effort and engage practice / operations personnel to plan office events (happy hours, holiday gatherings, community charity events)

  • Assist with ad-hoc market leadership requests

Required Qualifications:

Work Experience:

  • Strong track record of credibility with client service leaders

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of human resources experience

  • Track record of flexibility and learning agility


  • Undergraduate degree (4 years)

  • Professional certification (PHR or SPHR) preferred

Demonstrated accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Negotiation and conflict resolutions skills

  • Coaching skills

  • Ability to function operationally while assisting with strategic projects and initiatives

  • Creative problem-solving skills; ability to develop innovative solutions to complex issues

  • Identify and resolve or elevate operational and human resources issues appropriately

  • Interact with all levels of personnel and work well under pressure

  • Professionalism to work with confidential information

  • Ability to multi-task and bring multiple projects to completion and within budgeted timeframe

Demonstrated capabilities in:

  • Communication – this position requires the ability to negotiate with management appropriately and professionally. Can deal comfortably and present persuasively to leadership. Comfortable taking unpopular stands if necessary.

  • Analysis - this position requires substantial analysis of utilization, availability, compensation, performance and other related talent management data on a regular and ad-hoc basis.

  • Project management – this position requires the ability to solve problems, understand cause/effect relationships, break initiatives into smaller grouping of tasks, maintain progress against a defined work plan, and follow-through.

  • MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

For all US & Canada Postings: You may submit your application materials online or call 1.888.556.7420 for additional ways to apply. Protiviti is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veteran



Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Protiviti and our independently owned Member Firms provide consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit to our clients through our network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries. For the third consecutive year, Protiviti was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work® for list.

We have served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. We also work with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.