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Robert Half Human Resources (HR) Manager in San Francisco, California


We are seeking an experienced HR Manager with expertise in managing human resources in a unionized environment. This role requires a professional who can lead, problem-solve, and ensure compliance while providing exceptional support to our employees. As the HR Manager with Union Experience, you will play a crucial role in managing various aspects of human resources, with a specific focus on unionized environments. Your responsibilities will include handling employee relations, compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA), and supporting day-to-day HR operations. This role is 100% on-site in San Francisco, CA, a 3-6 month contract opportunity.

Key Responsibilities:

Union Expertise:

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of union dynamics and CBA policies.

  • Act as a key liaison during union and labor management committee meetings.

Recruitment Support:

  • Assist in the recruitment process by posting job openings, prescreening candidates, conducting interviews, extending offers, and facilitating onboarding.

Payroll Knowledge:

  • Utilize payroll knowledge to resolve payroll-related issues, including HSA, benefits, and vendor management.

HR Department Improvement

  • Identify and address performance issues within the HR department to enhance efficiency and professionalism.

  • Ensure accurate data entry in ADP.

HR Operations:

  • Oversee and provide day-to-day HR operations support for a workforce of 103 employees, including benefits administration, leave management, and terminations.

Employee Relations:

  • Proactively address employee relations issues, including harassment claims.

  • Collaborate with HR Attorney to ensure compliance with CA labor laws and regulations, as well as union-related requirements.

Leave of Absence and Termination Support:

  • Manage all aspects of leaves of absence (LOA) and termination processes.

  • Provide guidance and support to employees regarding their benefits.

Transition Management:

  • Assist in the transition process by implementing changes and supporting employees during transitional periods.



  • Proven experience as an HR Manager or in a similar leadership role.

  • Strong understanding of union dynamics and Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA).

  • Proficiency with ADP software (preferred).

  • Exceptional problem-solving and leadership skills.

  • Ability to navigate complex employee relations issues.

  • Excellent knowledge of HRIS integration projects.

  • Recruiting experience, including job posting, candidate screening, and onboarding.

  • Familiarity with payroll processes and problem resolution.

  • Thorough knowledge of California labor laws and regulations.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field (preferred).

  • HR certification (e.g., SHRM, HRCI) is a plus.

Employee Relations, Labor Employee Relations, Employee Relations Investigations, Benefits Administration, Performance Evaluations, Performance Management, Collective Bargaining Agreements, Union Contracts

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