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HR Associate

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HR Associate

Chicago, IL

Ranked #21 in 2018 Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces

Ranked #10 in Glassdoor Top Work Culture and Leadership

2018 winner of National ‘Best and Brightest Companies to Work For’

PHMG is the world’s leading audio branding agency – and we’re looking for a highly skilled HR Associate to join us in our North American headquarters in a prime location on North Michigan Avenue.

Supporting our Global HR Business Partner, you’ll be the go-to person for all general employee inquiries so you’ll demonstrate your professionalism at all times and be viewed as a trusted confident to employees and managers. You’ll have a strong focus on your personal development, keeping informed of changes to employment legislation, updating our company policies and providing clear and consistent advice.


Your meticulous attention to detail will be pivotal to maintaining employee payroll records, ensuring onboarding tasks are finalised on time and monthly insurance billing audits are completed. In addition, we’ll involve you in projects and you’ll play an active role in establishing our HR function as a strategic partner to our leadership team.


With our hyper-growth expansion you’ll thrive in an environment where multi-tasking and dealing with constant change are the norm. Always one step ahead of the game, you’ll be keen to share ideas and use your initiative and insight to continuously improve our processes and employer offering.


We want to hear from individuals who are truly dedicated to their career development and supporting others. So, how does your future sound?


Your responsibilities:

  • Support the administration of day to day HR department needs
  • Facilitate monthly benefits enrollment, yearly open enrollment and monthly insurance bill audit
  • Responsible for HR transactions, data entry and reporting
  • Oversee new hire orientation, on boarding, trainings and file management
  • Follow up on reoccurring processes owned by line managers such as performance reviews
  • Oversee HR compliance programs to prevent or mitigate violations of legal guidelines and internal policies
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key external firm contacts
  • Oversee 401K plan administration and reporting
  • Create, update and maintain HR policies and procedures
  • Keep up-to-date on regulatory developments and evolve best practices in HR
  • Make recommendations to HRBP for ad-hoc business needs
  • Maintain HRIS database


What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR field required
  • SHRM- CP or PHR preferred
  • 2-3 years of related experience required
  • Experience with benefits administration and HR compliance
  • Pragmatism and ability to think laterally
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite


Company Profile:


Established in 1998, PHMG has grown from a renowned Manchester-based business to the world’s leading audio branding agency – working with 32,000 clients in 39 countries across the globe. This expansive client list includes household names of the calibre of Samsung, Audi and Adidas, as well as SMEs in every sector of the global market. We give each of them a stellar production that combines creative copy, world-class voice artistry and an exclusive Brand-Sound-Track™ - strengthening their business identity in the most memorable, emotive way.

We do all we can to make PHMG the best place to be, so offer all our staff a complete portfolio of PH Perks. This extensive list of benefits includes 401k with company matching, 20 days PTO plus 8 days federal holidays, medical, dental and life insurance, Ventra Transit Benefit saving you up to 40% on your commuting costs, free gym membership 3 months after joining, CSR initiatives and many more exciting rewards – and is continually expanding based on feedback from our staff.

PHMG is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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Right next to the flagship Apple store, PHMG’s 25th floor offices boast spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the metropolis of Downtown Chicago.

What are PHMG Perks + Benefits

PHMG Benefits Overview

PHMG provides a full benefits package, onsite workout facilities, company sports leagues, commuter benefits, on-site barber and beautician, regular incentives recognising high achievers including but not limited to: dinner at top restaurants in Chicago with our CEO, Cubs game, weekly lunch, cash incentives and trips to places such as Cabo, Vegas and Aruba.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
We provide short term and long term disability
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
PHMG also offers 1 week leave after getting married.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
18 - 20 days PTO plus up to 8 federal holidays and an incentive to earn a week off during the Christmas period.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
PHMG has an on-site bar - the Goat tavern and beer fridges with local brews delivered weekly.
Commuter Benefits
PHMG offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees via the Ventra travel program - receiving a discount of up to 40% off your commuting.
Company Outings
PHMG has monthly paid team outings for high achievers across all departments with a monthly President's club. In addition we offer company-wide holiday parties twice a year for all employees.
Game Room
Our employees are very competitive and enjoy using our ping pong, foosball and pool tables when they need a break.
Stocked Kitchen
PHMG provides ice cream every Friday with unlimited coffee, tea, soft drinks (and energy drinks!).
Some Meals Provided
PHMG provides lunch for new starters during their training and weekly catered lunch on Fridays for top performers.
Happy Hours
PHMG provides happy hours at local bars.
Recreational Clubs
PHMG currently sponsors soft ball and kickball leagues all year round.
Relocation Assistance
PHMG offers relocation assistance, including home finding, temporary housing, moving costs and travel expenses reimbursement for certain roles.
Fitness Subsidies
PHMG offers free gym membership at the on-site gym upon promotion and also sub-sized gym membership of $15 per month for all employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
PHMG offer a comprehensive training program via our company induction and orientation and also a specialist Sales Academy.

Additional Perks + Benefits

PHMG values employee recognition through our career development program and quarterly awards conferences. We also encourage team collaboration at charity events via the PHMG Foundation including Skydiving, Santa Hustle, Warrior Dash and other team events.

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