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Human Resources Business Partner

| Chicago

 

Is there such a thing as agile human resources?

 

Groupon’s mission is to become the daily habit in local commerce and fulfill our purpose of building strong communities through thriving small businesses by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants globally. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

 

You will partner with the business to support the growth and change that we see every single day at Groupon. We work in various Centers of Excellence across the globe and collaborate together to build from scratch and provide guidance to our partners around the organization. As a young yet evolving company, we’ve grown a robust HR department with dedicated resources for each line of business; yet there are still plenty of ways to impact, change, or improve how our team works.

 

As HR Business Partners on the HR team, we aren’t just doing the transactional elements of HR, we’re highly integrated into business groups and partner closely with leaders to help craft programs and policies. Our team is nimble, impactful, and creative, and we focus on building successful relationships and delivering value across the entire company. Regardless of the group we support, our goal is to identify business needs and working with the regional COEs to deliver high-quality solutions to our internal clients.

 

In this role, you will support the Sales organization in our Chicago office. You will handle internal investigations, provide HR policy guidance, support hiring and onboarding programs, help managers become better coaches, provide career development, build morale and do the myriad of things that can support productivity across the board.

 

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • You will act as a strategic partner to multiple business and functional leaders, establishing strategic objectives that align with the overall company and organizational plans

  • You will build a partnership with other members of HR in delivering key employee processes, including performance and compensation planning as well as work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and drive productivity and retention

  • You will provide policy guidance and interpretation on everything from business unit restructures to workforce and organizational planning

  • You will coach management on performance management discussions, labor relations issues, discipline matters, and promotion/transfer/termination discussions

  • You will analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs, and policies

  • Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations

  • Stay up-to-date on legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance

  • Identify training needs for business units and individual coaching needs

  • Facilitate training programs locally, as necessary

  • Collaborate with the various HR teams like Compensation, Talent, and HRIS

 

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 3-5 years experience with compensation practices, organizational effectiveness, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, recruiting and performance management

  • Experience in a larger technology company with a global matrixed organization preferred

  • You have presented to a large number of employees, and delivering feedback to senior leadership

  • You know how to implement HR strategy that supports company objectives

  • You're adaptable and can think on your feet; when faced with new challenges or tough conversations, you face them head-on

  • You're a self-starter, and not afraid to fail

  • You have a high level of discretion and maturity

  • You have experience building rapport with internal clients and have strong interpersonal skills, directly and indirectly influencing and diffusing high-tension situations with ease

  • You have knowledge of US employment law

  • Workday experience a plus

 

Groupon’s purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses. To learn more about the world’s largest local ecommerce marketplace, click here for the latest Groupon news. Plus, be sure to check out the values that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don’t take our word for it. Hear from real Groupon team members and learn more about our employee resource groups. If all of this sounds like something that’s a great fit for you, then click apply and let’s see where this takes us.

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Location

Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.

An Insider's view of Groupon

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Groupon provides an environment where I can strive for maximum work-life effectiveness, room for growth, and there is always something new to do. I enjoy spending lots of time at work because I love what I do; the hours are not burdensome, Groupon fits me. I define success in my own terms & Groupon provides us with the flexibility to be successful.

Milan

Senior Manager of Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are working on arriving at the optimal attribution models across different areas of our business. For example, the attribution of a purchase to a specific experience — a home page feature, an email, a push notification — likely has a different window of time where we can reasonably say a specific purchase is a result of a specific experience.

Kristi

Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Here at Groupon, what you do matters. I got my start at Groupon as an intern and have had the opportunity in the past (almost) 5 years to build out a global volunteer program that has engaged over 5,000 employees in over 63,000 hours of service supporting the work of close to 650 nonprofit organizations.

Alicia

Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement

What projects are you most excited about?

Recently, we committed to having 100% of our job descriptions reviewed for gender balance by the end of 2018. Also for 2018, work will continue with our Employee Resource Groups, who play a pivotal part in the attraction and selection of diverse top talent, and themselves can be developed and promoted into company leaders.

Carlos

Head of Diversity Recruitment

What are Groupon Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fitness benefits. Free office shuttles. Paid parental and family leave. Comprehensive sales training program. Sense of joy. Onsite cafes. Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO). Flexible spending accounts. Life & AD&D insurance. 401(k). Disability coverage.

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