Learning & Development Specialist at Paylocity

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The Learning and Development Specialist plays a critical role in the onboarding, early stage development and ongoing learning phases of an Account Manager/Customer Services Representative roles and other internal audiences.

The Learning and Development Specialist I is responsible for delivering and continually improving trainings for our internal audiences on a variety of topics.   This position requires product knowledge, adult learning acumen, and excellent communication and presentation skills. The Learning and Development Specialist is also responsible for staying current with product and learning-method knowledge.

 

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Deliver new hire and ongoing training to Paylocity employees which includes products, services, skills, policies, and procedures that are relevant to the audience and intended to enhance the client and/or employee experience 
  • Maintain current product knowledge by taking any newly offered trainings and attending necessary meetings 
  • Ensure all trainees are actively engaged in the training process by preparation, personalization of training content, and implementation of activities  
  • Conduct ongoing refresher and cross-training modules in critical areas as needed 
  • Assess learning styles and collaborate with other L&D Specialists and Instructional Designers to ensure course curriculum, materials, modality and resources are aligned
  • Participate in special projects (i.e. course redesigns) in partnership with other subject matter experts to drive learning adoption 
  • Serve as product champions to identify knowledge gaps and bridge gaps through course amendments and interactive exercises as well as serve as a key interaction point with technology team to keep the product owners up to date on the ever changing needs of our client audience 
  • Proactively identify required course enhancements and changes to meet the evolving needs of the business and then make the required changes in a timely manner.? 
  • Gather feedback and share insights with ID team. 
  • Independently learn new courses (for certification purposes) to drive personal expertise and develop the expertise of others?  
  • Communicate product changes that impact the learning through the L&D collaboration tool to ensure that all team members are informed
  • Leverage non training time to develop learning strategies and determine future course needs and enhancements 
  • Travel as required 
  • Additional duties as assigned 

 

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Psychology, Education or other relevant?discipline area preferred or 
  • Prior training experience a plus 
  • Knowledge of training and development practices and methods including needs assessment and instruction design for       instructor led, virtual, online, and blended training 
  • Knowledge of learning theories and principles including adult learning theory 
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects 
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical and critical thinking skills 
  • Prior payroll experience a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite – Word, Power Point, Excel 
  • Experience with blended learning approach and eLearning tools preferred  
  • Demonstrated on-the-job leadership skills a plus
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

Our office has modern workspaces, a cafe, and a gym. But since we're a talent-anywhere company, you may find our team members all over Chicagoland.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
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