Applied Systems

Sr. People Business Partner

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Job Description
Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is seeking a Sr. People Business Partner to join our People Team. The Sr. People Business Partner is a key contributor to Applied's talent management strategy as the organization builds, aligns and scales a proactive and strategic HR function to meet the ongoing needs of the business.
The People Team is responsible for the development, administration and delivery of business solutions and programs related to Applied's Human Capital Strategy and people practices, including: employee relations, talent management, talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, communications and culture, and learning and development.
The Sr. People Business Partner contributes to company performance by providing strategic and tactical consulting on people and organization development strategies in support of the business objectives. Communicating and collaborating proactively with our People Team Centers of Excellence (COEs) and business leadership, the Sr. People Business Partner develops integrated talent management solutions that meet those needs. They develop an effective level of business acumen about the business unit's financial position, its midrange plans, its culture and its challenges to serve as a trusted advisor to their leadership team(s).
What You'll Do

  • Provide thought leadership and strategic insights to client leaders on people-related considerations that support and align with business objectives
  • Modify and implement talent strategies for assigned client groups, and create sustained solutions to talent related opportunities and challenges
  • Assist in the development of the next generation of leaders through talent management, and succession and development planning
  • Ensure leaders understand the value and impact they have on increasing employee engagement to drive business results
  • Implement and support company-wide employee engagement initiatives, localizing them as needed; Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Act as a liaison between the business unit and the COEs to support the needs of both teams; building processes to create efficiencies and effectiveness at scale
  • Broker technical assistance as needed from the People Team COEs
  • Provide guidance and input on business unit organizational design, restructuring and workforce planning, including communications and change management support
  • In partnership with Finance, support client leaders in headcount and people-related budget adherence
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to managers, including coaching, counseling, career development, performance improvement plans, and as needed, decisions to terminate employment
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues, conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations as necessary
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the People Operations Team to develop solutions, programs and policies; provide reporting on HR metrics to client leaders
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with the legal department as needed/required.

What You'll Need to Succeed
We're looking for someone who:

  • Is comfortable working from home and also willing to travel to our downtown Chicago and/or Dallas office for pre-scheduled meetings
  • Has 7+ years of Human Resources generalist experience, in a Business Partner, HR Management or similar role
  • Holds a Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in HR or related fields
  • Is able to travel up to 10-20%

Your experience should include some or all of the following:

  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including performance management, talent development, compensation practices, organizational development, employee relations, talent acquisition, and federal and state respective employment laws
  • Experience with one or more HRIS systems, experience with UKG/UltiPro a plus
  • Successful track record of working and thriving in a dynamic, fast-paced and changing environment that is results oriented and collaborative
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with leaders
  • Skilled at simultaneously managing both strategic initiatives and the execution of day-to-day deliverables
  • Intermediate to advanced MS office skills

Additionally, you may have:

  • Experience in a software or tech firm, supporting Customer Experience and Implementation business units
  • PHR or SPHR certifications

What You'll Gain

  • Benefits from Day One
    • Health insurance plans, dental, and vision
    • Wellness incentives
    • 401(k) and/or RRSP retirement savings plans with employer match
    • Paid vacation time
    • Personal/sick time
    • Paid holidays
    • Flex Time
    • Paid parental leave (U.S. candidates)
    • Volunteer time off

Empowering Career Growth and Success - We invest in talent, care about our people and are empowered by the results of our work. We grow our teams from within and give our employees opportunities to advance.
What We Value
We strive for excellence at every turn to be the best at what we do. We invest in talent, care about our people, and are empowered by the results of our work. We fulfill the promise of insurance - safeguarding and protecting what matters most in people's lives. And there is no more important job than that.
Our focus on the workforce, workplace, and marketplace gives us a qualified individual in an environment in which they can be productive while we maintain our position in the industry. To help drive that change toward a vibrant, modern workplace, we have employee-driven networks with commonalities in ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and military status.
Who We Are
For 40 years, Applied Systems has created innovative technology for the global insurance industry. Today, we are a rapidly growing software leader that is revolutionizing the way agencies and brokerages succeed.
We are smart and curious people in a tech-first environment that champions bold and powerful thinking. We are transforming a complex industry through digitization, automation, and innovative new partnerships. Together we are driving the industry fearlessly forward.
It's an exciting time at Applied. You can do big things here, in an environment that supports creative thinking and bold ideas. Visit for more information on how you can challenge what's possible.
EEO Statement
Applied Systems is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Diversity and Inclusion is a business imperative and is a part of building our brand and reputation. At Applied, we do not discriminate, and we are committed to recruit, develop, retain, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

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What are Applied Systems Perks + Benefits

Applied Systems Benefits Overview

At Applied, we offer our employees a Total Rewards Benefits package designed to enable you and your family to thrive, with coverage beginning on the first day of employment.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Day off for your birthday
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
For Hiring Managers
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Situation dependent
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training

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