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Human Resources Business Partner- Commercial Banking

Community Bank System, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Richland, WA posted December 2, 2022.

Overview: At Community Bank System, Inc.

(CBSI), we are dedicated to providing our customers with friendly, personalized, high-quality financial services and products.

Our retail division, Community Bank, N.A., operates more than 230 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western Massachusetts.

Beyond retail banking, we also offer wealth management, investment management, insurance and risk management, and benefit plan administration.Just as our employees are committed to helping our customers manage their finances, we’re committed to our employees.

After all, they make it happen for our customers every day.To ensure our people can enjoy long and successful careers here at CBSI, we offer competitive compensation, good benefits, and professional development and advancement opportunities.

As an equal-opportunity workplace and affirmative-action employer, we celebrate and support a diverse workplace for the benefit of all: our employees, customers and communities.

Responsibilities: As a strategic partner, the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) aligns business and functional objectives with employees and management in designated business and functional units.

The HRBP serves as a consultant to and partner with management on HR related issues, including all aspects of talent acquisition and retention, workforce planning, performance management, and compliance with federal and state employment law.

HRBP will act as an employee champion and change agent.

HRBP assesses and anticipates HR related needs.

The HRBP formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value added service to management and employees that reflect the business and functional objectives of the organization and minimizing risk as it relates to employee and supervisor related issues.

Essential Responsibilities: Partner with supervisors and managers in all aspects of staffing, including analysis, recruiting and selecting candidates.

Actively participates and makes recommendations in regard to salary and rate recommendations, extending offers for new hires and internal promotions and transfers, as well as periodic rate change reviews and Workforce Planning processes.Provide objective suggestions and solutions to resolve conflict and performance issues at more complex levels; provides guidance in interpreting policies, counseling and assisting supervisors and managers with employee development solutions, disciplinary actions, and terminations.Partner with supervisors and managers to manage and resolve employee relations issues.With oversight, conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations in response to complaints internally and externally, including those that involve the DOL, DOHR, EEOC, etc.

Serve as a point of contact in various crisis situations, coordinating with the Employee Assistance Program and other resources to respond to workplace violence prevention, employee deaths, etc.Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase engagement and productivity.Conduct or delegate new employee orientations.Provide or delegate the provision of documents requested in an audit or legal inquiry.Respond to routine inquiries concerning payroll, benefits, personnel policies, employment openings, insurance issues, etc, working with both active and retired employees.Actively participate in HR policy development, guidance, and interpretation.Actively participates in special projects, acquisitions, and staffing efficiency efforts as needed.Maintain compliance with data governance and protocols through all processes.Ancillary Duties: As an integral member of the Human Resources Department, this position is also responsible to provide assistance wherever necessary to help the Human Resources Department and the Bank in achieving their annual goals.

Qualifications: Location: May sit anywhere within the Bank’s footprint.

Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field of study or equivalent experience.

Skills: Proficient reading, writing, grammar, and mathematical skills; high level of objectivity and confidentiality; problem-solving and ability to prioritize and work under pressure; excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills; proficient PC skills.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Human Resources related position with increasing levels of responsibility.

Other Job Information: Compensation: Commensurate with experience plus potential for annual merit increase.

In addition to your competitive salary, you will be rewarded benefits including: 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, Medical, Vision & Dental insurance, 401K with generous match, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, Banking discounts and the list goes on Physical Requirements:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk or sit.

Use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands or arms, and speak and hear.

The employee may occasionally be required to lift and or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to focus.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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