VP of Human Resources for a Leading Publisher of Assessments

Area : Los Angeles, CA

Description : Our client is a leading independent publisher of assessments that is on the verge of remarkable growth and change. They are seeking a Vice President of Human Resources to create and lead a reinvigorated HR department within the company that attracts and develops exceptional people. This position provides overall guidance to organization systems and practices related to workforce planning and analytics, talent acquisition, talent development, and compensation and benefits.


- Oversees the development of strategies, initiatives, and opportunities to ensure a high level of employee satisfaction, engagement and retention

- Maintains a firm grasp over employee morale and provide actionable feedback to the leadership team

- Partners with leaders on addressing cultural issues including organizational change, agility, social networking, ethics and values, innovation, customer focus, diversity and inclusiveness

- Ensures that the values of the organization are communicated and understood at all levels, providing clarity as to the expected behavior of all employees and the development of a high-performance culture

- Fosters an open and transparent communication culture to allow for sharing of knowledge, and information

- Creates and develops team-building programs to enhance the sense of collaboration and comradery amount the staff

- Develops and implements reward and recognition programs ensuring that all areas of the organization participate

- Oversee staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the organization

- Partner with leadership to build the quality and depth of talent

- Design and implement integrated talent management solutions including management coaching, individual development planning, talent review, succession planning, and leadership development

- Ensure that a comprehensive diversity strategy is embraced and supported in the organization

- Partner with leadership on the design of performance management processes and systems

- Provide employee coaching and support and serve as a resource for all employee-related matters

- Responsible for the overall design and administration of the group health insurance and life insurance plans, flexible spending and dependent care programs, COBRA, HIPPA, and FMLA, and the 401(k) Retirement Plan

- Negotiates with brokers, agencies, and/or insurance companies with respect to premiums, terms and conditions, renewals, and modifications of insurance contracts

- Develop a competitive compensation program to ensure consistency and fairness, and provide motivation, incentives, and rewards for effective performance

- Provide direction and oversight for the development and administration of policies and practices to ensure compliance with related legislation

- Oversee compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements 


- Four-year college degree in business, psychology or related field or equivalent experience. Masters Degree, preferred

~12 to 15 years progressive HR experience with minimum 10 years leading and directing the human resources function

- Knowledge of organization development, training & development, performance management systems, and compensation design

- Requires in-depth knowledge of the principles, practices and theories, technology, and laws in human resources

- Work effectively with senior management and provide leadership to human resources, large-scale change, and organization development to deploy limited resources in the most effective manner to support organization business priorities

- Exceptional written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required 

- Strong analytical and conceptual skills required and ability to develop creative solutions

- Must have demonstrated organizational skills 

- Demonstrated experience training employees and leaders in a variety of training programs related to HR topics, staff development, leadership, etc., in order to effectively ensure the delivery of training programs to meet diverse staff needs

Published : Jun 30, 2021

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