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Regional HR Business Partner

Santa Monica, CA

Employment Type: Direct Hire Position: Human Resources Job Number: 6000724 Branch: Torrance

Do you have strong employee relations experience looking to make an impact within a great collaborative team? This is an amazing company based in Santa Monica with locations throughout the United States. 

The HR Partner functions as a key member of a highly functioning and collaborative Human Resources team. The majority of the HR Partner' s activities will focus on supporting regional managers in all aspects of employee relations. From time to time, there will be special projects and research. Travel opportunities may also arise occasionally. If you are looking for a chance to apply your exceptional HR people-focused skills in a dynamic, thriving company, this may be the ideal opportunity for you!

Essential Functions Of The Position Include

    • Ensuring that the workforce is treated fairly and reasonably at all times by helping managers resolve conflicts and dealing with a myriad of complex personnel management situations
    • Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, including FMLA, CFRA, PDL, ADA
    • Communicating and interpreting company policy and advising on best practices
    • Providing guidance to management in conducting workplace investigations
    • Responding to employee concerns to ensure that every employee feels “ heard” and well treated
    • Advising managers with respect to corrective action and separations
    • Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining business networks, and participating in professional organizations
    • Completing special projects and state-specific research


The Ideal Candidate Will Possess

  • A genuine love of animals - including humans!
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in dealing with complex employee relations issues in medium-large multi-state organization
  • Bachelor’ s degree or the equivalent experience in Human Resources
  • PHR or SPHR is preferred but not required
  • Extensive CA Wage and Hour, Leaves, Labor Laws, and employee relations knowledge
  • Experience with the HR Business Partner model
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • On-the-job experience with writing position statements and conducting workplace investigations
  • Strong proficiency with leave administration
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated competence in accurately advising managers on complex HR matters
  • Extraordinary customer service skills

Janet Zitron
Vice President

Janet is an expert in client relations and has consistently lead Wollborg Michelson's team for over 20 years. She started in recruiting as a staffing consultant before rising through the ranks to manage WM’s Southern California Region. In this role, Janet facilitates and fosters a team environment between the direct hire and contract divisions, while still personally serving a broad client base. Janet's strength is developing long term relationships, which requires thoroughly understanding the needs of both her clients and candidates. Janet has been recognized as a top performer in the staffing industry, winning numerous company awards for consistent top production. She is a California Accredited Consultant. Janet loves working with WM because of the company’s passion for improving lives and building community. A lifelong traveler, artist, nature lover and yogi, when Janet isn’t working, you might find her hiking in Peru, trekking through Southeast Asia, eating tapas in Spain, practicing yoga, walking her dog on the beach with her family, or supporting charity events in the Los Angeles art community.

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