The Chicago Blackhawks started their journey as one of the NHL’s “Original Six” professional ice hockey teams in 1926. Members of the Central Division in the NHL’s Western Conference and six-time Stanley Cup Champions (1934, 1938, 1961, 2010, 2013, 2015), the team calls the United Center home.
The Blackhawks proudly show up every day #ReadyToWork to make Chicago Proud and reimagine the potential of hockey. At its core, the team and greater organization uphold its mission through its core values centered around integrity, curiosity, empathy, collaboration, and originality. They are fiercely dedicated to delivering new and legendary fan experiences, both on and off the ice. As part of their unwavering commitment to the local community, the organization has made an extensive expansion to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and opened the Fifth Third Arena, which serves not only as the team’s official practice facility, but also as a state-of-the-art community space and hub for youth hockey development.
What It’s Like Working Here:
The Chicago Blackhawks experience isn’t just on the ice. Our office, located in the United Center, promotes a fun, engaging atmosphere where we can celebrate both hockey and each other while being at the forefront of innovation. Our commitment to curating an environment where all individuals feel empowered to bring their best self to work each day can be seen throughout our organization and through the workings of the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation. Whether you are a job seeker looking to join the organization or a current member of our amazing team, our goal is the same – to create a memorable, inclusive experience. Our office offers free parking, a state of the art gym, oh... and plenty of free food!
The Top Shelf:
The People & Culture Business Partner provides HR functional support to assigned business units based out of the Chicago Blackhawks Corporate Headquarters, Fifth Third Arena, and Rockford Ice Hogs Offices. Reporting to Director, People & Culture, this role will be critical in supporting the execution of overall people strategies and key HR processes and initiatives in areas such as onboarding, workforce planning, employee engagement, employee relations, people data, compensation, benefits, and other special HR projects as assigned. With a heavy emphasis placed on relationship building and establishing a strong People & Culture presence, this is an on-site position.
How You’ll Contribute:
Builds effective relationships with employees at all levels and understands business goals to proactively identify and implement solutions that align with organizational needs
Provides counsel to employees regarding human resources policies, programs and procedures; responds to employee inquiries and issues in a prompt manner
Ensures compliance with all Federal and State laws relating to such policies as EEO, FMLA, FLSA, etc.
Conducts research on HR best practices. Assists with process development and implementation for a variety of HR best practices in staffing, onboarding, compensation, training and development, etc.
Plays an active role in championing company DEI initiatives
Appropriately investigates and resolves employee relations issues. Escalates to Director, People & Culture as needed.
Conducts Exit Interviews, reviews survey data quarterly and compiles insights and trends
Compiles and analyzes people data to identify insights and trends and develop recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of HR programs and processes. Ensures that employee data is accurate.
Influences employee participation in Employee Engagement Surveys and supports business units with engagement action plans.
Supports talent management programs, including performance and development process completion tracking, talent review, and succession planning
Supports the continued build out of new hire onboarding programs, tracks participation, makes recommendations for continuous improvement, and coordinates as needed.
Develops and owns the administration of the New Hire Buddy Program
Partners with managers on onboarding and off-boarding processes
Provides guidance to managers on performance improvement plans
Supports annual benefits enrollment and annual compensation planning
Assists with building out employee and manager resources on the Company Intranet “The Anthem”
Demonstrates tact and diplomacy and maintains discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive employee and organizational data
Player Stats and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in HR or a related field, Master’s Degree preferred.
3+ years of HR generalist related experience
Demonstrated proficiency using HRIS systems to accomplish HR related tasks such as running reports and looking up employee information
Strong customer service, relationship building, problem solving and follow-up skills
Ability to analyze data and identify trends
Strong attention to detail and follow-through
Ability to connect insights and learnings across multiple functions for holistic organizational impact
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Willingness to travel to Rockford and visit Fifth Third Arena (a block away from Chicago Blackhawks Corporate Headquarters) twice a month
What We Offer:
Full benefits (medical, dental, vision)
Comprehensive PTO package and generous holiday schedule
Additional time off during summer months
Free Blackhawks tickets
Occasional discounted or free tickets to United Center events
Complimentary breakfast and lunch curated by the United Center
Plenty of snacks and beverages
The Chicago Blackhawks is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.