Director of Human Resources

Summary: The HR Director develops, implements, and coordinates policies and programs concerning payroll, training and development, employment, employee benefits, wage and salary administration, and employee services.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Develop and maintain personnel policies that comply with State and Federal laws and are consistent with the company mission and core values. Implement changes to comply with required changes.

  • Develop and administer programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align workforce.

  • Keep up to date on government regulations affecting company policies and HR practices.

  • Partner with management to communicate HR policies, procedures, programs, and laws.

  • Respond to inquiries regarding policies and procedures.

  • Prepare required reports as necessary, for example, annual 401k non-discrimination testing, bi-annual FSA non-discrimination testing, OSHA.


  • Establishes and leads the recruitment activities including job posts, resumes, interviewing, selection, and hiring of all positions.

  • Conduct new hire orientation to foster positive attitude toward company goals.

  • Review, guide, and advise management through employment termination process.

Employee Relations

  • In coordination with Wellness Coordinator, direct and coordinate various activities designed to promote well-being and to maintain a high level of employee morale.

  • Identify and monitor the company’s culture so that it supports the core values and promotes employee satisfaction.

  • Address employee issues, for example work complaints or harassment allegations.

  • Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.

  • Advise managers and supervisors in the progressive discipline process. Monitor process.

  • Prepare employee separation paperwork (voluntary and involuntary) and conduct exit meetings to review and discuss any specific reasons which may have lead to the separation.

Performance Management

  • Administer performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within the company.

  • Benefits
  • In conjunction with the CFO, Controller, and benefits broker, obtain cost-effective employee benefits.

  • Administer benefit programs such as life, health, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, time off, leave of absence, and employee assistance.

  • Work with benefits broker to manage open enrollment process – November for 1.1 benefits and May for 6.1 benefits.

  • Meet with newly eligible employees to review benefits to ensure enrollment or waiver in a timely manner.


  • Ensure company compensation program is competitive in the marketplace and consistent with company compensation philosophy.

  • Administer salary administration to ensure compliance and equity within the organization.

Worker’s Compensation

  • Investigate accidents and prepare necessary documentation for insurance company.

Personnel Record Management

  • Maintain necessary personnel documentation for employee files – personnel, benefit, confidential – to include promotions, transfers, wages, performance reviews, disciplinary actions, terminations.

  • Utilize HRIS to maintain employee records


  • Participate in executive, management, wellness, or other company meetings.

  • Perform other related business duties assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required.

Experience and Necessary Skills:

  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning & development, employee relations, safety, and development.

  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices.

  • Experience in the administration of benefits and other HR programs.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to serve as a successful participant on the executive management team that provides company leadership and direction.

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  • Minimum five (5) years human resource management experience.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Ability to interact well with all levels of employees.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

  • Prior experience with Word, Excel, and HRIS.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, Organization Development.

  • Experience showing progressive leadership experience in Human Resource positions.


Please send resumes or any general employment inquires to:
Joyce Hutchinson
Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
241 First Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
FAX: 612-204-9208


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