Kroger

Position Summary
Drive sourcing, recruiting, selection and onboarding to support fully staffed stores with friendly associates. Interview candidates and make hiring decisions. Partner with relevant stakeholders to create and drive succession planning strategies. Ensure the accuracy, integrity, daily maintenance, release of information, storage, and confidentiality of all associate data. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions
Conduct interviews, make hiring decisions, manage the offer process and initiate pre-screening tests and background checks
Drive sourcing, recruiting, selection and onboarding for store positions; verify that new associates are properly onboarded and trained to perform their work
Assist the division HR department in conducting associate investigations
Lead and support store leadership in implementing HR processes, procedures and programs to promote engagement, culture and retention
Provide counsel and coaching to management on associate issues (i.e., leaves of absence, workers compensation, PTO, policies, retention, performance, succession)
Coordinate and deliver (as appropriate) associate training programs, including new hire orientation, manager on duty and department leader development
Act as subject matter expert for associate data and human resource information systems, policies and processes
Respond to and resolve associate inquires with a sense of urgency and high level of service
Conduct exit interviews and feedback discussions to identify and track trends that may impact retention
Support talent acquisition in the creation and ongoing maintenance of hiring requisitions and new hire onboarding process (background checks, drug screen, I-9, new hire paperwork)
Assess data submissions for completeness and resolve data discrepancies
Support record requests by retrieving appropriate documentation and providing it to business partners when needed
Collect data regarding current processes; develop improved methods with input from stakeholders
Comply with federal, state, and local labor laws, including minor labor laws and support compliance with food and alcoholic beverage laws/regulations
Process data entries related to wages/salaries, terminations, status and position changes, newly hired and rehired associates, transfers, time accrual maintenance, updates to associate personal information and other HR activities in an accurate and timely manner
Travel to store locations to drive HR initiatives and provide consultation and support for management and onsite staff
Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications:
2+ years of experience in human resources or retail department management
Knowledge of HR business processes and employment laws
Proven knowledge and experience working with external recruiting sites, resume databases and external recruiting activities
Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
Effectively able to prioritize and handle multiple projects and responsibilities
Ability to build and maintain cooperative business partnerships
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality

Desired Previous Experience/Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in human resources
PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification
Any experience in recruiting/hiring, training and development, coaching, employee relations, and/or HR strategy

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