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CenterPoint Energy

Human Resources Business Partner/Advisor - Military veterans preferred

CenterPoint Energy - Houston, TX

Summary: Provides strategic support in planning, organizing and administering human resource programs and initiatives in support of business goals. Collaborates with and provides guidance and direction to management and employees on Human Resources issues, activities, policies, programs and processes under the direction of the Human Resources Manager. Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Ability to partner and influence the organization at multiple leadership levels and act as a resource for employees.
Responsible for driving activities associated with organizational effectiveness, talent management, employee relations, rewards planning, communications and data analysis.
Engages and utilizes HR centers of expertise to obtain consultative support on common tools, systems, and processes.
Aligns HR solutions with business strategies, structures and challenges.
Influence leaders by rejecting status quo, finding customized solutions and driving implementation and communication plans.
Develop, coach and support leadership and management capability to inspire employee growth and learning.
Plans and facilitates talent reviews and engages with leadership in the development of associated action plans.
Partner with management and Labor Relations, where applicable, regarding recommendations and actions that support the accomplishment and the maintenance of a nondiscriminatory workplace.
Initiates and participates in continuous improvement planning and implementation activities.
Provides recommendations and assists in the development and implementation of human resource policies and procedures to meet organizational needs and comply with state and federal laws.
Represents the company in hearings, which may include unemployment cases, grievances and arbitrations, involving employees.
Collaborates and partners with other HR team members on assigned projects.
Monitors and provides support to the business during annual processes such as performance reviews and compensation planning, including base pay adjustments and reward planning.

Education: Requires a bachelor\u2019s degree from an accredited college or university

Experience: Requires a minimum of seven years of employee relations experience in employee dispute resolution, investigations, implementation of human resources initiatives and two or more of the following areas:
Talent Identification and Development
Strategic Workforce Planning
Leadership Coaching and Consulting
Diversity & Inclusion Compliance and Planning
Business Process Optimization
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Licenses/Certifications, Abilities & Personal Characteristics (KSLAPs):

Able to demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company\u2019s Ethics and Compliance Code of Conduct, and other Company policies and procedures, and take all required training courses.
Able to negotiate skillfully in tough situations and build resolutions.
Able to demonstrate respect for all individuals and adhere to the Company\u2019s values and business practices.
Able to keep abreast of emerging technology changes and innovations through formal or informal study, reading business and professional publications, networking and participation in HR associations.
Able complete assignments/tasks within stated schedules.
Able to anticipate and accept changes in the organization and adapt to meet the new requirements.
Able to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior.
Able to communicate effectively in both oral and written form at all levels of the organization.
Able to handle competing priorities skillfully and utilize a proactive approach in obtaining data to clarify issues and solve problems through fact-based decision making.
Able to utilize experience to successfully resolve sensitive employee and or labor relations issues.
Able to interface effectively with all levels of employees to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship.
Able to make presentations to all levels within the organization.
Able to use and maintain technical and professional knowledge, share that knowledge with others and recognize/apply new technology as appropriate in a cost effective manner.
Able to apply expertise in current workplace policies, practices and strategies, in addition to knowledge of employment law issues.
Able to work as a self-starter with an ability to work effectively with little day-to-day direction/supervision.
Able to utilize strong facilitation and negotiations skills, sound business judgment and unquestionable integrity.
Able to operate effectively in a team environment.
Able to handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information.
Able to be customer focused and to establish and sustain effective customer relationships.
Able to research, analyze, and interpret information/data to arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations and plans of action.
Able to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, and create spreadsheets and presentations.
Able to use a personal computer and/laptop with associated software applications; including mainframe and SAP or similar systems.
Able to multi-task and manage several projects or activities at one time.
Able to work accurately, paying attention to detail and following oral and/or written instructions.
Able to perform duties according to company policies, procedures, processes and practices.
Able to express opinions effectively, inform others on a timely basis and convey information in an appropriate manner
Able to listen actively, clarify information as needed and convey understanding of the questions, instructions or comments of others.
Able to provide a valid state driver's license, present and maintain a good driving record and to operate company vehicles safely and in compliance with applicable laws and company policies.
Physical Requirements:

Able to communicate orally in a clear manner.
Able to hear oral communication, either in person or on equipment, such as telephone or mobile phone.
Able to view a personal computer monitor or laptop screen for extended periods of time.
Able to operate a personal computer, either desktop or laptop, for extended periods of time creating, composing and reviewing documents and spreadsheets.
Able to operate office equipment, including telephone, mobile device, photocopier, fax machine, scanner and calculator.
Able to reach, grasp and move items.
Able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time.
Able to operate a motor vehicle, including ability to enter and exit the vehicle unassisted, and travel long distances.
Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
Working Conditions:

Able to work indoors, in an office environment, regardless of whether cubicle, open office or private office.
Able to travel to other offices and cities to attend and/or conduct meetings, training and/or investigations; staying overnight, as required.
Able to work a varied schedule to complete projects and meet deadlines in response to changing demands.
Able to work in fast paced environment with changing priorities, high daily pressure to meet deadlines and multi-tasking.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR \u00a7\u00a7 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

3 days 14 hours ago

CenterPoint Energy


Human Resources Business Partner/Advisor - Military veterans preferred CenterPoint Energy - Houston, TX, United States


Location: Houston, TX

Company Profile:
Welcome to CenterPoint Energy. We're a company with more than 5 million metered customers and a long history of service. CenterPoint Energy is composed of an electric transmission and distribution utility serving the Houston metropolitan area, local natural gas distribution businesses in six states, a competitive natural gas sales and service business serving customers in the eastern half of the U.S., interstate pipeline operations with two natural gas pipelines in the mid-continent region, and a field services business with natural gas gathering operations, also in the mid-continent region. We're an established company with substantial assets that are managed by experienced people.