Human Resources Business Partner – Workplace Solutions – Aegon – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Partner with all levels of management within a particular area of the business and provide day-to-day performance management guidance to management.


  • Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation to managers and employees.
  • Handle and resolve employee concerns, which may include investigations and escalate information to senior staff or management for guidance, as needed.
  • Attend regular meetings with managers and business teams to develop an understanding of key business issues.
  • Partner with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Advise in the selection and placement of internal and external talent.
  • Engage and advise management on practices for Total Rewards compensation programs, work with more senior HR staff on complex situations.
  • Support initiatives regarding culture, organizational change, engagement, and organizational effectiveness.
  • Support or participate in cross-functional/cross-HR projects and programs for enterprise-wide or site-specific needs.
  • Provides feedback on HR policies and practices.
  • Support organizational design changes including acquisitions, reductions in force, and location strategy.
  • Provide training/presentations for new hire orientation and routine topics. May assist in facilitating more complex topics (e.g., Performance Management, special meetings).
  • Facilitate business processes, approvals, and audits in Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and other reporting tools.


  • Bachelor’s degree in HR/organizational development or related business field and two years of HR generalist experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Solid knowledge of federal and state employment laws.
  • Experience handling employee relations issues.
  • Communication and presentation skills to facilitate projects and programs.
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills to coach and influence staff and management at all levels.
  • Ability to handle ambiguous and conflicting information.
  • Critical thinking skills to resolve problems and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own activities.
  • Flexibility to handle change and change processes in a fast-faced environment.
  • Proficiency using MS Office tools.
  • Knowledge of Workday or other HRIS tools.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Efficiency in reporting analytics using Excel.
  • Understanding of the business environment, preferably in the insurance and financial services industry.
  • HR certification (e.g., PHR, SHRM-CP).
  • Knowledge of change management practices and techniques.

Working Conditions

  • Occasional travel to meet with assigned client group and attend HR meetings/training.