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Travelers 2VP, Human Resources in Hartford, Connecticut



2VP, Human Resources

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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:


Consult and advise business partners on effective compensation program and decisions at the unit and individual level.

Ensure the communication and execution of `pay for performance' and other aspects of our compensation philosophy.

Organization Effectiveness:

Maintain business partnership by participating in the business planning and management process and implementing strategies to support major initiatives.

Implement appropriate change management, manager assimilation, team building and related tools and processes. Assimilate key talent into the organization.

Assist with the needs assessment and determination of management and leadership training for business areas, in support of the Business Head/Lead Generalist.

Performance Management:

Ensure work environments and workplace practices promote a positive employee relations environment free of discrimination, harassment, or any form of unfair or unethical practice.

Conduct investigations, site assessments, and IDRs (all related forms of complaints) that ensure objective evaluation and resolution of issues.

Provide management with collaborative consultation on sensitive or complex employee relations issues.

In support of the Business Head/Lead Generalist, review and monitor performance management process to ensure quality, timeliness and effectiveness for business.

Accountable for the oversight of development and implementation of AAPs including goals and communication with business groups.

Provide training and consulting in effective employee performance management practices.

Employee Development/Talent Management:

In support of the Business Head/Lead Generalist, continuously assess the business areas talent pool and competencies/readiness so that we execute a 'right person, right job, right time' strategy.

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Environmental/Work Schedules/Other:

May require periodic travel.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Category:

Human Resources

Job Summary:

This position acts as a strategic HR business partner across assigned business areas through the assisted development and execution of HR programs, policies, and solutions that help drive behaviors and attain business goals.

Directs Human Resources' Managers and Consultants in the communication, interpretation and administration of corporate human resources policies and programs.

Strategically plans, develops and implements human resources policies and programs within guidelines formulated by senior Human Resources' management, and ensures policies and programs are implemented consistently across business groups.

Provides leadership and strategic consulting to managers on the most complex HR issues.

Provides organization development leadership including human resource planning efforts.

Manages and sets accountabilities for direct reports, where applicable.

Position Type:


Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

Seasoned human resource professional, typically with ten or more years of experience with most experience preferred in a generalist position. College degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, business or other related course of study or equivalent. Previous management experience preferred. Knowledge of property casualty insurance helpful.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of eight years related work experience, with experience in a generalist role. Broad knowledge of human resources including organization development, employee relations, performance management, compensation and talent acquisition.

Company Information:

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Primary Location:

Hartford - Connecticut - United States

We are committed to valuing the diversity that exists among our workforce, our business partners, our customers and our communities. With respect to our workforce, we are committed to not only increasing diversity in our hiring at all levels but also fostering an inclusive environment where all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by law, can develop and thrive.