The Hertz Corporation Zone HR Business Partner in Newark, New Jersey

General Responsibilities

The Zone HR Business Partners are aligned with the business to provide direct coordination and access to the HR COE Leadership Team and service area and support the strategic focus and ensure delivery of COE objectives. The position will support the New York Zone, to include all brands Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty.

The Zone HR Business Partner is responsible for providing effective employee relations, service employees by utilizing excellent problem solving and relationship skills, an in-depth knowledge of human resources generalist issues as well as policies and procedures, and knowledge of company products and services.

It is important that this individual support and drive HR strategy through the business in partnership with senior and local management. The Business Partner will work closely with business leaders and the HR Leadership Team to support deployment of a comprehensive HR Strategy. The full range of generalist knowledge will be needed to drive successful labor strategy, performance management, compensation planning, and talent development.

  • Responsible for local deployment of Global HR COE strategies. Ensure business case objectives for HR solutions/policy are met.

  • Focus HR initiatives to meet Operational needs. Manage day-to-day HR activities in employee relations, compensation, labor relations, benefits, staffing, training, and succession planning to support operational goals and business objectives

  • Act as an Employee Advocate

  • Communicate ideas to improve strategy.

  • Workforce planning is a function of the business unit – it will be the responsibility of the BP role to carry it out.

  • Staffing & Recruitment. Approve employment requisitions, participate in interviewing and career fairs when necessary. Ensures onboarding for all new employees is consistent as well as successfully prepares employees for their roles.

  • Ensure successful implementation of all COE initiatives. Active partner with local management to implement HR programs, policies, and procedures.

  • Training & Development. Mentor, develop and coach staff providing guidance, leadership, and coaching to achieve results that are in alignment with business objectives.

  • Employee relations - Conduct investigations and provide written findings and recommended actions

  • DOT Compliance

  • Ensure consistent discipline practices and legal compliance. Provide management guidance on HR laws and regulations.

  • Union Avoidance


Mandatory Requirements

Educational Background:

A Bachelors degree or Master’s in Human Resources Management with or a Bachelor’s degree with significant experience in Human Resources. Professional certification (SPHR, PHR or equivalent) is preferred.

Professional Experience:

A minimum of 3-5 years experience and a proven track record in an HR position. Experience in recruitment and -labor relations.


  • Federal and State labor/wage laws

  • Conflict resolution


  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong HR Coaching Style

  • Change Management skills

  • Independent decision making and judgement

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

EEO Statement

Hertz is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law. Hertz is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Job ID 163527

# Positions 1

Category Human Resources

Division CORP - Field Only

Position Type Regular Full Time