Human Resources Business Partner

Company:   LaSalle Investment Management
Job Title:   Human Resources Business Partner
Location:   Chicago, IL, USA
Department:   Human Resources
Reporting To:  SVP, Head of Americas Human Resources
Employment Type:  Full-time
Auto Req ID:  46672BR


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Objective of Role: 

This position is a part of LaSalle’s Human Resources team and will focus on all aspects of Human Resources within the North American region, which includes the United States, Canada and Mexico.  A successful candidate will require the independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize a diverse workload.  In this Human Resources Generalist role you will perform a variety of tasks, including, but not limited to:



  • Develop strategic staffing plans and manage the recruiting function for LaSalle North America
  • Conduct full-cycle recruitment activities, including drafting job descriptions, posting, resume screening, scheduling and conducting interviews, and assisting the hiring managers with candidate selection & offer development
  • Responsible for the new employee on-boarding process, in coordination with the HR Service Center. This includes but is not limited to reviewing offer letters, distributing new hire forms, and creating and maintaining employee files
  • Partner with the business on campus relationship/recruiting efforts for the region’s Financial Analyst program
  • Serve as the Analyst Coordinator from an HR standpoint to support the firm’s Financial Analyst program.  This includes partnership and leadership with the business in training, development, & ongoing support of the program
  • Assist employees with the employee referral process
  • Build strong relationships with hiring managers as well as with all levels of the organization
  • Manage HRIS systems and support organization with analytics, reporting and HR related statistics
  • Input and maintain employee records in PeopleSoft and Global HR Tracker, ensuring it is up-to-date and accurate at all times. Partner with Finance and other teams regarding data management. This includes data reviews for accuracy, integrations, and continuous improvement of employee information systems
  • Organize participation in appropriate compensation surveys and studies and analyze results
  • Assist with organization for HR processes including: Talent Reviews, Succession Planning, Performance Management, Learning & Development, Compensation and Global Engagement Surveys
  • Coordinate and support internal training sessions held for employees and management
  • Act as resource for HR-related processes, issues/questions for managers and employees
  • Act as a resource/sounding board to stakeholders concerning internal policies and procedures
  • Partner with managers to effectively address performance issues
  • Conduct exit interviews with departing employees to gather feedback and make suggestions to improve the employee experience at LaSalle
  • Assist with visa and sponsorship support for global mobility as needed
  • Flawless execution and delivery of value-added HR services, including but not limited to: talent acquisition, performance management, talent reviews, compensation planning and project management
  • This role will also have exposure to global projects, as time permits.


Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Human Resources, Industrial Relations or Business Administration, PHR certification is a plus
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in a client-focused HR Generalist role, including experience as a specialist in one of the following core HR disciplines: staffing, employee relations, learning, or compensation
  • Must be proactive and take initiative
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Strong project management skills, ability to successfully multi-task.
  • Ability to build partnerships at all levels 
  • Ability to coach and influence management
  • Ability to adapt and prioritize, proactively meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Professional and polished
  • Ability to perform as a trusted advisor as well as maintain confidentiality to the highest degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience working with HRIS systems and with Excel functions such as Vlookups and Pivot tables are a plus.