Allied Universal

Director - Human Resources

Job Locations US-IL-Morton Grove
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/18/2022 10:32 AM)
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Allied Universal® Janitorial Services is uniquely capable and personally committed to delivering exceptional janitorial services.


All full-time positions offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more! We pride ourselves on fostering a promote from within culture.

Job Description

Allied Universal® Janitorial Services, an Allied Universal® Company, is hiring a Director - Human Resources. The Regional Human Resources Director is responsible for providing operational support and management of Human Resources functional activities including succession planning, workforce stabilization, compliance, compensation, benefits, team relations, team member development and employee communications.



  • Act as a strategic business partner with Presidents, Regional Vice Presidents, and branch staff within assigned geographic region, by understanding their unique client and business objectives, and providing proactive counsel, recommendations, and support to meet their needs. Build strong relationships with all management in assigned geographic region, understand client expectations and site-specific challenges, and provide advice and solutions to meet business needs while ensuring legal compliance and consistent application of company policies.
  • Create, implement, and monitor the application of all employee processes within assigned region to ensure compliance with labor laws, state and federal regulations, and sound business practices; conducting training sessions with managers and supervisors, and identifying and communicating the need for new/revised policies based on changing business needs and/or legal requirements
  • Provide technical HR support to branch, field, and sales staff on day-to-day employee and labor relations issues; responsible for advising on proper techniques, forms/documentation, and actions to ensure compliance, lawful conduct, and consistent application of practices, while meeting business/client objectives
  • Where applicable, manage all aspects of Collective Bargaining Agreements to ensure compliance, fulfillment of technical requirements, and awareness of Company philosophies regarding union relations; build and maintain strong relationships with union representatives to minimize labor relations issues, conduct supervisor/manager training to strengthen consistent application of policies and procedures, and manage all grievances in a timely and effective manner
  • Conduct (or lead the activities of) all investigations into discrimination, harassment, wage/hour, or other labor law complaints, ensuring proper documentation, interviewing procedures, and follow up activities are taken. Under the guidance and oversight of the Vice President of Human Resources, act as a representative for USA in all legal actions against the company for employment lawsuits.
  • Responsible for various Human Resource projects, either as assigned or self-initiated, including ongoing opportunities for automation, efficiency, accuracy, cost-reduction, and/or improved legal compliance, actively participate in annual strategic planning process to identify such projects, then create and execute plans to ensure on-time completion of deliverables
  • Maintain oversight for field auditing and compliance. May include management of Human Resource staff to conduct quarterly field audits of branch HR staff operations, internal auditing procedures, and other processes to ensure company standards and legal requirements are being followed (such as I-9 compliance, HRIS and HR record keeping/maintenance, and other similar processes).
  • Identify training and development needs at branch sites for Operations Managers and H.R. Coordinators/Representatives and develop the technical skills to ensure proper knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, file maintenance, employee relations administration, termination procedures, and accident reporting/investigations/workers’ compensation procedures.
  • Identify and implement retention strategies to reduce employee turnover and increase internal employee development and skills
  • As a senior member of management, participate in strategic planning sessions, client meetings and other business development meetings, providing insight into implications of decisions and actions on the Human Resources function, and offering solutions to employee related issues affecting the business.


  • Must possess one or more of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Business, or a related field with six (6) years of human resources business partner experience
    • Associate degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Business, or a related field with eight (8) years of human resources business partner experience
    • High School diploma with ten (10) years of human resources business partner experience
  • Prior work experience with employee relations, development, and engagement as well as policy implementation and interpretation
  • Working knowledge of employment laws and civil rights legislation
  • Ability to handle complex or sensitive situations with professionalism and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments and effectively manage deadlines
  • Highly proficient and fully functional in all Microsoft Office applications and able to effectively utilize all available office management technology
  • Able to work independently and be self-directed, but also take direction from all levels of managers within the assigned region, which may result in having to re-prioritize work activities on a regular basis
  • Professional, articulate, and able to use good independent judgment and discretion
  • Proven ability to maintain correspondence, discussions, and materials in strictest confidence
  • Must have the flexibility and ability to travel periodically/regularly, depending on company needs, with some overnight travel
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to successfully interact at all levels of the organization, including with clients, while functioning as a team player


  • Prior work experience with the use of SAP human resources
  • Prior specialized education or experience in human resources and/or employment law
  • Knowledge of Code of Federal Regulation requirements, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate training to include the development of training materials as well as delivery
  • Certificate in HR Management through a University, Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification or higher
  • Prior Human Resources experience in a service industry business


Allied Universal® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or relationship/association with a protected veteran, or any other basis or characteristic protected by law. For more information:


If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion, have difficulty using the online system and require an alternate method to apply, or require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment and/or employment process, please contact our local Human Resources department. To find an office near you, please visit:

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