McDonald's - Corporate

Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Human Resources Consultant

Posted over 1 month ago

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Job Description

Company Description:

McDonalds is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonalds remains one of the worlds leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonalds, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:

This role requires the incumbent to be located in Iowa and travel between Ames, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Coralville. The HR Consultant focuses on the execution of People processes and tools in assigned Profit Center(s). They are responsible for advising and providing direction to Operations Manager(s), Operations Supervisors and Restaurant Staff on HR-related issues.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with Operations Manager(s) to identify key people priorities across the regional profit center(s), helping to execute the people action plan aligned with the national people strategy
  • Contribute to the execution of the regions people plan
  • Provide coaching, training, counsel, and direction to operations team members
  • Assist people leaders and restaurant managers in conducting on-boarding/ orientation and exit/off-boarding
  • Partner with operations team members to deliver on all aspects of staffing, performance management, and retention
  • Maintain required employee documentation and files
  • Oversee restaurant crew performance appraisals, wage management, restaurant-level benefits, incentives, awards and performance standards
  • Manage leaves of absence and worker's compensation cases
  • Conduct disciplinary actions, including terminations
  • Lead the people aspect of restaurant divestitures/acquisitions
  • Educate and inform restaurants to execute and comply with people initiatives and tools
  • Promote employee engagement and commitment programs
  • Effectively anticipate restaurant management needs (workforce planning), helping operations team members and general managers develop and execute a plan
  • Assist with succession planning, including coaching and advising partners to ensure a robust talent pipeline to meet the needs of the restaurants
  • Develop employees, including General Managers and District Managers
  • Partner with HR Managers and Employee Relations COE to ensure employee engagement initiatives are effectively executed including (but not limited to) investigations into potential violations.
  • Support practices that provide a fair, equitable, and respectful work environment
  • Assist in deploying change initiatives through education and training for operations staff and restaurant management
  • 3+ years of HR Generalist experience is required
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred
  • Field HR experience is preferred
Additional Information:

McDonalds is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonalds provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

McDonalds provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.