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HR Business Partner - Midwest Apply
IL - Chicago Area

In this field based role, you will contribute to the success of the company by partnering with Division leaders to enhance culture and performance through effective workforce planning, people development and talent management.  Execute the deployment and consistent delivery of HR programs/initiatives.  Provide proactive partnership to operations to create and deploy people solutions and strategies that align with operational goals, impact behaviors and drive execution and long term results.  

Duties Include:

  • Collaborate with divisional leaders to identify key people development needs and strategies that align to the needs of the business
  • Partner to identify solutions and support the accomplishment of division/region performance goals 
  • Understand the operational needs of division and communicate them to the corporate HR team to assist with alignment of initiatives
  • Recommend solutions to bridge any performance gaps and facilitate skill set workshops
  • Educate and support Leadership Styles and Climate for division
  • Facilitate leadership development workshops to support career development goals and plans
  • Execute Management Foundations Education Sessions and Certifications, provide ongoing support and validation on the program
  • Support on-boarding and assimilation of new RODs and GMs
  • Coordinate and facilitate the deployment of talent management programs
  • Support division in building capacity of teams and bench strength
  • Provide consulting on development plans for restaurant, region and division leaders
  • Provide and ensure quality implementation, compliance and educational support of HR initiatives for field leadership and management.
  • Provide proactive leadership by anticipating problems and implementing appropriate solutions to minimize risk and legal exposure, while maximizing performance.
  • Deploy HR training materials and communication. Lead process improvement efforts to create a proactive HR environment. 
  • Reinforce the use of Red Robin Open Door Policy, Ethics Point and HR Advisor Services
  • Coach and support operations and HR Advisor Services with performance management.



  • 3+ years of experience in HR and Training with multi state responsibility
  • Bachelors or Associate Degree in Training, HR, Business or other related field
  • PHR and/or SPHR certification preferred
  • Experience in recommending and setting HR policy
  • Expert knowledge of Red Robin training programs
  • Proficiency in workforce planning, employee relations, coaching and counseling
  • Ability to communicate effectively within various levels of the organization
  • Working knowledge of employment law and risk mitigation
  • Problem-solving, analytical skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong presentation skills to successfully facilitate workshops and seminars
  • Ability to speak in public, motivate, captivate and influence an audience
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, meet deadlines, and manage competing priorities
  • Ability to uphold and role model Red Robin standards
  • Flexible, with ability to adapt to different personalities, styles and circumstances
  • Ability to travel up to 60% of the time
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to maintain poise in stressful situations
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficient with Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 

Red Robin is an Equal Opportunity & E-Verify Employer