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People Business Partner I

Lowell, AR - JB Hunt Corporate

Job Title:
People Business Partner I

Human Resources

United States of America



Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for aligning business objectives to people solutions within assigned client group(s). This role collaborates with internal and external partners to respond to business and/or employee needs. People business partners act as business professionals, team member champions, and change agents. This position will deliver both strategic and tactical HR support and programs to the organization from educating clients on compliance, performance management, career development to advising on various management issues. This position typically supports employees through director-level; may support VP - level depending on organizational structure.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages employee relations issues, through effective, thorough and objective investigations, engaging with compliance as needed to resolve, and keep managers informed of the status as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Escalates cases as needed to people business partner leadership; partners with the Legal department as needed/required.
  • Partners with team members to be a champion of employee experience and effective workplace culture.
  • Forms effective relationships with client groups, coach, consult and empower management, by providing People guidance when appropriate.
  • Builds basic level of business and HR acumen to identify trends and metrics in partnership with the Centers of Expertise teams to develop solutions, programs, policies and opportunities for learning.
  • Helps to execute company-wide Talent Programs within client groups, including Annual Talent Review, Performance Review, and Competency Assessment, etc.
  • Works closely with management and team members to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provides basic input on business structure, workforce planning and succession planning.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years HR/Generalist experience with emphasis on employee relations, labor relations, employee advocacy and cultural change activities or relevant organizational experience OR Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, Communications, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field with 1+ years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, Communications, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field with 2+ years of relevant work experience preferred
  • Comfortable with high volume and very fast-paced workload.
  • Demonstrate discretion and sound judgment while working with sensitive and confidential materials
  • Results driven; able to deliver full-cycle projects (start to finish) and results in a timely manner
  • Ability to solve moderate to complex problems; resourceful and takes initiative to seek internal and external resources when problem-solving
  • Effective verbal and written communications

Bachelors: Human Resources Management, Bachelors: Business Administration/Management, Bachelors: Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Bachelors: Industrial Psychology

Work Experience:
Human Resources

Job Opening ID:
00469904 People Business Partner I (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.”

Posted 11 Days Ago

Full time


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Headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is a dominant force in transportation and logistics, offering exciting career opportunities both at corporate and at field locations across the country. There are a variety of job types that support our business, so no matter your passion, J.B. Hunt is the place to jumpstart your career.

Why J.B. Hunt?

J.B. Hunt is a leading transportation and logistics company for one simple reason – our people. The career possibilities and benefits of working at J.B. Hunt are endless. From competitive salary and benefits packages, to defined career paths and growth opportunities, we take care of our people and take great pride in our efforts to build and sustain an inclusive workplace for all employees.

What are we looking for?

J.B. Hunt welcomes high-energy, forward-thinking people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join our team. We offer full-time, entry level, professional and management opportunities across all departments. Whether you are fresh out of school or bring years of industry experience, a role at J.B. Hunt could take your career to the next level.