Human Resources Business Partner


Come find our Spark at Quartz! Do you enjoy partnering with the business to drive human resources programs that support business goals? Are you passionate about giving people the tools they need to succeed in their careers?

If so, please consider joining Quartz as a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP). This role will serve as an internal consultant to executives, leaders, and employees on people issues that impact performance. Additionally, this position will proactively support and uphold human resources policies, programs and services including: retention, diversity and inclusion, assessment, legal compliance, employee benefits, employee relations, employment practices and procedures, employee communications, development, and employee events.


Hybrid work environment available

Collaborative and supportive team environment – strong leadership and experienced mentors

Opportunity to build and leverage relationships with leaders and executives within the organization to support business goals

Growing organization with a desire for innovation when addressing new or challenging work assignments

Starting salary range: $83,800 – $104,800/year

Employee Relations:

Formulate and recommend HR policies and goals that will establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee engagement and motivation.

Develop and maintain strong working relationships with management and staff, providing advice, guidance and coaching as needed.

Assist leaders from all levels in identifying, documenting, and communicating results and deficiencies in performance.

Partner with leaders from all levels to resolve complex employee relations issues and address grievances.

Conduct employee relations investigations as necessary.

Talent Management:

Administer performance management programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align staff with the strategic goals of the company.

Perform onsite and/or virtual training on the performance management system.

Support succession planning activities that proactively address gaps with key roles.

Partner with Talent Acquisition and leaders to identify key talent through career framework architecture and future promotional opportunities.

Collaborate with executives acting as a change agent within their span of control.

Empower leaders’ discretionary decision making with employee concerns through coaching.

Heavy involvement in engagement action planning.

Training & Development:

Work with Director, Organizational Learning & Development to develop and implement necessary training initiatives to address current capabilities and future training needs, including special training, management development, new hire orientation, and on-boarding.

Counsel managers and employees on training options, talent pipeline assessment, and development planning.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of experience in Human Resources or related field

5 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions in Human Resources, including mentoring & coaching employees, OR equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required technical, practical knowledge, skills, and abilities

Insurance industry background

Demonstrated record of managing HR programs and practices

Proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office applications; preferred experience working with HRIS systems

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including excellent negotiation skills

Ability to create strong relationships and provide positive experiences for internal partners including executive leadership

Strong analytical and complex problem-solving skills

Ability to travel off-site meetings, as required

PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred

This position may work remotely but will be required to report to our office in Madison, WI. Hardware and equipment will be provided by the company, but candidates must have access to high-speed, non-satellite Internet to successfully work from home.

Quartz offers an excellent benefit and compensation package, opportunity for career advancement and a professional culture built upon the foundations of Respect, Responsibility, Relationships, and Resourcefulness. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening.

Quartz values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified person with disability.

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