H.W. Kaufman Group

Human Resources Business Partner

Location US-MI-Farmington Hills
Human Resources
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
H.W. Kaufman Group

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  • Develop a strong and trustworthy partnership with the business unit managers to align overall talent strategy to business priorities and objectives
  • Utilize business data to create insights and guide decisions in all aspects of people management
  • Provide confidential coaching support to managers and employees on any issue relating to their employment, including their role, managerial responsibilities, and team relationships
  • Manage their business units’ succession planning and talent management processes, including; staffing reviews, supporting the performance management process, and facilitating new employee on-boarding
  • Support strategic HR initiatives related employee engagement, complex change, and transformation programs
  • Investigate employee relations issues and grievances related to misconduct, misbehavior, and substandard performance under the guidance of senior corporate HR leadership
  • Act as the first point of contact for all personnel issues and partner with corporate HR to resolve employee concerns related to payroll, benefits, 401(k), and employee assistance programs


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Organizational Studies, Business, or related field is strongly preferred and/or comparable combination of education and demonstrated experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Human Resources role
  • Knowledge of diverse human resources disciplines including; employment law, employee relations, workforce planning, training and development, and general business management principles
  • HR Certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

About Our Company

At H.W. Kaufman Group, we are committed to providing unsurpassed service to insurance brokers, agents and carriers. Our mission is to make the lives of our broker and agent partners easier and more successful. We are fully dedicated to serving their unique challenges by providing access to coverage for difficult risks requiring innovative solutions on a regional, national, and international basis. Each of the distinct companies in Kaufman benefits from being a part of our global network. That collective connection allows us to better judge risk and provide the highest level of service to our clients and partners. More than 2,000 dedicated professionals worldwide constitute Kaufman's global network. We currently have an extensive network of over 60 offices across the globe dedicated to conducting business with the highest degree of integrity. And we are still growing – both domestically and internationally. Sponsor of 2016 PGA Champion, Jimmy Walker, 2012 U.S. Open Winner, Webb Simpson, and alternate captain and left wing of the 11-time Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings, Justin Abdelkader. Proud Partner of the Detroit Red Wings.


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