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Human Resources Specialist

Company: MCI Careers
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:



Our team is looking for an experienced human resource specialist to support internal HR functions with a special focus on recruitment activities. In this role, you will work with the Talent Acquisition team and operations to coordinate recruiting and hiring functions while providing general HR support. Candidates for this role should be charismatic public speakers, friendly, creative, highly reliable, and possess a strong work ethic. Experience in call center operations or client services is preferred.

This is a full-time, local, on-site position and requires employees to report to work at one of our locations. We offer bonuses opportunities, comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and contests incentives.

To be considered for this role, you must complete a full application on our company careers page, including all screening questions and a brief pre-employment test.





This role will partner with team leaders to implement and execute HR strategies focused on employee training, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning, and employee engagement. In addition, they will own programs that run across a broad spectrum of HR processes. To be successful in this role, you must understand business priorities and translate them into the most value-added work. We are looking for HR professionals with the ability to identify problems and to drive solutions.

Essential Duties

General HR support, in partnership with operations
Ensure timely and accurate entries to the HRIS databases
Coordinate recruitment activities
Prepare and submit job reacquisition requests
Communicate with staff and provide instructions and guidance regarding policies and practices such as payroll, compliance issues, and employment inquiries
Understand business goals and recommend effective HR strategies
Monitor employee engagement with a "hands-on" approach that may include remote interactions
Adapt to the complex and rapidly changing work environment by responding to the macro-economic environment and fiscal policies
Passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement
Drive effective employee relations, retention and reward programs
Comfort with high volume workload
Manage multiple priorities
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills


Must exhibit good business judgment and acumen by being both confident and flexible in their views. Candidates should possess fun and enthusiastic disposition and be capable of teaching and motivating a wide range of personalities and learning styles.

2+ years of experience as an HR Specialist or recruiting positions
Some Undergraduate level education in Human Resources
Exceptional interpersonal & communication skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word & PowerPoint
Understanding of training tools and techniques
Possess effective conflict resolution skills
Possess time management, planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills
Excellent presentation skills (oral and written)
Ability to work in a professional but fast-paced environment
Excellent planning, management, and coordination skills, and the ability to work with a variety of learning styles
Address knowledge, expertise, and performance gaps with constructive feedback
Comfortable with providing and accepting critical feedback.
Capable of prioritizing and organizing work efficiently to meet deadlines


Military, local, state or federal government experience is a plus
Experience working in a contact center environment is a plus
Graduation from an accredited two-year or four-year college or university is a plus
SHRM-SCP or similar certification is a plus
Must be authorized to work in their country of residence (The United States or Canada)
Must be willing to submit up to a LEVEL II background and/or security investigation with a fingerprint. Job offers are contingent on background/security investigation results
Must be willing to submit to drug screening. Job offers are contingent on drug screening results.


We believe that hard work should pay off, so we make sure that our compensation and total rewards are competitive. Standard starting compensation is commensurate with experience. Regular reviews and raises are awarded based on tenure and performance, so our employees make more each year.

Employees earn paid time off as well as paid holidays and paid training opportunities. Regular daily, weekly and monthly incentives are part of the overall compensation our team members enjoy and include monetary incentive and prizes such as computers, tablets, phones, TV s, trips, tickets, and even cars. In addition to our standard group benefits offering for full-time employees following 90-days of employment, all employees are eligible to opt for our MEC medical plan after only 30-days of employment. Benefits options and plans vary slightly by location.


Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage Options
Paid Time-Off
Regular Raises
Work-at-Home Opportunities
Advancement Opportunity
Fun, Engaging Work Environment
Casual Dress Code
Cash and Prize Contests


This job operates in a professional office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be largely sedentary and will be required to sit/stand for long periods while using a computer and telephone headset. The employee will be regularly required to operate a computer and other office equipment, including a phone, copier, and printer. The employee may occasionally be required to move about the office to accomplish tasks; reach in any direction; raise or lower objects, move objects from place to place, hold onto objects, and move or exert force up to forty (40) pounds.


Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) it is the policy of MCI and affiliates to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless such accommodation would cause undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Kate Murph, Vice President of Human Resources, .


At MCI and its subsidiaries, we embrace differences and believe diversity is a benefit to our employees, our company, our customers, and our community. All aspects of employment at MCI are based solely on a person's merit and qualifications. MCI maintains a work environment free from discrimination, one where employees are treated with dignity and respect. All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling MCI's commitment to a diverse and equal opportunity work environment.

MCI does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. MCI will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

MCI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We adhere to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, benefits, social and recreational programs, and discipline. In addition, it is the policy of MCI to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances where an employee works.


MCI helps customers take on their CX and DX challenges differently, creating industry-leading solutions that deliver exceptional experiences and drive optimal performance. MCI assists companies with business process outsourcing, staff augmentation, contact center customer services, and IT Services needs by providing general and specialized hosting, software, staff, and services.

In 2019 Marlowe Companies Inc. (MCI) was named by Inc. Magazine as Iowa s Fastest Growing Company in the State of Iowa and was named the 452nd Fastest Growing Privately Company in the USA, making the coveted top 500 for the first time. MCI s subsidiaries had previously made Inc. Magazine's List of Fastest-Growing Companies 15 times respectively. MCI has fifteen business process outsourcing service delivery facilities in Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, South Dakota, New Mexico, California, Kansas, and Nova Scotia.

Driving modernization through digitalization, MCI ensures clients do more for less. MCI is the holding company for a diverse lineup of tech-enabled business services operating companies. MCI organically grows, acquires, and operates companies that have a synergistic products and services portfolios, including but not limited to Automated Contact Center Solutions (ACCS), customer contact management, IT Services (IT Schedule 70)..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: MCI Careers, Iowa City , Human Resources Specialist, Human Resources , Iowa City, Iowa

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