Human Resources Manager

Location: Columbus, OH

Job Description:

Peerless Search is seeking a highly skilled Human Resources Manager to lead the HR Department of a long-time, trusted client in the construction industry. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a strong understanding of HR best practices and a track record of driving organizational success through effective HR management.


Strategic HR Leadership:

  • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the company’s overall objectives.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to HR staff, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Partner with senior management to anticipate and address HR-related challenges and opportunities.

Talent Acquisition and Retention:

  • Oversee the full recruitment lifecycle, from workforce planning and job posting to candidate selection and onboarding.
  • Develop and implement strategies to attract and retain top talent, including employee referral programs, employer branding initiatives, and competitive compensation and benefits packages.
  • Analyze recruitment metrics and trends to identify areas for improvement and make data-driven decisions.

Employee Relations and Engagement:

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to employees and managers, providing guidance and support on HR-related matters.
  • Manage employee relations issues, including investigations, conflict resolution, and disciplinary actions, ensuring fair and consistent treatment.
  • Develop and implement employee engagement initiatives to foster a positive work environment and enhance employee satisfaction and morale.

HR Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable employment laws and regulations, including but not limited to EEO, FMLA, ADA, and FLSA.
  • Conduct regular audits of HR policies, procedures, and documentation to identify and mitigate compliance risks.
  • Stay abreast of changes in employment legislation and industry trends and proactively adapt HR practices as needed.

Training and Development:

  • Identify training and development needs within the organization and design and deliver programs to address those needs.
  • Promote a culture of continuous learning and professional growth, providing opportunities for skill development and career advancement.
  • Collaborate with managers to develop succession plans and talent pipelines to ensure the long-term success of the organization.
  • Implement safety training programs to ensure a safe work environment, including training on emergency procedures, hazard recognition, and compliance with OSHA regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 2+ years of progressive experience in HR roles, with at least [X] years in a managerial or leadership capacity.
  • Strong knowledge of HR best practices, employment laws, and regulations.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing HR strategies that drive business results.
  • HR certification (e.g., SHRM-SCP, SPHR) preferred but not required.
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