Lead HR Business Partner

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Date: Oct 16, 2018

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 47103

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) is a premier network solutions provider and trusted partner to our customers. As part of our recent acquisition of Level 3 Communications, our portfolio has expanded. More customers. More network. More locations. More opportunities for you. With a global presence in 60 countries, service to more than 350 metro areas domestically, and more than 200,000 miles of fiber; CenturyLink is going places.  At CenturyLink, we believe in growth and innovation, for our customers and our employees. Discover how CenturyLink can expand your potential and take your career to new places if you’re looking to join a company that celebrates diversity and creativity, with industry-leading benefits and commitment to employee advancement.  We’re committed to bringing great talent to our team to help us change the world. One network connection at a time.

Job Summary

The Lead HR Business Partner is responsible for proactively supporting all aspects of strategic and tactical HR support.   The role could be located in Apopka, FL, Phoenix, AZ, Tulsa, OK, Atlanta, GA, Broomfield, CO or Monroe, LA. This includes providing strategic and operational HR advice, coaching, development and support to the functional businesses; acting as the single point of contact for the Leaders; and serving as a point of contact for all people related issues.
The Lead HR Business Partner will have responsibilities covering a broad spectrum of HR activities such as employee relations, performance management, advice related to policies/processes, career development, coaching, talent management and change management.
The Lead HR Business Partner understands the business beyond the HR function and influences the overall organization to ensure superior operations and business outcomes.

***Paid relocation assistance may be available

Job Description

Business Results
Facilitate and support business change and performance across supported groups through the implementation of an effective people strategy; influence significant business decisions through a close partnership with a team Leader and his/her Leadership team.

Workforce Planning
Assist business unit with determining skills needed to achieve optimal results; providing Leadership in helping organizations develop their employees, facilitate succession planning and acquire top talent; conduct organizational effectiveness assessments and design workforce models that build organizational capability. Recognize industry trends and applying/creating "best practice" solutions.

Effectively administer the performance management process, including: compensation planning, calibration sessions, and facilitating line manager excellence in managing low performers, recognizing high performers, and ensuring that employee have objective plans.

Employee Engagement and Relations
The Lead HR Business Partner will partner with the business unit Leaders to ensure that employees are treated in an equitable and consistent manner and Company policies and practices.  Find the right balance between the business needs and employee advocacy. Provide consultation to managers on employee engagement strategies with their teams.

Provide guidance and coaching to business unit management that will enable them to be more successful as they Lead their teams. Demonstrate the ability to challenge appropriately.

Organization Capability
Partner with business Leaders to understand current and future skill and capability needs. Develops and link key competencies to all HR functions and tools including job requirements, selection systems, development programs and evaluation tools. In conjunction with Talent Acquisition, partner on recruiting and attraction strategies, executing these plans in local areas.

Assist with retention strategies for key talent. Support the development of employees through the execution of succession planning and talent review.

Talent Management
Partnering with the Talent Management to deliver talent management practices that attract and develop high-potential, diverse talent for the business unit. Employee & Team

Support employee engagement strategies in response to business needs and employee survey feedback. Partner with management to ensure proactive and effective performance management and follow through. Manages required employee relations investigations and other sensitive employee matters.


  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Master's Degree Preferred
  • Minimum 5 - 7 Years Experience as an HR Generalist or HR Business Partner in a fast paced environment
  • Large company experience Preferred
  • Experience managing performance management
  • Experience managing succession planning
  • Experience in talent management
  • Experience in compensation
  • Experience in employee relations
  • Experience in employee engagement


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Louisiana-Monroe; US-Oklahoma-Tulsa

Requisition #: 193902

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/ 

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information 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.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

Job Segment: HR, Performance Management, Change Management, Recruiting, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Management

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