• HR Communications Specialist (Employee Communications Writer)

    Location US-CA-Hercules
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  • Overview

    The HR Communications Specialist (Employee Communications Writer) role is responsible for development, establishment, execution, and continuous improvement of Bio-Rad's Global Human Resources (HR) communication strategies, for both digital and printed media.


    Her/his remit will focus on creating an employee-centric understanding of HR-related systems and programs (e.g. SuccessFactors HRIS, benefits packages, learning and development, employee onboarding, recruitment, etc.) in partnership with relevant Global HR Teams and stakeholders.


    • Execute and contribute to the development of the HR-related global communication strategy, and communication plan, working closely with the various HR departments to develop, review and approve employee-friendly communication materials for clarity and usability and to ensure accurate content and messaging.
    • Collaborate with various HR teams such as Learning & Development, Human Resource Business Partners (HRBPs), HR Services, and HR Systems project teams to analyze and develop stakeholder groups’ communications and determine optimal global delivery channels.
    • Develop and manage collaboration for HR-driven online properties such as the HR Portal, SAP JAM, Google sites, etc.
    • Assess HR communication needs, define goals and engage partners to design integrated communications plans and craft deliverables quickly.
    • Evaluate existing content and communication experiences.
    • Measure efficacy of communication channels and employee responses, record and monitor metrics, and provide feedback and insights to Global HR staff.


    • Bachelor's Degree (Major in Communications, Business Administration or Marketing preferred.)
    • Three (3) or more years’ experience in Human Resources (or applicable experience) a plus.
    • Five (5) or more years’ experience developing and executing a communications strategy within corporate communications environments.
    • Prior experience using various communications vehicles (digital and traditional) and solid understanding of communications processes, culture, and stakeholders.
    • Proven ability to convey a strong value proposition and engage multiple audiences -- journalistic or marketing experience is highly beneficial
    • Previous experience on project teams with a proven ability to work under time constraints while meeting critical milestones.
    • Knowledge of communication domain; superb written and verbal communication skills, strong editing, proofreading, layout and basic design required.
    • Ability to interpret and follow corporate guidelines and group strategies.
    • Detail-oriented, able to manage detailed project and communications plans; good project management skills including task, activity, and milestone planning and tracking.
    • Ability to work within and across multiple work streams, across all organizational levels and across geographically dispersed regions and divisions.
    • Ability to operate effectively in a "matrixed" organization.
    • Forward-looking, creative, assertive and influential to push through approvals.
    • Strong knowledge of digital communications tools, including email, social media, digital video, online survey tools, groups, etc.
    • Skilled with creation tools: PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Google G-Suite, Captivate, etc.
    • Excellent organizational, leadership skills.


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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    Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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