Director of People

Date:  Feb 21, 2024

Birmingham, AL, US, 35243

Onsite or Remote:  Onsite
Company Name:  Valent Group

Valent Group is a privately held independent risk consulting firm based in Birmingham, Alabama, with multiple locations in the southeastern United States. These offices provide all lines of insurance in partnership with specialized carriers. Valent Group was named a 2018 Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America and has the backing of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a global corporation which began in 1944 and now owns more than 20 businesses in a variety of industries. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including medical/dental/vision plans, life insurance and other ancillary benefits, profit sharing, employee perks and more.


The Director of People will report to the President. This position is responsible for human resources including interviewing and onboarding  team members, administering pay, benefits, and leaves , and enforcing company policies and practices.  The Director of People is responsible for the full cycle of recruiting efforts within the firm, including campus recruiting and experienced hire recruiting. The Director of People will create a recruitment strategy to attract talent at all levels, coordinate and attend recruitment events, and manage the CRM system for candidate tracking and follow-up.


•    Coordinates, implements, and oversees operational HR activities: talent acquisition, onboarding, employee engagement, performance management, employee relations and compliance
•    Participates in decision-making process with managers

•    Chair employee engagement committee
•    Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs
•    Recruits, interviews, and guides selection of employees to fill vacant positions

•    Attends multiple university career fairs across the state
•    Champions the onboarding process, providing clarity and connection for all employees and their role in relation to the overall vision
•    Plans and conducts ongoing employee skills development and training programs

•    Guides performance review process to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization

•    Reviews salary information to ensure compliance and equity

•    Responsible for Timekey Administration, FMLA and employee assistance

•    Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable federal and state requirements, conducting investigations, and maintaining records 

•    Conducts HIPAA compliance training 



•    Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field
•    3+ years progressive experience in an HR role

•    Able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in building and interpreting HR related policies, procedures, and associated legal requirements 
•    Strong PC skills, including proficiency with MS Office to include Excel and PowerPoint required
•    Experience with applicant tracking software and reporting.

•    Occasional travel to different colleges and university career fairs



•    Previous experience using SAP and/or SuccessFactors. 
•    Results orientation, creative problem-solving, high-quality decision making with a strong mindset for continuous improvement to meet or exceed expectations




We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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