HR Advisor

Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
Requisition ID 2021-9592
Category (Portal Searching)
Human Resources


The Brand that Gets You to What’s Next

Express is the vibrant, confident lifestyle brand for ambitious people, providing the latest fashion for style-obsessed men and women since 1980. Our mission is to provide inspiration and confidence through fashion to help people get to what's next in their day, and their lives. With more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Latin America, and a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at, Express brings city-inspired style to customers across the globe.


A Workplace To Match

We think you'll like it here. 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, and casual work environment. Working at Express is much more than the 9 to 5. It is an opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest individuals in the fashion business doing work they are passionate aboutThis is the Express Life and we’re always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!


Job Summary

The HR Advisor role is responsible for investigating associate relations concerns across the enterprise.  The role is focused on ensuring the consistent and equitable adherence to Federal, State, and Local laws as well as corporate values, code of conduct, and policies.  Additionally, the HR Advisor provides proactive coaching to managers aimed at building and strengthening managerial capabilities.  As a subject matter expert on policies and employment law, this role serves as a trusted advisor to leaders.

   Primary Responsibilities

  • Focus on all matters pertaining to employment law, compliance and risk mitigation.
  • Proactively engage with all levels of management regarding interacting with their direct reports, communicating effectively, managing emotionally charged situations, understanding corporate policies and applying them equitably and consistently.
  • Research, design, and establish clear policies and practices in partnership with employment counsel.
  • Ensure consistent investigation processes/techniques are applied and utilized.
  • Comply with all Federal, State, and Local reporting requirements.
  • Drive and deploy programs that maintain a healthy workplace culture.
  • Formally respond to sensitive concerns and allegations as required by internal processes and/or external agencies.
  • Build strong and effective relationships with critical stakeholders and peers to share information, influence change, and leverage resources to deliver results. e.: Legal, Benefits, LOA, HR Operations and HR Business Partners.

    Other essential tasks that are not listed may be requested by your supervisor.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, HR, Psychology, Industrial Relations or a related field, additional years of experience considered in lieu of degree
  • 7+ years in progressive HR or related business experience, including 3+ years significant associate relations and performance management experience
  • Knowledge of multiple HR disciplines, compensation practices, associate relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Effectively able to work in a high volume, fast-paced, rapidly changing, results-oriented work environment.
  • Excellent consultative skills and ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across varied stakeholder audiences including senior organizational leaders.
  • Experience working with managers on complex associate relations concerns, performance management, disciplinary/termination requests, and reductions-in-force/reorganizations.

  Desired Qualifications

  • Retail Industry Experience/Retail Environment.
  • Experience in coaching leaders and conducting training on HR related topics.


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.



Notification to AgenciesPlease note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.


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