Human Resources Generalist

New York, NY
610/Human Resources
New York, NY
Depends on Experience  Annual
Full Time

About The Conference Board

Founded in 1916, The Conference Board is the member-driven think tank that delivers trusted insights for what’s ahead. Our agenda is simple: to help leaders navigate the biggest issues facing business and better serve society. We believe in innovative approaches that make you think- and act- differently. And everything we do reflects the input of our members and their real-world challenges. 

We do this by delivering business insights. We connect senior executives across industries and geographies to share ideas, and our experts create fact-based research and consensus-driven policy statements to help leaders address their most important business issues.

Because we are independent, non-partisan, and non-profit our work is trusted. If you learned it at The Conference Board you can count on it.

What it’s like to work here:

While it’s serious work to operate a global business think tank, it’s also fulfilling — and fun! Our people enjoy what they do and know their ideas matter. 

We encourage everyone to take personal ownership for outcomes: we collaborate, share a purpose and commit to each other and to our Members. It’s all about doing our very best - which means we succeed as our Members succeed - together we improve society.

The Conference Board invites all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance with our online application system and would like to request a reasonable accommodation,  please email Alana Trimmier at or call at 212-339-0324. Please indicate your full name, contact information and the specific accommodation needed.


Position Summary:

You will play a critical role ensuring that our 300+ employees have everything they need to deliver on our mission. We are 105+ years young and proud to be laser-focused on delivering value to our 350+ Member organizations and their thousands of employees. We truly mean it when we say our mission and purpose are our North Star: to deliver insights for what's ahead that help organizations improve their performance and better serve society.

The Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter will report to the Associate Director, Human Resources and partner with employees and managers to ensure that the employee experience is best in class. Champion and execute various initiatives including recruitment, on-boarding, career development, coaching, compliance, and metrics. 



Recruitment and onboarding

  • Manages TCB's recruitment program by partnering with hiring managers to provide best in class strategies to attract, retain, grow and motivate top talent that embodies TCB culture and values.
  • Assists with job analysis, role description development, and compensation benchmarking.
  • Ensure orientation and other on-boarding activities for new staff are effective.
  • Design and implement effective employee development and retention programs including employee/manager check-ins during initial six months of employment.

Performance Management, Staff Development and Employee Relations

  • Manages the review process mid-year and annually, calibration meetings, develop timelines for talent reviews, and promotion discussions.
  • Liaise with counsel on PIPs, documenting performance issues, separations.
  • Partner with CHRO to develop a robust employee enrichment curriculum for staff development.
  • Counsel employees/managers to settle work-related conflicts.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 5-10 years Human Resources experience, 5+ years Recruiting experience.
  • Strong HR technical knowledge, including working knowledge of employment law, wage & hour laws and regulations, and EEO laws.
  • Demonstrate strong competence in key functional HR areas including talent acquisition, onboarding/offboarding, employee relations, performance management, retention, learning and organizational effectiveness.
  • Positive, can-do attitude, mature minded.
  • High degree of professionalism, confidentiality, diplomacy in interactions at all levels.
  • Impeccable attention to detail, follow-through, and the ability to anticipate needs proactively.
  • Conflict resolution skills, adept at dealing w/ complex issues, and experience-honed judgment.
  • Excellent customer service skills; helps others develop and be successful.
  • Act with Urgency
  • Strong work ethic; self-motivated, independent.
  • Highly adaptable to a fluid and ever-changing work environment.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Office applications.