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Human Resources Business Partner I

Human Resources Business Partner I

Company Overview

When you feel connected to your work, you feel more engaged. At Haworth, you can pursue a career that offers you ample opportunity to build your portfolio and expand your skillset in an exciting and inclusive environment. Join a company that values innovation, inspiration, and you!


HAWORTH is a global leader in office furniture and architectural interiors. As a valued member of our team, you can make your mark on the world and reach your full potential within a culture of connectivity.


Why Haworth? Find out here! 


Here at Haworth, our members enjoy benefits from their first day of employment including:

  • 4 weeks paid time off plus an option to purchase an additional week
  • Priority Health Insurance
  • 401k Benefit -  If you contribute 6% of your annual salary, Haworth will contribute up to 7%
  • Annual bonus programs
  • Company provided Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • 4 hours of paid volunteer time off

Job Overview

We are currently looking for a Human Resources Business Partner I to join our team in Ludington, MI.  This position will work onsite at the Ludington Plant at 5170 W Progress Dr, Ludington, MI 49431.

As a Human Resources Business Partner I, you will:

Independently supports internal customer groups on member relations strategies, programs, services, and solutions designed to enable the company to successfully meet business needs.  Functions as both business partner and member advocate between management and members to interpret, administer, and implement corporate policies, procedures, and cultural initiatives.  Works with management to ensure fair and consistent compliance with corporate policies, practices, and objectives.

Do you have these required qualifications?

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, industrial relations, human resources management, or equivalent area of study.
  • Three years experience in Human Resources generalist or specialist position or equivalent to provide expertise in variety of disciplines, including one year employee relations experience; experience counseling and coaching members and managers in HR member relations-related situations.

Do you have these preferred qualifications?

  • Experience with conducting workplace investigations and resolving workplace issues (problem resolution) preferred.
  • Experience reviewing and/or evaluating people for selection and/or programs for appropriateness preferred.
  • Experience working in a professional role at a manufacturing or construction setting.

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, sound judgment, and ability to maintain strict code of confidentiality and use of discretion.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, problem-solving, and presentation skills required.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships within organization; strong influencing skills.
  • Conflict resolution skills to resolve member issues.
  • Must possess business acumen to ensure actions and expenses are aligned with business goals.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, ever-changing work environment.
  • Ability to prioritize work and determine critical tasks.
  • Ability to work as individual and/or as member of team.
  • Ability to work with salaried exempt, salaried nonexempt, and hourly groups in production-type environment.
  • PC and keyboard/mouse skills required, including working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Haworth Values

At Haworth, we have a strong set of values that guide our business and help us align with our customers.


We listen to our Customers. We rely on our Members. We honor Integrity. We embrace Continuous Learning. We lead with Design. We create Value. We work to make the World better.


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EEO, ADA, AA Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, Haworth will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, other protected group status, or any other basis protected by the laws where we employ people. 

Haworth's AAP programs are available for applicant review.  Requests can be made to your Recruiter to review during regular business hours.

This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

If you have questions about any of the above policies, or if you require an ADA accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at or (616)-393-1600.

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