Human Resources Advisor

Starting salary will be determined based on experience and credentials.

Aurora, IL, United States


This position will support and contribute to the Human Resources Team to help deliver the Dyson people strategy. They will ensure that Dyson attracts, recruits, retains and develops great people that are passionate about Dyson and its products. They will provide effective employee relations and operational HR support to the US market focusing on our Customer Service operations in Aurora, Illinois and our Dyson Service Centers throughout the US. The right candidate will want to work collaboratively with the Human Resources team on company-wide initiatives and  areas of emphasis including:

1.    Organization Effectiveness: New ways of working to do more with less, nimble execution, and high collaboration.

2.    Leadership Development: Expand view of leadership, develop team & organizational capabilities, and create self-awareness, accountability & confidence to reach fullest potential.

3.    Culture: Dyson culture that is engaging sustained and scales.

Dyson Overview


Market Overview

Dyson sells products in 71 countries, and it employs almost 6,000 people globally, one third of whom are engineers and scientists. The face of Dyson is changing rapidly. Three years ago 80% of Dyson’s business was full-sized vacuum cleaners. Today its digital motor powers cordless vacuums, robots, hand dryers, bladeless fans, humidifiers, purifiers and heaters around the world. This is just the beginning; we just launched our new Supersonic Hair Dryer and have a plan to launch many other new products over the next 3 years.

Function Overview

We know that every company puts great onus on the talents of their people. Dyson is no different, except in one very important way.  At Dyson, the quality of its people is its life blood, which means talent is always at the top of the agenda. This is a great opportunity for the right individual to join a growing organization and help find and develop the talented people we need to be successful. Dyson will be experiencing unprecedented growth in the Americas Business and we need to build a team to help us find and develop the right talent to achieve our business objectives.


  • Work with the HR Business Partners (HRBPs) and department leaders to ensure our practices are consistent with our culture of fairness
  • Provide coaching to managers with any issues such as poor performance and attendance management, with HRBP guidance as necessary
  • Assist in fact gathering and compilation of data related to investigations
  • Use root cause problem solving approach to resolve employee relations issues
  • Document meeting notes and associated letters
  • Respond to unemployment claims and attend hearings as necessary
  • Complete administrative work for internal status changes (terminations, promotions, transfers, new hires, etc.)
  • Partner with Total Rewards Team to address workers compensation matters, leaves of absence and safety as required 
  • Track and document schedule accommodation requests. Partner with HRIS & Payroll Specialist to address payroll issues and questions 
  • Work with the HRBPs to champion the performance management and development planning processes
  • Assist HRBP in communicating timelines and ensuring they are met
  • Ensure performance issues are documented properly
Fulfil other duties as required

  •  Document current processes and find opportunities to make improvements to them
  •  Relish the opportunities to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
  •  Ability to take initiative to think outside the box and identify opportunities for improvement
  •  Identify problems and find solutions


  •  Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, liberal arts, education, industrial relations or organizational development
  •  At least 3 years of experience in Human Resources required (recruiting, employment, employee relations, training, etc.)
  •  Call center or retail experience strongly preferred
  •  High level of communication skills both verbal and written
  •  Commercial awareness
  •  Good project management skills
  •  Great relationship building and influencing skills
  •  Coaching and mentoring skills and a passion for developing people
  •  Excellent planning and time management skills
  •  Intermediate to advanced MS Office suite skills
  •  Some knowledge of HR/employee practices and principles, and applicable labor, pay, benefits, health and safety laws and regulations preferred
  •  Ability to work independently without much on-site supervision

Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fueling and realizing ambition.


Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Posted: 5-Jun-2017