• HR Business Partner

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    As a HR Business Partner in our Madison, Wisconsin office, you will be responsible for providing Employee Relations support to your assigned business units or supporting the other Human Resources Business Partners in the areas of performance management, talent management, employment policies and employee relations. This includes but is not limited to assisting with analysis completion, performance metrics and employee attendance tracking and verification, conducting research, participating in interviews, case discussions and investigations and completing documentation. As a HR Business Partner, you will also handle employee disciplinary meetings, performance improvement meetings, leaves of absence and/or medical accommodation requests, provide general consultative advice and conduct in-person exit interviews. In general, you will handle highly confidential cases, assignments, and projects.


    ** This position can be hired as a HR Business Partner I or II dependent on experience. **


    TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit


    • You will timely and accurately document employee relations cases and interviews by participating in investigations, interviews, meetings and at times legal counsel updates. This includes being able to determine which information is relevant and necessary, and in a manner which is detailed, precise, complete in nature, and legally sound. Additionally, you will assist other members of the Employee Relations team with employee issues by providing support in the areas of report generation, demographic information analysis and research.
    • You will manage employee medical accommodation requests which could include leaves of absence, work restrictions, and business-related requests from an employee and/or health care providers as applicable. You will manage the interactive process by working closely with the employee and their health care providers to determine potential medical accommodation options.
    • You will conduct in-person exit interviews with employees who voluntarily leave the company to understand why people are leaving and to develop potential retention solutions.


    Required Qualifications


    HR Business Partner I:

    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) -OR- 4+ years of professional work experience.

    HR Business Partner II:

    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) OR 4+ years professional work experience.
    • 3+ years’ experience in Human Resources.
    • 1+ year experience handling employee relations situations including conducting investigations and investigational interviews.

    Other Qualifications

    • 1 + years’ experience in Human Resources preferred.
    • Outstanding attention to detail skills necessary and required.
    • Outstanding organizational skills, follow-through and ability to work well tactically and conceptually required.
    • Exceptional keyboard/typing skills with ability to key 60 + WPM.
    • Excellent documentation skills with ability to determine which information is important, relevant and necessary, in a manner which is detailed, precise, and complete in nature and legally sound ensuring all facts are captured.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must have knowledge, interest and strong desire to keep up-to-date with Human Resource policies, standard practices, laws and regulations and proposed changes and the ability to apply them consistently.
    • Ability to conduct research, identify recommendations, and develop and communicate policies.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills with demonstrated record of dealing with sensitive issues in an innovative, professional way.
    • Must have demonstrated process development/improvement skills.
    • Must set the standard for personal integrity, honesty, and teamwork.
    • Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel.
    • Pursuing ongoing professional development in the area of Human Resources.
    • SHRM/HRCI Certification a plus.



    As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.


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