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Human Resources Consultant

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CognosHR is a Chicago-based HR services and consulting firm that helps small and midsize businesses grow by providing valuable, cost-effective HR infrastructure, expertise and services like payroll and group benefits. We support to hundreds of growing organizations around the country.

With offices in downtown Chicago and Oakbrook Terrace, we are a small but mighty group of HR experts and business people passionate about helping our clients and employees grow and succeed.

The Role:

Our Human Resources Consultants are true business partners for our clients.  Our clients depend on our team to be highly engaged and provide a strategic, proactive approach to all of their HR needs.  Our consultants successfully demonstrate leadership ability to supports the goals, mission and values of each client. 

In this role you will:

  • Serve as strategic HR partner and resource to assigned clients, which includes:

    • Providing HR policy guidance and interpretation

    • Identifying gaps and proposing and implementing changes necessary to avoid risks

    • Serving as member of HR management team

    • Providing comprehensive HR administrative support, which includes pre-employment and new hire processing, on-boarding and termination

    • Ensuring clients are compliant with employee regulations

    • Offering counsel on all aspects of HR, including job descriptions, compensation and performance management

    • Overseeing employee benefits and payroll as appropriate

  • Build strong business relationship with clients

  • Research and gather supporting documents and/or witnesses for any UI claims and hearings

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years related HR experience or a commensurate combination of education and experience

  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred

  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to develop strong relationships with a multitude of clients

  • Exceptional communication and project management skills

  • Ability to take initiative and maintain confidentiality

  • Working knowledge of federal and state legislation and legal issues related to HR

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.


  • You will have the opportunity to:

    • Work closely with the CognosHR leadership and client service team.

    • Provide meaningful solutions that truly help small businesses grow and succeed.

    • Grow your network and connect with people in Chicago’s small business, technology and startup community.

  • Work with a smart, committed and fun group of professionals.

  • Competitive salary, commission, bonuses and 401K.

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance.

If you’re interested, please fill out the form above or email:

CognosHR is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.