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People Associate

at Wunderman Thompson
New York, New York, United States

Who we are:

Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with breakthrough creativity that helps our clients succeed. We are in a unique position to deliver growth based on three fundamental principles: we see the world differently and reject conventional thinking; we have an unbounded definition of creativity that can rethink business, culture, and brand experiences; we act decisively and accountably, owning delivery end-to-end. 

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson NY is looking for a People Associate to join our team. To be successful in this role, you will be a detail oriented and collaborative team player interested in helping to keep things running behind the scenes, as well as interfacing with and supporting our staff. You should be someone that loves building relationships with people at all levels and fostering a strong sense of culture and collaboration.

The People Associate is responsible for living by and evangelizing the WT values and vision with a strong desire to grow within the Talent team. You must be passionate about employee development, onboarding, employee recognition, HR best practices and interested in finding creative ways to support your fellow employees. Your responsibilities are often time sensitive- this role will report to the Talent Director.

What you’ll do:

  • Accurately complete and process necessary payroll forms per direction from Talent Director, and oversee employee changes with each payroll cycle.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed employee data including: new hires, promotions, employee changes and terminations.
  • Partner with managers and Talent Director to create an outstanding onboarding experience for all new hires (including IT and desk set up, conducting new hire orientations, etc).
  • Process paperwork with payroll department.
  • Manage exiting employee logistics including sending exit surveys, assisting with exit interviews, reviewing attrition themes and processing termination paperwork.
  • Coordinate immigration paperwork for new and existing employees as needed.
  • Plan and execute local training & development sessions.
  • Assist Talent Director in managing employee recognition efforts across the NY office.
  • Work with Talent and Marketing team to develop and preserve local culture, internal and external events, and other recognition initiatives.
  • Act as a cultural ambassador and helping drive agency events and culture initiatives
  • Act as liaison for staff regarding general agency questions and requests, including routine processes and policies, payroll discrepancies, basic benefits questions, vacation accrual and timekeeping.

What you’ll need:

  • 2-3+ years of experience in HR or Operations.
  • Proven experience professionally handling confidential and sensitive employee information.
  • Experience successfully leading talent projects.
  • Ability to work independently, with little or no supervision.
  • High integrity, self-motivated and proven track record in a fast-paced environment.
  • Expert in Outlook and proficient with Word, PPT, and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Bonus points for:
    • Previous agency or creative experience
    • Basic understanding of federal, state and local laws and regulations.
    • Experience with PeopleSoft, Workfront, and ADP HRIS platforms

Wunderman Thompson is proud to be a WPP agency. Headquartered in New York, we have a truly global reach with over 20,000 people in 90 markets. For more information, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

Wunderman Thompson is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability. We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment.  
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Established in 2019, Wunderman Thompson has a combined history of 150 years, setting the standard for marketing, communications and business innovation. We bring together over 20,000 creatives, analysts, strategists, customer experience designers and business consultants across 90 markets.

We’re always looking for the best talent to add to our diverse and talented mix that is Wunderman Thompson.

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