Share this Job

HR Generalist

Apply now »
Apply now

Apply for Job

Date: Feb 2, 2019

Location: Seattle, WA, US, 98104

Company: CDK

Job Description

Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  




Provides location or geography-based HR support and guidance to our employees and front-line leaders on a wide variety of front-line HR issues, including implementation of critical HR processes. Primary focus is on employee relations related matters. Serves as a strong partner in solving people related issues requiring decision making skills and solid judgment to contribute to a high performance culture. The HR Generalist is expected to execute on the following key deliverables:


  • Coach and consult employees and front line leaders on critical HR processes as needed (e.g., staffing initiatives, onboarding, performance management, development planning, rewards planning, policy interpretation); serve as a local extension of HR Business Partners to ensure desired outcomes are met; Provide recommendations on day to day problems and issues, escalating complex HR issues.
  • Serve as a subject matter in employee relations to conduct investigations and lead cases to effective closure; Advise front line leaders on appropriate corrective actions up to and including employee terminations
  • Help build leader capability to effectively engage teams/ employees
  • Conduct exit interviews and review people analytics to recommend/ implement actions to proactively address and improve hot spot areas
  • Recommend revisions to policies and practices to align with best practice, make CDK a great place to work and to maintain compliance
  • Serve as an advocate and coach to local employees re: career growth – provide personalized advice on building having effective development conversations and creating actionable plans, developing their personal brand, etc.
  • Stay abreast of market conditions and ensures compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws
  • Work with a site/ geography-based leadership team to:
    • Review trends/ key people metrics and discuss/recommend and action against proposed improvement opportunities at the location/ geography
    • Drive progress against engagement action plans at the site level (inclusive of diversity and inclusion/ Business Resource Group initiatives, local engagement committee/ community initiatives)
    • Help communicate key business updates/ strategy/ leadership messages to the field; serve as communications change champions/ ambassadors
    • Reinforce and support talent development and succession action plans in partnership with the HR Business Partners within a site/ geography
    • Provide other support as needed based on volume of work/ business need (e.g., project teams, etc.)
    • Partners and provide support to the HR Centers of Excellence (Compensation and Benefits, HR Communications, HR Operations, and Talent) including annual processes


  • A minimum of 1-2 years of knowledge and experience in employee relations, employee engagement, and employee development or related field
  • Strong credible HR resource to business leaders; comfortable challenging them/ coaching them as needed to drive the best outcomes for the organization
  • Excellent organizational and decision making skills
  • Evidence of the ability to coach employees and front line leaders with a high level of confidentiality
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship building skills
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment; Must include knowledge of Excel and skills in Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices a plus


CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: HR, Outside Sales, Information Systems, Advertising, HR Generalist, Human Resources, Sales, Technology, Marketing

Apply now »
Apply now

Apply for Job