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HR Specialist, Corning Shared Svcs

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Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51440


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

The global Human Resource (HR) Function provides an integrated talent management system that delivers a workforce that is Corning's competitive differentiator in the global marketplace.

HR provides service offerings that align solutions to business challenges by ensuring the programs are Effective, Efficient, Global, Scaleable, and Repeatable.  Corning’s Values are operationalized by the HR Function through the facilitation of Talent Management offerings, as well as programs and processes that aid in making Corning’s Values visible.


Purpose of the Position: Provide generalist support across multiple areas of human resources within Corning Shared Services.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and on-going maintenance of talent development programs (including leadership development, next generation leaders, and internship program).
  • Conduct compensation analyses and provide recommendations as requested.
  • Support recruiting efforts including managing requisitions in True Blue (HRIS), supporting scheduling/coordination with hiring managers, working with internal recruiting team to ensure a positive candidate experience throughout the process (on and off-boarding).
  • Drive cyclical HR processes for Corning Shared Services, including performance development and review (PD&R), annual salary review (ASR) and variable compensation planning.
  • Activities include: conducting function training, partnering with the internal communications specialist on administration of the communication plans, answering basic system and process questions from managers and employees, consolidating results in aggregate form and conducting basic analysis to identify where any variance exists.
  • Answers basic questions from employees and managers on managing leave of absence, payroll, and other miscellaneous questions. Educates employees on shared service and third-party vendor capabilities to increase use and benefits of these services.
  • Support employee engagement initiatives such as Climate Survey. Identifies employee value proposition issues affecting turnover and works with HR Manager and leaders to identify actions for improvement.
  • Works in conjunction with business on creation/posting of organizational announcements for the function.
  • Partner with functional data steward(s) on reporting needs inclusive of monthly headcount reporting, PwC audit reports, HR dashboard metrics and others.
  • Coaches management in development and demonstration of leadership and management practices improve the employee experience.


Education & Experience:

  • Experience managing small-scale projects desired
  • Experience in the full life cycle of the recruiting process desired
  • Bachelor’s Degree (in relevant field) with 2 - 4 years of relevant experience or equivalent
  • Computer Proficiency (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PeopleSoft, SuccessFactors, etc.)
  • Experience working in fast-paced work environment (taking initiative, working independently & handling multiple priorities)
  • Work experience in administrative roles
  • Able to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner


Soft Skills:

  • Developing Others
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Self-Development
  • Organizational Agility
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Communicate and Engage


Travel Requirements: Less than 10%


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Corning