Senior HRIS Analyst – Ceridian Dayforce

  • Location: Minneapolis , Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45692
  • Salary: 90000

SkyWater Search Partners has been engaged with a local, global med-tech client on a new Sr. HRIS Analyst within their expanding Human Resources function. We are looking for an agile, collaborative, and driven HRIS expert who excels in a fast-paced environment and is looking to make an impact in their next role.

The Sr. HRIS Analyst will report to the Sr. Manager, HRIS & Payroll and will play a key role in troubleshooting and configuration within the Dayforce Ceridian system. 

Human Resources Manager

  • Location: Milaca
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45451
  • Salary: 85000

SkyWater is working with a dynamic food-production organization located in central Minnesota to hire their next Human Resources Manager. This is an exciting time to join a company that is in hyper-growth mode where you will have a chance to shape the day-to-day people operations while working alongside a first-class leadership team. If you are looking for a role where you can shape the future of the organization, then this opportunity is for you! We offer a fun and casual work environment where people are encouraged to bring new ideas to the table. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Human Resources Manager will be responsible for the full suite of HR duties including recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, benefits administration, on-going performance management, policy and procedure development and adherence to state and federal legislation. The organization highly values candidates who thrive in dynamic settings, enjoy collaborating with others, and are energized by rolling up their sleeves and getting things done.

Manage the full-cycle recruiting process including posting open positions, screening resumes, conducting interviews, and extending job offers
Collaborate with department managers to identify staffing needs and develop workforce planning strategies
Manage employee onboarding and offboarding processes ensuring a smooth transition for new hires and departing employees
Provide guidance and support to managers and employees on HR-related matters including performance management, disciplinary actions and conflict resolution
Adherence and upkeep of state and federal regulations
Oversight of payroll processing within ADP
HRIS and benefits administration

Desired Skills and Experience
Degree in Human Resources, Communications or related degree
Willingness and desire to shape, lead and expand the human resources function in a growing organization
Systems savvy with previous ADP experience (or similar HRIS system preferred)
Strong data analysis skills with the ability to collect, analyze and present HR metrics to inform decision-making
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and interact with employees at all levels of the organization
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly in Word and Outlook
Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and confidentiality
Demonstrated experience directly engaging customers and employees
Ability to work in a hands-on environment and collaborate effectively across functional groups
Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus

HR Business Partner

  • Location: Chaska, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45420
  • Salary: 85000

SkyWater is excited to partner with a local manufacturing and distribution company as they expand their HR department! This company is known for having a values-based culture – one of respect, quality, integrity, customer-focused, innovative, and a passion for continuous improvement.

The HRBP role will drive organizational success through cross functional engagement. This role will be hands-on and responsible for running the daily functions of Human Resources including recruiting, payroll, benefits, talent management, and enforcing company policies and practices. Strategically engaged in driving process and program development that cultivate engagement and growth within the business. This is a hybrid role (4 days onsite) in Chaska.


  • Manage the full employee lifecycle including recruitment, interviewing, onboarding, performance management, development, leave management, and offboarding.
  • Ensure data accuracy and integrity within the HRIS system (Paylocity), including personnel, benefits, and performance data.
  • Lead Performance and Development Program (PDP) administration across the organization, including communication, training, tracking completion, and organizational review support.
  • Compile and complete bi-weekly payroll.
  • Manage benefits processes through HRIS, including open enrollment, day-to-day administration, life changing events and benefits termination.
  • Conduct compensation analysis and support the overall total rewards strategy.
  • Partner with management team to ensure company policy adherence and compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Track and monitor HR analytics for organizational development opportunities.
  • Leverage the culture and safety committee to drive a positive and inclusive culture.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources or related field.
  • 2+ years’ experience recruiting for a wide range of roles.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a general HR role with increasing responsibilities preferred.


  • Highly collaborative and a self-starter
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Proven experience building relationships across all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset

Senior HR Business Partner

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45269
  • Salary: 140000

SkyWater Search is proud to announce our partnership with a leading mid-market organization based in the Twin Cities. With over 25 years of experience, this innovative company has been recognized both locally and nationally as a top employer. Their unique business model has been a driving force behind their year-over-year double digit growth. We’re thrilled to be working with such a dynamic organization that continues to invest in their People function. 

We have been retained to find a Strategic Talent Partner (Senior Level HRBP) that will work directly with business leaders to develop and implement strategic people initiatives that support the organization’s long-term goals and objectives, with a focus on scalability. The role will primarily work alongside the Operations leaders, Operational Excellence leaders and their teams and partner with the HR leadership team.
To be a fit, we are looking for an “a-typical” strategic HR Business Partner that has a proven track record of challenging the status quo.  Candidates must have the ability to work seamlessly in a decentralized organizational model, including being comfortable with ambiguity in a fast paced/high growth-environment.  Candidates should be creative yet practical in their approach and enjoy partnering with leadership teams to deeply understand the business and develop people strategies that move the organization forward. 
This company offers a competitive salary + bonus, benefits package, and has been and will continue to offer a hybrid working environment. Travel will be required, approximately 30% nationwide.

  • Develop and implement people strategies that align with the organization’s culture, values, and business goals, while also ensuring that these strategies can be simplified and scaled as the organization grows.
  • Collaborate with business leaders and colleagues to identify talent gaps and develop talent management strategies that address these gaps, while also considering the organization’s scalability needs.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to leaders on employee relations issues, including performance management, disciplinary actions, and conflict resolution, with a focus on developing scalable processes and practices.
  • Partner with the people team to develop and deliver training and development programs that support the organization’s talent development goals.
  • Leverage data to identify trends and make recommendations for improvement in people processes and practices, with a focus on developing scalable solutions.
  • Partner to implement simple change management practices across the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, a related field or equivalent work experience
  • 5-7 years of experience working in a strategic HRBP capacity or similar talent role.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to incorporate talent strategies and initiatives into company or business goals and objectives.
  • Ability to motivate, influence and optimize working relationships with senior leadership and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communicator and collaborator, with the ability to build trusting relationships, manage stakeholder expectations and influence colleagues across all levels of the company.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to incorporate talent strategies and initiatives into company or business goals and objectives with a focus on simplicity.
  • Strong change management and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to translate data, metrics, research, and trends into strategy and improvement opportunities.

Senior HR Generalist & LOA Coordinator

  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45130
  • Salary: 90000

SkyWater Search is partnering with a dynamic, high-tech manufacturing company as they look to add a Senior HR Generalist to their corporate HR team!  This candidate will work with a close-knit team and get involved in a wide variety of duties within the HR function.  The company has an open, collaborative and down-to-earth culture. 

Qualified candidates must have experience with FMLA and full cycle recruitment.  

Please reach out to Allie Bornstein at if you are interested in and qualified for the job. The ideal candidate will have at least six years of experience working as a Generalist at a small or mid-size organization prior.

Sr. Compensation Analyst

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45006
  • Salary: 115000

SkyWater is currently partnering with a rapidly growing Twins Cities-based financial services company located in the central metro area. We have helped a number of people transition to this company over the years and they are easily one of the best companies to work for locally. They offer a flexible work environment, excellent benefits, and the ability to grow professionally. If you’re looking for a collaborative team where you can grow in your career, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Our client is looking for a Compensation Manager to lead and implement compensation programs for the growing organization. This role will be business facing and work collaboratively with the leadership team to drive compensation initiatives that align with the organization’s strategy. Due to the company’s size and inquisitive nature, this role will have the opportunity to be exposed to other HR initiatives outside of core compensation responsibilities. This is a people leadership role overseeing a small team.


  • Responsible for salary benchmarking, compensation analysis, internal equity and various compensation reporting and audit requests
  • Partner closely with business leaders for solutions to compensation-related issues
  • Lead compensation market studies in key locations
  • Oversee compensation planning process(es)
  • Partner in transforming and continuously improving the compensation strategy
  • Leverage technology and proactively identify ways to streamline and simplify processes
  • Support merger & integration analysis and assist with due diligence activities


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related area
  • 5+ years of progressive HR experience with 3+ years specializing in compensation
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to simplify complex topics into clear and easily understandable messages
  • Close attention to detail and an embrace of data-driven decision making
  • Proficiency with HRIS systems and MS Excel
  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally and be a collaborative team player


Human Resources Business Partner

  • Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #44993
  • Salary: 110000

SkyWater Search is partnering with a rapidly growing, high-tech manufacturing company as they look to hire for a Human Resources Business Partner to support a dynamic location.  

This company is performing well, has a strong trajectory for growth in the future, and partners with some of the world’s most cutting-edge companies.  We are looking for a talented HRBP to work closely with the company’s leadership and consult on matters such as employee relations, retention strategies, and talent development. This person will work closely to align business goals with HR best practices, and continue to move the HR department forward.

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