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Business Partner 

Category Talent  

SUMMARY:  This role serves as a strategically influential role to support all Associates who may need services from the Talent team.  This position will become a “part of” the operations leadership team they support, while balancing their work so they can provide unbiased insights and guidance to Associates and Leaders to drive workplace problem resolutions, engagement, retention and leadership development. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Responsibilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability needed to effectively execute this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


  • Values based leader and active role model in living and teaching the MLCV Way
  • Effective verbal and written communicator who can observe, influence and coach people
  • Trustworthy and collaborative relationships with department leaders who rely on you for problem solving, insights and guidance
  • Deep understanding of department goals, balanced scorecard measurement
  • Act as an advocate for Talent strategies that further support the department’s needs
  • Member of business unit leader staff meetings
  • Present human capital metrics regularly for their business units
  • Regular leader coaching to stretch leader capabilities to meet MLCV strategy and values
  • One stop shop for business leaders to request strategies and support from Talent team
  • Initiate compendium process and move to recruiting for talent acquisition follow through
  • Represents the business unit(s) within Talent team and advocates for their needs
  • Balances business unit requests with enterprise wide priorities, impacts, and strategies
  • Facilitates talent reviews (9 box, criticality mapping, etc.)
  • Facilitates, advises and documents succession plans
  • Works with high potential employees and leaders on individual development plans
  • Introduces new Talent programs to leadership and Associate teams
  • Facilitates operational regulatory compliance and equitable treatment of all Associates
  • Policy Interpretation
  • First tier facilitation of workplace conflicts and complaints prior to escalating to Associate Relations
  • Partner with Associate Relations leader as needed
  • Sets clear expectations for the outcome of projects in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Assists in developing and updating job skills courses and checklists for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Displays a high level of maturity, discretion, tact, judgment and the ability to deal with confidential matters.
  • Openness to collaborate with other Talent team specialists and Associate Relations leader
  • Ability to navigate cultural and political paths within the organization to influence the success of Talent strategies
  • Ability to conduct 1st level investigations, provide 3rd party objective guidance to resolve
Position Requirements


The company requires every associate to:

  • Maintain a consistent and regular attendance record.
  • Encourage mutual respect among associates by setting positive examples.
  • Maintain a professional reputation in the company and community.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or related field, or eight (8) years of relevant experience. 
  • Two (2) years of human resource experience in a generalist/business partner role.
  • Two (2) years of performance consulting experience preferred.


  • Attention to detail required, as well as strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills. Must be able to clearly explain and demonstrate concepts and skills to others.
  • Must be able to pass company pre-employment Drug and Alcohol test.
  • Must be able to secure license from Gaming Regulatory Authority.
  • Mille Lacs Band Member and American Indian preference will be exercised in the hiring process.
  • Responsible for following all relevant DGRs.



  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in one-on-one, small group situations, and to moderate-sized gatherings of associates, executives and/or community leaders.


  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, percentages, common fractions, and decimals, and work with mathematical concepts such as statistical inference.


  • Must be able to apply common sense understanding to a variety of situations, in order to collect data, analyze facts, and determine appropriate response.


While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to:

  • Talk and hear;
  • See and adjust focus to include close, distance, depth, and peripheral vision;
  • Stand, walk, run, sit, balance, stoop, kneel, climb, crouch, and/or crawl;
  • Handle objects, tools, and controls; reach with arms and hands.
  • Lift and/or move objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to:
  • A low-to-moderate noise level (offices).
  • A moderate-to-loud noise level (public areas).
  • Second-hand cigarette/cigar smoke.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Business Partner  
Division Grand Casino Mille Lacs  
Close Date 9/30/2020  

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