Human Resources Manager

Website Corner Table Restaurants

About Corner Table

Corner Table Restaurants (CTR), the company behind The Smith and Parla, has a simple mission: make people happy. We are passionate about caring for our employees, guests, and community. We are obsessed with building a positive, empowering, and supportive culture. By working closely with local farmers and purveyors that we trust, CTR serves delicious food and drinks people crave to millions of guests annually. With many more locations launching in the coming years, our team is growing fast, and we’re looking for intelligent, upbeat, authentic people to join us!

About The Smith

The Smith is an extremely popular casual neighborhood brasserie – in fact, several of our locations are among the Top 100 busiest restaurants in the US! The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Our signature lively atmosphere makes The Smith a versatile setting for an after-work bite, drinks on the town, a birthday bash, a working lunch, a bountiful brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night.


Parla is a spot to celebrate NY-style pizza and Italian-inspired cocktails from the team behind The Smith. Opening this fall on the Upper West Side, Parla is an all-day destination for lunch and dinner, with plans to serve baked goods at breakfast. The square and round pizzas are the anchors of the menu, along with house-made pasta, veggies, and shareable plates created by Executive Chef Brian Ellis. The bar specializes in espresso, wine, and cocktails, using a curated selection of amari and vermouth.

The Position:Human Resources Manager

  • Understand the strategies of our organization and the impact of emerging technology, market shifts, and workforce changes to identify talent needs for the future and establish a strategy to ensure the right mix of talent, technologies, and employment models to reach our goals.
  • Project Manager, develop and drive the implementation of HR strategies and initiatives that align with the business priorities and goals.
  • Develop strong relationships with restaurant management and chef teams to provide coaching and development.
  • Responsible for conducting effective, thorough, and objective investigations, resolving employee grievances, and counseling employees and management
  • Identifies trends in assigned business areas and partners with leadership to develop and implement plans to address challenges (skill gaps, turnover, diversity, utilization, performance improvement/management, organization design and restructuring, etc.)
  • Adheres to legal compliance requirements: Monitors and implements federal, state, and local laws about HR
  • Conduct regular audits of HR activities to ensure adherence to laws and regulations.
  • Oversee the administration of employee benefits programs such as retirement plans and medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • Handle benefits inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution.
  • Develop and implement safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
  • Promote a culture of safety in the workplace through ongoing education and training.
  • Investigate accidents and injuries, then recommend improvements to prevent future occurrences.
  • Own or lead specific initiatives or projects as directed by the Senior Director of Human Resources
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

What Makes You Great:

  • 4+ years of complete cycle HR Generalist experience in a multi-state/multi-unit business environment
  • Excellent understanding of all components of HR, including systems, databases, and metrics
  • Ability to be proactive, independent, efficient, and resourceful in a hands-on, fluid environment
  • You’re highly analytical and understand how to link data with the strategy and weave compelling stories
  • Outstanding leadership and project management skills
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Cultural awareness, sensitivity, and flexibility, with a knowledge of traditional and current workplace culture principles, methods, and tools. •
  • Excellent communicator who can build trusting relationships and engage and connect with team members across all company levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

What Makes Us Great:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Discounts
  • Commuter benefits
  • Generous paid time off
  • A great environment to work in, surrounded by talented, hardworking, passionate, and fun people
  • We are growing quickly with multiple concepts, leading to excellent career growth opportunities.

The base pay range for this position is a salary range of $90,000-$100,000 per year. The determination of what a specific employee in this job classification is paid within the range depends on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, prior employment history/job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, etc.


At Corner Table Restaurants, each person brings their perspectives and experiences. We strive to create an environment that is consciously inclusive, psychologically, and physically safe and ensures everyone can be heard and valued. Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace are essential to living our Core Values. We create and promote a culture that advocates for everyone’s equality. Our mission is to continually maintain an environment where all our team members and guests belong, are respected, and thrive while being their best authentic selves.

Corner Table Restaurants is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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