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2025 Human Resources Professional Development Program

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

People & HR
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Career Area:

Human Resources

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers, and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

Your Impact Shapes the World at Caterpillar Inc.

When you join Caterpillar, you're joining a global team who cares not just about the work we do – but also about each other. We are the makers, problem solvers and future world builders who are creating stronger, more sustainable communities. We don't just talk about progress and innovation here – we make it happen, with our customers, where we work and live. Together, we are building a better world, so we can all enjoy living in it.

About Caterpillar
Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed.

Job Summary
The Human Resources Development Program (HRDP) is designed to strengthen the Human Resources talent pipeline by hiring high potentials and accelerating their foundational learning of HR and of Caterpillar through a rotational program focused on providing diverse on-the-job experiences preparing them to become future Caterpillar leaders. Your peers, assignment leaders, and business partners will mentor you through the program as you learn and grow with our team.

2-year Developmental Program
**May be extended in certain circumstances but no longer than a total duration of 3 years

  • 12 months as an HR Generalist role in one of our manufacturing facilities.

  • 6-12 months as an HR specialist/strategic project role in one of our centers of excellence and/or our HR Operations teams.

Development

  • On-the job experience with each rotation.
  • Assigned Mentor (HR Leadership Team or HR Director).
  • In-person and virtual learning sessions throughout the program.
  • Ongoing networking with program participants and HR leaders across the enterprise.

Rotations

  • 2-3 Rotations.

  • Rotations are focused on business needs while considering employee’s interest.

Additional Info:

  • Program Start Dates: January & June 2025.
  • Location of rotations varies by business need.
  • Must be willing to relocate throughout the program.
  • Relocation assistance is available for this position.

What You Will Do:

  • Counsel the business on employee and/or labor relations challenges to ensure high-performing teams and an inclusive environment.
  • Deploy recruitment solutions to increase the diversity of workforce composition.
  • Identify talent and create visibility and awareness to enable a cross-functional talent pipeline for the enterprise.
  • Comprehensive HR data analysis to identify insights to make better decisions and drive efficiencies for the business.

What You Have:

Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.


Level Basic Understanding:

  • Describes non-verbal behaviors that influence the interpretation of the message.
  • Cites examples of effective and ineffective communications.
  • Explains the importance of effective business communication.
  • Speaks/writes using correct language, mechanics, and gestures.

Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of the techniques and the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.


Level Basic Understanding:

  • Describes the organizational culture for interacting with others.
  • Provides examples of individuals with good interpersonal skills and their specific skills.
  • Explains the benefits of maintaining positive working relationships with associates.
  • States the basic characteristics of good working relationships.

Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.


Level Basic Understanding:

  • Explains characteristics and steps in an effective decision-making process.
  • Identifies issues and communicates with others when a decision needs to be made.
  • Names decision makers in own environment and cites examples of past decisions.
  • Describes types of decisions incumbent may and may not make in own job or function.

Flexibility and Adaptability: Knowledge of successful approaches and techniques for dealing with change; ability to adapt to a changing environment and be comfortable with change.


Level Basic Understanding:

  • Explains the perspective that change is inevitable.
  • Seeks value in new ways of doing things.
  • Easily copes with day-to-day frustrations, adversities and uncertainties.
  • Provides examples of flexible and inflexible behavior in the face of change.

Growth and Agility: Knowledge of the necessity of businesses and individuals to experiment, learn continuously, and achieve value for the organization; ability to embrace challenges, show resilience, and proactively seek improvement and innovation to improve an organization's competitive advantage.


Level Basic Understanding:

  • Knows how to access and use available learning and development resources.
  • Identifies and welcomes changes and ambiguities that arise in the business environment.
  • Asks questions and listens to and embraces feedback non-defensively for personal growth.
  • Collects necessary information, learning resources, and best practices used to resolve ambiguous situations.

Data Gathering and Reporting: Knowledge of tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data; ability to practice them in a particular department or division of a company.


Level Basic Understanding:

  • Identifies the key objectives of gathering data.
  • Describes alternative data-gathering techniques and tools.
  • Applies basic data-gathering methodologies.
  • Identifies key sources of needed information.

Tops Candidates will also have:

  • Previous HR Internships or Caterpillar work experience (2 years or less)
  • HR Related Certifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

Posting Dates:

July 8, 2024 - November 24, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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