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Manager, Onboarding & Employee Communications

Date: Feb 2, 2023

Location: Fountain Valley, CA, US, 92708

Company: Hyundai Motor America

At Hyundai, we’ve rethought our business and created cars that combine performance, quality, design and innovation into a complete package.

It’s time you rethink what you expect from an employer.

At Hyundai, we understand you're not just building a career – you're building a life. We believe in our people and realize that our success is a direct result of our commitment in offering you great opportunities for your career. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for a chance to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.





~ This role is responsible for providing the company with best-in-class onboarding, talent development programs and processes and lead internal employee communications initiatives.

Major Responsibilities

~ Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Talent and Organization development, this position is responsible for developing and implementing internal communications strategies and plans that engage, align, and inspire employees with Hyundai Motor America vision, business strategy and culture, and drives employees’ understanding and engagement on company’s priorities and key initiatives.

~ Creates and produces regular employee communications in print and/or electronic formats as appropriate (including e-mail, employee portal).

~ Plan, edit and write content for a variety of internal communications mediums shared inboxes, internal comms portals and outlook.

~ Draft messages or scripts from senior executives for communication across the business utilizing standard templates.

~ Ensure internal communications messages are consistent across all mediums and for different departments of the organization

~ Respond to feedback from staff and adjust communications content accordingly

~ Handle the internal communication response to crisis situations which affect organizational perception and reputation

~ Develops communications measurement materials to gauge effectiveness and interest level of internal audiences as well as supports external employer branding strategy for recruiting purposes (i.e. LinkedIn and Glassdoor branding)

~ Responsible for preboarding and onboarding processes ensuring a great experience for new employees and smooth start into their roles.

~ Leads weekly new employee onboarding program and bi-annual new employee cultural immersion program “First Gear”.

Major Responsibilities (continued)

~ Ensuring new hires have technical assistance to properly set up their hardware/software and distribute manuals, passwords, and guidelines, as needed.

~ Evaluate current technology and drive improvements in technology and processes partnering with Talent Acquisition team.

~ Identifying innovative and creative new ways to onboard new employees/reach a more scalable and measurable onboarding experience.

~ Serving as a primary point of contact for employee communications, hiring managers, and newly hired employees.

~ Leads creation and facilitation of training materials (in-person and via virtual classroom) for all programs for all leaders, HR, employees. Content development activities to include video recording and editing, face-to-face instructor-led materials and online self-paced learning content.

~ Partners with internal stakeholders to implement all compliance related training (AOM; cybersecurity, etc.).

~Support the creation, roll out and maintenance of talent management programs, e.g., succession planning, career development, individual development plans, and HIPO development programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating and participating in calibration meetings, data collection, analysis, developing recommendations, building presentation materials and presenting.

~ Responsible for maintenance of online talent management system and learning management system (LMS). Takes a lead (in partnership with Hyundai AutoEver) in ensuring system updates and additional tools and technologies are implemented and rolled out in a timely manner.

~ Acts as a main liaison for HMC Global talent and learning initiatives.

~ Tracks and reports progress of talent management related initiatives to HR Leadership team.


~ Manages contract resources and Talent Development associates supporting Onboarding and Internal Communications initiatives.


~ Must be a high school graduate
~ Bachelor’s degree preferred
~ Master’s degree a plus

Related Experience

~ Six to seven years of experience in human resources or a training related field.

~ Prior onboarding and internal communications experience.

~ Prior talent development experience.

~ Automotive experience a plus. 


~ Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills

~ Analytical and technical skills.

~ Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.

~ Interpersonal and leadership skills.

Certification Required

~ SHRM-CP, PHR or HCS preferred.

Physical Requirements

Normal office duties

Work Model



$81,200.00 - $116,000.00 Annual


Actual pay will be based on skills, experience and education. Our total rewards package includes base salary, bonus and benefits. Benefits include healthcare insurance (medical/prescription, dental, vision), 401(k) company match, a quarterly employer enhanced contribution, basic life insurance, short- and long-term disability, employee assistance program (work/life balance programs and confidential counseling), expert medical services (provider referrals, second opinion), business travel accident insurance, health advocacy (coordinate care and services, assistance with claim and billing issues, understanding Hyundai benefits), annual discretionary bonus, accrued vacation pay, company provided sick pay, vehicle lease program (monthly fee includes insurance and maintenance).


Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles