The Employee Relations Specialist will serve as a point of contact for employee relations concerns raised by managers and employees at the job site level. This role will work with employees and managers, strive to maintain a positive employee relations environment and provide coaching and advisory support to managers on progressive discipline, performance management, conflict resolution, and employment risk matters ensuring a consistent and aligned approach when managing employee relations across the job site.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Serve as the first point of escalation from site management on employee relations questions and issues, providing guidance, support and solutions to managers and employees in line with country/local regulations, state and federal law, and company policy.
- Provide relevant support to managers and Corporate HR in areas such as disciplinary investigations, documentation creation and procedures.
- Conduct initial investigations on employee complaints and recommend appropriate resolutions or escalate complex issues or matters with legal implications to Corporate HR and provide support on resolution.
- Provide opportunities for policy and process improvement to Corporate HR.
- Coordinate with Corporate HR on the review, implementation, and communication of employee policies.
- Coordinate with the Corporate HR on delivery of relevant compliance related training (e.g. business ethics, workplace harassment prevention, workplace violence) or employee relations training as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Experience and Skill Requirements
- High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business Administration preferred.
- At least two (2) to five (5) years’ experience in supporting Employee Relations.
- Knowledge of federal and state employment regulations in the US.
- Experience dealing with Union and the Service Contract Act (SCA) employees preferred.
- Must have the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Professional appearance and manner.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
Physical, Environmental and Sensory Requirements
- Work environment is a typical office setting.
- Physical demands include intermittent sitting, standing, and walking, and occasional bending reaching and lifting up to 20 lbs.
- Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc. but generally not to the point of being disagreeable.
This job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
- Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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- The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)