South San Francisco
California, United States of America
The Employee Relations Manager (ERM) provides advice and guidance and drives the application of sound strategies to resolve difficult and/or sensitive workplace matters. The ERM works in consultation with Senior and Principal Employee Relations Managers, as well as the Employment Law Group to promote the consistent application of HR policies and procedures and compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations.
The ERM also collaborates with other HR functional areas to develop and implement integrated employee relations’ strategies that are consistent with business goals and objectives. Other responsibilities include supporting internal investigations in response to employment-related complaints; providing guidance on effective performance management strategies and corrective action; recommending and implementing process improvements to allow for better efficiency of work, analyzing and interpreting ER-related data and information and making recommendation to promote effective workplace practices; recommending and assisting in the development of management training; and participating in departmental and/or cross-functional special project teams.
The ERM applies theoretical knowledge and independent judgment to resolve challenging workplace issues and establish innovative employee relations’ strategies that further the organizational objectives of the assigned client group. Because of the complex nature of the work, the ERM’s actions and decisions may have a significant effect on the company's ability to manage risk for employee-related issues/claims.
The ERM partners closely with the Employment Law Group, Health Care Compliance Office, Security, HR managers, other members of the ER team, and HR COE’s to provide guidance to the business leaders within the client organization.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
?At the request and under the direction of Legal:
Human Resources Team Member
This position is not eligible for relocation.
HR QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
7+ years of progressively responsible HR and/or business experience, which includes at least 4 years’ experience working on complex employee relations issues.
Proven track record in consistently meeting or exceeding identified annual work goals, including significant contribution to strategic goals and/or policies, programs, practices of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to apply expert knowledge of state and federal employment laws and regulations, as well as the ability to diagnose and develop appropriate solutions to complex cross-organization and/or cross-Company issues.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
Broad expert level technical knowledge and expertise in Employee Relations:
Ability to apply technical expertise to resolve highly complex issues providing unique solutions aligned with business needs
Expertise in risk assessment as well as a strong foundation in the application of employment law in business situations
Ability to read, analyze and interpret relevant business and statistical data
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including facilitation, presentation and negotiations skills
Demonstrated consultation and influencing skills at all levels:
Ability to think systemically and consult strategically with all levels of management
Strong analytical ability
High level issue resolution skills with ability to negotiate and resolve complex matters, putting specific problems in the context of the larger system
Ability to influence appropriately
Demonstrated conflict resolution skills
Ability to conduct effective critical conversations
Serves as internal spokesperson for the organization on significant matters pertaining to policies, programs, practices and objectives
Demonstrated organizational, planning and consultative skills
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple complex investigations and/or issues, especially when resource constrained
Proven decision making capabilities:
Exercises significant latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments
Develops solutions to complex problems requiring regular use of ingenuity and innovation
Challenges are often unique and solutions need to fit into overall company objectives
Decisions have a significant impact on goals and objectives of the organization
High-level collaboration and teamwork:
Capacity for leveraging the involvement of key stakeholders of all levels in the resolution of ER initiatives and solutions
Ability to effectively collaborate with other members of the HR team, internal and external Legal Counsel, Security and Healthcare Compliance professionals in managing ER cases
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