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Employee Relations Specialist-Generalist in Washington, DC at Staffing Now

Date Posted: 3/29/2019

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Job Description

Employee Relations Partner

Wasshington D.C.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides effective legal and appropriate HR guidance and recommendations to managers and direct line associates for problem resolution regarding policy interpretation and performance management.
  • Conducts investigations of internal complaints and concerns, including allegations of violations of company policies, code of conduct, working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant grievances.
  • Recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation and related measurements of success.
  • Ensures proper documentation of employee relations issues and advises managers and supervisors about the steps in the organization's progressive discipline system.
  • Trains staff of proper coaching techniques, positive disciplinary action, employee relations, and conflict resolution.
  • Creates, edits and coordinates engaging employee communication to include social media communication, blogs, newsletters, intranet.
  • Evaluates established metrics and provides recommendations for positively impacting turnover and retention.
  • In conjunction with Coaches assists in referrals to third party providers to offer resources in anger management, conflict resolution, and other associate supports.
  • Conducts exit and retention interviews and provides analysis of findings.
  • Makes recommendations to amend policies practices and procedures where current and pending legal regulations may impact policy or organization.
  • Prepares and presents required and special reports.
  • Serves as department representative to various internal and external committees or panels and participates on special projects as necessary.
  • Responds to and/or appear at various government/legal hearings as directed to include preparing input for AAP, EEO-1 and Vets -100 and other government filings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as may be necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum three years previous experience working in an HR environment in employee relations or mediating grievances/disputes.
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment/labor laws and the ability to understand and apply federal, state, local changes and/or new regulations/laws pertaining to human resources.
  • Ability to analyze human resources data for critical indicators.
  • Must have access to vehicle daily due to required extensive travel to off-site locations.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication proficiency with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to communicate with all levels of staff.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and follow through on assignments.
  • Ability to be flexible and adjust and respond positively to changing business conditions.
  • Must have own transportation due to required frequent travel to off-site locations. Frequent travel is required within the Washington, DC metropolitan area (MD, DC, and VA).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialized training in employee relations, employment law, organizational planning, organization development, or labor relations preferred.
  • PHR certified; membership in professional HR accredited association (SHRM).
  • Spanish language or ASL ability.
  • Experience working in retail or company with large numbers of entry level employees.
  • Previous experience in a federal contracting environment.
  • Knowledge of EO 11246 preferred.
  • Experience with OFCCP Compliance Reviews.
  • Experience with EEO-1 and VETS-100 reporting a plus.