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Employee Relations Specialist


Posted: 01/21/2022 Employment Type: TempToFT Industry: None Job Number: 1543540

Job Description

We are recruiting an Employee Relations Specialist for one of the top organizations in the Sacramento area. The ER Specialist is responsible for managing a range of HR matters from routine to difficult employee relations issues including highly sensitive and time critical workplace investigations, consultations with team members and leaders, and responding to potential union activity. This is your chance to work with a highly engaged HR leadership team in this contract to hire opportunity. 

  • Respond to leader and team member requests for information, policy interpretation and guidance on a broad range of employee relations matters. 
  • Investigate routine to difficult HR issues, including conducting claimant, witness, and accused employee interviews; analyzing data from various internal systems; composing investigation reports; proposing remedial action based on investigation findings.
  • Consult and collaborate with business partners, and Legal teams on routine to difficult employee investigations and requests for information.
  • Independently manage assigned casework, bringing investigations to closure rapidly and definitively.
  • Advise leaders on performance and conduct issues and coaches on handling and preparation of disciplinary actions.
  • Gather and prepare evidence, documents and information and serves as Company representative in union grievance, sexual harassment review board and unemployment hearings. Provide timely, complete information, as needed, to unemployment claims administrator.
  • Identify hearing witnesses and coordinates their preparation and participation at in-person and telephonic hearings.
  • Maintain various tracking logs for internal and external purposes such as EEOC reports, union matters, and internal studies.

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. With one to three (1-3) years or more of experience in employee relations or other human resource experience or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Some college in relevant field is preferred.
  • At least three years of experience with employee complaint investigation including discrimination and harassment complaint handling as well as involuntary termination handling.
  • Certification desirable PHR, SHRM-CP or other HR certification with emphasis on employment and labor law.
  • Knowledge of State, Federal, and legal regulations and requirements related to human resources including EEO, ADA/FLMA, Workers Compensation, and wage & hour.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and sustain working relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to diffuse emotional situations and individuals.
  • Excellent judgement and ability to accurate assess situations and diagnose problems.
  • Demonstrated abilities in problem solving, conflict resolution, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills to be able to balance time between crisis-response and routine matters.
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