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Employee Relations Consultant

Company: Behr
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOur Ongoing Commitment to Diversity, Equity & InclusionWe believe a workplace that encourages and values different voices, perspectives, and backgrounds builds better teams, better solutions, and more innovation. The goal is for every single team member to have a voice and experience a sense of belonging here, regardless of where they sit in the organization and what their background is. We look forward to your sharing your outstanding and unique talents and perspectives with us!Purpose: The People Services Employee Relations Consultant will serve as a trusted partner to their assigned regionalized business group, leaders and Business Partners for all employee relations matters. They will be responsible for providing consistent and fair direction and support for sensitive matters regarding policy interpretation, disciplinary matters, terminations, investigations and other sensitive employee issues.Primary Responsibilities

  • Act as an escalation point for issues that cannot be solved within the business unit
  • Handle sensitive employee concerns and investigations, including interpersonal conflict in the workplace, terminations, employee complaints, ethics reports, and allegations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Support ethics hotline investigations involving claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, as well as complex allegations related to violations of company policies and procedures
  • Provide counsel and assistance to team members and all levels of management on employee relations issues
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships to support employees & managers both in person and remotely
  • High level of integrity; ability to handle confidential information ethically, professionally and appropriately
  • Partner with People Services Business Partners and leaders to address and develop strategic plans for employee relations issues
  • Provide professional and confidential HR advice to Business Partners on potentially sensitive matters and serve as central point of contact for policy interpretation, disciplinary actions and terminations
  • Maintain accurate, timely, and required documentation of activities to ensure quality employee relations records and metrics
  • Collaborates with other centers of excellence within the People Services function
  • Actively engaged in performance management and supporting team member growth
  • Provides feedback, advice and recommendations to help ensure fair and consistent administration of compensation practices throughout organization, including, but not limited to: merit increases, promotions, market adjustments
  • Exercise sound judgment and expertise within defined policies and practices
  • Maintain ability to work in a fast paced environment and effective manage competing priorities
  • Consult and build relationships with all levels of team members
  • Create guidelines, best practice research, and trainings to educate employees, managers, and other members of People Services in how to mitigate and properly address behavioral issues in the workplace
  • Conduct exit interviews to gather insight into turnover trends
  • Conducts People Services related training
  • Active member of a larger People Services team to support overall department initiatives
  • Maintain policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state employment laws and regulationsRequirements
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Human Resources, Business or related field
    • Minimum of 5 years in HR Generalist or equivalent role
    • Experience consulting on state and federal employment laws
    • Experience consulting on multiple employee relations issues that vary in scope and complexity
    • Ability to manage high volume of employee relations cases
    • Strong conflict resolution skills
    • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work independently#ZRFull timeBEHR (the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company's policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.BEHR is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.E-Verify Participation Poster: English & Spanish
      E-Verify Right to Work Poster: English & Spanish

Keywords: Behr, Santa Ana , Employee Relations Consultant, Professions , Santa Ana, California

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