Sr. Employee Relations Specialist

Job#: 2030076

Job Description:

Job Title: Sr Employee Relations Specialist
Duration: 6 Months 
Position Overview:
The Sr Employee Relations specialist role involves providing comprehensive support to employees and managers in various HR capacities. Working closely with HR Business Partners, this role includes addressing employee relations issues, implementing corrective actions, managing terminations, and facilitating Workday org changes. The Sr. Employee Relations Specialist also conducts investigations, develops performance improvement plans, and ensures compliance with company policies and regulations.
  • Partner with HR Business Partners to provide comprehensive support to employees and managers on topics such as AskHR escalations, employee relations, corrective actions, performance improvement plans, terminations, and Workday org changes, to enhance the employee experience.
  • Offer guidance and support to employees and managers on a range of employee relations issues.
  • Collaborate with managers to implement corrective actions in compliance with company policies and legal regulations.
  • Ensure accurate updates to organizational structures in Workday, including manager and supervisory org changes, position closures, and job change requests.
  • Conduct thorough investigations into employee-related issues and provide recommendations for appropriate actions.
  • Partner with managers to develop and execute performance improvement plans for employees.
  • Address escalated inquiries concerning HR policies and assist in facilitating requests for modifications or the creation of new employee relations-related policies.
  • Analyze exit interview data to identify trends and insights for organizational improvement.
  • Manage Workday tasks related to termination processes, including initiating involuntary tasks and preparing severance documentation.
  • Provide coaching and support to managers for talent management and organizational development processes, including performance reviews, mid-year reviews, and talent development programs.
  • Generate reports and provide strategic insights on talent for HR Business Partners.
  • Review compensation changes and approve off-cycle or job-related compensation adjustments and one-time payments.
  • Design and deliver training sessions on relevant employee relations topics for employees and managers.
  • Offer prompt escalation support for additional AskHR cases as needed, ensuring efficient resolution of employee inquiries and concerns.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of employee relations experience.
  • Strong understanding of HR policies, procedures, and employment law
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Proficiency in HRIS systems, preferably Workday.

Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Strong Communication Skills: Clear and effective communication, both verbal and written, ensuring understanding and empathy in all interactions.
  • Conflict Resolution: Skill in managing conflicts impartially and constructively between individuals or groups.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Analyzing complex situations, identifying root causes, and developing effective solutions.
  • Relationship Building: Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with employees, managers, and stakeholders.
  • HR Policy Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding and consistent application of HR policies, procedures, and employment law.
  • Confidentiality Management: Commitment to maintaining discretion and safeguarding sensitive HR information.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility and responsiveness to changing priorities and unexpected challenges.
  • Attention to Detail: Ensuring accuracy and precision in HR documentation and processes.
  • Organizational Skills: Managing multiple tasks and priorities efficiently while meeting deadlines.

















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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:

Acton, MA, US

Job Type:
Applications and Data Management

Date Posted:
May 21, 2024