Senior Employee Relations Specialist - Remote
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
5 days ago
**Careers that Change Lives**
The Senior Employee Relations Partner will work closely with Medtronic Restorative Therapies Group (RTG) leadership and employees to drive employee relations while maintaining a neutral position and consistent approach to Medtronic’s policies and procedures, minimize risk, align work to meet business needs, and improve employee morale and culture. The ER Partner will also build manager skill sets, provide advice, coach employees and managers, and work directly with leaders, managers, and employees to provide advice and coach both parties on all employee relations issues. The role provides strong partnership on performance management, disciplinary processes, restructuring activity, legal issues, investigations, conflict management, etc. Work involves assessing and resolving complex employee relations matters, ensuring consistency across client groups, and alignment with Medtronic practices. The role helps to ensure a fair and consistent approach to Medtronic's policies and procedures, thus promoting a positive culture within the business, while minimizing risks. The partner provides a single point of contact for employee relations issues to ensure clear communication and efficiency in resolving matters. The role requires skill, tact, persuasion, judgment, and/or negotiation skills to accomplish objectives.
This role can be based anywhere in the US
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**A Day in the Life**
•Effective case management of people related issues such as: complex ER issues, disciplinary actions, legal issues (harassment, discrimination, leave, accommodations, etc), performance management (including Performance Improvement Plans and Coaching plans), policy interpretation and investigations
•Play a key role in the project management and process for reductions in force to include consulting with Managers, HR Business Partners, Legal, Finance and Security. Develop materials and resources to support process, ensuring an equitable and consistent selection process. Manage severance analysis, adverse impact analysis, legal review, training, scheduling, notifications, communications, and transition plans.
•Conduct employee relations risk assessments and provide actionable feedback. Conduct training and coaching of managers on skills and techniques.
•Participate in the identification of employee relations trends and partner on identifying solutions and building manager skills
•Provide counsel and facilitate prompt and effective resolution of workplace conflict to address issues for employees, managers, and leaders in a manner consistent with Medtronic policies, practices and legal considerations. Utilize various conflict management techniques, including training, mediation, conflict coaching, etc.
•Consult and coach leaders on employee relations, performance management, reorganization, and organizational effectiveness issues spanning all levels within the organization. Provide advice and counsel to leaders on HR practices, policy, and employment laws.
•Partner with Legal in conducting investigations, research policies/practices, create and gather documentation, make recommendations and implement resolutions when applicable. Identify best practices to influence continuous improvement in the organization.
•Develop effective relationships with the business to promote good employee relations across the organization
•Interact with HR Business Partners, and other HR functions, to ensure a high level of employee satisfaction engagement and appropriately plan, facilitate and monitor employee programs
•Maintain strict confidentiality throughout conversations and investigations. Manage highly confidential human resources information and exercise sound judgment in handling or working with confidential data and situations.
•Ensure that the Company operates within current and local employment law, policies and procedures, and applies good practice, creating and sustaining our reputation as a good employer
•Manage special projects and support other locations with ER work as needed depending on workload
•Maintain strong business acumen while maintaining objectivity in work
•Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years OR advanced degree with 2+ years year of progressive HR work experience including ER issues, disciplinary actions, legal issues (harassment, discrimination, leave, accommodations, performance management including Performance Improvement Plans and Coaching plans, policy interpretation and investigations)
•Knowledge of employment law
•Knowledge of ER procedures and processes
**Nice to Have**
•Experience supporting various functions at all levels of the organization
•Ability to provide strategic, proactive partnership to leaders
•Excellence in organizational skills
•Ability to solve problems and multi-task
•Strengths in listening, fact-finding, and exploratory skills
•Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion as well as maintain confidentiality
•Experience in project management
•Experience in program/process design, as well as process improvement skill set
•Excellence in written and verbal communication skills
•Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.
We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.
Physical Job Requirements
The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
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