As the Employee Relations Consultant you will serve as a strategic partner to the organization, ensuring alignment of business objectives with policies and practices that lead to effective leadership behaviors and an excellent employee experience. In addition, you will provide consultation to management and employees during the issue resolution process and advise all levels on the interpretation of policies and procedures.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Drive innovative employee relations practices and policies to support our great place to work initiative.
Conduct workplace investigations and provide guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to leadership.
Partner with HR Business Partners and centers of excellence to enhance management and leadership capabilities as well as identify trends and themes to implement action plans.
Develop and facilitate management training to enhance leadership knowledge and capability regarding the performance management philosophy and process.
Partner with internal and external counsel to mitigate risk and represent Blue Shield at hearings, settlement conferences and mediations as needed.
Lead and participate in project work that supports employee relations initiatives.
Analyze trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs and policies.
Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will:
Possess considerable knowledge of employee relations Specifically, the principles, practices, and procedures of Human Resources Management as well as State, Federal and local laws.
Research information and analyze data to arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations and plans of action as well as prepare comprehensive investigative reports and represent ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing to all levels within the organization.
Possess project management skills and experience and work independently, and exercise considerable judgment and discretion in ambiguity.
Demonstrate successful influencing and negotiation skills, including the ability to gain consensus and to develop a cohesive recommendation considering multiple perspectives as well as establish and maintain good working relationships with HR partners and business clients.
Have the ability to work with and in remote locations as well as be able to travel regularly between different offices within California.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field
PHR certification (PHR-CA or SPHR preferred)
5 years related work experience (experience in Employee/Labor Relations and/or as an HR Generalist preferred).
Perks of working at Blue Shield of California:
Competitive pay for employees that reflects their knowledge, skills & capabilities relative to market trends
Team Incentive Plan (TIP) designed to align our employee pay with our annual strategic objectives
Flexible Work Program that encourages a more modern, progressive and meaningful employee experience
Various Medical, Dental and Vison plans
Flexible Spending Accounts
Generous 401(k) matching program
Appreciation & Recognition Programs
Wellness Program that offers rewards such as discounts on medical plan contributions, a Health Day Off, annual flu shots, healthy cafs and vending machines, on-site fitness centers, free fitness classes, treadmill desks and so much more.
Generous paid time off program starting at 20 days per year for full-time employees as well as one day per year with pay to engage in community service. In addition, Blue Shield observes ten paid holidays per year.
Commuter and Tuition Reimbursement Programs
Office Environment - roles involving part to full time schedule in Office Environment. Based in our physical offices and work from home office/deskwork Activity level: Sedentary, frequency most of work day.
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