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Senior Employee Relations Partner

Company: Medtronic Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Careers that Change Lives

Be the single point of contact for employee relations for Irvine, CA (Operations). You will work closely with site leadership to drive employee relations using your expertise to minimize risk, align work to meet business needs and improve employee morale and culture, while building manager skill sets, providing advice and coaching employees and managers.

Work with leaders, managers and employees to provide advice and coach both parties on all employee relations issues. Provide strong partnership on performance management, disciplinary processes, restructuring activity, legal issues, investigations, conflict management, etc. Your work involves assessing and resolving complex employee relations matters ensuring consistency across client groups and alignment with Medtronic practices. You will help to ensure a fair and consistent approach to Medtronic's policies and procedures promoting a positive culture within the business, while minimizing risks. Provide a single point of contact for employee relations issues to ensure clear communication and efficiency in resolving matters.

We believe that when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together, innovation is the result - and everyone wins. Medtronic walks the walk, creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive.

A Day in the Life

* Counsels and provides assistance to employees and all levels of management in employee or management issues guided by company's employee relations policy and labor-law legislation; this includes: 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
* Obtains factual information concerning employee/management inquiries and employee suggestions and/or complaints
* Develops policies, trainings, and communications and provides recommendations for corrective action policy revision and/or improving employee relations management in the formal discipline or termination of employees
* 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
* Participate in the identification of employee relations trends and partner on identifying solutions and building manager skills

Must Haves

* Bachelor's Degree and 4+ years of HR experience, to include experience in Employee Relations, or, an advanced degree with 2+ years of experience

Nice to Have

* Bachelor's or Master's Degree, preferably in Human Resources Management or related field
* PHR Certification
* Bilingual in English and Spanish
* Experience supporting multiple locations
* Demonstrated knowledge of employment law
* Demonstrated knowledge of ER procedures and processes
* Demonstrated ability to provide strategic, proactive partnership to leaders
* Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills
* Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc)
* Experience in project management
* Experience in program/process design, as well as process improvement skill set
* Experience supporting various functions at all levels of the organization

About Medtronic

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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.

Ability to adapt schedule on short notice for urgent issues and flex hours as needed to support multiple locations.

Ability to travel up to 20%.

Keywords: Medtronic Inc., Irvine , Senior Employee Relations Partner, Accounting, Auditing , Irvine, California

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