• Employee Relations Specialist, II

    Location US-IL-Lincolnshire
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  • Overview

    The Employee Relations Specialist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with senior HR management in supporting designated geographic regions and/or assigned client groups with an emphasis on Employee Relations case management. The Employee Relations Specialist will manage and resolve simple to complex employee relations issues and investigations. This position will manage and provide early intervention and support resolution for employee relations issues, act independently and have an aptitude for networking across the Zebra organization.


    • Administers employee relations program which addresses consistent application of human resources policies, including progressive discipline and termination issues.
    • Coaches, counsels and guides managers before executing employee disciplinary actions. Manages and tracks all employee disciplinary action.
    • Provides consultation and recommendations to staff and managers in the interpretation of policies and procedures, including conducting training/educational sessions to staff and managers.
    • Makes appropriate recommendations for corrective action that aligns with our policies, practices and culture. Continually review policies for compliance with current laws and employment issues.
    • Recognize compliance issues and suggest solutions or best practices to address issues.
    • Conduct investigations on complaints and other high-leveraged allegations in order to mitigate risk and minimize legal action. Responsible for investigating and working with senior HR management to respond to government agency inquiries, such as DOL, EEOC, etc.
    • Conduct independent investigations involving medium – high levels of complexity.
    • Establish and manage investigative files for all new cases, including data input to keep files current.
    • Conduct analysis and investigation services in a timely and professional manner with special attention to quality and accuracy.
    • Extract essential information and analysis from investigations and intelligence products and synthesizes the information into actionable reports.
    • Performs related work as assigned.


    Preferred Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field.

    Preferred Work Experience (years):

    Minimum of 2 to 5 years of HR experience, or any similar combination of education and experience. 

    Key Skills and Competencies:

    ·         Impeccable written and verbal communication skills required.

    ·         PHR/SPHR certification a plus.

    ·         Experience with employee relations, providing guidance to management

    ·         Experience working in a customer service environment.

    ·         Experience providing employee relations support virtually to employees in multiple U.S. locations

    ·         Researching, investigating and responding to employee issues and concerns. 

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