Employee Relations Specialist - Human Resources

Job ID 2021-3244

Human Resources/Recruiting Atlanta, Georgia


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Employee Relations Specialist - Human Resources


This newly created role will support about 2000 employees in the US and advise HR generalists on employee relations, performance management, and employee policy development & interpretation.  As HR strives to play a more strategic role, you will help in transforming HR through centralization and best practices. 


  • Provides leadership to HR Business Partners on performance management, employee relations, corrective action, RIFs, immigration, and policy interpretation
  • Advises on complex employee relations issues including investigations
  • Assists managers and HR generalists in understanding and implementing company policies related to performance management and corrective action
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with Legal Department as needed.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Develops safety-related policies including COVID-19 practices and advises HR Business Partners on their implementation
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources and employment law
  • Revises employee policies and publishes updates to the employee intranet
  • Oversees New Hire Orientation Program


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Must have minimum 3 years of HR generalist and/or employee relations leadership experience in multi-location organizations
  • Must have minimum 3 years managing and/or advising HR generalists and/or employee relations specialists
  • Must have supported a majority Exempt (non-hourly) population
  • Significant experience resolving complex employee relations issues
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including employee relations, position elimination analysis, performance management, corrective action, and immigration
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High accountability, proactive approach
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, matrixed environment
  • Experience in high tech, healthcare-related and/or digital media industries preferred
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification preferred
  • Located in the NYC or surrounding area, or North Jersey
  • This is an office-based role