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Serves as the subject matter expert on employment laws and appropriately applies information to employee relation matters.
Creates legally sound solutions to complex cases and maximizes opportunities for success of employees and the business.
Provides Employee Relations coverage and support after hours as needed (24 hours support).
Helps to maintain a positive employee relations climate by facilitating discussions or by providing consistent advice and guidance to managers and employees for problem resolution of work-related conflict.
Coaches departmental leadership in carrying out their responsibilities on employee relations matters.
Conducts investigations and recommends resolution for all employee relations problems.
Support the local HRBP in the employee appeals and grievance process.
Maintains a close working relationship with the Centralized Employee Relations Team.
Meets regularly with local HRBP to advise of recent employee relations matters and review facility specific analytics.
Recognizes patterns and anticipates employee-related issues; Develops, recommends, and initiates appropriate steps for resolution in accordance with policies and procedures.
Supports Employee Relations leadership and Legal in conducting employee relations investigations or pending litigation.
Escalate complex Employee Relations matters to Employee Relations Leadership as needed.
Facilitate facility unemployment compensation hearings (with manager), return to work and ADA Interactive processes.
Documents all employee relations matters as appropriate for the situation and in accordance with legal compliance and organizational policies and procedures within the HRHD system.
Identifies and recommends retention strategies and positive employee relations initiatives.
Orients new facility leaders to the processes and philosophy of the Employee Relations partnership.
Enters Unpaid Administrative Leave cases for employee relations investigations and expired license or certification.
Reviews and provides constructive feedback on Corrective Action documentation and recommends the appropriate level of corrective action. Interprets Human Resource policies and procedures.
Stays current on employment law. Proactively researches information to ensure compliance, provide appropriate consultation, and avoid/eliminate exposure to the organization.
Willingness to travel up to 75% of the time
What You Will Need:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Human Resources, or relevant field required
Minimum of five (5) years of Employee Relations experience required, including conducting investigations from start to finish
Proficiency in ADA, FMLA, worker’s compensation, etc. preferred
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation or equivalent, preferred
The Regional Employee Relations Specialist is responsible for establishing and developing trusted relationships with local Leadership, HR Business Partners and Compliance Officers. Leads the day-to-day administration of the regional employee relations function for assigned multi-facility locations to include consultation on employee relations issues for employees and leadership. Facilitates initiatives to foster a positive employee relations environment that aligns with the mission and values of Adventist Health System. This individual serves as the subject matter expert responsible for local employee relations investigations and reporting; identifies and recommends solutions. Utilizes multiple electronic systems to provide required documentation.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.