Senior Associate, Employee Relations

Ford Motor Company
April 08, 2024
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Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

As part of our Human Resources team, you'll help us attract, hire and retain the top talent we need to achieve our bold vision. You'll play a vital role in defining, developing and maintaining the winning culture that empowers diverse individuals to work together and create the impossible. We're seeking change leaders, talent strategists, employee advocates and culture architects to enable our teams, partners, and businesses to do and be their best.

The Senior Associate, Employee Relations, working under general supervision, is responsible for applying existing organizational practices and procedures for the administration of resolutions to employee relations issues, including investigations into conflicts, disputes, and disciplinary matters, with fairness and consistency in a timely manner. The role supports the administration of company policies and procedures related to employee relations, performance management, and workplace conduct. The role applies research, information gathering, analytical and interpretation skills to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity to foster a compliant and ethical work environment. The role also works with Specialists to maintain accurate and confidential employee records and data related to employee relations matters.

Responsibilities

What you'll do

  • Assists with the consistent administration of company policies and procedures related to employee relations, workplace conduct, and employee communication as per established norms. Prepares the administrative documents and supports resolution of employee, union, and work council relations issues, such as conflicts, disputes, wage violations, and disciplinary matters, with fairness and consistency in a timely manner in compliance with laws, regulations, and company policies. The role also supports managers with preparations for collective bargaining agreements and associated negotiations.
  • Prepares thorough responses for cases, investigations, departures, mediations between employees, hearings, and related issues as per established practices, procedures, processes, and timelines. Support the implementation of a feedback mechanism for employees to share suggestions on lean process improvement initiatives.
  • Supports managers in monitoring case quality to ensure an efficient and effective experience and assists with the development of templates for internal reporting to senior HR management, HRBPs, and employee relations teams.
  • Interprets defined company policies and practices to complete administrative tasks involved in the daily implementation of performance management systems, including performance evaluations, goal setting, feedback mechanisms, and performance improvement plans.
  • Assists specialists and senior specialists in the design and implementation of training programs for managers across departments on employee relations subjects such as conflict resolution, dispute management, complaints, goal setting, performance feedback delivery, etc. with the objective of achieving high employee motivation, morale, and a positive work environment.
  • Assists Specialists and Senior Specialists for the delivery of employee relations special projects by liaising with external consultants, conducting research into relevant issues, gathering information on industry-wide practices and standards, organizing the information, and analyzing the same.
  • Assists Specialists and Managers in formulating effective responses for all types of discrimination charges and complaints through research, information gathering, and application of analytical ability; identifies inconsistencies, if any, and effectively brings them to the Managers' attention.
  • Maintains accurate and confidential employee records and data related to employee relations matters, including changes in employment status and disciplinary history. Assists Specialists and Managers in the preparation of HR-specific communications and policies related to employee contracts, including employment terms and conditions, codes of conduct, workforce retrenchment, etc., as per established processes leading to the organizational objective of high employee motivation, morale, and a positive work environment.
  • Assists Specialists and Managers to regularly update existing HR-specific policies related to employee contracts, employee relations, performance management, workplace conduct, etc. to ensure compliance and consistency with relevant laws and companywide policies.
  • Prepares materials required to process personnel changes, including, but not limited to, salary changes, promotions, transfers, and terminations, and maintains a record of the associated timelines under the guidance of the manager.
  • Qualifications

    You'll have

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, Organizational Development or any other related discipline or commensurate work experience.
  • 2+ years of work experience in Employee Relations, Human Resources, or a related field.
  • Even better, you may have

  • Master's degree in human resources, Organizational Development or any other related discipline or commensurate work experience.
  • 1+ year of work experience in Employee Relations, Human Resources, or a related field.
  • Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP)
  • Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP)
  • Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
  • You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

    As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.
  • For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

    New Hire Benefits

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

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    Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 166 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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