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Entry Level HR - Associate Employee Relations Partner

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Be the single point of contact for employee relations for the Santa Ana, CA and Parker, CO locations with occasional support to other team members as needed. 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. 
A Day in The Life
Counsels and provides partnership to employees and all levels of management across the full spectrum of employee relations matters in alignment with our practices, policies, and local labor legislation
This work includes proactive workplace initiatives and strategies; workplace investigations and internal reviews; performance improvement and discipline processes; end of employment/restructuring; labor relations; crisis management; and, general employee relations coaching and conflict resolution
Obtains factual information concerning employee/management inquiries and employee suggestions and/or complaints
Reviews policies, trainings and communications and provides recommendations for corrective action policy revisions and/or improving employee relations management in the formal discipline or termination of employees
Develops and leads proactive employee and labor relations strategies to contribute to a positive work environment by leveraging data, addressing areas of opportunity and minimizing risk
Plays key leadership role in restructuring initiatives,  resulting in employee transition
Participate in the identification of employee relations trends and partner on identifying solutions and building manager skills

Must Haves
Bachelor’s degree

Nice to Have
Ability to flex hours as needed to support shifts in a manufacturing environment
Employee Relations specialized experience
PHR Certification
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 physical demands described within the Responsibilities 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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