Principal Labor and Employee Relations Consultant


: $57,260.00 - $106,840.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Human Resources

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Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Principal Labor and Employee Relations Consultant. This position can sit in Napa, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Irvine, CA; Portland, OR; or Renton, WA. We are seeking a Principal Labor and Employee Relations Consultant to join our HR team,The Labor Relations Consultant is responsible for serving as a strategic labor consultant to local HR and operations leaders who face organizing activity where subject-matter expertise is needed. The role includes facilitating and recommending best practice approaches to labor and employee relations, adherence to HR policies, compliance with regulatory and policy requirements, investigation guidance, and making recommendations for workplace environment improvement. The selected individual will provide seasoned labor expertise on labor and employee relations concerns and will serve as a consultant for field HR leaders on labor strategy. This role performs all duties in a manner which promotes teamwork and reflects the Providence St. Joseph mission, values and philosophy and the values of the human resources division. Key Areas of Focus: Provides an advanced,pro-active,consulting expertise in labor/organizing and employment based compliance laws. Collects, analyzes, interprets and prepares reports on labor activity. Uses of facts and data to interpret and trend data for operations and HR leaders to make effective business decisions regarding labor relations and employee relations. Provides recommendations and guidance to manage and improve stakeholder engagement efforts. Reviews and provides expertise on employee relations and labor relations training programs. Partners to create structures to accomplish implementation of ongoing initiatives designed to address our changing care delivery, yet allow for individual organization or cultural differences where appropriate. Mentors other members of the team. Partners with others to drive appropriate communications. In this position you will have the following responsibilities: Analyze Ministry/business needs; act quickly to generate alternative approaches and recommendations for labor relations and employee relations strategies; provide long-term and broad views regarding labor implications of business decisions. Partner with local HR, business leaders and Labor and Employment Counsel to plan and review labor relations and employee relations strategies and communication plans to attain goals. Work collaboratively with HR staff to manage risk and make recommendations for the administration and delivery of HR services (Risk Management, regulatory bodies, EEOC and state agencies-Affirmative Action, Workers Comp, ADA/LOA, Wage & Hour, Wrongful Discharge). Analyze and interpret HR data and other data sources for trends and opportunities. Advocate fair & appropriate workplace practices in accordance with mission, values, legal parameters. Promote and utilize HR technology, metrics, and systems to support the overall needs of the business. Collaborate with local HR and others if new tools are needed to ensure customers are provided trend reports and analytics in the most efficient manner. Partner with local HR or HRCs to assist with environmental and vulnerability assessments when needed. Collaborate with local HR to provide consultation to managers on mitigation strategies. Assist in training and education to all levels of the organization. In conjunction with Labor/Employment Counsel, may serve as a labor relations consultant and analyst in preparing for labor relations training and vulnerability assessments. Collaborate with Labor/Employment Counsel to prepare for and support collective bargaining negotiations and contract implementation. Qualifications: Required qualifications for this position include: Bachelor's degree in Human resources, business or related field or equivalent experience in lieu of degree and SPHR/PHR certificate. At least 8 years of experience at an exempt level as an HR Strategic Partner or HR Consultant. At least 8 years of multi-site/location, multi-line of business, and/or integrated health system experience Knowledge of labor relations and employee relations principles, including federal and state laws, company policies, and collective bargaining agreements. Seasoned understanding of human resource management programs and their interrelationships. Appropriately understands and applies policies and procedures on day to day issues. Ability to interpret and administer collective bargaining agreements, draft defensible grievance responses, identify potential unfair labor practices, and negotiate the contract renewal process. Advanced experience in one or more of the following specialty areas: labor relations, ADAAA, Leaves of Absence, Affirmative Action, mediation, or OD. Analytical computer skills to operate a PC and use common office software, databases and HRIS. Proficient in MS Office suite. Demonstrated experience with facilitation and mediation skills. Knowledge of structured meeting procedures. Preferred qualifications for this position include: Consulting experience highly desirable. About the department you will serve. Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence St. Joseph health from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.
Associated topics: consultant, employee relation, happy, labor relation, relation, specialist * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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