Human Resources - Employee Relations Consultant

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Macquarie
  • 28 Sep 16

Human Resources - Employee Relations Consultant

The Corporate Operations Group (COG) brings together specialist support services including workplace, human resources, market operations and technology. COG's purpose is to drive operational excellence through business-aligned services with a focus on quality, cost and risk. COG comprises the following divisions: Business Improvement and Strategy, Business Services, Human Resources, Market Operations, and Technology.

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The US Regional HR team within the Macquarie Group works to provide high quality, agile and scalable HR services to all business units in all geographies in the Americas. Our Employee Relations Team provides comprehensive legal and strategic employee relations advice and support to Macquarie's businesses in the Americas including:

  • Counseling with management and employees on employment-related matters
  • Negotiation of employment documentation for new hires.
  • Providing legal risk management, and oversight of employment litigation
  • Transactional Employee Relations (ER) services direct to business management such as performance management, terminations, restructures, mergers & acquisitions
  • Compliance and Employment Policy Research and drafting
  • Health and Safety training FLSA and disability claim management
  • Advisory services to subsidiary entities

Employee Relations Consultant - Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Employee Relations - Americas, this role supports senior management and professional employees in the Americas. Key responsibilities include:
  • Advising management with respect to relevant HR practices and employment risks.
  • Providing advice on practical people management and employment related issues (e.g. restructuring, performance management).
  • Delivering key HR transactions including new business acquisitions.
  • Interpreting and implementing HR policies in line with Macquarie policies.
  • Providing a compliance framework and coordinating reviews and/or action as required.
  • Monitoring current procedures and frameworks to ensure implementation.
  • Providing compliance, consulting and operational support where required.
  • Coordinating employee relations training and ensuring regional compliance.
  • Performing management and investigatory work relating to harassment and discrimination claims.

Relevant Qualifications and Experience
  • J.D. or equivalent
  • 5 - 10 years of employment law and litigation experience, preferred
  • Experience working within an internal Human Resources function providing consultative advice to Senior Stakeholders
  • Experience with financial services companies
  • Multi-jurisdictional or international experience would be an advantage
  • Practical knowledge of federal and state employment laws is essential

Key Skills
  • Initiative, solutions focused with a strong service/client orientation
  • Ability to show good judgment to balance commerciality with risk management
  • Ability to work as part of a team and adapt role as required on an ongoing basis
  • Flexibility in style and approach to assist the business to achieve their strategy
  • Sensitivity and diplomacy
  • Ability to gain credibility and trust with all levels of employees including senior management
  • Ability to deal with deadlines and time pressure
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Attention to detail

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity or any other impermissible criterion or circumstance. Macquarie also takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Advertised: 22 Sep 2016 Eastern Standard Time
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