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Employee Relations Specialist, Sr

Company: Apria
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

**Location:** Remote, UNAVAILABLE, United States**Categories:** Full-time**Full/Part-time:** Full-time**Work Location Type:** Fully remote**Compensation:** Commensurate with Experience**Job Summary**With over 300 locations across the US, Apria Healthcare's mission is to improve the quality of life for our 1.8 million patients at home by providing home respiratory services and select medical equipment to help them sleep better, breathe better, heal faster, and thrive longer. Additional information can be found at .**JOB SUMMARY**Employee Relations Specialists serve as valued members of the Employee Relations team, responsible for managing relationships between business leaders and employees at the local and regional levels, to promote fair and consistent treatment, employee engagement, and compliance with employment-related laws.Employee Relations Specialists are approachable, trustworthy, impartial, objective, and knowledgeable professionals who communicate effectively and deliver valuable services and support to the Company's leaders and employees, in furtherance of Apria's values and objectives.**ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES**+ Manage the day-to-day administration of Apria's Employee Relations program and assist with implementation of changes to Employee Relations policies and procedures+ Shape and promote a culture of collaboration, trust, and teamwork, throughout the organization, through leadership and effective communication+ Assist with education and awareness efforts and answering questions regarding Human Resources policies and procedures+ Field, investigate, and fairly resolve employee complaints and grievances, in an effort to resolve conflict in the workplace+ Provide consultation, coaching, and problem-solving assistance to business leaders and Employee Relations team members on employee relations strategies including: retention, career development, dispute resolution, performance management, involuntary terminations, policy interpretation, etc.+ Facilitate implementation of Company initiatives, policies, and programs+ Coordinate efforts with HR Service Center and other specialized HR functions to provide employees and management with excellent customer service.+ May assist in responding to information requests and serving as a witness in unemployment compensation claims, EEOC and related agency charges, and employment litigation+ May assist with required Affirmative Action implementation and reporting, pursuant to OFCCP requirements+ Comply with record-keeping requirements+ Remain current on employment law and trends+ Performs other duties as required.**SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES**+ **N/A****Minimum Required Qualifications****Education and/or Experience**+ Four-year college degree or equivalent+ At least four years of related experience**SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES**+ Able to apply analytical and critical thinking to resolve most employee relations issues+ Flexible, team-player mindset, comfortable working and openly communicating with others in an environment of continuous learning and improvement+ Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels, both internal and external+ Ability to use discretion in managing confidential information/records+ History of exercising sound judgment, collaborating with business partners and escalating issues when necessary+ Adept at multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, and adapting to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment+ Working knowledge and understanding of employment laws**Computer Skills**+ Intermediate level Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)+ Experience with timekeeping systems (ADP and eTIME preferred)**Language Skills**+ Proficient in English (reading, writing, verbal)**Mathematical Skills**+ College-level mathematical proficiency, with a strong ability to understand, interpret and develop spreadsheet data**PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS****Education and/or Experience**+ Bachelor's degree in HR/Business Administration+ Experience working with confidential information in a highly regulated industry (such as healthcare or financial services)+ Experience working for a federal contractor subject to OFCCP requirements**Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations**+ HCRI-PHR or SHRM-CP**PHYSICAL DEMANDS**While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear. The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision. Must be able to travel by plane and automobile (if applicable).**WORK ENVIRONMENT**While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.**The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.****OTHER INFORMATION**Occasional travel may be required.**_Apria Healthcare is committed to hiring veterans and military spouses._****Benefits****Comprehensive benefits package offered for eligible employees:**+ Competitive salary+ Ability to have early access to earned wages+ Medical, Dental and Vision+ Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts and Healthcare Savings Accounts+ Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance+ Paid Time Off, including Vacation, Personal Time, Paid Sick Leave & Paid Holidays+ 401K Savings Plan (available immediately)+ Educational Assistance+ Employee Referral Reward Program+ Employee Discount Programs+ Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan (available immediately)+ We recognize our veterans by offering a company paid day off for Veterans Day+ Career Advancement/ Development Opportunities**Compensation**+ Compensation is commensurate with experience+ Annual compensation is based on a 40 hour week**EEO Statement**As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. **Apria Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet**

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