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Employee Relations Specialist

Company: Columbia Sportswear
Location: Salem
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Full-Time Remote, Portland, OR USOUTGROWN YOUR OWN BACKYARD? COME PLAY IN OURS.At Columbia, we're as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, we're proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest, where natural wonders are our playground.Every product we make and every task we undertake is inspired by the famous words of our founder Gert Boyle: "It's perfect. Now make it better." As pioneers of relentless improvement, we are constantly evolving.We believe the outdoors is ours to protect and strive to keep our planet healthy. We believe in empowering people to experience the outdoors to the fullest.And we believe in you.ABOUT THE POSITIONColumbia Sportswear Company's Corporate Affairs aims to advance company strategy and connect talented people with their passions through work and a life outside. We need passionate people to create exceptional products, differentiated consumer experiences and to grow the business. Our teams ensure the company's success by focusing on attracting and retaining diverse talent, building organizational effectiveness, and supporting the mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing of all employees.As our Employee Relations (ER) Specialist you will serve as a key driver in facilitating the transformation of our ER work through your handlingof critical employee relations issues that are crisis-oriented and time sensitive. You will work in closepartnership with Legal, Human Resource Business Partners and other leaders to drive consistent ER processes across the organizationwhile minimizing risk and ensuring a positive ethical workplace. Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours.HOWYOU'LLMAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • Conduct reviews of sensitive employee relations issues.
  • Make recommendations in consultation with COEs following investigations of policyviolations or cultural concerns and determine appropriate resolution or disciplinary action.
  • Provide consultative guidance and coaching for HRBPs and internal partners on employeerelations matters, with a focus on complex, sensitive, or high-risk issues.
  • Maintain detailed files for ER cases with a timely recording of notes and supportingdocumentation into the ER case management system.
  • Facilitate training to build employee relations skills amongst the HR community and peoplemanagers.
  • Assist with ad hoc department projects, as neededYOU ARE
    • An experienced investigator, adept at mitigating risk
    • Collaborative with a knack for building productive, trusting cross functional partnerships
    • Curious, exercising a continuous improvement focus to the evolution of HR partnerships in service to the corporate enterprise
    • Detail focused with an ability to act quickly and urgentlyYOUHAVE
      • Undergraduate degree required
      • 5-8 years total experience with 3+ years combined years of directly applicable HR and Employee Relations experience,including prior HR Generalist experience
      • Ability to communicate at the highest level throughout the investigation process via writtenand oral communication with stakeholders
      • Knowledge of US employment laws and regulations and the ability to appropriately spotemployment risks and issues
      • Experience planning, conducting and documenting workplace investigations#LI-BH1Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Columbia Sportswear, Salem , Employee Relations Specialist, Other , Salem, Oregon

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