Employee Relations Advisor Lead - Americas Director

New York, USA
Feb 27, 2023
Mar 02, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Team Overview:

The Advisory team, within the Employee Relations function, is responsible for making sure that the treatment of employees is aligned with BlackRock's core values and objectives. This includes proactively managing operational employee risk, and providing expert advice and guidance regarding escalated employee relations matters. This distinct ER Advisory function is experienced in managing complex performance and disciplinary matters, managed exits, an d other bespoke/non-standard employment matters ensuring fair, equitable, thorough and timely treatment is applied throughout all advisory processes.

The Role:

Working in close partnership with HR Business Partners and reporting to the Head of Employee Relations, you will be responsible for providing strategic ER advisory support to BlackRock for the Americas region. You will:
  • Manage ER cases including disciplinary issues, interpersonal employee conflicts, performance management concerns, involuntary exits (including redundancies), sensitive and/or high-risk leaves of absence, and other employee-related matters to successful resolution
  • Assist with project management of reorganization exercises or M&A activity as required, including any related redundancy exercises
  • Apply ER metrics to gather insights, determine trends and develop proactive strategies to remediate risk within the business
  • Manage the ER case management system to review and track case progress as well as generate reporting for the Global Head of ER and other stakeholders
  • Liaise with HR and ER Operations to ensure that all employee transactions are processed accurately and in a timely fash ion
  • Counsel employees and managers regarding work concerns, including performance, personal, or health issues that impact the workplace
  • Interpret, communicate and maintain ER policies and processes
  • Partner with HR Business Partners, Legal and Global Head of ER as necessary to keep all informed with progress of employee relations activities
  • Provide support and guidance to junior ER team member s
  • Advise and train managers on ER best practices, develops further training as needed to reinforce our values and culture
  • Interface with other HR teams such as Operations, Talent Management, Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition and Analytics and Reporting, as appropriate
  • Manage other ER-related projects as necessary

Required Knowledge/Experience:
  • 10-15 + years proven Employee Relations and/or HR Business Partner with heavy ER experience
  • Demonstrable experience in a HR leadership role working with senior business leaders in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Experience interfacing with case management and reporting for ER matters
  • Experience leading and /or project management of ER and HR strategic projects, including reorganization exercises
  • Demonstrated expertise building consensus on a cross-functional basis as well as conflict resolution
  • Experience working collaboratively with and influencing business managers
  • Sound knowledge of local, state and federal employment law and regulation and its pragmatic application
  • Proven ability in successfully operating in a matrix (geographic / functional) work environment.
  • Given the development of our business, Technology or Financial Services work is helpful
  • Ability to work in partnership with regional and global stakeholders, within the HR function and outside; strong influencing and business partnership skills.
  • Employment law knowledge a plus
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Candidate must have the executive presence to represent the HR function in internal and external leadership forums.

For New York City only: The salary range for this position is $180,500 - $230,000. Additionally, employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and benefits including heath care, leave benefits, and retirement benefits. BlackRock operates a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy and your total compensation may vary based on role, location, and firm, department and individual performance.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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