• Employee Relations Manager

    Job Location
    United States-IL-Rolling Meadows
    Work Status
    Human Capital Group
    FLSA Status
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  • Start a Rewarding Career with Alliant

    Why Alliant?

    We’re not a typical financial institution – we’re better. We’re an innovative, fun-loving, highly-engaged group of professionals that are committed to our company and the communities we do business in. We love to recognize and celebrate each other.


    Over 90% of our employees say we are a great workplace that is focused on our mission, vision and the future of banking.


    What will your day look like?

    You will serve as an internal consultant and primary partner to managers and employees on all employee relations issues. The Employee Relations Manager is responsible for effectively balancing employee and Credit Union interests to manage risks while securing and advancing a highly engaged and effective workforce. Work includes but is not limited to conducting in-depth investigations regarding employee relations and/or dispute resolution; analyzing case details and facts while collaborating with management to ensure decisions support the organization’s policies, values, federal/state laws and regulations. Additionally, the incumbent strives to deeply understand complex business strategies and tactics that impact the interdependencies of employees within the organization. The role requires a constant evaluation, and proactive anticipation, of the employee experience across the organization to ensure the optimization of right-fit talent and effective leadership of individual and workgroup performance and effectiveness. Resources to do the job require strong organization and planning skills, a passion for continuous improvement and the cultivation of an outstanding work environment, ability to influence and earn the trust of business leaders and their teams to take action.


    Do you see yourself doing this?

    • Provide counsel and thought partnership to leaders regarding employee performance, coaching and counseling, individual and team behavior, and cultural adaptation/alignment
    • Recommend approaches and solutions that improve employee engagement, and leverage the talent and strengths of our human capital assets
    • Work with managers/supervisors to ensure that documentation is appropriate, compliant, thorough and accurate; identifying inadequacies and providing coaching to improve future documentation while safeguarding leadership/organizational credibility
    • Collaborate with Human Capital leadership and internal and external Legal Counsel on observations of trends and the associated risk mitigation strategies for all facets of the formal disciplinary and interactive processes
    • Track and analyze employee relations trends with a focus on cultural hallmark safeguards and advancement of leadership effectiveness
    • Drive engagement and leverage the diverse inclusion of talent at all levels of the organization by diving deep to understand individual and business goals, constraints, strengths, and opportunities
    • Partner with Human Capital leadership regarding the enterprise performance management process/experience, ensuring a consistent approach across the organization that emphasizes individual development and regular and dynamic coaching and feedback
    • Partner with leaders on the development of corrective action and implementation of performance improvement plans
    • Participate in the assessment and design of OD intervention resources that secures the organization’s cultural hallmarks
    • Assist with the administration of 360 degree reviews, talent reviews and succession planning processes as well as action plan development and execution
    • Manage ad hoc vendor relationships as necessary to support and resolve identified ER issues and concerns
    • Identify gaps in leadership skills, develop and implement appropriate training, reference materials, tools and resources to close skill gaps (leverage third party resources as needed)
    • Lead/participate in enterprise projects and the shared leadership and proliferation of a well-coordinated Human Capital portfolio of work


    What makes you a great fit?

    You’ll be a great fit if in addition to the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field (Master’s degree preferred), 8+ years’ HR experience with 3 or more years of experience in investigating and responding to employee relations issues; especially those involving harassment/discrimination allegations and/or reasonable accommodation requests, and you have:

    • Strong business acumen with outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization with proven negotiation, conflict resolution, influencing and stakeholder management skills
    • Superb written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to organize and track quantitative data, analyze and identify trends, and provide actionable recommendations
    • Strong knowledge of US labor laws and respective regulations
    • Extensive experience interpreting and providing guidance on corporate policies, procedures and business practices

    When you’re happy, we’re happy!

    As a thank you for joining our team, you’ll benefit from:

    • Competitive medical, dental, and free vision benefits
    • Competitive compensation plan
    • Contributions towards gym memberships
    • Generous PTO and banking holidays off


    Still not convinced?

    We’re on the list of 100 Best Medium Companies to work for, check it out here. For more details you can also visit our Glassdoor and LinkedIn profiles.




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