Global Director, ER, Policy & Compliance

  • Location
    New York
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Posted
  • Start Date
    ASAP
  • Industry
    Professional Services
  • Salary
    Up to USD340000 per annum + bonus & excellent benefits
  • Expiry Date
    2024-08-21

We’re working on an exciting opportunity for a Global Director of Employee Relations, Policy & Compliance to be based in midtown NYC. The role is hybrid, 3 days in office, and requires the ability to travel domestically and globally.

Our client, a top global professional services firm and leader in their space known for their incredible culture, is seeking a global Employee Relations and compliance leader to head up a small team and regularly interface at the most senior level.

Reporting to a chief of Human Capital Operations and strategy and working in partnership with business leaders and the Office of General Counsel, this key hire advises on best practices and risk mitigation for HR related matters on behalf of the firm, with an eye towards continuously building firmwide strategy and enhancing employment practices and policies.

With knowledge inclusive of country, state and local legal regulations as well as firm-mandated policies, the Director takes a consultative leadership approach with all aspects of employee relations concerns consistent with the firm’s culture, and provide strategic insight into themes and trends to advise firm leadership. This role leverages thorough knowledge and proven experience with people management, investigations, advising and recommending solutions to minimize risk while ensuring colleagues are treated with dignity and respect throughout.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Acts as a lead advisor and business partner to the firm’s senior leadership teams (e.g., Chiefs, Directors of Administration, Human Resources leaders), interpreting and overseeing the application of human resources policies and procedures, and acts as a subject matter expert related to updates or changes to current employment laws, regulations, and executive orders across the firm’s global platform
2. Develops and implements employee relations strategies, policies, and programs aligned with the firm’s strategic priorities, culture and values
3. Oversees and acts as the primary point of escalation for practice office HR teams regarding employee matters related to performance management and conflict resolution, including formal procedures ensuring prompt resolution in line with the firm’s policies and standards, and in accordance with applicable legal requirements within local jurisdictions across the globe
4. Leads and conducts thorough investigations into complex employee matters, ensuring fairness, impartiality, and compliance with legal requirements
5. Advises business leaders, line managers and supervisors directly on employee relations matters, including performance management, disciplinary actions, and conflict resolution
6. Oversees the Global Human Resources Compliance team to ensure compliance with all federal, state and jurisdictional requirements on required notices and postings, firm policies, recruiting and hiring procedures, immigration and work authorization matters, separation letters and severance agreements, and mandatory reporting
7. Collaborates with internal and external legal counsel as appropriate to ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations, and assists with any related legal matters
8. Working in partnership with the Office of the General Counsel, establishes the strength of relationships required to manage risk on behalf of the firm and comply with regulatory requirements
9. Facilitates and participates in employee relations training programs, workshops, and meetings to promote understanding and awareness of office and firmwide policies and procedures
10. Monitors and analyzes key employee relations metrics, such as turnover rates, employee feedback and engagement, and recommends improvement initiatives based on the outputs
11. Stays current on industry trends, best practices, and changes in employment laws to ensure the firm remains compliant and maintains a competitive employee relations strategy

Requirements include:
* Bachelor’s degree; Advanced degree preferred
* A minimum of 10 years’ experience focusing on employee and/or labor relations required
* A minimum of five years supervisory experience at a professional services organization with a global footprint required
* Adept at strategic thinking, capable of driving business objectives through influence.
* Thorough understanding of Human Resources functions.
* Exceptional interpersonal skills and executive presentation abilities, and skilled at interacting professionally across all levels of the organization.
* Team player with a strong focus on customer service in a collaborative work environment.

If this opportunity aligns with your experience, please apply, referencing ID#SHPR/237758. Please note that our client is unable to provide visa sponsorship or relocation for this role.

The listed salary range serves as a guide and the salary offered within that range to the candidate selected will be based on experience, qualifications, and location.

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