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Employee Relations Specialist

Job ID: BH487958

Category: Employee Relations Specialist, Human Resources

Specialty: Human Resources

Client Job Title: Employee Relations Specialist

Contract Duration: 5 months-Possible temp to Perm

Job Location: Norwood, MA

Hours: 40 hrs/week, 8 hrs/day

Industry: Biotechnology

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field
  • 3+ years of Corporate HR Experience
  • 1+ years of Workday or other HRIS system
  • Microsoft Outlook and Excel


  • Advanced Proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Job Summary:

Our organization is growing and we need support to help enable our current HR processes around Employee Relations and be a part of the effort to scale them as we grow.

We are looking for an experienced Employee Relations Specialist who can serve as the point of contact for employee relations issues in CMC. In this role, you will work across all CMC and ensure appropriate and timely resolution of workplace concerns and performance related issues. This is a contract position with an opportunity to convert to full time for the right candidate.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate clean and concise communication, have sound judgement and can diagnose problems and recommend solutions that are in line with employment related policies and practices.

Here's What You’ll Do:

  • Own the resolution of employee relations issues, investigate and offer recommendations/solutions to employee complaints and concerns, compose investigation reports, propose remedial action based on investigations findings and advise managers, performance monitoring and evaluation, employment laws and company policies
  • Helps to maintain a positive employee relations climate by proactively providing guidance to managers and responding to employee inquiries
  • Works collaboratively with employees and departmental leadership in carrying out their responsibilities on employee relations matters
  • Participates in the investigation and resolution of ongoing employee relations problems, such as working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee appeals and grievances;
  • Responds effectively to employee relations queries
  • Provides guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to departmental leaders and employees; Helps employees and departmental leadership settle work-related conflicts through advice and guidance
  • Partners with Employee & Labor Relations Manager Legal Team in conducting employee relations investigations
  • Identifies and recommends solutions when repetition of individual problems indicate negative trends, including disciplinary and commendatory actions
  • Documents all employee relations matters as appropriate for the situation and in accordance with legal compliance and organizational policies and procedures

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • A minimum of 3 year experience working in a corporate HR environment
  • A minimum of 1 year experience using Workday or other HRIS system.
  • A desire to be part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.
  • Ability to anticipate problems before they happen, seek ways to continuously improve our work, and have a relentless sense of urgency.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – you are communicative.
  • MS Outlook and Excel skills are required. Word and PowerPoint experience desirable.
  • You drive for results and set a high bar for yourself and others.
  • A natural ability to be organized in how you think, communicate and conduct your work.
  • A curious mindset that allows you to constantly learn and challenge the status quo
  • Respect for others and a desire to work as a team. We win together.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience


The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract

Location: Norwood, Massachusetts