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Senior Employee Relations Advisor - United States  

Becton Dickinson (company)

Posted on : 22 October 2017

Project Description

Job Description


The Senior Employee Relations Advisor is responsible for providing advice and counsel to managers and employees on a variety of employee relations and/or labor relations and management issues.


  • Works collaboratively with and provides day-to-day coaching and advice to Senior Business Unit, Functional or Regional leaders managers and  all other assigned employees in a large variety of employee relations issues, performance management, and policy interpretation
  • Reviews and assists managers in drafting corrective action, performance improvement, and termination documentation
  • Identifies and analyzes legal/compliance risks in employment situations
  • Partners with the Labor & Employment Legal team to review and make recommendations on complex issues, such as terminations, investigations, and medical issues/accommodations, to effectively manage company risk
  • Stays current on employment law and employment law trends
  • Conducts internal investigations of simple to moderate complexity, documents findings and makes recommendations to management as appropriate
  • Collaborates with Global Learning team to develop and deploy manager effectiveness, HR compliance, and other employee relation-related training programs
  • Provides support to managers and other HR functions throughout annual performance review process.  This includes helping craft IIGs, development plans and quality written and verbal feedback
  • Tracks and interprets trends in employee relations to proactively identify issues and develop training and other solutions


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to exercise sound judgment based on policies, procedures, practices, risk factors and precedent
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to inspire trust and confidence and effectively influence the decision-making process
  • Knowledge of  employment law preferably
  • Experience supporting Sr. Business Unit, Function or Region leadership level client groups


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferably in Management, Human Resources or Psychology
  • Minimum of 6 years of cumulative direct Employee Relations experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience managing a wide variety of complex, high risk and sensitive employment-related cases from intake to investigation to resolution
  • SPHR or PHR preferred

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Primary Work Location

USA MD - Baltimore

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