Employee Relations Consultant

The challenge

As an Employee Relations Consultant your main responsibilities will be to provide direction, support and recommendations for the resolution of critical and complex employee relations activities. You will provide consultation and mentorship to Japan based employees and managers in employee-related areas such as (but not limited to): complex performance management, compliance and investigations, conflict resolution, sensitive exit and termination management. You will be required to build positive relationships and work closely with all levels of management, the Employee Experience Business Partners, Adobe Employment Counsel, Internal Stakeholders and Centers of Excellence (COEs) with the goal to drive high employee engagement and a high performing culture.

What you'll do

  • Engage as a trusted adviser and subject matter expert to coach employees and managers on sensitive work-related issues related but not limited to conflict resolution; demonstrate a deep understanding of company policy, culture and values, and make recommendations to help resolve complex and rare employment related issues and support necessary course of action between managers and employees to drive positive outcomes.
  • Partner with managers on complex performance matters and monitor progress; coach managers and employees through corrective action and disciplinary actions.
  • Lead internal investigations in compliance and employee related matters, recommend solutions and assist with facilitation of resolution.
  • Conduct investigation relevant to harassment-free workplace, Discrimination, Information Security, Travel and Expense, Attendance, Code of Conduct, Violence-Free Workplace and other policy violations.
  • In close partnership with Business Partners, support managers and employees through departmental restructuring activities and position eliminations.
  • Participate in Employee Experience projects, as requested.

What you need to succeed

  • 5+ years of relevant experience working in an Employee Relations and/or HR Business Partner role.
  • Demonstrate effective influencing skills to provide resolution to complex and highly sensitive employee relations issues.
  • Understanding of Japanese labor law and related local regulations; ADA and Leave of Absence.
  • Experience leading multiple, concurrent, high-priority employee relations activities with a focus on timely and consistent execution.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Ability to anticipate potential issues and diagnose root cause through listening and inquiry.
  • Ability to work independently and be part of a team environment while developing strong professional relationships with peers, managers, executives and cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use good judgment to problem solve, make decisions and involve necessary individuals at the appropriate time.
  • Demonstrate dedication to helping employees and managers be successful and achieving those results in alignment with company values.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.

Get to know the team

The Employee Experience team plays a key role in creating a vibrant and dynamic workplace that reflects our core values. The Employee Experience team helps drive Adobe's success by enabling all of our people to do and be their best. Key areas of focus include Business Partnering, Employee Insights, Rewards, Talent Selection, Talent Development, Technology, Global Workplace Solutions and Employee Resource Center.

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