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Human Resources
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79581 Requisition #

About Northern Trust


Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.


Working with Us


As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!
 
We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018.

 

Overall Description


Responsible for advising and consulting business unit management, HR, and employees on various employee relations issues, including employment law, employee counseling, violations of policy, progressive discipline, involuntary terminations, interpretation and administration of corporate human resources policies and procedures. Manages employment investigative processes under the direction of attorney(s) when necessary. Responsible for identifying, analyzing, avoiding, and resolving employee relations problems via investigative, committee and project work.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Leads projects to completion. 
  • Responsible for facilitating improvements in policies, practices, procedures based on learnings from investigations.
  • Conducts investigations (under the attorney-client privilege when necessary) into sensitive/complex employment situations; provides guidance to business unit management and HR regarding employee counseling, progressive discipline, and involuntary terminations.
  • Consults with management, HR, and Legal with respect to findings.
  • Participates in special committees to formulate/discuss Human Resources policy for the bank and to address/resolve violations of company policy.
  • Participates in special projects to review and analyze Northern policies; research Northern and industry best practices, procedures, and programs; facilitates change.
  • Assists Region Employee Relations Manager in record-keeping, including status reports on pending cases, internal employee complaints/issues; analyzes trends; provides statistical analyses of employee population; assists the Regional Employee Relations Manager in formulating guidelines and conducting briefings for management and HR.
  • Identifies specific business unit employee relations needs. Works with appropriate HR or business unit representatives to plan, develop, and implement solutions. Acts as a liaison for ER to the business in order to facilitate the smooth delivery of various employee relations initiatives.
  • Handles more extensive, high-profile work.
  • Strategic in developing, implementing and administering HR programs within functional areas.
  • Determines best methods for discovering and communicating to the appropriate audiences changes in laws and regulations and takes an active role in the implementation of those changes so as to be fully compliant.
  • Delivers training on ER-related topics, as required.
  • Leads projects to completion. 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Is a technical expert with in-depth knowledge in area of Employee Relations.
  • Strong Knowledge of corporate human resources policies and procedures and applicable human resources laws and regulations (e.g., fair employment, workplace accommodations, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the attorney-client privilege and what must be done to preserve the privilege in investigations, etc.
  • Ability to identify, analyze/evaluate, and resolve ER issues and provide consultation to management.
  • Listening, negotiation, and analytical skills necessary for coaching and counseling managers and employees.
  • Knowledge of business unit strategies processes and practices in order to identify ER and HR needs.

Experience

  • Graduate/Post graduate with specialization in Human Resources with 7 or more years of experience.
  • Excellent analytical and verbal/written communication skills; capable of effectively interfacing with partners at every level.

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Reasonable Accommodation
Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center or call 1-800-807-0302 (North America), +630-276-5353 (Asia Pacific), 1800-425-0333 (India), +44(0)207 982 4357 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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      It is the policy and practice of Northern Trust to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Northern Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. All employment decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our obligations under the law and codes of practice. This includes human resources’ decisions relating to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and access to learning and development.

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      It is the policy and practice of Northern Trust to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Northern Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. All employment decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our obligations under the law and codes of practice. This includes human resources’ decisions relating to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and access to learning and development.

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