Employee Relations Specialist


Beaverton, OR

Full time

Human Resources

Feb 25

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About the job

Who We Are Looking For

We’re looking for an Employee Relations (ER) Specialist to serve teammates who work across all of Nike’s business channels to ensure appropriate and timely resolution of workplace concerns. ER Specialists demonstrate clear and succinct communication, have sound judgment and can diagnose problems and recommend solutions that are in line with employment related policies and practices.

What You Will Work On

As a member of the Employee Relations Center of Excellence (COE), the ER Specialist will review and resolve non-complex workplace investigations, provide advice and counsel on workplace matters, facilitate training and provide subject matter expertise on Nike’s policies. Additionally, ER Specialists conduct intake conversations, provide advice on Performance Action Plans, Corrective Action and options for resolving workplace concerns. ER Specialists assume ownership for case assignments to include monitoring status, maintaining documentation, adhering to ER service level agreements and partnering with ER teammates for guidance on approach to (or escalation of) complex workplace issues. Other duties as assigned.

Who You Will Work With

The Employee Relations Specialist reports to a Senior Employee Relations Manager and partners with members of the ER COE on a day to day basis. ER Specialists also work with employees at all levels of the organization, Human Resources (HR) partners, business leaders and other Compliance and HR partners, such as Legal, Security, Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion.

WHAT YOU BRING Required experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in HR or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience and training

Required skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving, judgment, critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills; including the ability to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines, as well as multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to establish trust and credibility
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels in the organization
  • Ability to influence using a consultative approach
  • Experience gathering and analyzing information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook

Preferred experience:

  • Certification in Human Resources
  • Previous HR/ER/Retail industry experience
  • Basic knowledge of workplace investigations, employee advocacy, and EEO compliant
  • Experience using case management system
  • Multi-lingual experience

Travel requirements:

  • < 5%
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