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Human Resources Generalist (Employee Relations)

Company: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Location: Princeton
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

The HR Generalist is responsible for fostering and maintaining client relationships, coaching for performance improvement, advising and negotiating in conflict situations, and assisting the Senior HR Manager in organizational effectiveness efforts. -The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.

Employee Relations: -Provide advice, guidance and decisions on HR matters to managers and staff. Identify and analyze employee relations situations and recommend appropriate employment action to maintain a productive work environment.Conduct timely and thorough investigations with general supervision, recommend solutions to issues, and counsel employees. Advise managers on progressive discipline process, highlighting the legal requirements and ramifications. Facilitate dispute resolution within client groups as necessary to ensure the consistent, uniform and fair application of University policies and procedures.Manage disciplinary actions within client groups to ensure the consistent, uniform and fair application of University policies and procedures. -Other HR Generalist responsibilities: -Participate in Lab-wide strategic projects, committees and working groups; adjudicate complex ER issues.Stays current on recent federal, state and case law changes and monitors labor law updates and newsletters for changes that may affect HR.Partner with University Learning and Development team to create and deliver solutions to managers and their departments. Align training solutions to organizational problems and priorities. Conduct training for clients on general human resource topics. Under the direction of the Director, performs organizational assessments and provides advice and guidance to Generalists on restructuring, impact analysis and implementing change.Coordinate workforce and talent management efforts with clients relative to establishing solid promotion rationales, collaborating with Compensation on offers, salary actions, audits and the annual merit increase process.Collaborating with the Sr Director of HR and/or Sr HR Manager, assist clients with compensation and staffing needs; create solutions to handle issues.Supports the development and strategic implementation of policies, procedures and tools to support performance management, communication and relationship building while fostering positive relationships between employees and managers.Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:A bachelor's degree and 4 - 6 years' of related HR generalist experience. -Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups and facilitate discussion.Working knowledge of all HR functions, laws and practices, particularly employee relations; familiarity with organizational development and effectiveness and talent management is preferred as is the ability to understand and apply collective bargaining agreements for unionized staffDemonstrated ability to use technology (i.e. MS Office, HRIS systems) to gather, interpret, organize, and present data. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or Google Suite toolsMust possess sound judgment and critical thinking skills; ability to manage multiple priorities and administer broad range of tasks including resolving complaints, coaching and counseling managers and employees on policies and procedures.Experience working within a matrix organization with the ability to adapt quickly in a varied work environment, be sensitive to diverse cultural differences, build relationships, and work successfully at all levels of a complex organizationAble to collaborate, influence and command the respect and confidence of campus partners and have the capacity to deal with a wide range of relationships and situations.Strong organizational skills; evidence of self-motivation; demonstrated ability to plan, schedule and work both independently and in teams within a service-oriented organization.Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and competing priorities while balancing the need for quality with meeting deadlines.Certificates and Licenses:HR certification (PHR, SPHR / CP, SCP) desired -Physical Requirements:Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.Working Conditions:Office work. Position will be a mix of onsite and remote work. -Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

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Probationary Period:
180 days

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