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Site HRLR Partner

  • Location
    • Detroit, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Work Arrangement

This role is categorized as onsite. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Detroit on a full-time basis.

The Role

As a member of GM's Human Resources Group you will lead assigned business functions in day-to-day HR and LR activities and provide direction and leadership that aligns and supports our objectives, mission and culture. You will work strategically with assigned functional business leaders to improve working relationships, build engagement, increase output, attract and retain talent.

What You'll Do

From a day to day perspective this role is more focused on the labor relations (80%) aspect than human resources (20%).

Labor Relations:

  • Encouraging an effective, inclusive work environment / culture and relationships
  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with operations partners, Union representatives, HR colleagues, and other business partners to jointly deliver strategic objectives and resolve issues
  • Coordinating and assisting in UAW contract negotiations, implementation and ongoing administration of the National, Local and Subsystems Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Investigating and preparing responses to grievances
  • Administer hourly and other represented compensation consistent with union and collective agreements Supporting skilled, other than skilled and subsystems recruiting and hiring
  • Leading HR efforts related to investigations, governmental inquiries / charges, grievance resolution, performance and absence management, and disciplinary action
  • Coaching, counseling, and educating salaried operations partners on HR policies, processes, and programs
  • Interpreting data and use technology to proactively identify and diagnose business needs / opportunities and develop solutions to meet those needs
  • Tracking and reporting on labor planning data and strategies
  • Support, as consultant, programs that contribute to the work environment and or development, such as WoC, DEI, development programs, MFG University, recognition, etc.
  • Support People Involvement and implementation of our Global Manufacturing System (GMS)

Core HR:

  • Create a high touch/personal HR experience by supporting employees with questions, concerns, and general engagement.
  • Partners with employees and management to communicate various human resource policies, procedures, laws, standards, and other government regulations and provides guidance when appropriate.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the HR Policy consultant and legal department as needed/required.
  • Works closely with employees, Business HR, and managers to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Partner with BHR related to Talent Management and Development matters providing data and support on implementation of actions
  • Provide talent and performance management guidance to leaders (i.e. coaching, consulting, corrective actions, and crisis relations)
  • Partner with Policy & Investigation COE to support complex employee relations issues and investigations.
  • Supports onboarding in conjunction with People Leaders and Onboarding Buddies
  • Conducts exit interviews, analyzes attrition data and partners with Business HR to develop recommendations for corrective action and continuous improvement.
  • Identifies individual leadership coaching needs and performs necessary coaching to employees.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and consult with people leaders on individual employee compensation matters to ensure alignment to pay for performance and employee recognition programs
  • Identify areas of opportunity for continuous improvement and partner with COEs to build effective working relationships and provide constructive field perspective to influence common processes and procedures

Additional Description

Qualifications :

  • 1-3 years of Labor Relations experience
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Labor Relations or Human Resources is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills in facilitation, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • Proven ability to work independently, take initiative, and work to plan
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Strong proficient analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly proficient use of HR Systems and computer software application skills (i.e. Workday Kronos, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Skill and proficiency in a wide range of HR practice areas

**This position will require off-shift work and overtime; must be willing and able to work flexible, and additional hours as required**


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