Employee Relations Director Salary
An Employee Relations Director earns an average salary of $94,915 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Job Description for Employee Relations Director
Employee relations directors must have significant years of commensurate experience performing employee relations duties and managing staff. They must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and/or university in human resources, psychology, business, management, or another related field. Master's degrees are often preferred but are not usually required.Read More...
They manage employee relations staff and other staff such as secretaries or administrative assistants. Employee relations directors must follow up with their staff on important issues related to employees' complaints, issues, and problems. They serve as liaisons between employees and management. They must be knowledgeable in current federal and state laws, including regulations issued by the Department of Labor and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. They must understand trade union agreements, if applicable. They must have excellent oral and written communications skills. Employee relations directors must be proficient in drafting disciplinary and adverse actions following their organization's policies, federal and state laws, and regulations. They must be able to resolve complex personnel issues and problems. They must work closely with their organization's legal department. They must be able to work with diverse employees. They must be able to use diplomacy, patience, and listening skills. They must be flexible and be available to be contacted outside of regular office hours in emergency cases. They may be required to travel. They must continuously review relevant journals and publications. They must attend relevant workshops and conferences. They must be able to keep confidentiality.
Employee Relations Director Tasks
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.
- Direct the staff in effective employee relations practices aligned with organizational objectives.
- Oversee staff operations, business planning and policy and budget development.
- Oversee investigations, audits, documentation preparation and recommendations.
- Counsel and advise managers in interpreting and applying policies and procedures to resolve employee relation issues.
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