Employee Relations Specialist

Employee Relations Specialist – NW Portland

Mulberry Talent Partners has joined with our client in NW Portland to identify an Employee Relations Specialist. In this role, you will support the Human Resource department by providing support to the employee relations functions. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in employee relations within an industrial or manufacturing setting.

Responsibilities at a glance:

  • Responsibilities include; coaching and counseling, appraising performance, maintaining effective communications and positive employee relations for manufacturing & office employees
  • Investigates and reports on employee complaints and concerns; Conducts internal investigations
  • Handles the employee termination process, exit interviews, and represents the company in unemployment hearings
  • Monitors career path programs and the annual performance review process
  • Maintain a working knowledge of industry best practices and be knowledgeable of changing laws pertaining to Human Resources
  • Assist in the selection and development of teaching aids, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, and online training, reference material and continuing education for positive employee relations
  • Conducts Team Member related investigations, including highly sensitive issues of sexual harassment and discrimination
  • Communicates daily and weekly terminations with appropriate departments and processes in HR Systems
  • Plans and executes a variety of Team Member events and partners with other HR professionals to develop high performance work teams
  • Assist in the preparation of the Employee Relations budget on an annual basis


  • Knowledge of current employee relations practices, as well as State & Federal labor & employment law
  • Previous experience working with ADP is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including large group presentations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Applied Behavioral Sciences, Industrial Relations or another relevant field
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with employees and external contacts.
  • Previous experience working with a 500+ employee size population
  • PHR/SPHR Certification preferred