Human Resources Generalist - Labor Relations

Glatfelter - Spring Grove, PA (30+ days ago)3.6


Under general supervision, assists in the administration of policies and programs including: labor relations, staffing/recruiting, affirmative action/EEO, employee relations, compensation, performance management and talent management. This position supports a variety of HR projects and process improvement initiatives in support of Human Resources and the Mill.

Duties & Responsibilities

Coordinates, develops, and ensures a sound labor relations program, serving as a lead representative with union officials pertaining to management's decisions regarding disciplinary actions, promotions, demotions, transfers, separations, layoffs, grievances, contract administration, and other related matters. Develops strategic initiatives to improve labor relations by partnering with mill leadership (both management and union).
Provides coaching and assistance to mill leadership in the appropriate resolution of grievances, in line with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, to ensure consistent and fair treatment of all employees.
Administers job posting, bidding, and employee transfer program in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Manages the hiring of hourly bargaining and non-bargaining employees. Administers the job posting, bidding, and employee transfer process in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Strategically builds relationships with colleges and universities locally and nationally. This includes Paper Science and Engineering universities in an effort to competitively recruit the best, most qualified talent. Facilitates and builds co-op and internship program, ensuring meaningful work for students with results that benefit the mill, as a result, also building a pipeline of potential future candidates.
Provides project support for talent management initiatives, including but not limited to succession planning, performance management, leadership development and training programs. Serves as a technical resource and administrator of talent management systems, such as web-based training applications, course offering and tracking mechanisms, performance management and the Glatfelter Talent System. Schedules talent management and related HR meetings, prepares agendas and takes minutes as required.
Manages compensation and related initiatives related to incentive plans, job evaluations, and other compensation matters. Works with managers to develop and update job descriptions as needed.
Analyzes, recommends, and supports implementation of continuous improvement initiatives across assigned HR processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Performs and/or supports other processes and special projects as appropriate including but not limited to pension plan and retirement communication and administration, job description maintenance, SOP development, Continuous Improvement, etc.
Manages Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Compensation claims in coordination with third party vendors, attending hearings on behalf of the Company as appropriate.
Assists in planning and implementing various employee relations programs, including pre-retirement seminars, employee meetings, and other related activities. Assists in the administration and coordination of the annual Quarter Century Club Banquet.
Supports affirmative action planning and ensures compliance with EEO requirements. Responsible for timely and accurate filing of all EEO reports, affirmative action plans, and implementing hiring practices in accordance with affirmative action objectives.
Acts as back-up in maintaining accurate employee data in HRIS and creates reports from system as needed. Acts as back-up in processing all new hires, changes and terminations in a timely manner and communicates with the appropriate internal stakeholders. Distributes organizational announcements and related communications. Manages Human Resources content on the Glatfelter Gcentral and HR SharePoint.

Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Business Administration or related field required. PHR preferred. Degree focus in Labor Relations preferred.
1-3 years related human resources; manufacturing industry experience is highly desirable. 1-3 years’ experience in labor relations highly desirable.
Advanced Communication and Interpersonal Skills.
Ability to form productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including employees at all levels, and external sources such as vendors, governmental agencies, etc.
Demonstrated planning and organizing skills.
Analytical with the ability to identify problems and present viable solutions.
Positive attitude, flexible and able to independently manage projects and workload in a fast paced environment.
Must have the ability to be solution focused and results oriented.
EEO/AA Employer