AVP - Employee Relations AVP - Employee Relations …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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AVP - Employee Relations
Job Description
The AVP - Employee Relations is responsible for providing advice and expertise to management and HR Business Partners on performance management, disciplinary, grievance and investigatory matters. The AVP - ER is responsible for the following advisory and delivery competencies:
  • Responsible for overseeing the employment matters for the entire EMEA region by providing guidance to managers about performance management issues and conducting investigations for all complex and escalated issues, or those representing significant risk to the organization.
  • Consults and advises HRBP/management in EMEA affiliates which include providing recommendations to reduce employment risk.
  • Develop and implement employee relations policies, procedures and guidelines including discipline, grievances and complaints.
  • Ensure operational consistency by monitoring and reviewing ER Manager formal documentation and strategies for responding to ER inquiries.
  • Develop approach for managing complex, ambiguous, and/or escalated ER issues. Determine when to escalate cases to the relevant HR Business partner.
  • Partner with ER lead, business Managers, Legal and HRBP's to provide resolutions for escalated or complex issues and concerns. Works with HR Business Partners, as needed, to resource and resolve ER issues.
  • Ensure consistent execution of performance management, disciplinary, grievance and investigatory matters by monitoring and reviewing formal documentation requirements and strategies for responding to ER inquiries.
  • Assist with ER reporting; analyze data, identify trends, work with the HRBP's and ERI lead to recommend solutions.
  • Communicate and ensure understanding by managers and employees of relevant laws, regulations, and organizational policies and answer non-standard questions by managers and employees as needed.
  • Conduct needs assessment, design, and deliver employee relations training for supervisors in partnership with T&OD.
  • Partner and coordinate with internal and external counsel to prepare for and, when necessary, attend mediations, arbitration, and other court proceedings.
  • Handle all aspects of a Reduction in Force including planning and execution.


• Bachelor's degree required. MBA or Master's degree or equivalent preferred.

• Typically a Moody's employee working at this level would have between 8 and 10 years' of experience.

• Ability to resolve conflicts and diffuse employee related issues, concerns, situations

• Ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action

• Understand and know how to work in a matrixed model - both corporate, functional and geographic

• Experience with dispersed workforce

• Strong business acumen and analytical skills

• Strategic/critical thinker with business acumen

• Solid project management background and experience with HR technologies

• Excellent facilitation, public speaking, interpersonal, and communication skills

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.