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Senior Manager, Employee Relations

Job ID 445639BR Location Burbank, California, United States Job Posting Company Disney ABC Television Group Job Posting Area Disney ABC Television Group Date posted 05/26/2017
At Disney ABC/Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….

Under the direction of the Director, Employee Relations, the Senior Manager, Employee Relations is responsible for managing the employee relations activities according to established guidelines and Human Resource practices.


  • Support the development of this function for our DATG HR team. Assist in the creation of tools and processes for providing clients and business partners with ER support, including conducting investigations, coaching, interpreting policies and practices, and assisting in the development of performance management goals.
  • Consultant with management, employees from all levels of the organization, HR Business Partners and Legal to deliver seamless support.
  • Based on direction from the HR Business Partners (HRBP), lead the development of tactical plans and supporting HR activities for assigned cases, and provide recommendations for solutions.
  • Develop consistency in practices and processes for ER issues including investigative matters.
  • Lead compliance investigations & performance management processes.
  • Respond and advise in cases of workplace violence, EOC, fit for duty, etc.
  • Manage Employee Relations, Policy Development & Interpretation.
  • Work closely with managers to develop investigation plans. Interview appropriate witness(es). Make recommendations to resolve issues. Consult with HRBP to discuss solutions and work with Legal when appropriate. Prepare appropriate documentation.
  • Assist with responses to "agency" requests and charges
  • Partner with Security, Management Audit (MA), HRBPs and Legal to enhance our research & review processes
  • Assist in creating a tracking system for ER cases
  • Respond to Management Audit inquiries.
  • Create education for managers/leaders as well as continued education to HRBPs.
  • Build on existing metrics and expand reporting to provide data for decision making and prevention. Track effectiveness of solutions with quarterly follow up meeting with client and/or manager.

Basic Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will be proactive and will have outstanding listening skills, proven consultative skills, and the ability to handle information with sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • Minimum of 8 years Human Resources experience, and/or 5 years in Employee Relations required

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree required.

Preferred Education

  • JD preferred

Company Overview

Disney|ABC Television Group is comprised of The Walt Disney Company’s global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, and radio business. This includes ABC Studios, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, and the ABC Television Network, which provides entertainment and news programming to viewers via more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S. It also includes Disney Channels Worldwide, a portfolio of 116 kid-driven, family-inclusive entertainment channels, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama, and Radio Disney brands, as well as cable network Freeform, which targets Millennials. Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution and Disney Media Distribution round out the portfolio. Disney|ABC Television Group also has equity interests in A+E Networks and Hulu.

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

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