Sr. Employee Relations Partner


Austin, TX, USA

Full time

Human Resources / People

Jan 10

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What to Expect

The Role

The Sr. Employee Relations Partner will be conducting in-depth intakes with employees to assist in workplace investigations. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and be responsible for collecting and analyzing employee concerns. 

What You’ll Do

• Conduct investigations in response to a range of employee relations concerns, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, workplace violence, and other violations of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

• Communicate regularly regarding pending investigations and provides timely investigation reports with supporting documentation for all completed investigations

• Use effective interviewing and documentation techniques and utilize the designated online case management tool for tracking

• Partner with Legal team in conducting investigations and HR leaders to provide counsel and facilitate prompt and effective resolution of workplace concerns

• Create and update HR policies and procedures that pertain to employee relations; conduct trainings on compliance with policies and procedures

• Analyze employee relations trends with Leadership and help develop proactive strategies, solutions, programs and policies

• Develop effective relationships with HR Business Partners to promote positive employee relations throughout the organization to ensure a high level of employee satisfaction and engagement

• Participate in projects led by the Employee and Labor Relations team as needed

What You’ll Bring

• Bachelor’s Degree and/or minimum 5 years’ experience in employee relations, investigations, employment law, and disciplinary actions; Master’s Degree/ JD preferred

• Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, statutes, which govern employment policies and practices 

• Thorough understanding and application of internal and external HR principles, concepts, practices and standards

• Experience successfully implementing programs across geographically distributed teams

• Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas

• Excellent planning, organization and time management skills, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks, and work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; must be an articulate and persuasive communicator

• Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult, and emotional issues

• Strong business acumen

• Evidence of exceptional ability

Compensation and Benefits


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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