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Human Capital Management, Employee Relations, Vice President, London

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

London, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Description

HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Our division recruits, develops and rewards the people of Goldman Sachs. Our teams advise, design and implement strategies, processes and technologies that help our people advance professionally, drive productivity and help the firm and our clients achieve superior results. We look for individuals with strong problem solving and analytical skills, innovative thinking and intellectual curiosity who want to make an impact on the success of the firm’s most valuable asset, our people.

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

The Employee Relations team, which is part of the Human Capital Management division, is dedicated to advising and coaching managers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship. Working with managers and employees to prevent, advise and resolve challenging and complex workplace situations, the ER Advisor will work to protect and support the firm's culture in accordance with firm policies, our business principles, and applicable legal standards. The work is invariably of a sensitive nature and requires a unique combination of skills to deliver workable solutions to a diverse range of issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide advice directly to managers in a dynamic environment, regarding all aspects of the employment relationship, including manager effectiveness, performance management, disputes and organizational changes.
  • Investigate concerns raised about unfair or unlawful treatment and/or inappropriate behaviour.
  • Manage grievances, disciplinary and appeal processes.
  • Partner with Compliance, Regulatory Legal and other areas to lead investigations and oversee adherence to firm policies.
  • Counsel individual employees regarding work concerns, health and personal issues that may impact work.
  • Develop and reinforce policies that promote positive behaviours.
  • Develop and deliver training programs to educate employees about firm policies, culture, conduct risk and employee relations.
  • Liaise with the Employment Law Group as necessary to resolve employee issues.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIRED

Highly motivated HR professional or Employment Lawyer, with a solid understanding of UK employment law and a proven track record of the following:

  • Managing complex issues, identifying potential risk and driving resolution.
  • Leveraging analytical, teamwork and project management skills to undertake thorough investigations
  • Developing and building effective relationships at all levels to advise and influence effectively
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Bringing groups with diverse views/priorities to a common resolution through use of strong negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Approaching issues strategically; anticipating consequences and navigating around unforeseen obstacles
  • Listening actively and thinking creatively to deliver commercially pragmatic solutions and resolve conflicts.
  • Well-developed organizational and multi-tasking skills, with strong attention to detail.


ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.

We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

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