Written by
Changeboard Team

Published
29 Aug 2016

Employee relations advisor job description

29 Aug 2016 • by Changeboard Team

What does an employee relations advisor do?

The ER advisor helps to ensure a fair and consistent approach to an organisations policies and procedures, thus promoting a positive ER culture within the business, whilst minimising risks.

Employee relations advisor responsibilities/accountabilities:

  • To advise, guide and support managers with all matters relating to employee relations
  • Effective case management of people related issues such as: disciplinaries, performance management, employment tribunals, grievance and absence management  
  • Developing effective relationships with the business to promote good employee relations across the organisation
  • Monitoring trends in employment practices and advising on appropriate proactive action
  • Providing advice and guidance on disciplinary and welfare cases, capability, grievance, and coaching managers where appropriate.

Employee relations advisor skills/essentials

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Competent IT skills
  • Good knowledge of employment law
  • Knowledge of ER procedures and processes such as employment tribunals, disability, diversity and equal opportunities
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels