Employee Relations Specialist - Operations
Company: Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Forest Lawn has always attracted unique and exceptional
individuals; those who aren't satisfied with simply building a
career, but want to go home at the end of the day knowing they've
made a profound and positive difference in people's lives. If this
sounds like you, take a look at our job openings....We may have
your next GREAT OPPORTUNITY!Job SummarySince 1906, Forest Lawn has
been an integral part of the Southern California community. Our
mission is to provide the highest standards of ethical and personal
service to client families by providing beautiful environments and
arranging funeral services to honor their loved ones. Our "Spirit
of Service" anticipates the needs of those experiencing grief and
exceeds the expectations of all who enter our gates.Our work
environment is centered on embracing teamwork, with a theme of
respect and professionalism, while encouraging each other to be
their best selves each day. In doing so, we create a culture where
caring service for our client families and employees is our reason
for being.How you can help create a culture where caring service is
our reason for being:As an Employee Relations Specialist in our
Human Resources department, you will be a key partner in enabling
and fostering the Forest Lawn culture. You will partner directly
with talented, caring, and compassionate employees in various
departments such as, Mortuary, Funeral Services, Maintenance, Sales
and Technology Services. You will also work closely with HR, legal
counsel, and organizational leaders to develop and tactfully
execute HR strategies focused on employee relations, inclusion,
organizational effectiveness, training, and employee engagement.Our
Human Resources team is located in Glendale, CA and is responsible
for supporting 13 Forest Lawn locations throughout Southern
California.Key Job Responsibilities/ What You'll Be Doing (ie. Job
- Maintain and foster effective lines of communication with all
employees and management.
- Provide general information to employees and management
regarding Forest Lawn policies, practices, and procedures.
- Assist employees in resolving work related concerns.
- Conduct workplace internal investigations and provide
recommendations as to appropriate action and resolution.
- Participate in conducting employee surveys and assist with
analyzing responses and creating action plans from survey
- Conduct New Hire Orientation which includes a guided tour of
Forest Lawn Glendale.
- Conduct exit interviews.
- Assist with annual training programs
- Respond to EDD Unemployment Claims and attend unemployment
- Maintain state and federal employment compliance standards;
consult with legal counsel as needed.
- Maintain, monitor and ensure the accurate completion of I-9
documents. Notifying employees in writing of document renewal
- Evaluate and propose recommendations to current department
programs and processes to ensure best practices.
- Compile data for annual and semi-annual reports.
- Gather HR Metrics information on a quarterly basis including
turnover rates, track of exit interviews with reasons for
- Stay informed of Human Resources developments and trends by
attending seminars and webinars.
- Participate in the annual Wage & Salary Review process by
conducting research and provide recommendations.
- Engage recruitment agencies, screen temporary employee
candidates and manage temporary employee records.
- Participate in special programs as requested by the
- A minimum 3 years of Human Resources experience
- Ability to travel to different Forest Lawn locations
- Valid California Driver's License
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office SuitePreferred Qualifications
- Bilingual in Spanish
- Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university
(will consider degree in progress)
- Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or SHRM CP
- Knowledge of CA Labor Laws
Forest Lawn will consider for employment all qualified Applicants,
including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent
with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including
the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring
OrdinanceDRUG TESTING POLICYPrior to beginning employment, all job
applicants who receive a job offer will be required to voluntarily
submit to a drug screening test conducted by a laboratory
designated by Forest Lawn. The drug screening method is a hair
collection test that will detect the use of illegal drugs within
the past 90 days. A positive drug test may result in the withdrawal
of the job offer.E-VERIFY STATEMENTForest Lawn has registered to
participate in the federal government's E-Verify program. With
E-Verify we are able to confirm the employment authorization of all
newly hired employees through an electronic database maintained by
the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland
Security. With respect to new hires, the E-Verify process is
completed in conjunction with a new hire's completion of the Form
I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification upon commencement of
employment. E-Verify is not used as a tool to pre-screen
candidates.For up-to-date information on E-Verify, go to
INITIATIVE FOR HIRING ORDINANCEForest Lawn will consider for
employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal
Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of
applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles'
Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.MANDATORY COVID-19
VACCINATION POLICYAs an essential business, it is crucial for
Forest Lawn's employees to remain healthy in order for us to be
able to provide our essential services to the public, particularly
in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with our
mission and Forest Lawn's duty to provide and maintain a workplace
that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to
safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our
client families and visitors; and the community at large from
COVID-19, which may be reduced by vaccination. This policy will
comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health
authorities, as applicable. All employees are required to receive
the COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with all COVID-19
vaccine boosters, unless a reasonable accommodation related to a
medical reason or sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices is
approved.For more information on our mandatory vaccination policy:
Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy
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