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FMLA Specialist at CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Human Resources
Date Posted 
Sep 27, 2022
Chicago, Illinois
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The Coworker Relations Business Partner (BP) is an integral part within the Coworker Services (HR) organization as well as an indispensable resource to the business organization it supports. This role analyzes and resolves associate relations issues such as attendance, performance management, disciplinary action, policy interpretation, compliance, coworker transitions/separations and crisis management. The Coworker Relations BP will partner with the Business Partner role in the areas of change management, reporting, organizational initiatives, talent planning and business advisement. This role will interact with all departments and levels within the organization and will directly report to the Manager, Business Partner – Coworker Relations. 


Key Areas of Responsibility 

  • Acts as an internal advisor and coach to provide solutions and analysis on coworker relations matters relating to the business and assigned functions
  • Coaches and advises managers at all levels with respect to interpretation of corporate policy and procedures and business practices
  • Provides analysis with trends and themes associated to coworker relations issues
  • Assists Manager, Business Partner - Coworker Relations in making decisions and recommendations to the business and assigned functions
  • Partners with necessary stakeholders including CWS Business Partners, Legal, Ethics and Compliance, Safety and Security and other departments as needed in making advanced employee relations decisions and recommendations
  • Assists in maintaining all supporting investigation notes, statements and documentation in EthicsPoint
  • Acts as the primary interface with senior leadership on all associate relations issues within respective functional areas
  • Provides counsel and coaching to coworkers as needed
  • Conducts workplace investigations where appropriate
  • Uphold policies that increase retention rates and foster coworkers’ morale and engagement
  • Act as a strategic business partner to accomplish business unit initiatives and work collaboratively with other CDW departments
  • Travel as needed

Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of business-facing human resources generalist or benefits experience

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to research, asses and define a variety of associate relations issues and disseminate the appropriate advice
  • Strong, comprehensive knowledge of human resource policies and procedures and in employment law, EEOC, and compliance
  • Ability to make decisions which have moderate impact on immediate work unit
  • Proficient with PC Skills including Microsoft Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels in a constructive, balanced and professional manner
  • Strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • History of analytical and project management skills
  • Proven track record of strong interpersonal skills and good judgment to manage sensitive and confidential matters
  • Demonstrated ability to balance competing priorities/projects with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines and providing high quality work and service levels
  • Ability to constantly operate a computer or other office productivity equipment

Preferred Qualifications

  • PeopleSoft Experience
  • PHR or SPHR certification
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Intermediate to advanced level experience with Excel (e.g. v-lookup and pivot tables)
  • Generalist experience preferred, in a population of 500+ coworkers
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