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Employee Relations Specialist -West Coast

Company: RI International
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

RI International is the leader in Peer-Powered Support to those in crisis for mental health and substance use.

OurMissionisto empowerpeople to recover, succeed in accomplishing their goals, find meaning and purpose in life, and reconnect with themselves and others.

OurVisionis to activate the next generation of frame-breaking healthcare innovation to support people beyond their behavioral health needs and succeed in the community where they live, work, and play.

Job Type

Full-Time: Non-Exempt



Shift Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm

Specialties / Licenses or Certifications


Work Setting


Salary/Hourly Wage

$26.44/ hour - $28.85/ hour

Our Position

The Employee Relations Specialist will consult on employee relations and provide recommendations to develop strategies in support of the company objectives. The Employee Relations Specialist will carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, policy interpretation and application, performance management, investigations and exit interviews. In this key role, the Employee Experience Specialist will work collaboratively across the HR department and with leaders in their region to deliver a positive employee experience.

Your Rewards

  • Nine (9) company-paid Holidays (Full-Time Only)
  • Paid-Time Off; Accrued bi-weekly (Full-Time Only)
  • Company-Paid group life insurance (Full-Time Only)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans start the 1st of the month following your start date (Full-Time Only)
  • Retirement Plans with Company match including 401k and Roth
  • Employee Assistance Programs (Full-Time Only)Your Responsibilities
    • Responsible for processing payroll for exempt and non-exempts in an accurate and timely
    • Processes payroll adjustments, hours/wage variances, garnishments, manual computation of gross and net pay, vacation pay,bonuses, manual checks, mileage expenses, and continuing education reimbursements.
    • Set up stipends and allowances.
    • Prepares termination payouts in accordance with state and/or federal laws.
    • Create strong partnerships with hiring managers to identify/fulfill staffing needs with a high level of customer focus.
    • Establish and update procedure documentation for all payroll processes.
    • Continuously evaluate and suggest/implement improvements to payroll processes.
    • Resolve both routine and non-routine payroll problems.
    • Assists with processing employee changes including but not limited to tax withholdings, direct deposits, PTO accruals and/orleave of absence activities.
    • Prepares various reports in support of payroll process to include regular reporting and ad hoc reporting.
    • Assists with various audits, as requested, i.e., annual 401(k).
    • Maintains payroll files.
    • Understands and adheres to RI International compliance standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict ofInterest Policies.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.Our Requirements
      • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
      • This is not a safety-sensitive position.
      • High School diploma or equivalent.
      • Intermediate experience in Microsoft Office, including Excel.
      • Detailed oriented, reliable, and able to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment.
      • Must have a valid driver license and be 18 years of age.
      • Must have the ability to walk, climb, stoop, reach, crawl, crouch, kneel, push, pull and lift a minimum of 20lbs.
      • Must have excellent written and verbal communication, with particular emphasis during telephone calls, follow-ups, and in-person correspondence.
      • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality (HIPAA guidelines and regulations) and professionalism.
      • We are a Second-Chance Employer
        • Must be able to pass a seven-year background check.
        • Must be able to pass substance abuse testing and/or tuberculous testing (if applicable).
        • Must be able to pass education verification check.
        • Must be able to pass three-year motor vehicle report and meet minimum eligibility requirements criteria of insurance carrier (if driving is required for this position).Preferred:
          • SHRM-CPAssociated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
            • Ability to think and act both strategically and tactically with respect to the needs of internal stakeholders and their objectives while ensuring compliance with law and industry best practices.
            • Ability to analyze and interpret data.
            • Ability to formulate, recommend and implement solutions.
            • Ability to adapt to change in the workplace and demonstrate the ability to work collectively within a diverse team environment.
            • Ability to use critical thinking and reasoning skills to solve a problem.
            • Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
            • Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

              RI International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.RI International is a second chance employer and we consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

              Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of your employment with RI International.

              The wage range for this role considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for any applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At RI International, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.

Keywords: RI International, Phoenix , Employee Relations Specialist -West Coast, Other , Phoenix, Arizona

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