Assoc relations rep

Company Name:
Perdue Farms, Inc.
Description/Job Summary
Immediate opening for a night shift Associate Relations Representative at the Milford, DE facility.
The Associate Relations Representative will be responsible and accountable for administration of the company approved new hire orientation program. Responsible for establishing a working relationship with managers and supervisors, hourly production associates, in the processing plant to foster an environment of cooperative progress. Handles effectively the resolution of conflict in the workplace, coach and counsel supervision on methods to improve absenteeism, turnover and plant efficiencies.
1. Ensures newly hired assocaites receive an effective, timely, informative new hire orientation utlilizing the company approved format and material. Schedules, conducts, facilitates, audits, and identifies new methods to improve new hire orientation.
2. Provides coaching and counseling to supervisory personnel to improve the supervisors' ability to effectively direct their workforce.
3. Assists hourly and salaried personnel with assistance in conflict resolution. Ensures consistent policy application in the resolution of issues addressed. Provides training to supervisory personnel on policies and procedures.
4. Manages the Peer Review/Management Review process.
5. Identifies, designs, trains, implements, and audits new methods to reduce turnover.
6. Effectively manages special projects as assigned by management.
Preferred Skills
Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Human Resources, Business Administration, Labor Relations plus 5-6 years related work experience. Proven success in writing, updating and auditing Affirmative Action Plans, throrough knowledge of I-9 requirements, experience in handling ADA, EEOC, DOL, OFCCP. Previous experience in working with production employees in a manufacturing environment, previous experience with HRIS, proven experience in problem-solving, previous experience with automated timekeeping, Kronos preferred, previous experience in orientation of new employees. Requires an ability to think ahead and plan over a 1 to 3 year time span. Must be able to multi-task and organize multiple protocols and projects and completed on schedule. Requires strong analytical skills, analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level. Must have knowledge of and ability to provide strong customer orientation along with the ability to communicate to all levels of the organization and a commitment to excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Requires knowledge of and a commitment to team performance, effective coaching and demonstrated skills or a strong team player. Required travel to other facilities and plants for meetings and/or company business.
Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

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