The central objective of Amazon’s HR Assist team is to ensure fair and respectful treatment of employees, consistent with our core business values and objectives.
The ideal candidate for this position has strong communication and interpersonal skills, enabling them to work successfully on a broad spectrum of employee and labor relations issues and projects.
The position supports EU5 Customer Service (CS) Centers.
The HR Assist Investigator will work proactively to :
Set up the HR Assist program in the EU, working alongside the WW HR Assist teams to define a suitable service delivery model for European Customer Service countries
Investigate highly sensitive HR and Employee Relations issues, including : Conducting complainant, witness and subject employee interviews;
Analyzing data from various internal systems; Case adjudication; Proposing remedial action based on investigation findings;
Production of completed investigation documentation
Independently manage assigned casework, bringing investigations to closure rapidly and definitively
Design, collect, and analyze multiple levels of employee and stakeholder feedback
Analyze aggregate casework data to identify issue trends and opportunities for proactive issue mitigation
Analyze casework trends and produce strategic recommendations to the business to proactively address systemic issues
Partner to engage in continuous improvement of communication vehicles and practices
Partner in analysis and revision of people programs, policies, and practices to sustain a positive work environment for Customer Service Associates
Consult and collaborate with business partners, Corporate ER teams, and Legal teams on complex employee investigations
The individual also will work reactively on critical employee relations issues that are crisis-oriented and typically can only be successfully completed with limited time.
Balancing time between projects and crisis-response is a critical component for success in the position.
The position reports to the Senior HR Manager EMEA CS and will work in partner with the Sr. Manager, Executive Escalations & Appeals, within the WW Operations Human Resources group at Amazon.com.
The role will be ideally based out of one of the EU CS locations, and could be done virtually. This is a full-time position that will require travel.
At least five years combined human resources, labor relations, investigative, or legal experience in the EU, and demonstrated passion for employee relations, labor relations, investigations, or labor / employment law with an emphasis on labor and employee relations work
Solid understanding of EU employment laws and regulations
Experience in conducting investigative fieldwork, including complainant, witness, and target employee interviews, investigative data analysis, and production of investigative documentation
Prior experience supporting hourly employee client groups
Technically proficient in Microsoft Office Suite systems including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Bachelor’s degree required
Ability to pass a comprehensive background and reference check
Fluent in English, both verbally and in writing
Proficiency in German, French and / or Italian
Experience in manufacturing / distribution / call center environment
Advanced degree, JD, or other specialized training in labor / employee relations a significant plus
Strong evidence of career development and / or evidence of superior performance in previous roles