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Retail Associate Relations Specialist, HR - Tennessee

The Retail Associate Relations Specialist (RARS) serves 50-60 stores, where more than 8,000 associates work. They are trusted HR advisors to retail leaders and strong advocates for all Publix associates in their territory. Without them, the people side of our business would be less successful. Since 1998, we have been on the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work list every year. The RARS is responsible for:
  • proactively collaborating with a Regional Director, several District Managers and a group of Store Managers to identify business opportunities that have an HR impact, including educating and advising them on legal and employment matters
  • investigating and evaluating HR and associate relations issues and concerns and developing recommendations and solutions that support both Retail and HR needs
  • reinforcing change management to achieve best practices and avoid resistance, and
  • training and developing Publix managers.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any field or equivalent experience
  • One year experience managing or leading people OR two years of experience in an HR Generalist role (including advising on employee relations, organizational development, staffing, selection and performance, etc.)
  • Two years of experience in assessing HR-related employment situations and presenting recommendations to higher level leaders (for example: business area manager assessing employee performance and submitting performance evaluations and pay raises, or recommending associates for promotion or demotion; an HR associate responsible for investigating and responding to associate relations or labor relations situations)
  • Able and willing to work variable and long hours in a sometimes contentious legal environment
  • Flexible in dealing with a variety of situations and assignments
  • Able and willing to travel, including overnight
  • Be at least 20 years of age or older
  • Have a valid driver license and maintain an excellent driving record
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • High level of maturity, discretion, tact, judgment and the ability to deal with confidential matters
  • Able to work well with others and be a team member in a positive manner
  • Show enthusiasm, initiative and pride in work, and
  • Commitment to Publix and our Mission.
Year End Bonus: To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in December. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.
Address Line: 1731 S Rutherford Blvd Ste S City: Murfreesboro, TN Additional Information: Please be sure to monitor your email including your spam folder, daily for communications you may receive during the recruiting and selection process for this position. Please do not use your Publix email address when applying.