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Associate Relations & Investigation Partner

Company: W.L. Gore & Associates
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

About the Role: We are looking for an Associate Relations & Investigation Partner to join our team. The Associate Relations/Investigation Partner will conduct investigations into associate relations concerns and support an overall positive workforce engagement. The role will provide guidance, support, and make recommendations to resolve associate relations concerns. This position is both hands-on and strategic to provide investigative and associate relations expertise.

This position will be located at our facility in either Flagstaff, Arizona, or Phoenix, Arizona, with the possibility of a hybrid remote work arrangement, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.


  • Deliver general HR program/policy development, administration and compliance
  • Use effective investigation, interviewing and summary tools and utilize the designated online case management tool for tracking and documentation
  • Work closely with the HR Ops & Associate Relations Leader to provide status updates on pending investigations and to support Gore Medical's Investigation Oversight Committee, as needed
  • Partner with employment law/compliance partners in conducting investigations
  • Partner with HR Leaders to provide counsel and facilitate prompt and effective resolution of workplace concerns
  • Collaborate with team to update and create HR policies and procedures that pertain to associate relations
  • Conduct trainings related to compliance requirements, policies and procedures
  • Analyze associate relations trends and help to develop proactive strategies, solutions, programs and policies
  • Develop effective relationships with business-facing HR team to promote positive associate relations and high levels of associate engagement

    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in social sciences or HR strongly preferred
    • Minimum of 5 years HR functional experience or equivalent demonstrated capability via experience
    • HR functional expertise in Generalist or Specialist role with 5 years of experience with workplace investigations
    • Experience with group facilitation and conflict resolution
    • Excellent coaching and mentoring skills
    • Demonstrated ability to apply HR tools and processes that are developed in the Center
    • Ability to diagnose associate relations needs to root cause, draw conclusions and influence leaders to take proposed action
    • Experience with change management, team and individual performance management and associate development processes
    • Ability to travel up to 15%

      Desired Qualifications:
      • Demonstrates the ability to adapt to changing conditions and a track record of delivering outstanding results in new and challenging situations
      • Demonstrates Gore's guiding principles and fosters an environment of inclusion, authenticity and humility
      • Communicates directly and effectively with associates to resolve challenges regardless of their role or difference of opinion

        Hybrid Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates in the continental United States (US) and Canada, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore's hybrid working policies, from the country in which they are employed.

        What We Offer: Our success is based on the capability and creativity of our Associates, and we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive total rewards program that supports your everyday and helps you build your tomorrow.

        We provide benefits that offer choice and flexibility and promote overall well-being. And in keeping with our belief that every Associate should share in the collective success of the enterprise; we provide a distinctive Associate Stock Ownership Plan in each country as well as potential opportunities for "profit-sharing". Learn more at gore.com/careers/benefits

        We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workplace. With diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences, we uncover new possibilities and make a greater impact in the world. We are proud of Associates for building on our rich history of innovation, upholding our values and supporting an inclusive work environment where we treat each other and our external partners with fairness, dignity and respect.

        Gore is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, pregnancy status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran, gender identity and expression, and any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.

        Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, e.g., arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

        Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

        Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at gore.com/careers/contact

Keywords: W.L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff , Associate Relations & Investigation Partner, Other , Flagstaff, Arizona

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