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Senior Employee Relations Partner



29d ago

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  • Job
    Senior & Expert Level
  • People, HR & Administration
  • £106.2K - £160.7K


  • 8+ years of relevant work experience; including deep domain experience in the areas of employee relations, workplace conflict, and performance management
  • This role is eligible to be fully remote. However, we are looking for someone who is able to work and operate during the Pacific Time Zone and includes occasional work at a Samsara office or offsite events as needed
  • Strong business and people acumen, as well as consulting, conflict resolution, and facilitation skills
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • In depth understanding of all aspects of US employment and human resources related laws, regulations, policies, principles, concepts, and practices
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, and policies
  • Ability to work collaboratively, spearhead and influence at all levels within the organization, and make judgments while keeping all partners and leaders informed
  • Strong attention to detail in the documentation of employee relations issues
  • Ability to remain tactful, calm, and persuasive in controversial and/or confrontational situations
  • Demonstrated solid judgment and experience assessing risk relative to the business
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and iterative environment with a propensity to thrive in ambiguity
  • Strong bias for action, process orientation, and not afraid to “roll up your sleeves”
  • In depth understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and how they apply to employee relations
  • BS/BA and JD degree preferred
  • An ideal candidate also has:
  • Knowledge of and experience with international labor practices in countries where we operate strongly preferred
  • Experience working in a technology environment


  • Advise, coach, and guide all levels of management around complex employee relations decisions such as business conduct, performance management, terminations, people policies, guidelines, and practices
  • Work with the People Partners and Legal to ensure that employee relations issues are addressed in a robust and consistent manner, adhering to legal expectations and guidelines
  • Evolve how we address employee relations matters across the company, by looking at principles, people, processes, and technology
  • Support business leaders to handle workplace concerns and co-create action plans and provide intervention as necessary
  • Ensure oversight and governance of policies and practices globally, including interpreting and applying understanding of corporate policies and practices, employment laws, and other regulations to provide guidance or recommendations for Employee Relations inquiries
  • Ensure that effective and robust documentation techniques are used and maintain accurate, confidential records regarding all reported matters and fact-finding documentation
  • Maintain the highest level of integrity when managing employee relations issues and managing reported matters
  • Use HR analytics and data to identify trends, diagnose root cause issues, and make data-driven recommendations to the business and People teams to drive strategic programs and change
  • Advocate for an inclusive workplace as part of our broader DEI programs
  • Drive accountability and operational excellence in everything we do from case management to delivering on priorities and projects
  • Stay attuned to organizational and operational changes across the company to identify potential employee relations risks and develop plans to address proactively
  • Partner closely with Talent Development, DEI, People Operations, and other internal departments to bring an employee experience lens to the programs, policies, and processes
  • Support training initiatives and the continual development of management toolkits for leaders
  • Participate and direct projects as an integral member of the People team
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural values (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices


What is the main focus of Samara's Employee Relations team?

The Employee Relations team at Samara is focused on fostering a high-trust, high-performance culture across the company.

Who does the Senior Employee Relations Partner report to?

The Senior Employee Relations Partner reports to the Director of Employee Relations.

What are some of the specific responsibilities of the Senior Employee Relations Partner?

Responsibilities include providing strategic guidance on sensitive employee relations matters, such as performance management, misconduct, interpersonal conflict, complex leaves/accommodations, company policies, processes, and procedures.

What skills are required for the Senior Employee Relations Partner role?

Deep employee relations expertise, investigations skills, and excellent judgment are essential for managing sensitive employee issues effectively.

How does the Senior Employee Relations Partner ensure a positive employee experience while managing sensitive employee issues?

The Senior Employee Relations Partner balances the needs of the business with the values of the company to minimize risk and maintain a positive employee experience.

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Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a system of record that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. Samsara operates in North America and Europe and serves tens of thousands of customers across a wide range of industries including transportation, wholesale and retail trade, construction, field services, logistics, utilities and energy, government, healthcare and education, manufacturing, and food and beverage. The company's mission is to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the operations that power the global economy.