Sr. Consultant, Employee Relations

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Primary Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial


Alternate Locations: Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Atlanta, GA (Georgia); Boston, MA (Massachusetts); Charlotte, NC (North Carolina); Concord, NH (New Hampshire); Dover, NH (New Hampshire); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Hartford, CT (Connecticut); Omaha, NE (Nebraska); Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania); Pittsburgh, PA (Pennsylvania); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)


Work Arrangement: Hybrid/Home


Relocation assistance:: is not available for this opportunity.


Pay Range: $83,500 - $179,100 


Bonus Potential:  10% 


Requisition #: 70331



The Role at a Glance:

We’re excited to add a Sr. Consultant, Employee Relations to the team!    

In this position you will provide subject matter expertise & direction on complex projects/initiatives for his/her assigned area of responsibility. As part of the Employee Relations COE, this individual collaborates Legal & the HRBP to develop employee relations solutions that effectively foster a high performing workplace. S/he interprets policy, conducts investigations & provides guidance to all levels of management in addressing employee relations & performance management issues.

What you'll be doing:

  • Assess and manage organizational risk by examining and ensuring consistent application of the company's workplace policies and practices
  • Manage corrective action process for assigned client groups to include ongoing communication with Employee Relations, Legal & HR Business Partners.
  • Conduct assigned investigations within assigned client population according to internal guidelines and regulatory practices
  • Provide early warning to HR and as appropriate business leadership regarding unique and urgent issues 
  • Analyze employee relations data for client groups & recommend organization-wide &/or client specific intervention, training, &/or other options to address identified themes.
  • Interpret policies & recommend procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state & local laws
  • Engage in frequent contact with client group population to identify potential issues & recommended follow-up to prevent employee relations problems from occurring.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with all state & federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Complies with all company & site policies & procedures.
  • Proactively recommend new approaches, policies & procedures to deliver ongoing improvement in the efficiency of HR practices.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to formally & informally educate managers on employee relations trends, policy & law.
  • Coach managers on how to effectively identify, navigate & resolve employee relations & performance management issues.
  • Identify opportunities for training workshops for managers on employee relations trends, policy & law to mitigate risk.
  • Partner with internal stakeholder to develop policies & procedures to reduce employee relations issues & mitigate risk.
  • Research & respond to complaints submitted through external governmental agencies under direction of counsel.
  • Ensure self & managers are accountable for documentation and follow-through on employee relations issues.
  • Mitigate litigation risk by consistently addressing employee relations & performance management issues.
  • Maintain all active case information in ER case management system
  • Partner with HR Business Partner's with designated client groups in supporting key HR initiatives such as Organizational Effectiveness and Design, Talent Management, Recruiting and Compensation 
  • Perform special assignment and/or project activities as required by organizational strategy, special projects, and unplanned business need
  • Partners with staffing & hiring managers to communicate & ensure adherence to HR policies, procedures, laws, standards & government regulations regarding the selection of applicants. 

What we're looking for:


  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) 
  • 5+ Years of employee relations experience or related Human Resources Field
  • Proficiency in federal, state, and local EEO and Labor statutes, regulations, enforcement policies and practices
  • A demonstrated track record of consistently meeting and/or exceeding performance expectations


  • Ability to influence others.
  • Ability to reach agreements and consensus despite differing opinions and priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative, customer service orientation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Knowledge of Human Resources policies, processes, and employment law.

What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.


What’s in it for YOU:

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits

  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training


Work Arrangement

Hybrid/Home : Employees will work from home on average more days per week.


Lincoln will evaluate the following when setting the successful candidate's wage rate:
•    Prior work or industry experience.
•    Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
•    Unique skills


About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 200 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America and Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine as well as one of Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.


Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 


Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at


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If you are interested in a career at Lincoln, we encourage you to review our current openings and apply on our website. Lincoln values the privacy and security of every applicant and urges all applicants to diligently protect their sensitive personal information from scams targeting job seekers. These scams can take many forms including fake employment applications, bogus interviews and falsified offer letters.

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Additional Information

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.


Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.


Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, Veteran status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.


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