Qualtrics
At Qualtrics, our mission is to build technology that closes experience gaps.
Provo, UT, USA

Manager, Employee Relations - Center of Excellence

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At Qualtrics, we create software the world’s best brands use to deliver exceptional frontline experiences, build high-performing teams, and design products people love. But we are more than a platform—we are the creators and stewards of the Experience Management category serving over 18K clients globally. Building a category takes grit, determination, and a disdain for convention—but most of all it requires close-knit, high-functioning teams with an unwavering dedication to serving our customers.

When you join one of our teams, you’ll be part of a nimble group that’s empowered to set aggressive goals and move fast to achieve them. Strategic risks are encouraged and complex problems are solved together, by passing the mic and iterating until the best solution comes to light. You won’t have to look to find growth opportunities—ready or not, they’ll find you. From retail to government to healthcare, we’re on a mission to bring humanity, connection, and empathy back to business. Join over 6,000 people across the globe who think that’s work worth doing.

Leader, Global Employee Relations Center of Excellence

Why We Have This Role

The Leader of the Global Employee Relations Centre of Excellence will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive employee relations strategy that aligns with our company's vision, values, and global business objectives. This individual will oversee the creation and implementation of policies and practices designed to foster a positive work environment, minimize risk, and ensure legal compliance across all of our global operations. This role reports to the Global Leader of Business Partnering and Employee Relations.

 

How You'll Find Success

  • Oversee the Global Employee Relations Centre of Excellence, providing strategic direction and leadership to a team of employee relations professionals.
  • Establish and maintain a deep understanding of labor laws and employee relations practices across various regions and countries to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop, plan, and implement policies and procedures that promote a positive employer-employee relationship and contribute to an overall high level of employee engagement.
  • Lead the resolution of complex employee relations issues, including investigations of misconduct, harassment, discrimination, etc.
  • Provide expert guidance and support to HR Business Partners, management, and other stakeholders regarding employee relations matters.

 

How You'll Grow

  • Design and deliver training programs for managers and Qualtrics’ People Team on key employee relations topics such as performance management, conflict resolution, and employment law.
  • Partner with the legal department to mitigate risks and manage employment-related litigation strategies.
  • Monitor and analyze trends in employee relations issues, using data to inform decision-making and policy development.

 

Things You'll Do

  • Ensure that the employee relations practices are consistent, fair, and aligned with company values and culture across all global locations.
  • As a critical Centre of Excellence will contribute to overall HR strategy and cross-functional initiatives.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the Employee Relations Centre of Excellence, implementing best practices and innovative solutions to enhance service delivery.

 

What We're Looking For On Your Resume

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Business, Law, or a related field; advanced degree (e.g., MA, MBA) preferred.
  • Extensive experience in employee relations, labor law, or a related HR discipline, with a proven track record of successfully leading global employee relations initiatives.
  • Broad knowledge of international labor standards and experience navigating complex employee relations issues in a multicultural and multinational business environment.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, coupled with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proactive, strategic thinker with a high degree of integrity and professionalism.
  • Experience dealing with unions and works councils, including collective bargaining and labor disputes, preferred.
  • Ability to travel internationally as required.

 

What You Should Know About This Team

  • Office environment with regular operating hours; however, flexibility to accommodate global time zones is necessary.
  • International travel may be required.

 

Our Team's Favorite Perks and Benefits

  • Work life integration is deeply important to us - we have frequent office events, team outings, and happy hours
  • Qualtrics Experience Program - $1,500 for an experience of your choosing (eligible after a year)
  • We take pride in our offices design aiming at fostering creativity from our rooftop views to an open and collaborative work space
  • On top of standard benefits package (medical employees and their families, dental, vision, life insurance, etc) we provide snacks, drinks, and free lunches in our office
  • We believe in sharing Qualtrics success which is part of the compensation for all employees


The Qualtrics Hybrid Work Model: Our hybrid work model is elegantly simple: we all gather in the office three days a week; Mondays and Thursdays, plus one day selected by your organizational leader. These purposeful in-person days in thoughtfully designed offices help us do our best work and harness the power of collaboration and innovation. For the rest of the week, work where you want, owning the integration of work and life.

Qualtrics is an equal opportunity employer meaning that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

Applicants in the United States of America have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family & Medical Leave ActEqual Opportunity EmploymentEmployee Polygraph Protection Act

Qualtrics is committed to the inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Qualtrics will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please let your Qualtrics contact/recruiter know.

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What are Qualtrics Perks + Benefits

Qualtrics Benefits Overview

We recognize the importance of a benefit program that focuses on overarching wellness for our team and their families. By providing a robust program, we ensure that our teams can do their best work. This means we've built comprehensive benefit programs for our global teams, curating options to fulfill a wide range of needs and to provide an effective security net for both our team and their dependents.

We use a benefits survey to help shape our benefits programs around what’s important to our people. We listen and aim to create inclusive, equitable packages that support our employees and their well-being. Our benefits include "the usual" - health care options, dental, and vision - alongside strong 401k options and other options like legal services, dependent care FSA accounts, transit FSA accounts, and others. We also have some stars of the show - our global employee assistance program, the global wellness reimbursement, our global mental health benefit, a global benefit for adoption and surrogacy, and the experience bonus program.  

Culture
Partners with nonprofits
We go beyond partnering with nonprofits. For Qualtrics, 5 For the Fight is our company's core nonprofit focus. Discover the whole story at www.5ForTheFight.org. We're #AllIn until cancer gives in.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
In-person all-hands meetings
Every Monday we host our company all-hands. In the offices, there's a breakfast or snack, and we broadcast for everyone who isn't in. Topics range from performance updates to customer visits.
In-person revenue kickoff
President's club
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
In 2020, we launched our global unconscious bias program. We aim to provide our employees with the tools to block and tackle the various types of biases that exist.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
We have ERGS championing people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, Veterans, Underrepresented Minorities, and Women's Leadership Development.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Our Wellness program includes not only an employee assistance program but, starting in 2022, will also include a Wellness bonus that employees can use on services to support their overall wellbeing.
Mental health benefits
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Equity grants are considered annually based on performance and seniority level, and undergo annual refreshes.
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Qualtrics's parental leave is 6 weeks for all parents. Birthing parents are given an additional 6-8 weeks and have the option to take 2 weeks off before delivery.
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $10000 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave for the parent who is taking the role as the primary caregiver.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Qualtrics has several events during the year that look to actively include our families, from the annual summer party to welcoming your family on-site for visits.
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Qualtrics offers unlimited sick days, which covers not only the employee but immediate family members. Kids are sick? Stay home without burning your vacation days.
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
We serve catered lunch every day!
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Qualtrics's Wellness Reimbursement is $300 per quarter for wellness activities including gym memberships, spa massages, workout equipment, meditation apps, and much more.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Qualtrics's Work From Home Stipend is $750 for new employees to use in their first 45 days of employment.
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We additionally cater snacks to the company all-hands meeting each week. You can expect to find semi-annual swag distributions (summer & winter), as well as swag giveaways in the offices. Our Benefits team has always looked to maximize our benefits. Our benefits packages and workspaces are always subject to revision—but only for the better.

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