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Co-worker Relations Manager 80-100 % (m/f/d)

Spreitenbach, Canton of Aargau People & HR Full Time

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Co-worker Relations Manager


Due to maternity leave of our Co-worker Relations Manager, we are looking for Co-worker Relations Manager with a limited assignment of one year.
In this position we are looking for a strong contributor to the CoE Co-worker Experience who secures HR subject matter expertise in leading co-worker relations and upholding our global and local co-worker relations principles as well as securing the conditions for an engaging and healthy working environment where co-workers develop and perform. You will lead the Co-worker Relations Specialist. This is a limited assignment of one year with a workload of 80% - 100% and you will report to the Co-worker Experience Manager.

  • Ensure the relevant global people policies and standards are fully supported by the management team, implemented across the country and lived up to (e.g. Code of Conduct, IES).
  • Establish and foster an ongoing open dialogue with co-workers and labour unions.
  • Lead the development and own the content of country HR policies and procedures in line with employment law compliance and follow up.
  • Contribute expertise to leadership development in relation to co-worker relations, behaviours and trust throughout the organisation.
  • Lead the I Share process on country level.
  • Lead and develop the problem resolution process on country level, securing consistent execution and follow-up, and secure analysis of root causes.
  • Protect IKEA as an employer from potential threats by implementing and following a common way of managing labour issues on country level.
  • Identify, evaluate and monitor actual and potential labour issues evolving internally or externally that could create significant risks for IKEA.
  • Lead and follow up on IKEA’s employment standards and compliance in all units
  • Train and counsel P&C peers and line managers.

  • Knowledge of legislation regarding resolving disputes between IKEA and other corporate and civil parties.
  • Knowledge about the rights and obligations of co-workers and how to mediate the relationship between co-workers, employing entities and authorities.
  • Knowledge of how to create, implement and follow up on rules and practices that ensure accountability, compliance, fairness and transparency within IKEA.
  • Knowledge of the IKEA corporate identity, core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people, to ensure right representation.
  • Passionate about people, their rights and wellbeing.
  • Engagement and commitment to develop the business and deliver business results by optimising performance through people.
  • Ambassador for the IKEA culture and values. Enjoy working in a vibrant and changing multi-dimensional environment.
  • Ability to work independently, take own initiatives and responsibility but also a strong team-player.
  • Expresses ideas and opinions effectively in verbal and written communication.
  • Excellent ability in building relationships on all levels and having a high level of influencing skills.
  • Appreciate the mix of tactical and operational thinking
  • Solution oriented and proven problem solver
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in leading through people
  • Very good English language skills both written and verbal

Start date: 1 December 2019

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