Employee Relations Specialist - Ashland Inc.

Company Name:
Ashland Corporate
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment. Visit to see the innovations we offer through our four commercial units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets.
At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
This position will be based in Lexington, KY.
Employee Relations Specialist
This role functions in a call center team environment and as such, you will provide support to employees and managers in each of Ashland's operating units through policy interpretation, conflict resolution and statistical analysis.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of broad Human Resources experience with a concentration in providing employee relations and conflict resolution support to managers and employees. Candidates must possess working knowledge of Federal and State employment laws, strong written and oral communication skills, demonstrated project management and customer service skills along with the ability to work collaboratively with employees at all levels within the organization. Additionally, they will have experience in employee/manager coaching, performance management, conducting internal incident investigations, facilitating training and utilizing statistics to create business cases for improvement in workforce effectiveness.
To qualify, you will need the following:
Bachelor's Degree
Minimum 3 years of broad Human Resources experience.
SHRM, PHR certification a plus!
Comfort with instructing small and large groups
Willingness to do periodic travel
Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States
This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.

Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.
Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. _ _
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland''s Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2014-4416 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply online.
We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position
Date: 2014-04-09
Country: US
State: KY
City: Lexington
Postal Code: 40509

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