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Leaves Specialist in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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Job Description

At Stryker, our HR Operations team is committed to delivering an exceptional employee experience in every interaction. That includes ensuring our leave of absence programs are administered accurately and efficiently. This role offers an opportunity to support our employees and managers while administering, evaluating, troubleshooting and communicating our leave of absence programs. Provide exceptional and compassionate service to employees needing assistance while ensuring appropriate communication with various stakeholders.

•         Support the administration of leave of absence programs such as FMLA, American Disability Act and Short and Long Term Disability, and parental leave.

•         Consult with employees and managers on plan provisions, leave eligibility, and other general inquiries.  Troubleshoot and resolve both routine and complex leave issues.

•         Works in service center environment ensuring appropriate case management documentation occurs.

•         Provide training and support for employees on leave programs.

•         Navigate employees through challenging situations while demonstrating a high level of service.

•         Provides exceptional customer service to employees by maintaining contact via channel agreed upon between advisor and employee.

•         Interpret policies and procedures for employees and managers regarding leaves, escalating when necessary.

•         Constantly work with team members to improve and develop best practices for employee leave delivery.

•         Communicate leave plans and changes; conduct orientation as needed; prepare and disseminate communication materials when appropriate.

•         Maintain leave records and documentation

•         Compile and submit necessary reports.

•         Ensure compliance under federal and state regulations regarding leave of absence programs.

•         Effectively interpret FMLA and ADA implications as they are related to leaves of absence.

•         May support integration efforts for employees joining company via merger or acquisition

•         Exemplify team attitude and willingness to support others in need of assistance.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or related major is required

  • Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), typing proficiency is required and experience with a case management system and HCM system is preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in HR or Leave of Absence administration in an employee-focused, and fast-paced environment. 

  • Applied knowledge of benefit laws and regulations, including HIPAA and ERISA.

  • Applicable certification desired.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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