Employee & Labor Relation Business Partner Retail France

Paris, Paris Region, France
Corporate Functions


Weekly Hours: 35
Role Number:200143834
The Employee Relations Business Partner (ERBP) provides advice and guidance regarding employee relations matters to Executives, Talent partners and Employees throughout the Retail organisation. The ERBP helps ensure the legal compliance, adherence to and consistent application of Apple policies and practices. Where relevant the ER BP also supports the MD/ ML in meetings, negotiations and support around Social Partnership. This work is accomplished through tight-knit collaboration with multiple partners and functions across Apple. This role helps to improve ER efficiencies with continuous improvement, and ensures that legal requirements are met in terms of employee relations to minimise exposure to liability.

Key Qualifications

  • HR experience related to employee relations preferred
  • You are an expert in balancing multiple priorities, partners and work streams across markets
  • You posses proven ability to act independently, including the ability to organise, plan, and prioritise tasks
  • You have demonstrated command skills and an ability to influence others
  • You have the ability to build positive relationships and work with managers and HR colleagues
  • You acquire Superb communication skills including effective listening, writing and presentation
  • Knowledge of local employment laws and regulations
  • Large corporation HR/ER experience preferred.
  • Fluent in french and English.


EMPLOYEE RELATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES You will support all levels of Leadership, Store/Corporate Employees and Corporate Partners with understanding Apple Policies and Local Legislation where relevant. Support the timely lifecycle of ER Cases. Identify, analyse and implement resolutions to complex and sensitive employee relations issues. Lead and conduct investigations regarding potential misconduct and policy violations. Support the outcome of cases throughout partnership on correct articulation and documentation. Support the Organisation with legislatively compliant implementation of initiatives. Develop, communicate and implement company-wide employee relations programs, policies, and procedures. Advise and influence all levels of management regarding critical and complex employee relations decisions. Evaluate and review employee related decisions in response to employee concerns. Support workplace violence assessments and implement response plans as needed. Support Crisis Management Team response as needed. Oversee and deliver locally relevant Employee RelationsTraining. Support all levels of Leadership, Store/Corporate Employees and Corporate Partners in navigating Short & Longterm Sick cases, and identifying suitable accommodations including Job Searches. Oversee and lead responses to government labour or employment related audits, information requests and inspections. Use Employee Relations metrics with clients to highlight trends and develop strategies to nurture positive Employee Relations in the business and mitigate risk. Support projects/initiatives as needed. Administrative support as required. SOCIAL REPRESENTATION RESPONSIBILITIES Lead the social representation agenda in partnership with the regional and country Employee Relations Leader (mandatory meetings, negotiations, elections, etc.) Support electoral processes when required with logistics, partnership with legal team and external vendors. Analyse and provide direction regarding the implementation of key company initiatives through information sharing, consultation, and codetermination activities. Prepare information/consultation documentation to support discussion with social partners. Connect with key partners before, during, and after social partner negotiations, to ensure smooth implementation of changes. Prepare the relevant guidance for Leadership and other key partners in case of serious LR situations. Support local leaders with social partners’ queries/demands.

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