Position Title:Employee Relations & Compliance Specialist
Date Posted: November 7, 2017
Job Location: Wisconsin Rapids or Madison
Company Name: Renaissance
Contact: Heidi Okreglicki
2911 Peach Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
(715) 424-3636
Description: Renaissance® is the leader in K-12 learning analytics------enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters------creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey------from year to year, and for a lifetime.

For more information, visit www.renaissance.com.

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Employee Relations & Compliance Specialist will provide HR guidance and support to management and employees regarding compliance and employee relations; serve as the corporate HR focal point for Renaissance; develop and recommend new or modified policies and procedures; assures legal compliance with applicable HR-related laws.

Renaissance employs over 1000 employees in 10 locations across the country including the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Our people do really important work for educators and care deeply in making a difference in the lives of 60 million students. We believe our people are the life-blood of our company.

Key Responsibilities

• Serve as a valuable and trusted resource to employees seeking guidance on questions relating to company policies, procedures, and practices

• Work with management and employees from all locations on employee relations related matters • Conduct and assist with internal investigations as needed

• Ensure legal compliance with US government regulations and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, as well as Renaissance policies and procedures

• File the annual EEO-1 report; maintain other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations; produce the EEO-1 report periodically as requested for customer RFP’s and submissions

• Manage and ensure I-9 compliance (including auditing compliance, providing regular training and ensuring compliance with participation in the E-Verify program)

• Maintain and update the corporate Affirmative Action plans • Develop company- wide ADA processes and other regulatory processes.

• Facilitate employee web-based training on various HR and compliance topics

• Create, edit, and maintain corporate job descriptions, including annual audits of job titles and periodic reviews of job descriptions with management

• Responsible for drafting corporate policies and guidelines and seeking the appropriate approvals

• Maintaining availability of all corporate policies on the company’s SharePoint site

• Administer the employee engagement survey, compile results, analyze data, and make recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement

• Conduct exit interviews and make recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement • Manage external vendors for compliance training.

• Conduct annual audits on various items to ensure compliance

• Take an active role in the development of programs and policies in support of the company mission and goals, in particular recruitment and retention


The Employee Relations & Compliance Specialist should have excellent interpersonal skills to be capable of communicating and partnering with employees and management across the organization. Renaissance is a place where leaders and innovators thrive. We encourage high performing and talented people to create new ideas and have the courage to implement them. Therefore, this person should have creativity, passion, grit, determination and bias for action.

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field, AND
• At least five years’ Human Resources experience with a strong emphasis on employee relations
• Strong knowledge of investigations and employment law to include the principles, practices and procedures of Human Resources Management
• Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and discretion in handling confidential information and situations
• Proven knowledge in employment laws and policies
• Certification in Human Resources (SHRM or HRCI) is encouraged but not essential

Location Preference: This position can be located out of the corporate office in Wisconsin Rapids, WI or our Madison, WI office location.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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