Employee Relations Manager

Holder Construction, an Atlanta based commercial construction company with operations throughout the United States, is seeking a highly motivated Employee Relations Manager to join our team in Atlanta, GA.


The ideal candidate for this job is a team player who thrives in a challenging and fast-paced yet supported environment. A successful candidate will have the interest and ability to be an integral part of our high-touch, high-performance culture. 


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Facilitate and manage employee relation issues on behalf of the company.
  • Develop effective relationships with HR Business Partners and other key stakeholders to ensure solutions are made collaboratively
  • Evaluate and refine existing company employee relations procedures. Establish new programs, policies, procedures, and best practices to promote fair and equitable employee relations and business decisions.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.
  • Follow privacy regulations and maintain confidentiality as required.
  • Research and explain laws and legal information concerning employment to managers, supervisors, and employees
  • Develop training for managers and supervisors in best employee relations practices and strategies for managing supervisor problems and employee grievances
  • Conduct internal investigations for behavioral/workplace issues in a timely manner applying appropriate investigation plan, interviewing techniques with supporting documentation and outcome/conclusion summary
  • Understand and analyze information necessary to manage negotiations and disputes. This may include management and union proposals, company policies, pay scales and wages, benefits, working conditions, and other mitigating circumstances.
  • Collaborate with company leadership, managers, supervisors, and legal counsel in the preparation for and participation in negotiation with employee and labor groups.
  • Provide detailed documentation, executive summaries and timelines written with precision and clear next steps and recommended remediation strategies.
  • Make decisions guided by policies with general oversight and direction.
  • Train, oversee, and develop any assigned staff.


Requirements for this position include:

  • Four-year college degree in Human Resources or business-related field
  • 7+ years of experience supporting Employee Relations efforts with extensive knowledge of applicable state and federal employment and labor laws and governmental compliance requirements
  • Track record of influencing and providing guidance to senior management about complex issues
  • Extensive experience conducting and managing investigations of complex and confidential workplace complaints.
  • Strong project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information with absolute confidentiality and professionalism
  • Thorough understanding of state and federal laws concerning labor relations
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies
  • Ability to remain tactful, calm, and persuasive in controversial and/or confrontational situations. 



The best teams trust Holder to deliver  their most important work. Our people redefine the construction experience. We lead with integrity. We seek excellence. We care more. 

As a strong and stable company since 1960, Holder provides nationwide construction management services on complex projects in the aviation, office, technology, education, hospitality, and interiors markets. Our mission is to provide clients with quality construction services across the country, supported by our offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, San Jose, and Washington DC. At Holder, our most valuable resources are our people, who carry forth our core values, brand, and reputation for performance.


  • We encourage authenticity and encourage support to ensure you can perform at your best 

  • Company culture is based on integrity of leadership, high performance, care and connection, development, and continuous improvement

  • Organic growth from within the organization

  • Security and stability of a consistent top 20 ENR contractor

  • Respectful, trusting, inclusive, and collaborative working environment

We are a performance-based company with an excellent career development program. We offer a top notch compensation and benefits package. ​More on benefits. 


Substance abuse testing is a condition of employment.