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Human Resources - Employee Relations, AVP



People & HR
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Blackstone is the world’s largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $1 trillion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow @blackstone on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

Job Description:

This role will report to the Senior Vice President in Employee Relations and will be responsible for providing advice and expertise to managers and HR Business Partners with a focus on performance management, risk assessments and mitigation, firm culture, and employee transition out of the firm.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Work closely with employees to understand the criteria for success.

  • Educate and advise managers to provide clear expectations and feedback.

  • Coordinate with managers to develop performance improvement plans, and work closely with manager and employee to provide support, direction, and clear communication throughout the process.

  • Investigate potential violation of policies and monitor and address employee behavior throughout the firm; ensure consistent and fair approach firmwide.

  • Partner with ER team, business managers, HRBPs to provide resolutions for escalated or complex issues and concerns.

  • Work with the ER team to facilitate training for managers and employees.

  • Partner with the Benefits Team to navigate sensitive employee issues including accommodation/leave requests.

  • Communicate and ensure employee understanding of relevant employment laws, regulations, and organizational policies and answer non-standard questions by managers and employees as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5+ years of applicable HR related experience, preferably with a focus on Employee Relations

  • Knowledge of employment laws

  • Ability to resolve conflicts and diffuse employee related issues, concerns, situations

  • Ability to quickly evaluate options and alternatives to decide on a plan of action

  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written

  • Team player

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

The duties and responsibilities described here are not exhaustive and additional assignments, duties, or responsibilities may be required of this position. Assignments, duties, and responsibilities may be changed at any time, with or without notice, by Blackstone in its sole discretion.

Expected annual base salary range:

$110,000 - $160,000

Actual base salary within that range will be determined by several components including but not limited to the individual's experience, skills, qualifications and job location. For roles located outside of the US, please disregard the posted salary bands as these roles will follow a separate compensation process based on local market comparables.

Additional compensation: Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits offered in connection with the advertised role.

Blackstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other class or status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. All Blackstone employees, including but not limited to recruiting personnel and hiring managers, are required to abide by this policy.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).

Depending on the position, you may be required to obtain certain securities licenses if you are in a client facing role and/or if you are engaged in the following:

  • Attending client meetings where you are discussing Blackstone products and/or and client questions;

  • Marketing Blackstone funds to new or existing clients;

  • Supervising or training securities licensed employees;

  • Structuring or creating Blackstone funds/products; and

  • Advising on marketing plans prepared by a sales team or developing and/or contributing information for marketing materials.

Note: The above list is not the exhaustive list of activities requiring securities licenses and there may be roles that require review on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with your Blackstone Recruiting contact with any questions.

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