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3M People Relations Leader - Investigations in Maplewood, Minnesota

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Job TitlePeople Relations – Investigation Lead

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“3M’s culture is driven by curious, spirited and collaborative people who are constantly asking ‘What if?’ And the many talents of 3Mers around the globe have me incredibly excited about what’s to come next.” – Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president of Human Resources at 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a People Relations Leader, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Determining appropriate interventions needed to identify and evaluate business and people- issues and opportunities by investigating, researching, collaborating and coordinating with employees and leaders.

  • Leading and developing employee relations and people relations programs, policies and procedures aligned with key business and people priorities.

  • Leading, teaching, coaching, and supporting training and education that fosters alignment with the Company’s code of conduct and key procedures, policies, or standards.

  • Supporting efforts and providing coaching to managers and employees and guides them towards appropriate resources that helps ensure compliance with Company requirements.

  • Implementing key programs in partnership with various functional partners through education and on-going monitoring of the changes.

  • Supporting client organizations and working to enhance understanding and application of 3M programs, policies and other initiatives that support employee engagement, compliance and other job expectations.

  • Collaborating on cross-functional projects to support business needs and to meet quality and timelines.

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Ten (10) years of Human Resources experience in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Experience in conducting workplace investigations and applying consistent application of human resources policies

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Master's degree in Human Resources or related degree

  • Proficient written and verbal communication

  • Program and policy development experience

  • Project management experience

  • Facilitation experience

  • Employee and leadership coaching experience

Travel: May include up to 5% domestic

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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