HR Advisor

I am currently working with a City based international Insurance firm who looking to recruit a HR Advisor to provide support for the UK and overseas business areas in advising and managing employment matters and taking the lead on dedicated HR and talent and development projects as required. The HR Advisor will also support, advise and enable managers to deal effectively with people projects and initiatives across all locations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the HR Business Partners for the UK and overseas business areas on all employee relations matters

  • Manage the new joiner welcome breakfast and oversee the on-boarding and induction process

  • Support the whole HR team by researching, designing, presenting on people related projects

  • Keep abreast of international employment legislation and all people policies in international offices

  • Ensure any new processes and policies are applicable to international ways of working and local regulations

  • Engage with managers to advise upon and support the management of people issues from hire to termination, with a view to up skilling managers to undertake their roles more effectively.

  • Take the lead on ER matters as allocated by the HRBP, making clear and commercially sound decisions in areas such as flexible working, Occupational health referrals, sickness absence and attendance management, maternity, performance issues, and grievance /disciplinary case management.

  • Liaising with relevant internal and external experts to ensure sound advice and consultation is provided on complex ER matters

  • Support the HR team with the compensation review as required

  • Support talent mapping across business areas and support the creation and development of a performance based culture

  • Oversee training needs analysis alongside the business partners

  • Provide support on the employee engagement survey, working with the business partners to create and implement action plans based on the results

  • Interface with HR Operations as required ensuring a seamless transition from "front office" to "back office"

  • Participate in performance management activity for self and with the business to ensure the people practices are observed and completed to a satisfactory standard

Person Specification

  • Previous financial or professional services experience

  • Graduate with minimum of 2:1 degree level or equivalent

  • CIPD qualified

  • Flexibility to travel to international locations as required based on the requirements of the business.

  • Effective interpersonal skills to adapt to different situations

  • Sensitive to, and maintains confidentiality and dignity of others

  • Effective stakeholder management skills - evidence of being a trusted advisor

  • Resilient, able to bounce back from adversity

  • Capacity to work under pressure with competing demands, in an environment characterised by high levels of ambiguity and rapid change


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