HR Associate (MEA)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide HR support service covering the end to end employee lifecycle. Work with and escalate more complex/strategic issues to the (Senior) HR Advisor/HR Manager or relevant HR Business Partner/EMEA Specialist
  • Proactively co-ordinate standard employee relations cases, absence and welfare issues, escalating complex issues to the (Senior) HR Advisor/HR Manager/HRBP. Provide managers with information and advice and provide administrative support to ensure best practice, adherence to legislation requirements and Epson's policies (e.g. letters, co-ordination and minutes of meetings, standard documentation)
  • Support and as required participate in recruitment and selection activities, working with HR Manager/Advisor and/or (Central) Resourcing team to contribute to a professional and efficient recruitment process. To include recruitment administration, administering assessments and, where appropriate conducting interviews to support managers
  • Administer and co-ordinate the on boarding process of new employees
  • Implement all required HR administration, policies, procedures and communication for the employee lifecycle, including accurate and timely maintenance of all HR Systems and records
  • Support the Performance Management (PM) cycle including meeting requirements and timescales for objective setting, mid/end of year reviews. Support line managers to develop knowledge and good performance management practice and further embed the PM processes
  • Work with the relevant Senior HR Advisor/Manager or Business Partner to prioritise and deliver solutions for individual employee training needs
  • Work with the EMEAR HR Team to ensure efficient training workshop scheduling and administration and supporting the delivery of learning initiatives to line managers and employees
  • Support the HR Manager and EMEAR Compensation & Benefits function in the co-ordination and administration of local pay and benefits activities
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting including headcount / budget tracking, analysis and planning to ensure accurate and timely submissions
  • Support the HR Manager in all required activities for employee representative and other regulatory bodies
  • Contribute to and support the central/EMEAR alignment of activities, practices and policies by providing local input and support in the delivery and implementation of key HR projects
  • Contribute to local projects to improve efficiency, local practices and enhance customer service
  • Work with EMEAR HR team to support the delivery of central business and HR initiatives

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

This role would suit an existing HR Associate, HR Administrator or strong generalist administrator who is keen to develop their skills within an HR team:

  • Generalist HR experience in a commercial HR Department, with an understanding of local employment law and HR best practice
  • Ideally experienced operating in a matrix organisation, with exposure in other European countries
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Creative, flexible, with a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Proficient in all MS applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint.) Ideally experience working with HR Information Systems
  • Excellent planning and organising approach, with the ability to balance conflicting deadlines and priorities
  • Flexible, tolerant and resilient with a positive attitude to change
  • Evidences a collaborative approach and the ability to work well with a broad group of colleagues
  • Highly motivated, deadline focused with the ability to consistently maintain high level of accuracy
  • Good level of English and relevant local language skills (verbal and written)

Epson makes products for a wide range of customers and we are committed to having a diverse workforce. We offer a competitive salary and with an outstanding suite of benefits. Colleagues based in our offices at Westside, Hemel Hempstead work in an excellent waterside location with close proximity to Apsley train station, onsite parking and a subsidised restaurant.

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