French Speaking HR Generalist, 4 or 5 days per week

Guildford, England
£35000 - £40000 per annum
19 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Niki Vardy
Specialist Area
HR function
Contract Type
Full Time
Your new company
A commercial organisation based in Guildford with onsite parking seeking a French Speaking HR Generalist for a 16 month fixed term contract

Your new role
This role will be to provide generalist operational HR support to the region which currently comprises France, Spain and Italy. This position is based in Guildford and is therefore located remotely from the circa 60 employees working in their local offices and various client sites in these countries. Travel will be required to Paris on a monthly basis. Occasional travel to other countries may be required. Fluency in French is a mandatory requirement for this role. This role will cover the full generalist remit including;

* Work with Senior Managers to understand their hiring needs.
* Conduct exit interviews with employees leaving the organisation
* Act as first point of contact for People Managers and employees, providing guidance and advice as appropriate in all employee relations matters
* Manage the French training budget and maintain the training spreadsheet
* Provide HR metrics to the management teams as required e.g. annual leave balances, pyramid, compensation analyses
* Participate in management meetings as and when required
* Monitor annual and mid-year performance cycle activities
* Support employees and People Managers in the bi-annual promotion processes
* Provide advice to People Managers regarding performance issues as appropriate
* Support Senior Managers in the annual merit increase and bonus award processes
* Work with Senior Managers to review annual compensation plans and establish plans for 2018 and 2019
* Maintain HR systems' data

What you'll need to succeed

* Fluent in French; language skills in any Italian or Spanish would be an advantage
* Ideally previous HR experience in a European role
* CIPD qualified to level 5 and/or certification(s) in European HR a distinct advantage
* Competent IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Experience of using PeopleSoft and SharePoint would be advantageous
* Ability to demonstrate the following core competencies:
* Business and client awareness
* Communication and interpersonal skills
* Creative thinking and problem-solving
* Decision-making and influencing
* Ability to multitask, prioritise, work under pressure to tight deadlines
* Ability to react quickly and efficiently to resolve unexpected issues
* Approachable, flexible and pro-active
* Team player
* Attention to detail
* Time management skills
* Respectful of confidential and sensitive information

What you'll get in return
A base salary of £35,000 - £40,000 plus the opportunity for flexible working plus benefits

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