French/Italian Speaking HR Advisor

Henley-On-Thames, England
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
15 Jun 2018
15 Jul 2018
Nicholas Lilley
Specialist Area
HR function
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for a HR Advisor who speaks French or Italian

Your new role
To provide excellent HR advice and service to the business (in multiple countries) by delivering efficient and effective generalist HR support to employees and managers, supporting the broader HR Team.
Key Responsibilities / Duties:

* Establish relationships with key employees and managers across multiple European locations, becoming the initial point person for answering questions relating (but not limited) to policies, processes, systems management etc (e.g. performance/development/talent/compensation reviews, conducting parental leave meetings, exit interviews etc.)
* Manage routine employee relations, absence management, redundancy and performance cases in conjunction with line management across locations. Counsel and educate employees and managers on legislation, policies, procedures and other relevant factors to identify and implement appropriate resolution steps
* Follow and be able to effectively apply and implement employment legislation changes across assigned locations, recommending appropriate changes to policies and processes in line with these. Apply a continuous improvement mindset to do the same for other policies and procedures too
* Work in support of the HR BPs on matters such as department restructuring and relocations, taking the lead as requested
* In conjunction with the HR BP's, participate in region specific risk management activities to include projects, audits, process improvement and related activities
* Analyse employee surveys and other feedback methods in geographical areas of responsibility to identify work environment trends and improvement opportunities
* Submit PeopleSoft transaction forms for employee changes in assigned client groups and take accountability for the integrity of the data provided and recorded. Use data skills to provide leaders with HR related information on their employees and organisation to support management decision. Support may include running and analysis of reports, creation of presentations or other methods to provide tools for decision making
* Work collaboratively with local and global HR colleagues to ensure a coordinated and high quality HR provision, including but not limited to Benefits, People Development and Talent Acquisition (e.g. assisting managers through the hiring requisition and approvals process, supporting delivery of training courses, assisting with employee contractual documentation where required)

What you'll need to succeed
Work Experience / Knowledge:

* Demonstrated prior HR experience in advising employees and managers on the application of policies and processes and employee relations issues, ideally across multiple European countries
* Proven ability to deliver generalist HR work such as routine employee relations, job requisition processing and system audits as well as various HR programs and projects
* Proven ability to prioritise and successfully deliver a wide variety of assignments
* Experience analysing HR-related data and reports, and presenting solid management information to help make good business decisions
* Experienced at working in a global matrix organization
* Fluent in English, French and/or Italian, other European languages are a plus
* Good understanding of employment legislation and HR best practices
* Solid business acumen
* Technical HR knowledge across the broad spectrum of the HR functions such as compensation, benefits, organizational development, people development, talent acquisition, employee relations, etc.
* Highly proficient with data systems, preferably PeopleSoft and Taleo, and advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project

Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required:

* Discreet manner, with the highest commitment to confidentiality
* Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills
* Strong flexibility, organisational and prioritisation skills
* Very good attention to detail
* Continuous improvement mindset
* Flexible approach with the ability to shift focus quickly to support a variety of colleagues and work requests
* Comfortable with ambiguity and the ability to adapt to change
* Ability to interact with and advise employees and managers on all levels in a professional, calm, and confident manner
* Able to successfully work in a matrixed, global HR team
* Pride in the accuracy of work and the service level, output and reputation of the HR department
* Self motivated, enthusiastic, resilient, able to work on own initiative

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