HR Business Partner position within an international environment
Dynamic law firm
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This client of Michael Page represents the combination of two firms with a shared culture and commitment to client service excellence. We are each known for our commercial awareness and industry knowledge and for providing innovative and tailored solutions for every client.
Increasing globalisation has changed the nature of business. It has also changed the type of advice our clients need. This law firm was formed with this in mind. As our clients expand globally, we are with them. Our lawyers around the globe are united by our vision, values and understanding of our clients' businesses and their needs. They provide legal advice of the highest quality whether they are operating within country or across borders from our 61 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.
Taken en verantwoordelijkheden
Supporting the Senior HRBP team in the definition and delivery of HR strategy/plan for the Practice Groups in your location, in line with the People Strategy. Implementing key firmwide people related initiatives within the client group;
Acting as a business partner to managers/partners. Delivering performance management, budgeting, workforce planning, project and change management. Exploring and challenging team structures to improve efficiency and effectiveness;
Challenging existing HR ways of working to ensure maximum efficiency across all day to day activities;
Supporting the business in driving and managing change (to leaders, role structures, new ways of working, use of new skills etc.) effectively, using change management tools and processes to ensure that teams continue to operate effectively;
Coaching partners and managers and being their trusted advisors, not just on people issues but on business decisions and direction. When providing advice, always ensuring employment legislation is balanced alongside a commercial approach;
Monitoring, measuring and reporting on HR issues, opportunities and development plans and achievements, through HR data analysis, to enable fact based decision making. Always doing so to agreed formats and timescales;
Influencing reward decisions effectively within the practice group, ensuring compliance with the firmwide Reward approach and fairness & consistency of decision making. Coordinating the salary review & bonus allocation process for the relevant teams, taking accountability for ensuring that decisions are accurately captured and processed;
Working with the partners to develop talent and succession plans, working to ensure that the diversity profile of the practice groups improves in line with the firms objectives for inclusivity;
Delivering training sessions to line managers on all relevant aspects of the HR annual cycle, i.e. QCIs for reviewees and reviewers, induction day one etc.;
Managing vacancy approval (through budget as required), and delivering external and internal recruitment for the practice groups, using market and team knowledge. Managing the onboarding of all external candidates from induction planning onwards;
Skills and experience:
Successful candidates will have a good amount experience in a generalist advisory role, ideally from professional services, but primarily experienced in working in a large and complex international organisation.
You will have a good understanding and practical experience of complex ER and L&D delivery. In addition, we are looking for someone with a well-developed commercial acumen, with the ability to contribute to the wider business and HR agenda.
Ideally your experience will include exposure to organisational development and change management. You will have a track record of coaching, motivating and influencing at management level using pragmatic and data based approach.
Well-developed diplomacy, listening and influencing skills. You will demonstrate a range of influencing skills, personal impact and communication skills that will ensure success and command instant credibility at all levels of the firm.
Excellent IT skills; competent Excel skills essential and competent in the use of information systems highly desirable.
Ability to drive change in a partnership, providing 'friendly challenge' and innovative thinking;
Confident and credible in dealing with internal and external stakeholders and clients;
Strong financial acumen and ability to understand the performance of the practice group and teams.
A good understanding of how to add value in the HR arena and demonstrate this value within an organization;
Creative, commercial and able to think laterally in identifying and developing opportunities.
Consistently positive attitude and 'can do' approach, as well as the ability being able to work well on your own initiative and as part of a wider team;
Solution oriented with a lively, energetic and positive outlook. Pragmatic, robust and resourceful, with the ability to adapt quickly to different situations and personalities;
We're a modern, progressive law firm. We think differently and we've built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. We believe that innovation comes from a culture of genuine equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.