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ER Advisor (HR Advisor)

  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Sector: HR
  • Salary: £32500 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 24/04/2019
  • Job reference: sc 32075
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A fantastic opportunity for a career minded HR professional who is keen for an opportunity to grow their own experience within an HR generalist environment and work for a leading national retail business.

The role is a generalist one but will have a large focus on Employee Relations, including grievances, disciplinarians, absence management etc. As such the client will be happy to meet with candidate who are comfortable with ER but are interested in learning the broader HR skills.

It will be a strong advantage if you have experience of working within a blue collar environment.

You will play a key role with managers in ensuring all HR processes and policies are implemented and followed, working with onsite support teams to ensure operational standards are implemented. You will have an active role in creating and encouraging the company culture in your place of work so that the values are instilled throughout and their employees are engaged to be enabled. In your site you will be responsible for everything from the personnel files to the way HR is defined.


Providing a complete HR generalist service to the site

Work closely with key customers to coach and empower managers to understand and effectively implement HR policies, procedures and best practices

Manage and facilitate transformation in terms of working practices and management style, coaching our management team on people issues such as short and long term absence management, disciplinary, grievances etc.

Be hands-on and involved in employee relations cases. The role will entail advising management and attending high level disciplinary meetings and attending all appeal and grievance meetings to provide guidance to the chair and note take during the meeting.

Ensure that high volumes of employee relations cases are managed within agreed SLAs

Oversee case management of long-term absences cases, attend meetings for guidance and note taking. Be responsible for the administration of all medical reports and Occupational Health referrals

Support recruitment initiatives within your area by attending assessments sessions and participating within interviews

Develop people strategies with senior management to address both immediate and long term objectives for the site

Work with other HR Business Partners and functional specialists (Training, Learning and Development, Recruitment, Engagement, etc.) to ensure consistent implementation of HR policies, procedures and projects across business streams;

Utilise employee data and trend analysis to lead, educate and work in partnership with line managers on people issues, e.g. attendance management, reducing churn; Identify priority trends and advise management on options and solutions;

Providing cover for other sites within the region to cover holiday


Proven knowledge and experience of delivering HR generalist support

Strong background in employee relations is essential, evidence of advising manager on best practise and procedures.

Strong people skills to develop relationships with the management team and being available to support our employees

Ability to influence others, with strong mediation, facilitation and negotiation skills

Be organised, there will be times where you will find a heavy employee relations case load along with project that need to be delivered, so being able to plan and prioritise will be key

Experience of working in a unionised environment would be advantageous.

While we value candidates who are CIPD qualified we recognise skills and experience holds equal value.

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