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HR Generalist

Hays Human Resources
Hereford, England
£47000.0 - £50000.0 per annum + Up to £50000 pa + benefits
Closing date
7 Aug 2024

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Engineering & Manufacturing
Contract Type
Full Time
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Your new company
This is an opportunity to a world leader in their field and part of a well established, large, global organisation which is committed to fostering a culture of inclusiveness, empowerment, and respect that embraces difference.
Your new role
Quick overview - This role is the client-facing HR Generalist responsible for delivering all aspects of the human resource function, including recruitment & selection, restructures, compensation and benefits advice, performance management, policy development and deployment, development and succession support, HR/employment law and employee relations. Total employees - 450+:

  • Employee relations, including absence, disciplinaries, capability and conduct management processes and grievances.
  • Support, monitor and analyse all aspects of attendance on a daily and weekly basis. Undertake Return to work interviews when required.
  • Support performance management process, where necessary advising departmental Managers regarding any issues and processes.
  • Support current and future business needs through the development and engagement of current employees.
  • Understand the business and other functions, to ensure suitability of experience and qualifications of job holder/new recruits whilst providing HR input to ensure the appointed share the right 'fit' for the business environment.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date HR Information systems. Prepare and analyse reports necessary to carry out the functions of the department. Prepare periodic and ad hoc reports for management.
  • Continually review HR Processes, make recommendations for improvement based on best practice.
  • Coach supervisors and managers in best practice people management, ensuring ownership and accountability.
  • Working with Trade Unions as necessary.
  • Performance management problem solving, ensuring consistency and fairness.
  • Best deployment of current people assets according to skills behaviours and potential - participates in the evaluation of employees performance.
  • New starters - on-boarded effectively and their probation periods managed effectively.
  • Support current and future business needs through the planning, development and engagement of the required workforce.
  • Context of the business and other functions, to ensure consistency and coverage of skills, experience and qualifications of the available workforce across Operations and the wider business, facilitating job moves where appropriate.
  • Administer the Company timetabled processes, including performance review, Compensation & Benefits changes.
  • Provide local advice to employees on company benefit provisions.
  • Provide reports and analysis of HR data to support project and continuous improvement activity.

What you'll need to succeed
Education/Qualification/ Experience:

  • Degree qualification - CIPD preferred.
  • At least 5 years' experience within a HR Generalist role.
  • Strong practical working knowledge of employment law.
  • Excellent communication skills, gained in business partnering/advisory roles.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all information, conversations, etc.
  • People orientated and results driven.
  • Excellent active listening and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to build and effectively maintain interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company.
  • Strong level of influence and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work alone on a broad variety of projects.
  • Ability to exercise effective judgement, sensitivity and creativity to changing needs and situations.


  • Integrity.
  • Organising and planning.
  • Problem analysis and problem solving.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Coaching skills.
  • Adaptability.

What you'll get in return

  • 5 weeks holiday + Statutory Bank Holidays.
  • Quarterly performance bonus scheme.
  • Excellent Contributory Company Pension.
  • BUPA.
  • Life Assurance x 4.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Free Eye Test & Prescription Safety Glasses.
  • Free Onsite Parking.
  • Training and development opportunities.

What you need to do now
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