Divisional Employee Relations Specialist
Durban, South Africa
5d ago
source : Executive Placements

The Person :

  • Bachelor's Degree or B.Tech in Human Sciences, HR Management or Industrial / Organisational Psychology.
  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in IR / Labour Law.
  • Automotive experience is essential.
  • A passion for industrial relations!
  • Experience with Unions in manufacturing.
  • SAGE 300 HR system experience pref
  • Leadership strength.
  • The Job : HR Strategy :

    HR Strategy :

  • Assist with the implementation of the HR Management strategic and operational plans by aligning organisational strategy with employee needs.
  • Build strategic relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Employee Relations :

  • Manage the relationship between the organisation and unions.
  • Oversee all people practices ensuring they are legally compliant.
  • Create people practices which develop and maintain a positive working relationship.
  • Ensure people practices are fair and transparent.
  • Support the organisation through restructures.
  • Monitor, report on labour trends and provide advise to Line Management regarding labour statistics.
  • Create an awareness of BBBEE within the Group.
  • HR Legislation :

  • Translate legislative changes into relevant HR Policies and Practices.
  • An in-depth understanding of and comply with the relevant HR Legislation (Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act, BBBEE Act, Skills Development Act, MIBCO Main Agreement, etc.
  • Recruitment and Selection :

  • Compile and place adverts for recruitment.
  • Shortlist suitable candidates and compile candidate reports.
  • Co-ordinate the recruitment process, prepare interview packs and conduct recruitment interviews.
  • Ensure verification of candidates credentials (qualifications, references, etc.)
  • Make formal offers of employment and compile / issue letters of regret to unsuccessful candidates.
  • Co-ordinate the sign on process (medical, employee data, payroll information, etc.)
  • Co-ordinate and conduct the employee exit process / interviews.
  • Industrial Relations :

  • Monitor consistent application of IR processes, policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and advise on substantive conditions of employment and related rights and obligations.
  • Facilitate external IR processes (CCMA. Labour Court, DRC, etc.).
  • Monitor the IR climate and advise Line Management on appropriate actions.
  • Represent management in consultations and discussions with stakeholders on matters that arise at Plant level.
  • Facilitate the resolution of employee disputes, grievances and conflicts.
  • Co-ordinate and provide advice to all stakeholders on disciplinary proceedings.
  • Facilitate formal and informal communication with Unions and Shop Stewards.
  • Monitor national annual wage negotiations with Trade Unions and manage the implementation thereof.
  • Keep abreast with IR developments, trends, Court judgements, communication systems, etc.
  • Organisational Development :

  • Assist in implementing organisational development initiatives as required.
  • Performance Management :

  • Instill a Performance Management Culture.
  • Facilitate the Performance Management process and administer performance management records.
  • HR Systems :

  • Comply with the requirements of the HR Quality Systems.
  • People Management :

  • Ensure an enabling climate / culture.
  • Ensure a safe, secure and legal working environment.
  • Manage individual, team and departmental performance to achieve organisational objectives.
  • Conduct Performance reviews and manage sub-standard performance.
  • Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance levels.
  • Ensure discipline is maintained in department (absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc.).
  • Resolve grievances and disputes.
  • Union interaction.
  • Continuous Improvement

  • Keep abreast with the latest trends and developments.
  • Reporting.
  • Compile HR reports.
  • Skills and Competencies :

  • Business minded?
  • Leadership strength?
  • Problem solving?
  • Strong communication skills at all levels?
  • This is a superb opportunity to take your skills and experience to the next level.

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