HR Generalist
Stiefel Laboratories, Inc
South Africa, South Africa
6d ago

Your Responsibilities :

Job Description Summary-Job Category - General Multi Disciplinary HR : HR Generalist skill set

Job Family - Multi Disciplinary HR : Develops / implements a variety of human resource programmes. Anticipates and plans for long-

terms human resource needs and trends in partnership with business management.

Job Family Group - HR : Designs, implements, and monitors human resource programmes and policies, including recruitment, learning and development, performance management, compensation, benefits, employee relations, etc.

Anticipates and plans for long-term human resource needs and trends.

Job Description-Job Purpose :

To deliver high quality HR interventions across a range of HR activities in order to enable line managers and employees to add maximum value to the business.

Member of an in-country / cluster HR Operations group and works with other areas of HR to deliver effective HR solutions.

Key Accountabilities :

Coach and develop line managers in the delivery of key HR activities, build their leadership and people management capability

Respond to complex, escalated queries around HR policies, processes and ways of working

Diagnose and as needed, reframe the business need through active inquiry

Proactively promote pragmatic and best practice approaches and interventions that drive the HR and business agenda forward

Diagnose and / or deliver change projects in line with the HR and business agenda

Successfully manage progress and track key HR Operations department milestones, deliverables and metrics

Facilitate interventions focused on business LT development

Coach and build line manager capability to create a positive employee environment

Key delivery channel for initiatives developed by the HR CoEs, HRBLs and Global HR Ops; One HR - working in partnership to deliver the HR agenda and enhance the customer experience

Actively contribute to standardisation and continuous improvement of HR Services through VOC feedback and solution mindset in order to increase HR’s effectiveness and enhance the customer experience

Continuously look to increase the value HR adds to the business

Efficiently manage and contribute to key governance forums (Customer Board, HR Business Meeting, HR Council)

Resolve ER / IR issues and implement strategies to reduce such issues and enhance performance.

Understand the HR Risk environment, identify and mitigate potential HR risks

Share collective responsibility for managing the reputation of HR and HR Risk

Can be the Local Process Owner for Assess and Develop in the market.

Depending on the country / cluster may be responsible for analyzing soft skills development requirements across the businesses and translate them into appropriate development programmes.

Maintain the relationship with third party development provider like NIIT and CoE.

Determine the annual training budget across businesses in the country / cluster

Build annual development plans for all businesses

Communicate the Global Learning offering and ensure that it is fully leveraged across the country / cluster.

Core HR Capabilities :

Coaching leaders Increases line leader capability through building rapport, diagnosis of issues and identifying solutions :

Encourages, supports and educates managers so that they can more effectively manage their people, including best use of tools, processes, interventions

Uses a coaching approach; demonstrates the value of coaching and having a developmental mindset to others

Has the passion and courage to challenge positively, give constructive feedback, make tough calls and to engage in real debate

Organisation Design - Using standardised and validated processes and techniques, designs how an organisation channels its resources, defines its structure, jobs and work processes, motivates performance and shapes the patterns of informal interactions.

Ensure that the current organisation design is driving the business strategy effectively and the business needs are managed

Ensure that the standard Organisation Design Process and Tools are used to improve existing organisational design

Strategic Consulting - Improves organisational performance through the analysis of existing business problems and the development of plans for improvement.

Transfers knowledge of internal and external best practices from one organisation to another.

Uses methodologies, frameworks or other tools to guide the identification of problems and formulate recommendations for more effective or efficient ways of performing business tasks.

Ensures that during each critical phase of the consulting cycle associated with a unit-wide change / transformation project organisational performance is supported.

Understand the relevant business problems and build solutions and supports around these needs

Understand what business to understand needs and motivates associated plans to address strategic business problem or opportunity

Business Know How - Understands GSK’s internal and external business environment and applies that knowledge and insight in the context of HR activity in order to improve business performance.

Understand the GSK strategy and how it’s interpreted in own business area and HR

Ensure understanding of external business landscape affecting GSK strategy (e.g., competitors, trends, changes and technology)

Lead the HR representation during the strategic planning process in the business to better understand the link between business strategy and workforce strategy

Leading and delivering change Delivers diverse change projects in support of the company’s strategic agenda within a culture of empowerment through personal leadership and using GSK standard tools

Understands the case for change and actively supports change initiatives.

Understands the level of readiness for change and works with the customer in overcoming obstacles

Ensures efficient uses of tools / resources to progress change and ensures it’s sustainable.

Understands the ER and IR relations implications of change initiatives and ensures delivery accordingly to ensure best outcomes.

Uses standard GSK change methodologies (ADP) and coaches others in their application.

Industrial Relations / Employee Relations - Understands Employee, Industrial Relations and Reputational risks arising from business plans and activities and ensures effective strategies to manage these successfully within local environments.

Ensure compliance to GSK ER / IR processes and policies and appropriate behaviours

Understand the ER / IR landscape and apply to the environment identifying any risks with relevant business and assist in creating strategies to address gaps

Understand the ER / IR risks arising from business plans and build options to move forward from relevant experts

Culture Development - Understands the business agenda, is able to translate this into the desired culture in an engaging, inclusive way and reinforces through personal leadership, effective team work and use of the GSK Change Framework.

Lead drivers of culture and identify the factors that would support or prevent culture change role modelling desired values and behaviours in all interactions

Ensure the GSK Leadership expectations are in practice and integrated in daily work across the businesses

Ensure leaders behaviours and attitudes reflect positive support to the culture of the organisation

Relationship Management Builds credibility with internal customers in business and in other areas of HR

Is business and organisationally aware, is able to build strong partnerships with leaders through delivery in line with businesses’ needs and effective use of consulting skill

Handles issues in a conciliatory, patient but determined manner demonstrating appropriate challenge. Uses the issue to influence and embed GSK ways of working.

Builds a strong network across HR. Works across boundaries to meet GSK’s needs.

Within context of the employment environment, builds effective relationships with management, employees and employee representatives such as trade unions and works councils.

Technical :

HR Service Delivery Drives and delivers effective HR Operations across businesses to deliver successful business outcomes

Quickly builds their understanding of business needs and applies the appropriate HR solution.

Has strong process skills. Manages work from beginning to end in a rigorous and disciplined manner.

Applies GSK tools and approaches to deliver pragmatic solutions - re-balances different tools and approaches in a flexible manner over time.

Seeks to continuously improve the effectiveness of HR Operations and solutions.

Aware of the cost implications of any activity and looks for the most cost effective option.

HR Governance & Risk Understands clear operating principles, structures and accountabilities and applies to HR activity so as to ensure HR risks are mitigated, company reputation is protected and related fiduciary, legal and policy duties are carried out.

Keeps fully abreast of employment law and contextual issues that may impact GSK and ensures that policies are implemented effectively and consistently across businesses.

Ensures that the spirit of GSK policies is embedded through the design and application of HR practices.

Understands current HR risks; uses judgement to assess, proactively identify and mitigate against potential risks.

Proactively identifies ER and IR underlying issues and takes appropriate action.

Feeds back ideas as to how to improve GSK policies and processes.

Understands how HR works in GSK, HR Strategies, the HR Operating Model and role within it.

Knowledge Management Effective application of HR information, including knowledge management systems, to support best decision making for successful business outcomes

Shares and re-uses best practice.

Has a broad understanding of technology and how it can support HR goals.

Is up to date with internal and external best practice in HR Operations. Knows where to find and how to access information within GSK.

Invests in own ongoing professional education and development.

Maintains curiosity about the business and external trends and applies that knowledge in the context of HR activity to support improved business performance

Education / Experience :

Preferably business management / Economics university degree

Functional Excellence in at Least One Area Has a depth of experience in one field of HR, e.g. ER, IR, compensation and benefits, talent management, HR operational implementation systems and processes, organisational development or design.

Raising Standards Experience of participating and influencing HR teams in order to raise standards within the function and improve the collective profile of HR within the business.

Demanding Operational environments Experience delivering HR solutions within demanding operational contexts. i.e. talent and workforce planning, resourcing, performance management, change management, consultation and reward issues, across a range of functions and job types.

Broader business exposure Experience of working in an integrated way with the businesses’ agendas. Is able to show insight and good judgement to deliver sound decisions and solutions.

Operational excellence Demonstrates a good track record of translating business objectives into HR solutions through appropriately setting direction, objectives, targets and metrics.

Is able to deliver against demanding targets and meets criteria of time, cost, quality and performance.

Basic qualifications : Bachelors Degree

Preferred qualifications :

Business Management / Economics

Why GSK? :

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-

leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy.

To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

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