HR - Employee Relations

Temp to Perm, Temporary
Full Time
Job Sector:
HR / Training, Recruitment
Bristol North / South Gloucestershire
Salary description:
£17.94/ hour
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HR - Employee Relations Specialist
£35,000 per annum
18 month contract
Role based in Gloucester

Are you an experienced HR professional who has a passion for employee relations and partnering leaders in driving change? If so, this could be a fantastic opportunity for you to join the HR team in a Gloucester based factory working for a global FMCG company.

Day to day duties will involve working on a Unionised site. 350 blue collar workers on site and 50 white collar people. Fast paced and varied role. Candidates need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Manufacturing experience essential - food background preferred and ideally someone with experience working in a factory environment working with a Union.

Background & Purpose of the Job
The Employee Relations Specialist / People Experience Lead (PEL) is the primary contact for all line managers and employees for a better experience through key employee moments such as on-boarding; career growth; role move; time off; etc. They work with various teams within the HR network to enable a smooth end-to-end employee experience for employees' day-to-day HR needs. The Employee Relations Specialist acts as a key partner in driving employee relations strategies, contributes to creating a positive work environment by instilling confidence in our Managers and Employees that they are unbiased and neutral in facilitating resolution to issues and concerns.

They are responsible for ensuring that employee policies, practices, and programs are consistently applied across client groups and the company. They play a key role for knowledge management and feeding insights into enhancement of artificial intelligence of the technology platforms. If the idea of being an end-to-end HR wizard excites you, then read on!

Who You Are & What You will Do
This role takes a proactive, strategic approach to employee relations by identifying employee relations trends, recommending solutions that address root-cause of issue and taking actions for execution. Provides operational support and guidance on performance improvement, disciplinary, grievance and absence processes, etc. in line with local governance and legislation; this includes case management of these examples through to conclusion. It is fully customer facing, serving as the first point of contact for employees & managers when it comes to end-to-end HR policies and procedures. This role will have control of content and knowledge management in these areas.

This role works closely with the HR Business Partner, Payroll, Reward, Global Mobility, Work Force Admin and Recruitment Teams and provides support and subject matter expertise to recommend appropriate action to resolve disputes. Leverages resources to maximise productivity and ensure timely resolution of activities.

As Employee Relations Specialist, you will ensure our employees and line managers experience the best we have to offer, using your client-facing, customer care; problem solving, and analytical skills to ensure tasks are actioned to the highest possible standard.

What You'll Need to Succeed
• Significant Generalist HR experience, including strong background in employee relations and case management
• Knowledge and experience of People Development in a manufacturing environment - The role requires someone hands-on in the factory environment, talking to anyone from the cleaners, operators, TU reps, Managers, and Director in a relaxed, informal but challenging environment and things don't always go to plan.
• Experience of working in a unionised Manufacturing environment
• Comprehensive knowledge of UK employment laws and regulations required
• Proficient & broad understanding of HR systems and processes
• Comfortable working in MS Office 365 (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneDrive, Outlook, SharePoint etc.); advance proficiency in Excel required

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