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HR Business Partner

  • Sector: HR & Training
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 01/08/2017
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (29/08/17)

The Role:
The HR Business Partner will be responsible for delivering and embedding the businesses strategic goals with a hands-on approach. They will be responsible for ensuring performance and credibility of HR on a daily basis. Responsibility for all Regional HR requirements; from recruitment, on-boarding, training and development through to ER case management and Business Partnering senior stakeholders.

* Build a strong and trusted relationship with your Directors and Heads of business units. Ensure the people dimension is fully integrated into the business strategies and plans. Highlight to the leadership the people implications of their business objectives and ensure plans are in place to tackle key people risks and challenges over the short and longer term.
* Work with the HR Team to promote and implement the alignment of global HR & Training initiatives; ensure that any local issues in implementation are highlighted and a proposal put forward to mitigate such circumstances.
* Work closely with your Director to spot opportunities for organisational change or transformation which will improve business performance. Take joint responsibility with the Director or Head of Department to plan and deliver the change. Drive delivery of an effective organisation that is fit for purpose.
* Coach, challenge and influence senior leadership to develop the organisational capability required to enable delivery of business strategy; anticipate the changing needs of the business and drive the active management and development of talent.
* Lead the talent agenda for your business area, understanding the key talent, their strengths and development needs and actively participate in talent management discussions with the business teams. Facilitate the flow of talent through the business.
* Champion the performance management and personal development planning process with your business area and ensure that leaders have the skills and capability to maximise the value of the process.
* Have a deep understanding of your business area resourcing plans and provide the link to the Group resourcing team where appropriate. Work closely with local hiring managers and leaders to ensure the business recruits for potential and embodies career development from within.
* Take an active role in the budget planning to develop rationale for new years' headcount, taking into consideration Organisational Design and future business plans.
* Ensure all management information is up to date and accessible as appropriate including Talent Management information and Succession plans. Contribute to relevant HR KPIs and reports for your business areas.
* Responsibility for supporting Learning and Development or Training processes across the Region, this will include training needs analysis, supporting the design and content selection for soft-skills training, supporting Recruitment Managers in the deliver of Recruitment specific training, coordinating required training courses and managing external training suppliers.
* Review and update all policies in line with the current legislation and best practice as and when required.
* Effectively manage staff relationships, promptly responding to queries and managing expectations in order to achieve excellent support to all stakeholders.
* Ensuring that all HR matters are handled fairly and consistently in line with legislation and company requirements.
* Supporting the internal recruitment team, including drafting Job Descriptions, Conducting Psychometric assessments and competency based interviews.
* Conducting Exit Interviews in order to monitor turnover levels and reasons, identifying patterns suggesting areas for improvement/change.

The Company:
Fircroft is a leading global provider of HR and Recruitment solutions to the Natural Resource and Engineering Sectors. With offices in 45 countries, Fircroft employs over 600 staff globally delivering services to some of the world's best known companies. Turnover currently stands at £900m, Fircroft is one of the largest and most successful privately-owned businesses based in the North West of England. Built on the foundation of outstanding brand values.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree Calibre
CIPD qualified (or local equivalent) or Part Qualified
* Experience of similar role working with or within engineering or technology organisations would be desirable
* High level of communication skills both verbal and written with the ability to build strong relationships
* Strong Business Acumen and Commercial awareness
* Coaching and mentoring skills and a passion for developing people
* Strong Organisational Development skills
* An understanding of change management both operationally and strategically
* Self starter who sees things to completion
* Has impact, gravitas and credibility with HR colleagues and leaders at all levels
* Comfortable challenging status quo
* Results driven
* Able to generate innovative HR solutions
* Positive 'can do' attitude and strong team player
* Open, practical and pragmatic

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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