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HR Partner Specialist

Dublin Job No. r00196564 Full-time - Hybrid

Job Description

Role: HR Partner Specialist

Career level: 9

Location: Dublin, Ireland

You will partner with a business function, building deep personalised relationships with practice leaders and our practice employees, proactively supporting our people through their career experiences. Actively support the practice area leads within their area, providing insight, advice and coaching on HR matters in support of the business strategy. You will also support and collaborate with the HR India team.

HR Partners support our practice employees and practice leadership with a focus on:

1. Staffing Advisory

  • provide personalized employee support connecting people to projects, coaching people on “best fit” roles, balancing career goals and business priorities
  • proactively work with employees to ensure business critical employee information is up to date and accurate (Skills, myScheduling, PA, etc.)

2. Running Our Business

  • work closely with Practice Lead to understand our business/practice strategy and current performance and use that knowledge as I coach my people 
  • work closely with Talent Scouts to understand how the demand for talent is evolving
  • work closely with Talent Planning & Operations to support profitable growth

3. People Development and Employee Experience

  • work with HR team to understand talent priorities and talent programs and make employees aware of specific opportunities
  • work with HR Leadership to coordinate the Employee Experience in the practice, including engagement, feedback, coaching and learning
  • work with HR Leadership to develop and execute strategies and actions to achieve I&D objectives

The following tools enable the HR Partner in their role:

  • Workday, myScheduling and Enterprise Insights
  • Talent Practice Enablement materials (e.g., PA, compensation, off cycle, reporting)
  • MU and Service-specific people and learning programs for employee engagement and skill development

Key responsibilities include:

  • HR Partner will provide generalist support with Human Resources activities, specifically around orientation, employee relations, performance achievement, staffing and career development.
  • Support the resolution of people issues in a timely manner.
  • Advise Leadership and People Leads on HR policy and procedures.
  • Coach and guide People Leads and Talent Leads throughout the Performance Achievement process, advocating a change mindset in behaviour and ensuring the right decisions are made.
  • Manage the compensation admin process, enabling Talent Leads to make reward decisions in line with Total Reward outcomes, Technology business priorities and available budget.
  • Support People Leads and supervisors in the career development of all assigned personnel; help ensuring objectives are set and managing career plans/individual training needs on ongoing basis.
  • Support the orientation and integration of transferred employees and subsequent new hires.
  • Support the termination process by helping to organise discussions, gathering appropriate documentation, coordinating exit interviews, and reporting on trends.
  • Update all personnel changes from initial request through approval and implementation (location transfers, entity transfers, workforce transfers, other personnel transactions) in the systems.
  • Support the implementation of people programs, projects and initiatives.
  • Maintain attrition/retention statistics as well as headcount and exit data.
  • Update applicable Human Resources systems and maintain data, as required.
  • Keep records and update management on a variety of matters including absence, OH referrals, poor performance, terminations, disciplinary and grievance matters and ensure adherence to appropriate policy as required.
  • Build relationship with business leads to understand business challenges. Understand the broad range of skills and capabilities within assigned business entity as well as across the business.
  • Proactively build relationships with employees to understand skill set, experience, role preferences and career aspirations, and have ongoing forward-looking coaching conversations as a regular part of our employees’ staffing and development experience.
  • Monitor time bookings, reduce unassigned time and identify required reversals. Follow up with employees on unexpected time charges and escalate chargeability issues to business leads.
  • Manage new joiner staffing process, collaborating with business leads to enable a positive joining experience and ensure a meaningful first project role.
  • Support HR Partner Lead with Recruitment actions, including opening recruitment requisitions in Workday and collaborating with Recruitment team.
  • Lead availability discussions with business leads to drive bench staffing and maximise chargeability. Manage long-term bench process and support available employees with role search by connecting them with relevant Talent Connectors and providing advice on learning activities.  
  • Advocate for data accuracy with business leads and employees, ensuring that employees regularly update their CV and skills and keep their myScheduling calendar accurate with project roles, vacation time and roll-offs.
  • Collaborate with wider HR community, including Talent Connectors, Talent Scouts, Talent Planning and Operations and CoEs
  • Contribute to a positive work environment and promote teamwork
  • Collaborate with other HR Partners to share best practices and contribute to knowledge capital.


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Previous HR experience required (3+ years)- within a professional services environment and an understanding of working in a matrixed organisation
  • Passionate about HR, our people and how we partner with the business to enable positive outcomes
  • Strong advisory capability combined with a demonstrated ability to influence.
  • Ability to proactively identify problems, take ownership and create solutions or new ways of doing things.
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment managing multiple priorities.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, working at pace and working in an agile manner.
  • Ability to build, sustain and influence relationships with key stakeholders and able to develop networks as appropriate.
  • HR domain expertise to include performance and talent management, reward, employee relations.
  • Experience managing people change programmes & strong project management skills.
  • Able to use good judgement to prioritise effectively.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills at all levels.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and as part of a hybrid team.

Does this appeal to you? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Please advise if you have any particular requirements, so we can look into arranging reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. You can contact us at

What’s in for you:

At Accenture Ireland, in addition to a competitive base salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes pension, private health insurance, discounts through our employee discount scheme, 20 days of holidays and 2 days’ leave per year for charitable work of your choice! Flexible working arrangements can be discussed depending on the position.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and improve citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 732,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at

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