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HR Partner Associate Manager (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Dublin Job No. r00202561 Temporary

Job Description

Role: HR Partner Associate Manager (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Career Level: 8

Location: Dublin

You will manage the HR service delivery, 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. This role includes direct responsibility for one direct report. 

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

1. Staffing Advisory

  • Provide personalised 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.

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 Planning & Operations to support profitable growth.

3. People Development and Employee Experience

  • Work across the 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.

  • Lead the coordination of ongoing performance achievement, annual compensation, and salary administration according to geographic/entity guidelines.

  • Assist with on-going performance feedback processes by providing regular guidance on delivering and receiving feedback.

  • 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.

  • 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 staffing.

  • 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:

  • 5+ years Human Resources experience.

  • Previous HR experience preferred - 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.

  • 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 synthesize both the big picture and detailed specifics when needed.

  • 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 to provide coaching to junior team members.

  • Adaptable to changing business situations

  • A commercial understanding

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