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HR Advisor - Tax and Legal - 12 Month FTC

Date: Jun 16, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role

Working in the HR Advisory Team (HRAT) you will have responsibility for providing business focused and best practice HR support taking ownership of some employee relations cases, escalating where complex cases as appropriate to HRAT Assistant Manager or another member of the team as necessary.
You will be responsible for building relationships with key stakeholders within HRAT and across People Ops, as well as the client group i.e. PLs and performance managers by whom you will be perceived as reliable, credible, commercial and expert. You will seek to develop flexibility in your approach so you can influence and build trust with a range of stakeholders. You will manage challenging conversations and cases effectively, drawing on advice from senior colleagues.
As a member of the HR Advisory team, you are expected to demonstrate the Firm’s values at all times and be seen as a role model to your client groups and team.

The Person

As an HR Advisor you will be encouraged to use your initiative when supporting key calendar activities, working with both your Senior Advisor colleagues and HRAT Assistant Manager to achieve the key deliverables, which are;
Roles and responsibilities
Client Management
• Proactively develop strong and enduring relationships with key stakeholders;
• Work as part of a virtual team to deliver excellent client service.
Employee Relations
• Where appropriate, resolve people issues to deliver commercially pragmatic outcomes, escalating as appropriate;
• Where appropriate, take a commercial, considered stance to risk assessment linking in with Employment Law Advisory Team (ELAT), escalating issues as appropriate to senior colleagues or your AM.
• Where appropriate support PLs with HR policy and process
• Where appropriate, advise on disciplinary, grievance and performance issues up to and including dismissal if appropriate–escalating as appropriate and managing casework
• Where appropriate, design and draft non-standard correspondence;
• Where appropriate, advise performance managers (PMs), PLs and Partners on absence management and the tools to deal with long term/persistent absences including OH referrals. Coach PMs and PLs on return to work conversations;
• Build a good degree of understanding in applying employment law, keeping up to date with changes and legal advancements;
• Where appropriate, support PMs and PLs on the implementation of RPP development plans and advise on how to approach and handle typical and atypical RPP/performance coaching meetings;
• Where appropriate, coach and support PMs and PLs on the performance management process and approaches to give difficult messages. Seek to build experience to handle medium/high risk issues;
• Scribe for disciplinary/grievance panel meetings.
Management Information
• Where appropriate, work closely with People Information team to respond to requirements for management information including volumes of work;
• Build skills as necessary to present this information in a user friendly and professional format.
Contributing to HRAT and People function
• Manage workload and own diary;
• Take part in and contribute to functional and KPMG wide projects;
• Take on a ‘champion’ role with the HRAT and use this to drive best practice and share knowledge in this field;
• Adhere to SLAs and KPIs where appropriate, ensuring that real demonstrable value is being added to the business from HRAT;
• Take a personal responsibility to continuously improve and streamline the quality of HRAT work and own personal development;
Qualifications and skills
It is expected that you will be CIPD or part CIPD qualified or have the desire to study for the CIPD qualification.
In addition you will:
• Have an ability to build relationships and communicate with people at all levels;
• Effectively work with minimal supervision;
• Possess strong problem solving and facilitation skills;
• Be an excellent communicator – written and verbal;
• Demonstrate confidence to challenge Senior Stakeholders when necessary.
• Have strong organisational, literacy and numeracy skills;
• Have a good degree of IT proficiency including Excel, PowerPoint and SAP or equivalent HR system.
• Experience of working on Change and project related activity would be advantageous


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