Job Title: HR Consultant
Job Reference: RB/HQ00054880
Job Type: Permanent
£45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Bue Chip Benefits
Sector: HR & Personnel
Posted 9 days ago
HR Consultant, Blue Chip Company, Birmingham, Up To £50k pa, PERM
HR Consultant - The Role
- You will work closely with the senior leadership teams for your relevant business areas to develop, influence, lead and deliver the ‘people and organisation plan’. You will ensure that HR services are delivered to the business area whilst maintaining an independent organisational-wide corporate perspective.
- You will lead on all HR project implementations for the Business area.
- Provide proactive support and challenge to the leadership teams on all aspects of people and organisation development and contribute to the business plan.
Build a framework and metrics for the business to ensure that transformation programmes involving people and organisational design improve the efficiency and effectiveness of individual business units.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of the overall People Plan, through active participation and by leading people programme projects when appropriate/necessary.
Provide cost effective HR solutions to the business on employee engagement, organisational development, re-organisations, talent and succession management, learning & development, performance management and resource planning.
- Drive and support the organisation wide focus on talent management and development, including the facilitation of the relevant business areas talent and succession planning activity.
Support the annual cycle of people activity, including pay review; performance calibration and employee surveys.
- Ensure that HR solutions within the business represent an appropriate balance between external market practice and internal L&G policy and practice.
- With the support of the Reward Centre of Excellence, develop and implement appropriate reward strategies for the relevant business areas.
- Ensure Employee Relations* within the Business Unit and work closely with Unite, local reps and managers to champion and demonstrate working in partnership and its benefits
Experience of leading organisational change with a focus on business reorganisation Understanding and practical application of project management techniques Influencing senior leaders on HR matters and linking this to business strategy.
Experience of providing effective HR partnership to support the business with an awareness of the different challenges that are faced.
Development of HR strategy, planning and the subsequent implementation.
Use of a range of organisational development techniques to drive engagement and performance in the business.
Capability to source, gather, analyse and interpret business focused HR data to enable effective decision making.
Demonstrated conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking abilities.
Essential experience in and understanding of employment law, generic HR policies and procedures.
Experience of the people aspects of mergers and acquisition.
Understanding of people development methodologies and current best practice
Experience of organisation design techniques and how they can be employed to drive organisational and cultural change.
Experience of working in a matrix organisation is required.
Financial Services industry experience is desirable.
CIPD or management qualification preferred
Included in this role is a range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 27 days' holiday, an annual supplement for private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded!!
Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.
My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).
2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.
In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.
What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.
On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around 91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.
Where’s the future at?
It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.
Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.
As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.
If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or email@example.com
2017 was our busiest year since we started trading over 11 years ago. However, as the business has grown our levels of service to our clients and candidates has been maintained at the highest levels. Jumping back to 2016 when we closed on a record year when, we thought the market had peaked – 2017 only went and continued in the same fashion and superseded our expectations. We saw our business increase by 153% from 2016. The experience we have gained through these busy times has set us apart from a lot of other companies which is why we retain the vast majority of our clients and see candidates making us the first choice to help them find exceptional jobs.