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£50,000 - £60,000

HR Manager – West London

Closing Date: 13th July 2024

Vidu Group

About this position

Vidu are working on a super exciting assignment in the search for a HR Manager to be based out of Hounslow on behalf of an extremely innovative, technology focused eCommerce distribution business.

Our client has engaged with Vidu VIP to commence the initial search.

Our team of dedicated consultants will be your first point of contact when applying for this role.

Scope of the Role:

Reporting directly into the Managing Director you will be responsible for leading and directing the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff, skills development, training, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices, under local legislation. This division of our clients business has headcount of around 250 people across 10 branches.

Key Responsibilities:

Day to day management of 2 staff members who provide administrative and payroll support.

Oversee, refine, and execute employee standards, policies and procedures, using and improving HR existing and recommended systems and processes.

Maintain and enhance employee benefits programs, including compensation, health insurance, expenses, vacation, and other personnel packages.

Coordinate recruitment efforts, and prepare employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs.

Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable HR federal and state requirements, conducting investigations, and maintaining records.

Identify and recommend areas of improvement to internal standard operating procedures, including team restructuring and morale.

Updating of the HR processes digitally.

Contribute to skills development and training programmes.

HR related statistics and reports as required.

Support departments in the development and delivery of strategic HR plans to fit with the overall business direction.

Plan, monitor, and appraise HR activities by scheduling management conferences with employees, hearing and resolving employee grievances, training managers to coach and discipline employees, and counselling employees and supervisors.

Champion the onboarding process, ensuring the process is up to date and of high quality, providing clarity and connection for all employees and their role in relation to the overall vision.

Maintain management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.

Build strong relationships with external suppliers, fostering trust and promoting collaboration.

Handle confidential matters with discretion.

Support and advise on training and development processes and interventions.

Experience and Competency:
Handling employment relations issues such as grievances and employee welfare.

Leading the recruitment process, including selection and interviewing of candidates.

Collaborating with operational and other managers in the business, sometimes internationally, to ensure the smooth running of the company from a people perspective.

Partnering with senior operational staff including the Group HR director, to establish and roll-out people-related strategy.

Overseeing staff attendance and absence monitoring.

Providing detailed HR reports to senior management teams.

Administration of employee-related paperwork, such as employment contracts, new starter packs, or formal notices of termination.

Leading new starter company inductions.

Managing talent pools and succession plans to ensure the company can continue to operate in the future.

Overseeing training and development of employees.

Administering the financial elements of the HR role including payroll, compensation and benefits, and pension schemes.

Handling highly confidential information.

Acting as advisor to the MD/FD on Human Resources issues.

Skills and experience required

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or CIPD Qualification.

Exceptional communication skills, writing skills, interpersonal skills, and ethical mindset.

Empathetic and strong people skills to engage with people from all areas of the business.

Adept to problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Extensive knowledge of HR policies and systems.

Familiarity with HR software and working knowledge of MS Office.

Understanding of the UK laws.

Strong leadership and communication.

Discretion and confidentiality.

Hands on experience in creating and managing HR reporting, staff costs and related cost budgets.

Excellent organisational and time-management skills.

Outstanding communication and presentation skills.

Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

Willingness to travel mainly to Germany if needed.