HR Business Partner

Permanent contract|London|Management / Administration

HR Business Partner

Kleinwort Hambros
London, United Kingdom Permanent contract Management / Administration

Responsibilities

Description of the Business Line or Department

At Kleinwort Hambros we believe in the strength of our people and their contribution to tomorrow's collective performance, Human Resources will be your partner for every step of the way: from recruitment and induction, to development and career management, performance management and reward.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  • The HR Business Partner provides strategic HR support to specific population(s) of the Business, i.e. front office business lines or support functions, ensuring HR initiatives are aligned to the strategy of the business
  • Responsible for providing a full spectrum of advice and guidance in relation to the employee lifecycle.
  • The HR Business Partner is responsible for the operational implementation of the global HR strategy and its roll out to the UK population

Summary of responsibilities

  • Liaison with senior management team across functions, where the ability to give commercial and credible advice is paramount.
  • Builds, develop and maintains strong relationships with internal client base and provides advice on all HR issues to management and employees.
  • Thoroughly conversant and advises on changes in employment and regulatory legislation and ensures that HR topics are managed in compliance with HR policies and regulations.
  • Implements and enforces corporate initiatives and global HR policies.
  • Highlights and responds to HR related business and conduct risk and ensures best practice with employment issues including liaison with legal advisors as appropriate.
  • Ability to manage complex employee relations issues including terminations, settlement agreements, disciplinaries, grievances and OH cases with minimal assistance
  • Partners with HR specialist teams to ensure HR team deliver a best in class service.
  • Partners with Compliance and the Accountability Regime to ensure Kleinwort Hambros meets it’s regulatory obligations
  • Works on projects both locally and globally which add value to HR’s corporate service offering
  • Guidance and development of aligned HR Adviser relation to aligned business population
  1. Recruitment

HR advisory to the Business

  • With the management of their client group, the HR Business Partner is involved in drawing up staffing plans and is responsible for their implementation, giving insight on appropriate time frames, targeted profiles and any other relevant HR-related issues in partnership with the Recruitment Team.

HR policies enabler

  • The HR Business Partner is the gatekeeper for the recruitment process and associated internal policy; including, but not limited to, vacancy headcount monitoring and liaising with Finance accordingly, vacancy sign off, sourcing channels, external providers selection, compensation rules, SMR obligations, T&Cs requirements, contractual provisions and job descriptions.

2.     Career Management and Mobility

HR advisory to the Business

The HR Business Partner:-

advises managers on strategic HR planning matters (anticipating profiles

and skills to support business needs)

Global efficiency

The HR Business Partner:-

“knows” their client group and advises managers and employees with

regard to internal career management

coordinates international assignments in partnership with the Head of HR

and the specialist International Assignment Team, linking all stakeholders

in the secondment process

HR policies enabler

The HR Business Partner:-

encourages use of the Mobility Charter & ensures that the international

mobility policy is applied consistently

  1.  Talent management (in collaboration with HUMN/PTD)

HR advisory to the Business

The HR Business Partner:-

contributes to the formalization of succession plans for key positions

formulates an appropriate training and development analysis and

subsequent plan, influencing the local training offering

Global efficiency

The HR Business Partner:-

identifies, along with managers, talents and key resources in their client

group and gains a deep knowledge of those staff

works with the Business to ensure that each “key” employee has a

formalized personal development plan in their annual objectives

HR policies enabler

The HR Business Partner:-

implements all talent initiatives (coming from HUMN or from the Group)

within their client group

educates and promotes the use of managerial tools (PeopleSoft,

eValuation, Manager Handbook, etc.)

  1. Organisational Development

HR advisory to the Business

  • Propose and implement organisational change
  • proactively supports managers in designated client group with workforce planning; by anticipating short and long term business needs to reach the optimum target operating model
  • work closely with finance on headcount and costs associated with target operating models
  • Support merger and acquisition activity

HR policies enabler

The HR Business Partner supports the Business in mitigation of legal

risks in conjunction with TUPE and redundancy processes.

5.    Exit Management

HR advisory to the Business

The HR Business Partner:-

anticipate and manage any restructuring and redundancies as

appropriate

oversees the development and training of managers in all aspects of

managing poor performance

leads complex employee relations cases including

rationalisation/redundancy plan and individual terminations

HR policies enabler

The HR Business Partner supports the Business in mitigation of legal

risks in conjunction with grievance/ disciplinary/ redundancy processes.

  1. Compensation (in cooperation with Head of HR and HUMN/C&B)

HR advisory to the Business

The HR Business Partner:-

delivers regular market intelligence to managers

will advise and challenge managers during the compensation review of

their teams, anticipating any potential issues

Global efficiency

The HR Business Partner:-

works with the Head of HR and the Specialist team to build C&B

packages for recruitment, mobility, departure and retention

coordinates the annual compensation review for their client group with

the Head of HR and the specialist teams

HR policies enabler

The HR Business Partner:-

supports the C&B team by providing compensation information gathered

from exit and recruitment interviews

ensures that all compensation decisions respect the Group and

HUMN/C&B rules

  1. Project management and Employee Engagement (in collaboration with Head of HR)

HR advisory to the Business

  • Lead or support any Group or Kleinwort Hambros HR or business related initiatives ensuring liaison with all HR colleagues
  • In your designated client population implement and communicate changes, taking into account and influencing viewpoints and needs
  1. Accountability Regime Responsibilities (in collaboration with Compliance and Accountability Regime Team)

HR advisory to the Business

  • Ensure the business respect the recruitment and on-boarding standards, and job profiles are updated and communicated to employees and held on file in line with local legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Communicate to and support managers  through the annual appraisal process and monitor accordingly

         HR policies enabler

  • Oversight of new hires ensuring candidates meet relevant qualification and experience standards
  • Ensure interview notes are completed and on file
  • Coordinate JD reviews in line with regulatory obligations for designated business population
  • Ensure any code of conduct breaches are highlighted to Senior HRBP,  Compliance and Accountability Regime
  1. HR Policies, Management Information, Reporting (in collaboration with Head of HR)

HR advisory to the Business

  • Facilitate the provision of management information to designated client group
  • Implementation and communication of any policy changes

HR policies enabler

  • Ensure local policies are aligned with SG Group practices where possible
  • Creation and revision of any new policies as appropriate in coordination with SG Group and local Kleinwort Hambros jurisdictions, ensuring sign off by the Kleinwort Hambros Policy Committee 

Level of Autonomy and Authority

In line with the GBIS Delegation Rules for HR (updated regularly by HUMN/DIR Paris).

Profile required

Competencies

  • Strong understanding and/or experience of working across all disciplines within HR, knowledge of best HR practice and UK employment legislation
  • Proven experience in managing complex employee relations cases
  • Direct line management experience
  • Knowledge of banking industry and banking practices
  • Ability to build and maintain strong client relationships across all levels of the organisation including Exco members
  •   Ability to work autonomously with their client group within the framework of the applicable policies and delegation rules.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Communication and Presentation skills
  • Experience of HR in Financial Services with fast paced, demanding clients groups
  • Experience working in an international matrix organisation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Leadership qualities
  • Adaptability
  • Although not mandatory, French would be beneficial

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000QFJ
Entity: Kleinwort Hambros
Starting date: 2021/10/25
Publication date: 2021/09/08
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