Human Resources Specialist

Eastern Cape
A large manufacturing company in East London is looking for a Human Resources Specialist who will assist the Company to optimise the HR processes and to ensure the improvement of relationships between stakeholders to meet organisational objectives.
Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree or BTech in Human Sciences, Human Resources Management or Industrial/Organisational Psychology
Additional qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in IR/Labour Law (Advantageous)
Competencies: Knowledge and Skills
Functional Knowledge
Business Expertise
Problem Solving
Interpersonal Skills
MS Office
HR Legislation
HR Systems
IATF HR requirements
HR Strategy:
Assist with the development of the Human Resources Management Strategic and operational plans
Corporate Social Investment:
Implement social and labour plans
HR Legislation:
Translate legislative changes into relevant HR Policies and Practices
An in depth understanding of and to comply with the relevant HR Legislation (Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act, BBBEE Act, Skills Development Act, MIBCO Main Agreement etc.)
Employment Equity:
Manage the implementation and ensure compliance to the EE strategy
Participate in the implementation and utilisation of equity related processes
Co-ordinate EE and Training Committee meetings and consult with all stakeholders
Create an awareness of BBBEE within the Group
Labour Planning:
Monitor, report on trends and provide advice to Line Management regarding labour statistics
Recruitment and Selection:
Cradle to grave responsibility for recruitment on the site, including but not limited to:
Compile and place adverts for recruitment
Shortlist suitable candidates and compile candidate reports
Co-ordinate the recruitment process, prepare interview packs and conduct recruitment interviews
Ensure verification of candidates’ credentials (qualifications, references etc.)
Make formal offers of employment and compile and issue letters of regret to unsuccessful candidates
Co-ordinate the sign on process (medical, employee data, payroll info etc.)
Liaise with payroll to ensure seamless on-boarding of employees
Co-ordinate employee transfer (where applicable) and exit process and conduct exit interviews
Industrial Relations (Regional Level):
Monitor consistent application of IR processes, policies and procedures
Monitor and advise on substantive conditions of employment and related rights and obligations
Facilitate external IR processes (CCMA. Labour Court, DRC etc.)
Monitor the IR climate and advise Line Management on appropriate actions
Represent management in consultations and discussions with stakeholders on matters that arise at plant level
Facilitate the resolution of employee disputes, grievances and conflicts
Co-ordinate and provide advice to all stakeholders on disciplinary proceedings
Facilitate formal and informal communication with Unions and Shop Stewards
Monitor national annual wage negotiations with Trade Unions and manage the implementation thereof
Keep abreast with IR developments, trends, court judgements, communication systems etc
Performance Management:
Instil a Performance Management Culture in the organisation
Facilitate the Performance Management process and administer performance management records
HR Systems:
Evaluate the effectiveness of HR Systems and establish new system requirements
Comply with the requirements of the HR Quality Systems
Develop and co-ordinate internal communication programmes to facilitate business outcomes.
People Management:
Ensure an enabling climate/culture
Ensure a safe, secure and legal working environment
Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance levels
Ensure discipline is maintained in department (absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc.)
Resolve grievances and disputes
Continuous Improvement
Keep abreast with the latest trends and developments in the Human Resources field
Compile HR monthly reports
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