May 22, 2018

Employee Relations Executive

  • Intelligent Placement
  • Centurion, South Africa
Full time Executive

Job Description

An exciting career opportunity exists in Centurion, Gauteng for an Employee Relations Executive within a Communications environment. If you have the following behavioural competency and experience, we look forward to receiving your application.

Behavioural Competency
Business Leadership
Market Leadership
People Leadership
Personal Leadership
Thought Leadership
Values Aligned with company values

Duties include the following, but not limited to:
Execute Employee Relations initiatives in support of HR strategy and ensure alignment between HR and ER initiatives across the group
Ensure the implementation and maintenance of ER policy, frameworks and collective agreements across the Group
Work closely with HR leadership to address strategic ER issues and ensure effective and consistent implementation of policies, systems, processes and tools
Ensure strategic and effective ER process execution across the Group
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with Labour legislation, collective agreements, ER policies, procedures and best practices
Represent ER in all labour relations matters, including the negotiation, interpretation and administration of collective bargaining agreements
Implement and drive policies, processes & interventions aimed at reducing time lost to conflict, disputes, grievances, disciplines, suspensions, etc.
Partner with line management and HR Operations to manage and coordinate the ER impact of strategic transformation initiatives, ensuring full compliance with Labour legislation, collective agreements and diversity aims and objectives
Inform HR and line management of issues with the potential to lead to employee dissatisfaction, grievances, disputes, etc. and advise on how to resolve them
Scan developments in Human Resources practices in the industry and incorporate into the ER strategy and function

Advisory role:
Serve as a strategic advisor to the HR Fraternity on all ER matters and ensure that equitable and pragmatic resolutions to disputes and major industrial issues are achieved by exercising sound judgement based on relevant knowledge, experience and competence
Empower, guide and advise ER practitioners, line management and HR Operations on the resolution of employee problems, including incapacity, grievances, workplace disputes, strikes, etc.
Appropriately support the business through consultation and by providing advice and guidance on ER matters
Advise ER practitioners, line management and HR Operations on relevant amendments to legislation and on the operation of legal awards and agreements
Make recommendations to SMEs on policy changes that are needed to enhance employee/ management relations, diversity and inclusivity
Responsible to scan HR practice developments in the industry and incorporate into the ER processes
Managed Communication and Training
Design, develop and implement workplace forums, programs and activities aimed at improving relations between management, employees and Initiate training programs and/or forums aimed at improving line management, HR Operations and Shop Stewards' ER knowledge and the quality of labour relations in the Telkom Group
Establish and maintain effective networks and manage internal and external stakeholder relations (trade unions; DoL; Cosatu; etc)
Maintain Industry and Business Forum involvement in order to protect and foster the interests of Telkom organised labour

Relevant 3 year degree (NQF Level 7); preferably in Employee Relations/ Labour Law.
A post-graduate qualification/ MBA/ MBL will be an advantage.
8 years relevant experience ideally in a Legal and ER environment. Experience must include Labour relations/Mediation/ Arbitration/Litigation experience. At least 3 years must have been in a senior management role.
Excellent working knowledge of SA Legislative framework, particularly all HR and labour relations legislation
Legal background
Excellent Relationship building and networking capability - internally (across all levels) and externally
Excellent negotiation skills
Able to maintain high degrees of confidentiality

Application Process:
It is imperative that when applying for this position you make use of the reference number otherwise your application will not be considered

To apply for the above mentioned position, please e-mail your CV to us

If you don’t hear from us within 3 weeks of your application, please consider your application unsuccessful

Ref: CPT001818/JES

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