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Senior HR Business Partner

Company: Wunderman Thompson
Location: London
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience. We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world;---our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology. What you'll be doing: We are looking for an--interim Senior HR Business Partner (for up to 6 months at first) to provide critical partnership to the HR Director, our Department Heads and Leadership team and execute on people strategies that accelerate business objectives and enable our growth. This is a great opportunity for an experienced HR professional with generalist experience that covers the whole of the employee lifecycle.

  • Working with our leaders and managers across all areas of the business to proactively identify organisational needs, evaluate options, develop and drive needed change initiatives
  • Oversee the smooth operation of day to day HR activities
  • Manage 2 existing HR Advisors providing coaching and support to aid their development
  • Building and executing talent related processes that drive a high performance and growth culture focused on career development eg around goalsetting, a feedback culture and career paths
  • Working closely with our leadership team on organisational design, change management, people strategy and employee engagement
  • Collaborating across various internal stakeholder groups within and outside the HR team (e.g. Talent Acquisition, Finance) to drive a seamless people strategy around the employee lifecycle (eg compensation, feedback cycles, engagement surveys, etc)
  • Using people metrics to drive key insights and decisions for talent growth and retention
  • Coaching and mentoring managers across the organisation on best practices in building a people first organisation and to improve leadership capabilities
  • Act as an employment law expert and take ownership of employee relations cases and other areas where HR expertise is required such as redundancies and TUPE matters, to minimise risk to the business.
  • Ensure that current employment law and HR best practice is embedded in to all policies and business processes
  • Proactively build external networks, within and outside of the creative sector, to build your professional and market knowledge and to bring insight and ideas back to the agency
  • Understanding of employment regulations/laws, industry trends and communicate as required for example IR35 and GDPR legislation Who you are:
    • Previous experience working as a progressive HRBP preferably in a fast-paced, growth environment
    • Experience executing (and ideally designing) change management, performance management, leadership coaching, total rewards processes
    • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication and presentation skills, attention to detail and numerical ability
    • Ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation
    • Data-driven, decision maker and pragmatic problem solver who can find root causes of issues and gain leadership support to address them
    • Experience collaborating in a matrixed environment and driving consensus and momentum amongst a large set of stakeholders
    • You value diversity and believe strongly in creating an inclusive environment What we can offer you: We don't settle for people who can just do the job, we look for people that go beyond that and always push our thinking to be better than yesterday. We believe that this is what makes our agency a great place to be - a space where you're never far away from the best minds to learn from. We want you to be comfortable and proud every day of the week and have created an open and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. We don't want you to just fit into our culture, we want your uniqueness and diversity of background to add to it and make this an agency where we all have a real sense of belonging and purpose. We are a community.-- Our focus is on keeping teams connected and engaged whether we're in the office or working from home, putting people's wellbeing first, ensuring every person has access to our learning and development programme and building an inclusive workplace. We have a weekly 'Staying Connected Calendar' which is full to the brim of training you can get involved in, inspiration sessions hosted by external partners to check out and wellbeing classes and tips and tricks to look after your mind, body and soul. From yoga, Pilates, HIIT, hypnotherapy, a Strava cycling group, 1:1 resilience sessions and trained mental health first aiders. To name a few. Within our office we have a dedicated wellness studio and this year we built a brand new learning lab. Here we host weekly lunchtime lessons that supports iLearn, our learning & development portal home to 100s of sessions for you to access. We're also committed to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse workforce driven by our Inclusion Council and Employee Resource Groups; Roots, Green, Unite, Women @ WT, Families Network and culture club. Your career development is important to us. Thrive will provide you with the framework and support needed to reach your career aspirations. There really is no shortage of opportunities here for the right person that is prepared to roll their sleeves up, get involved and collaborate with those around them to deliver the best work for our clients and our agency. At Wunderman Thompson, a WPP company, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect. As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve. We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment.-- When you click the "Submit Application" button above, this will send all the information you have added above to Wunderman Thompson. Before you do this, we think it's a good idea to read through our Privacy Policy . This explains what we do with your personal data when you apply for a role with us, and, how you can update the information you have provided us with or how to remove it.

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