Operations: People & Culture - #43927

Grant Thornton


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Abu Dhabi
Contract type: Full time

We employ around 700 professionals across 3 offices in the UAE. We’re building a special organization that’s purpose driven, engaging and supporting our community in the UAE.

This role is based in Abu Dhabi and involves connecting with all of the UAE offices.

If you are a person who is excited about people development, coaching and have an ability to engage those around you to help us grow the firm further, this is your opportunity.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing the performance review cycle and career planning practices, including the implementation of new competency frameworks.
  • Ensuring consistent delivery of efficient and effective performance management activities to drive all colleagues’ productivity and growth.
  • Delivering suitable training, webinars and development initiatives as needed.
  • Administering the performance management system to maintain data accuracy and track key metrics.
  • Providing day-to-day guidance and coaching on performance and talent management. Reinforcing the development of a coaching culture aligned with the firm values as a way of inspiring our people.
  • Being a true business partner and working closely with the key stakeholders to fulfil the business objectives and support the organization development.
  • Acting as a trusted advisor to all colleagues and managers, addressing concerns, resolving conflicts and recommending appropriate solutions. Managing grievances effectively, ensuring fair and consistent resolution.
  • Assisting the Senior Manager on reviewing and enhancing the compensation and benefits policies/programs in alignment with the strategy and budgets.
  • Collaborating with your colleagues to help execute the People & Culture strategy, share knowledge and best practices.
  • Promoting and supporting the firm’s employer brand in all activities within the firm and externally.
  • Support with the onboarding experience for team members to be based in Abu Dhabi.
  • Working on other people related projects, as required.

Who we're looking for:

  • You’ll have a 2-4 years’ experience in a Human Resource role.
  • You’ll have a degree from an accredited university; HR-related education will be an asset.
  • You’ll have experience of managing performance and talent management cycles.
  • You’ll have experience working in a fast-paced atmosphere where a sense of urgency has been demonstrated.
  • You’ll have knowledge of current HR theories and practices.
  • You’ll have a proven track record of supporting daily HR operations for medium/ large organisations.
  • You’ll have proven ability articulate a vision and influence stakeholders.
  • You’ll be able to develop rapport with individuals across the firm, representing different perspectives, backgrounds and levels.
  • You’ll have the ability to work independently and in a collaborative team.
  • You’ll have excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • You’ll have a track record of maintaining strictly confidential data.
  • You’ll be able to apply solid judgment and effective interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  • You’ll have the ability to meet multiple deadlines through strong organizational skills.
  • You’ll have excellent Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • You’ll ideally have experience working in a professional services environment.

In our People & Culture team, we’ll love that:

You have a passion for creating an environment where people collaborate and thrive. You love that every day is different and that operating in a changing and dynamic world means that we need to get comfortable with reinventing ourselves.

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