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HR Advisor

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Date: 21-Apr-2017

Location: Colchester, ESS, GB, CO7 7DW

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House UK 

Requisition ID: 7581

What does great HR mean to you?


Doing things differently, in a human and simple way, is our approach to HR at Penguin Random House.


If that strikes a chord with you, and you’re looking for your next challenge, we have a new opening for an HR Advisor to join our team at our Frating, Colchester offices.  


Together with an HR Manager, you’ll be providing generalist HR support to a variety of our Distribution functions, including Credit Services, Customer Services and our Warehouse population. You’ll be the first point of contact for your client group, and will get stuck into everything from recruitment, reward and talent management through to restructures and employee relations.


Our Warehouse operates 24 hours and in order to accommodate colleagues on early or late shifts, you may need to attend out of hours meetings from time-to-time.


You can really define what employee experience is at Penguin Random House. You’ll play a key role at each stage of someone’s time with us – from welcoming them on their first day, partnering with the L&D team around development needs, right the way through to managing the exit process.


We also know that working life doesn’t always run smoothly so being able to support managers and employees through the more difficult moments with both care and pragmatism, will set you apart.


Forming strong relationships will be central to your role. That could be with your leadership teams, other managers and employees across the business as well as your HR team colleagues. You’ll therefore need to be able to make connections with people and build their trust.


There’s also some admin to keep up with, such as instructing payroll and managing internal letters, so having a hawk-like attention to detail, while keeping on top of a busy workload is important.


You don’t need to have worked with books or in publishing before. We’re interested in hearing about your HR experience from different industries, and from different perspectives.  


On a practical level, you’ll ideally be CIPD qualified (or working towards it) with a strong foundation of employment law knowledge. Experience working with HR databases and with Unions would also be a real plus.

We're looking to interview immediately so please apply as soon as you can, by Friday 5th May at the latest.

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