Human Resources Officer - HighWire Press Ltd

Brighton and Hove

Closing date: 06/12/2018

HighWire - Connecting the best minds to the most people.
With technology and expertise always advancing in perfect poise, HighWire is the principal digital partner for the global publishing community.

In simpler terms, we are a SaaS software company, headquartered in the Silicon Valley with office in Belfast and Brighton, UK that develops and hosts websites that allows for scholarly publishers to share their journals, books or multimedia online.

Initially a part of Stanford University, now owned by private equity, we've been around for 22 years, however we operate with the enthusiasm and drive of small global start up. If you are a self-starter who wants to work hard, learn new things and be surrounded by pleasant people, HighWire could be the place for you!

The best fit candidate will be a business savvy, employee advocate with great communication skills and a can-do attitude!

Job Description:

The HR Officer position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management for our UK office locations and staff. The position serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues. The successful HR Officer acts as an employee champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs. Communicating needs proactively with our HR department and business management, the HR Officer seeks to develop integrated solutions. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The position may include international human resource responsibilities. The HR Officer maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit's financial position, its midrange plans, its culture and its competition.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Conducts weekly meetings with respective business units.
  • Consults with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation
  • Develops contract terms for new hires, promotions and transfers.
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning
  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs
  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Manages the monthly payrolls and UK benefit cycles, including relationship management of the UK benefit providers and broker. Participates in compensation and benefits surveys.
Skills Range:
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Global & Cultural Awareness
  • HR Expertise
  • Relationship Management
Essential Criteria
• A BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience
• A minimum of 4 years of human resources experience
• Minimum of 2 years' experience resolving complex employee relations issues
• Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, staffing, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and respective employment laws and best practice

Desirable Criteria
• CIPD qualified

Key Area: Office/Administration 43-9199.00Office/Administration
Salary: Competitive Compensation Package
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:

HighWire offers an outstanding total compensation package including excellent health and wellness benefits and a flexible and dynamic work environment.
HighWire is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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