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Associate HR Business Partner

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Nov 22, 2023

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A&M is seeking an Associate HR Business Partner (HRBP) based in the London office.

The HRBP team partner with every client group in the business, including EMEA regional support. We are regarded as people experts, advising at all stages of the employee experience. We leverage the working knowledge of each client group and the firm’s Culture & Values to drive the core and local people agenda.

Main Roles & Responsibilities:

  • You will work closely with the HRBP team to support people delivery across all business units and geographies throughout EMEA. This is a highly varied role where you will gain exposure across the entire employee experience. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Support the HRBP team in delivering key people projects (core and local)
    • Manage key activities which are critical to the operational delivery of the function (eg probations, exit interviews), with growth in remit over time
    • Support key activities which are paramount to the HRBP programme (such as mid-year and year-end reviews, year-end ratings, promotions and total compensation review)
    • With support from the HRBP team, become proficient in Employee Relations (eg informal actions, performance management, grievances, exits and settlement agreements across EMEA)
    • Collaborate across the People Team to support key people matters as appropriate (eg joiners, leavers, secondments, transfers etc)
    • Develop legal, commercial and risk understanding to inform better decision making and advice to Leadership
    • Contribute to key projects across the People Team and wider firm initiatives (not just limited to the HRBP function)
    • Develop and grow within the role to take on more HRBP responsibilities over time, as you receive training and learn on the job etc.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Prior HR generalist experience desirable, preferably in a corporate /professional services environment
  • Analytical reasoning and solution-focused problem solver with the ability to think critically and independently
  • Ability to drive to results, in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritise work independently
  • Innovative in approaching situations and responsible to be an advocate for change
  • Self-motivated and disciplined individual with analytical skills; capability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to effectively interact with senior management
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Works well under pressure; flexible work style
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with HR systems, Workday preferable but not essential

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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