HR Business Partner, MENA

Full Time Human Resource
  • Full Time
  • Human Resource
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • 5+ years experience in a HR Manager / HR Busines Partner role

Website Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.

HR Business Partner, MENA

Requisition ID

11872

Country

United Arab Emirates
State / Province

Dubayy (Dubai)
City

Dubai
About Us

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.

Our 10,000 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries. We offer five core solutions:

  • Organizational Strategy
  • Assessment and Succession
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Leadership Development
  • Total Rewards
Job description

Key Responsibilities

The HR Business Partner, MENA will work closely with the Office Managing Partners to our Middle-East, KSA, Qatar and South Africa offices to serve as a dedicated partner, focusing on talent, performance, organizational development, culture and engagement. Core responsibilities of this role will include:


Dedicated Business Partner

  • Work closely with the Office Managing Partners to our Middle-East, KSA, Qatar and South Africa offices as well as broader country leadership teams to serve as a trusted advisor.
  • Partner with and provide sound counsel and guidance to country business leaders.
  • Be approachable and act as a trusted confidant to those across the business at all levels.

Talent Management & Employee Relations

  • Work with the leadership teams to identify training and executive coaching needs within individual teams and take positive action to implement such. Participate in evaluation and monitoring of training and executive coaching programs to ensure success, and that training objectives are met.
  • Support the leadership teams to identify team and/or individual performance issues, and provide counsel / coaching to line managers, to allow them to proactively manage such performance issues in an appropriate and proportionate manner (from 1-2-1 conversations with employees, through to additional training, mentoring and where appropriate formal Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs)).
  • Work with the leadership teams to identify high performers and emerging talent within the business, with a focus on cross team mobility, mentoring programs, succession planning, and promotion candidates.
  • Support Business leaders with talent review processes so as to identify and nominate candidates for Promotion as part of the Company’s annual / bi-annual global promotion processes.
  • Work with the HR Director, EMEA and Associate General Counsel, EMEA on the resolution of any employee relations issues that arise from time to time (e.g. Disciplinaries, Grievances, Performance Management Processes, Flexible Working Requests etc).

Change Management

  • Partner with the business & HR leadership to provide guidance and support in relation to change management activities, from initial conception of ideas, through to the implementation and communication strategy / process (aligned always with local statutory considerations).
  • Responsible for rolling out talent initiatives, programs and communications in the region and core solution areas.

Employee Life-Cycle Management & Operations

  • Serve as representative back to HR operations team to ensure all events and related transactions are effectively and efficiently initiated and supported as one central repository of reliable accurate employee data.
  • Constantly evaluate, update and make recommendations to contribute to a seamless experience for employees providing overall client service excellence in support of the One Korn Ferry strategy

Policy & Procedure

  • Effectively communicate and implement relevant HR policies and processes
  • Work to continuously identify areas for improvement with an eye on access, scalability and growth

Culture & Engagement

  • Drive, deliver and model a culture of inclusion and collaboration always aligned with our Company core values.
  • Promote a culture of client service excellence – continuously identifying opportunities for enhancement aligned with Company strategy.
  • Work with management teams to improve working relationships, build morale and increase productivity & retention.

Organizational Development & Capability

  • Help attract, retain and build top talent by partnering with relevant COEs and driving workforce planning and talent review activities to integrate, onboard, develop and retain key talent. Regularly identify opportunities for improvement
  • Data & Analytics
  • Compensation execution – provide guidance related to new hire, promotion and annual compensation review activities- ensure smooth and accurate execution of decisions per approval matrices and process in place from decision to communication including any annual compensation events (mid-year, year-end etc) and all lead supporting activities in the region

Performance Management

  • Partner with COE resources to administer and manage annual performance management programs for the region to ensure active participation, training and compliance for all employees and manager accountability.
  • Provide support for annual goal-setting and talent review activities including program administration, follow-up and related decisions and processes consistent with overall Company programs

Project Management & Enterprise-Wide Initiatives

  • Represent solution area and region on key global talent initiatives to include key account inductions, new technology implementation and roll-outs, etc.
  • Actively participate on HR team, local/office/lob calls and committees/activities etc

Professional Experience/Qualifications

  • Level 7 CIPD qualified or working towards
  • Prince2, Agile or similar certification (preferred but not essential)
  • 5+ years experience in a HR Manager / HR Busines Partner role
  • Business acumen & high client-service orientation
  • Situational adaptability
  • Cultural adaptability
  • Tolerance for ambiguity balanced with the ability to organize and shape practical solutions to complex problems
  • Communication and community building at all levels
  • Strong project management skills & highly detailed oriented
  • Ability to work in a highly fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities

Korn Ferry is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/ Veteran. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you currently work for Korn Ferry or one of our affiliates, you must be eligible to apply for a different position within Korn Ferry to use the Careers Site. If you accept such a position, your benefits programs and Human Resources policies may change. Please consult with your HR contact for the new position concerning application eligibility, including any immigration/visa needs, benefit programs, and HR policies applicable to that position.

To apply for this job please visit kornferry.tal.net.

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