This will act as a guide, and you may have specific requirements that relate to your business and sector.
Below is a list of key duties we’d expect to see when putting together a job description for a Head of HR
Head of HR
As the Head of HR for our UK operations, you will be responsible for leading and overseeing the human resources function within the UK business unit. Your primary focus will be on developing and executing HR strategies, policies, and programs that support the organization’s goals and objectives. You will provide strategic leadership, collaborate with senior management, and ensure effective HR practices across all areas of human resources in compliance with UK employment laws and regulations.
- Develop and implement HR strategies, policies, and programs aligned with the UK business unit’s goals and objectives.
- Oversee the full range of HR functions within the UK, including talent acquisition, onboarding, performance management, employee relations, training and development, compensation and benefits, and HR compliance.
- Collaborate with senior management to understand business needs and develop HR initiatives that drive employee engagement, productivity, and organizational success.
- Provide guidance and support to HR managers and teams, fostering their professional growth and ensuring consistent HR practices across the UK operations.
- Monitor and analyse HR metrics and trends specific to the UK business unit to identify areas for improvement and recommend strategies to enhance HR effectiveness.
- Ensure compliance with UK employment laws and regulations, staying abreast of HR-related legislation and implementing appropriate policies and procedures.
- Drive talent acquisition efforts, partnering with hiring managers to attract and onboard top talent while ensuring adherence to equal employment opportunity principles.
- Oversee performance management processes, including goal setting, performance evaluations, and career development plans, to drive employee growth and productivity.
- Collaborate with managers to address employee relations issues, foster a positive work environment, and resolve conflicts in compliance with UK employment laws.
- Manage compensation and benefits programs specific to the UK business unit, ensuring competitiveness, compliance, and alignment with organizational goals.
- Develop and deliver HR training programs tailored to the needs of the UK workforce, enhancing the skills and capabilities of managers and employees.
- Maintain HRIS systems and other HR technology platforms specific to the UK operations, ensuring accurate and efficient data management.
- Stay informed about UK-specific HR best practices, emerging HR trends, and legislative changes that impact the workforce.
- Build relationships with external HR vendors, consultants, and professional networks to leverage expertise and resources relevant to the UK operations.
- Provide HR-related guidance and recommendations to senior management, ensuring HR initiatives align with business strategies and objectives.
- Proven experience as a Head of HR or similar leadership role, overseeing HR functions within the UK.
- In-depth knowledge of HR best practices, UK employment laws, and regulations.
- Strong understanding of talent acquisition, employee engagement, performance management, and employee relations within the UK context.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement HR strategies, policies, and programs aligned with UK business objectives.
- Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
- Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities to address complex HR challenges and drive initiatives specific to the UK operations.
- Proficiency in using HRIS systems, HR analytics, and other HR technology platforms.
- Understanding of data protection regulations and confidentiality requirements in handling employee information.
- Proven track record of successfully managing employee relations issues and fostering a positive work environment within the UK.
- Strong knowledge of compensation and benefits programs specific to the UK, including market trends and compliance considerations.
- Proficient in using MS Office applications, particularly Excel, for data analysis and reporting.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.
- Continuous learning mindset to stay updated with changes in UK HR practices, laws, and regulations.
- Relevant certifications in HR or related fields are advantageous.