Contract HR Director, Informa Intelligence | New York, NY
Informa Intelligence is looking for a HR Director to fulfill a year long contract. A major component of this role will be defining, monitoring and reporting on Performance Improvement Plan, (PIP), initiatives. Additionally, the Contract HR Director will work closely with business leaders embedded in substantial and complex business units, influencing and steering strategy and subsequent implementation. The Contract HR Director will also need to be able to offer advice and guidance on HR best practice and policy to all colleagues and managers and handle advanced ER issues.
The role will report to and support the Director of Human Resources who manages the Global Business Partnering function and the role will also be significantly involved with Informa Intelligence projects that impact and add value to both the HR community and colleagues within the division.
Informa takes the security and privacy of company, colleague and customer data seriously and you are responsible for working securely and supporting this within your duties
Facilitate management decisions to bring best solutions for colleagues and business alike
Provide additional support divestments
Define consistent PIP processes for UK and US; train HR team on process and responsibilities
Monitor PIPs to ensure consistent application of process
Sign-off all redundancies and terminations; first escalation point for issues that arise
Ensure Employee Relations tracker stays updated (via the HR Managers/HRBPs)
Look for themes across PIPs and Employee Relations issues, advice on managerial concerns, or procedural improvements required
Review exit interview data monthly, discuss themes with HRD
Ensure clear policies are in place (e.g. homeworking, anti-harassment) and consistently communicated
Partner with HRD in discussions related to process improvements within HR Service Delivery (collect feedback from HRBPs, identify concerns and provide constructive feedback to HRSD)
Develop and maintain strong working relationships within the Intelligence HR team to ensure a collaborative joined up approach within the team
Proactively build a network with colleagues in the wider HR community to work on business and HR projects
Work with the L&D team to ensure the training needs of your area are clearly defined and supported
Support the Intelligence HR team in the implementation of Intelligence-wide HR strategies and consistent HR processes and ways of working across the functions
Offer expert HR advice and guidance to line managers and staff in areas including discipline, grievance, performance management, absence, performance reviews and remuneration.
Skills & Abilities
Ability to act with integrity, tact and diplomacy with sensitive and confidential information and handle it in a secure and safe manner
Motivates, inspires and acts as a leader amongst your department and your peers
Excellent, proactive communication skills
Wide variety of communication styles and the ability to understand your audience and tailor your style accordingly
A continuous improvement mindset with focus on the betterment of both your department and global support
Understands the impact of change both locally and in the global environment.
Looks to find the root cause of issues and knowledge of when quick wins or long-term solutions are appropriate
Uses measurements and data alongside intuition when problem solving
Influential and able to communicate rationale behind thought processes
Self-motivated, driven and open to new challenges
Ability to remain calm and focused whilst under pressure
Immersive and impactful presentation skills
Demonstrable success in balancing the needs of the business with required quality of service
Knowledge & Qualifications
10 plus years of HR experience in a fast moving, dynamic environment
Extensive knowledge and practice of defining and executing PIPs
In-depth knowledge of local employment law and HR practices
Experience of coaching senior leaders and advising Managers on complex ER issues
A track record of continuous professional and management development
Professional HR qualification preferred
Who we are:
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business, operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 100.
Informa is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
What makes Informa different:
Access to a global community of colleagues, brands and opportunities
Competitive Benefits with a 401k match
Generous vacation days, 9 company holidays and time off to volunteer!