HR Manager – EMEA

People Operations

London, UK

The HR Manager is part of the People Operations department and is responsible for all HR-related needs for the EMEA region. This position is based in our London office and will report into the VP of People Operations at our HQ office in New York and will serve as the local HR representative for our growing presence in EMEA (currently UK and Germany). This position will wear multiple hats including HR generalist activities, recruiting, onboarding, offboarding, serving as an HR business partner for the EMEA region and supporting and enforcing all HR policies and processes. In addition, this position assesses and anticipates HR-related needs, communicates needs proactively with our HR department and business management, and seeks to develop integrated solutions.

You will:

  • Serve as the local HR representative for EMEA region.
  • Onboard new employees in HR systems, collect employment documentation, enroll in benefits, etc in a timely manner.
  • Manage all HR administration, create and maintain personnel information for all employees
  • Act as a liaison with the Learning & Development team to develop and maintain a local New Employee Orientation program as well as promote and support company-wide training initiatives.
  • Proactively support the delivery and implementation of all HR policies and processes.
  • Consult with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.
  • Own the full-cycle recruiting process for the EMEA region including posting open positions, sourcing candidates, screening candidates, scheduling interviews, presenting & closing candidates.
  • Offboard employees
  • Conduct exit interviews and analyze results for trends and potential improvements.
  • Analyze trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g. coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention. Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.

You are:

  • Problem solver:Doesn’t wait for someone else to give the answer – takes charge of creating solutions.
  • Organized: Ability to prioritize and deliver timely work; best in class project management skills.
  • Flexible: Dynamic, hard-working, and able to pivot direction quickly to keep up with business demands.
  • Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills, comfortable in engaging conversation with any level. Ability to negotiate and mediate.
  • Team Player: Believes in GroundTruth’s vision and prides themselves on being part of an exceptional team.
  • Technical Aptitude: Not afraid of new technologies and eager to learn.
  • Driven: A self-started who is highly motivated.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • CIPD Qualified preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Human Resources.
  • Knowledge of current Employment Law.
  • Strong ability to build relationships and partner with department heads, managers and staff across the organization.
  • Have great attention to detail and able to work confidentially and install confidence in those you are working with.
  • Experience working with startups or fast paced environment preferred