Global Head of Performance & Reward

As a vital member of the leadership team reporting to the CPO, you will actively contribute to the Group's strategic vision by collaborating closely with the business and influencing key decision-makers, including the C-suite, board, and remuneration committees.

Join a renowned global brand that prioritises both products and people fostering a workplace where innovation, engagement, and high performance converge. As the Global Head of Performance and Reward, you will play a crucial role in this greenfield role shaping and managing the overall design, development, and administration of the remuneration and benefits programs.

  • Circa $250K plus incentives & benefits
  • Greenfield role
  • City fringe location

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and execute a global reward strategy that makes a significant impact.
  • Providing innovative reward solutions that meet emerging business needs and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage and oversee the Group’s Incentive Plans, STI / LTI.
  • Manage the annual performance cycle ensuring processes are aligned to the reward strategy to optimise performance outcomes.
  • Design benefits that motivate and align with brand values.
  • Create a Recognition Program that enhances the employee experience.
  • Lead the optimisation of our annual performance cycle.
  • Identifying and responding to emerging trends impacting the Group’s reward strategies and frameworks in Australia and internationally.

Requirements

  • This position mandates a strategic mindset, the capability to align reward strategies with company values and market trends, and a dedication to driving high performance across the organisation.
  • It requires a degree in HR or a related field, along with knowledge of remuneration and benefit design, theory, methodology, best practices, industry trends, and regulatory environments, coupled with strong consulting, negotiation, and facilitation skills.
  • The ability to function as an effective and respected partner to internal clients and a proven track record of success in collaborating with boards and the C-suite is also essential.

Job ID: 122483

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General Manager People & Experience

This role requires a strategic mindset, strong leadership skills, and the ability to adapt to the evolving needs of the business. Your remit will support the leadership team in implementing complex business change initiatives utilising your expertise in organisational design, change, and industrial relations.

This homegrown ASX-listed organisation specialises in providing integrated services across a wide range of essential sectors, including but not limited to power, gas, water and renewable energy. With over 5,000 employees nationally and a strong growth pedigree, they continue to forge a robust and sustainable future.

  • ASX listed org
  • CBD/WFH
  • Circa $250K package

Responsibilities 

  • Lead a team of talented HR Business Partners to deliver operational excellence in a fast paced complex industrial setting.
  • Motivate and nurture a team of people professionals, cultivating a culture of continuous learning and agility.
  • Contribute to the development of the overall people strategy as a member of the people leadership team; driving one holistic strategy across the wider business.
  • Drive initiatives and plans aimed at enhancing the employee experience, and attracting, developing and retaining talent.
  • Provide thought leadership.
  • Build and foster strong relationships at the executive level providing expert strategic HR advice and solutions.
  • Partner with key executives to develop and deliver strategic projects, capability building and transformation initiatives.

Requirements

  • Proven experience in HR leadership roles, demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of human capital dynamics in a complex IR setting.
  • Deep understanding of employment law, EBAs, union relationships, and experience in successful negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Strategic mindset with a track record of driving positive employee experience and workplace culture change.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to navigate diverse stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong commercial acumen with a track record of successfully aligning people initiatives with overarching business goals.
  • Exceptional leadership skills, inspiring and leading high performing HR teams.
  • Strong analytical skills to inform data driven decision making.

Job ID: 122481

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Head of HR Operations

As a trusted partner, you will create impactful relationships that will allow you to deliver outcomes that contribute to a highly engaged workforce.

This is an enriching role that will see you working towards something more significant than profits. Reporting to the Chief People Officer and leading a high performing team, you will have accountability for enabling the delivery of business objectives through the people strategy.

  • Employer of Choice 5 years running
  • $200K package + private health insurance
  • St Kilda Road/WFH

Responsibilities 

  • Act as a trusted strategic advisor and commercial partner to the CPO.
  • Manage a centralised team that includes attraction and retention, remuneration and benefits, employee relations and learning and organisational development.
  • Influence and coach leaders through the provision of strategic and practical HR advice.
  • Ensuring each aspect of the employee lifecycle provides a consistent and quality experience and is enhanced and improved based on feedback, emerging trends and best practice.
  • Maintain and enhance engagement levels across the organisation and strive to maintain their Employer of Choice status.
  • Lead, manage, coach and develop direct reports within the HR team.
  • Lead HR projects and initiatives as required.

Requirements

  • Exceptional leadership and management skills, including the ability to inspire and lead others.
  • Ability to build effective, collaborative relationships and networking with all internal clients and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making abilities which can be applied under pressure.
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing and negotiating fundamental workplace changes.
  • Balanced judgement surrounding people and organisational issues.
  • Strategic thinker with strong HR experience across all aspects of the employee lifecycle.
  • Ability to drive operational effectiveness and continuous improvement.

Job ID: 122479

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Learning Specialist

In this exciting position, you will closely collaborate with the Head of Organisational Development and the wider People & Culture team, taking the lead in crafting transformative learning experiences for a diverse global audience.

Discover an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organisation, currently undergoing a phase of expansion, change, and transformation. They are seeking a passionate Learning Specialist who is eager to broaden their skills in the realm of organisational development.

  • $120 – 130K Package
  • Generous benefits
  • Continuous learning opportunities
  • CBD location

Responsibilities 

  • Lead and enhance the graduate program, from planning recruitment campaigns to designing development workshops, rotations, and providing ongoing support and coaching to graduates.
  • Support the delivery of the performance review framework and process
  • Coordinate compliance and online learning, handling everything from planning and scheduling to communication, maintaining LMS data and records, and reporting.
  • Conduct regular and adhoc reporting on post-program analysis and research for future development activities.
  • Deliver leadership and employee development programs in collaboration with external partners.
  • Manage the end-to-end delivery of employee engagement surveys, partnering with Leaders and HR Business Partners to understand results and support the development of action plans.

Requirements

  • Proven program and project management experience in supporting learning initiatives. 
  • Background in L&D/OD or generalist HR position with exposure to L&D/OD activities. 
  • Strong facilitation and impactful presentation skills, both virtually and in-person. 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability to changing requirements. 
  • Familiarity with SuccessFactors Learning and Performance modules. 

Job ID: 122420

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Senior Workplace Relations Specialist

Reporting to the Head of Workplace Relations, the Senior Workplace Relations Consultant stands as a beacon of expertise, offering advice on strategic and operational workplace relations matters.

In the dynamic landscape of academia, navigating complex workplace relations requires a skilled team to empowering university leaders and HR colleagues with expert guidance. A sustainable and growing sector with succession potential this is a fabulous opportunity to take your ER career to the next level.

  • Permanent
  • Northern suburbs/WFH
  • $140K – $150K package

Responsibilities 

  • Strategic Support and Advice: Providing nuanced guidance to schools and divisions, ensuring seamless integration of policies and compliance within complex organisational structures.
  • Trend Identification: A keen eye for identifying trends, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks, facilitating proactive actions and timely reporting.
  • Policy Development: Conceptualising, developing, and reviewing major policies, objectives, and strategies, engaging with internal and external stakeholders.
  • External Representation: Interacting with senior colleagues, committees, and external bodies, offering high-level input and representing the university in external negotiations.
  • Workplace Relations Expertise: Offering specialised advice on workplace relations matters, including risk management, interpretation of industrial instruments, and policy consistency.
  • Case Management: Managing complex disciplinary and performance processes, advising on mediation, investigation, and resolution of workplace issues.
  • Change Management: Providing strategic guidance on change management processes, ensuring compliance with industrial instruments and managing industrial impacts.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in law, specialising in employee relations or industrial relations, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate policies for continuous improvement.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills for navigating sensitive and complex issues.
  • Proven record of thriving in complex and political environments, balancing multiple priorities.
  • Extensive experience in workplace and industrial relations law, with a focus on risk mitigation.
  • Strong negotiation, analytical, and conflict management skills.

Job ID: 122389

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Human Resources Coordinator

This role is for a very capable and confident operator. Why? Because you’re working with a team of highly engaged HR professionals, who care deeply about what they do.

The organisation is a growing NFP health provider, located in Melbourne’s leafy east. They have recently grown to 400 employees, with exciting plans to expand their size and offerings in 2024 by another 100 pax.

What exactly do they do? They orchestrate a large network of clinicians, medical specialists, psychologists etc to deliver quality in-home health services to the vulnerable in the community. A large focus of the organisation is to empower people with disability to live their best life.

  • 12-month FTC
  • Eastern suburbs/hybrid
  • $88,800 package
  • Driver’s licence required

Responsibilities 

  • The day to day looks like managing a high-volume HR helpdesk.
  • Supporting with junior advisory.
  • Ad hoc administrative tasks for HRBP and other managers.
  • project support and input.
  • EBA and award interpretation.

Requirements

  • Drivers License.
  • Experience at HR Coordinator level.
  • Preference for experience in health care.


Job ID: 122379

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Head of Workplace Relations

As the Head of HR & Employee Relations, reporting to the Executive Manager of People & Culture, this role is ideal for someone who thrives in complex and industrially diverse settings.

This community-based organisation is widely recognized for providing a range of crucial services to the community it serves. With a workforce of over 1,000 employees, the services they offer are diverse and intricate.  If you are searching for a purpose-driven organisation that values passion and teamwork over just profits, this could be your dream job.

  • St Kilda/Hybrid
  • Circa $190K package + benefits
  • Permanent

Responsibilities 

  • Lead, manage, and develop a team of HR Business Partners (HRBPs) and implement an effective operating model to provide consistent, high-quality advice and support, while improving the capability of people managers and leaders.
  • Effectively manage complex cases, enterprise bargaining and consultation, dispute resolution matters, workforce design, and organisational change while collaborating closely with key stakeholders.
  • Oversee workplace investigations, establish and manage a panel of investigators, and represent the council before industrial tribunals and forums.
  • Develop and implement contemporary HR policies, processes, and practices that are easy to understand and implement while supporting increased engagement, performance, and a positive workplace culture.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the people strategy to ensure that the organisation has the required skills and capabilities to meet its current priorities.
  • Oversee people-related change projects that significantly impact the business, planning and implementing changes, achieving organisational objectives, and complying with relevant legislation while demonstrating care and respect for employees.

Requirements

  • Proven experience in leading a similar Workplace Relations/HR function and delivering people and culture outcomes in a complex environment.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Workplace Relations framework, systems, and procedures, including experience in conducting relevant investigations and representing organisations in relevant forums (e.g., FWC, VCAT, VEOHRC, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to apply contemporary people strategies and initiatives while ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Strong people management skills and a demonstrated ability to lead, coach, and develop high-performing teams.
  • Extensive experience building strong relationships with organisational leaders, staff, and stakeholders, including influencing and securing executive support for courses of action or projects.
  • Outstanding ability to navigate complex and dynamic organisations, anticipate and adapt to changes, and continue to deliver outcomes while accepting uncertainty as a normal part of the job.

Job ID: 122368

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Senior HR Advisor

In this role, you’ll work closely with your business unit located on one of the available sites in Victoria. You'll be exposed to both the operational heart of the business and senior functional areas driving the strategy and direction of the company.

This client is a nationally recognised services provider seeking a Senior HR Advisor to join their broader HR team. Nationally, they look after over 50,000 employees across Australia and New Zealand. They are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and offer various career opportunities for their employees with different backgrounds and expertise.

  • $120K-$140K package, permanent
  • Multiple locations
  • Nationally recognised services provider

Responsibilities 

  • Providing effective operational P&C advice and support to leaders on issues including policy interpretation, building talent pipelines and capability.
  • Engage with the business by contributing as part of a team to develop the operational P&C solutions.
  • Work closely with front-line leaders and senior managers to coach them to build a strong culture that aligns with the business’ values.
  • Pop on your high-vis vest to step onsite to ensure you’re keeping in touch with your leaders and employees, building critical relationships to develop and drive employee engagement.
  • Conduct workplace investigations, including conducting interviews, writing reports and implementing recommended outcomes.
  • Support operational management with the implementation, interpretation (and negotiation support) of EA/industrial instruments.
  • Responsible for providing advice and support on IR matters (performance management, workplace investigations, employee/company initiated separations, employee welfare, fitness for work, ABCC compliance, Fair Work and State Regulatory Bodies).
  • Lead and execute the annual talent identification and succession planning process with your site leaders.
  • Assist with restructures and change management when required.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in business/HR/IR or related discipline.
  • Previous experience within a unionised environment is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage workloads and work autonomously so that timely and effective results are achieved.
  • Knowledge of HR policies, systems, and processes
  • High energy and drive, someone who can rally the troops and create a cohesive team.
  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and regulations, Enterprise Agreements and Awards, or the ability to gain knowledge quickly.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with various groups of people.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and discretion at all times.
  • Proven solid attention to detail.

Job ID: 122366

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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Like to put your own spin on things? In this newly created role, you will be working in an organisation that places equal emphasis on genuine relationships and strong results.

We are working with a start-up energy company on a mission to create a cleaner future. They understand that a goal this big, starts with spectacular people. Located in a fabulous office in the heart of the CBD, the organisation prides itself on being a workplace that genuinely invests in its people. They are proud of their innovation and have a healthy pipeline of projects mapped between now and 2030 ensuring a sustainable and healthy future.

This role requires a TA professional who can expertly identify and attract top talent to help the organisation meet their ambitious growth plans. You will play a pivotal role in shaping the companies’ talent strategy, creating their EVP, and upskilling leaders on what good looks like.

  • 18 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • $130,000 inc. super
  • CBD/Hybrid

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive talent acquisition strategy aligned with the organisations growth agenda. 
  • Consulting with leaders to understand their talent needs and create tailored recruitment strategies. 
  • End to end recruitment and ensuring a seamless candidate experience for new hires.
  • Play a key role in creating and implementing their inaugural graduate program. 
  • Promote the organisation at career fairs and networking events as an employer of choice.

Requirements

  • Proven experience in similar role ideally within the engineering or infrastructure sector.
  • In depth knowledge of contemporary talent attraction strategies, including sourcing for hard to fill roles.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A warm, relationship driven approach .
  • Data driven mindset with the ability to analyse recruitment metrics and adjust strategies accordingly.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field.

Job ID: 122362

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Human Resources Business Partner

As the P&C Business Partner & the face of HR, you will play a crucial role in uplifting capability and investing in onboarding/ induction, training and development. This incredibly varied role requires someone who can focus just as much on the operational as on longer term projects.

This founder-led residential surveying company, with a rich history spanning 15 years in the industry, has established itself as a key player in the sector by leveraging relationships with key partners & more importantly, fostering internal relationships. Whether over a game of simulated golf in the projection room at the back or at the quarterly team dinners, this group of people love spending time together away from their desks! This position reports directly to the CEO and sits on the Senior Leadership Team.

  • Permanent opportunity
  • $120,000 – $130,000 inc. super
  • 4 days in office with travel to various locations where required
  • Mulgrave-based

Responsibilities 

  • Building and maintaining solid relationships with key stakeholders, including department managers, building surveyors, inspectors, Head of Legal, Directors and the CFO.
  • Driving change management initiatives and supporting conflict resolution, succession planning, capability development and employee relations cases.
  • Playing an active role in process improvements, in line with the CEO’s vision of systematic and proactive HR management.
  • Coordinating and leading OHS committees, ensuring compliance with ISO standards and conducting quarterly reviews.
  • Managing HR processes using BambooHR & Asana to support onboarding, induction and probation reviews, especially for remote team members.

Requirements

  • A knack for building and nurturing strong relationships with senior leaders.
  • Lots of hands-on experience in process improvement, capability development, coaching & employment law.
  • Strong negotiation, mediation, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think outside the box.
  • Experience in, or ability to learn how to influence, coach & support an off-site/ remote workforce on HR matters.
  • Familiarity with Fair Work legislation.

Job ID: 122261

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