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The Company:

A leading Construction firm based in Abu Dhabi

The Role:

Initiates and leads initiatives in support of our People and Culture in line with the Company’s Principles; The role will be broken into these main areas –

  • Performance Management
  • Employee Engagement and relations
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Learning & Development
  • Organizational Development

Major Responsibilities:

Performance Management:

  • Continue the development and implementation of the elements of a high performing, sustainable organizational framework that achieves operational excellence
  • Continually assesses the effectiveness of the organization’s business model and organization dynamics and leads efforts to realign/refocus as needed
  • Partner with the Senior Leadership team to ensure alignment to the Vision.
  • Identify, develop and roll out initiatives, methodologies, strategies, processes, policies, and plans that build a robust, sustainable organization across all departments and functions.
  • Through the performance management systems ensure all functional areas have goals which are fully aligned to organizational strategy.
  • Identify areas for system/process improvements which deliver enhanced corporate performance whilst maximizing employee engagement.
  • Create transformation plans which deliver the required changes.

Employee Engagements and Relations:

  • Directs employee relations and development activities. Provides counsel and training to managers and supervisors regarding positive employee relations and engagement efforts.
  • Create a culture of high Employee Engagement through activities and processes which create a merit-based culture for employees and delivers a highly motivated, loyal workforce.
  • Serve as a link between employees at all levels.

Talent Acquisition

  • Lead, design and implement the recruitment strategy and talent acquisition program
  • Understand the most effective sourcing strategies and instill efficient procedures for hiring the best talent
  • Identify and develop a network of key stakeholders and build strong relationships and partnerships.
  • Manage the recruitment strategy and budget
  • Ensure attrition rates and audit scores are up to company standards

Learning and Development:

  • Anticipate the key business opportunities and/or challenges of the business arising from changing business models and design and establish the best operational solutions for achieving desired results by ensuring the strongest infrastructure, the best people and the most robust and innovative systems and processes.
  • Formulate annual plans and program curriculum, ensure effective implementation and evaluate effectiveness
  • Bring in market best practices and new L&D trends, measure and benchmark on the return of investment on L&D initiatives
  • Prepare and monitor the related budget and prepare L&D reports

Organizational Development

  • Analyzing business structures, procedures, processes, and the utilization of resources.
  • Designing and implementing a variety of developmental initiatives, action plans, programs, and training materials.
  • Leading business optimization initiatives by conducting individual or group training sessions for personnel.
  • Advising executives and senior managers and recommending efficient and cost-effective solutions for identified challenges.
  • Documenting processes and presenting progress reports to executives and senior managers.

Qualification & Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or equivalent
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) preferred
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in HR with at least 5 years in a leadership role
  • Hands-on HR experience working in the West OR with western multinational companies in the region is a must.
  • Leading and managing change
  • Coaching and mentoring across various levels
  • Abreast of local/international HR trends
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Project Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Knowledge of Local Labor Law
  • Arabic speaking is preferred
  • MUST be based or willing to move to Abu Dhabi – not looking for commuting daily from other Emirates

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