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Human Resources Advisor Northern Europe in Houten at Westcon-Comstor

Date Posted: 9/13/2018

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Job Description

The Human Resources Advisor Northern Europe is responsible for delivering a pro-active and flexible core HR service to line managers, to support the organisation and our employees through the employee lifecycle including recruitment, induction, performance management, employee relations and manager support to deliver their business plans and strategy. Also responsible for driving best practice and ensuring compliance with all company procedures, documented policies and employment legislation.
You have a minimum of 3 years of working experience in a similar HR role and you have a very good understanding of labour law in at least Sweden and preferable of other Nordic countries, like Norway, Finland and Denmark. You speak excellent English and Swedish (preferable more Nordic languages) as your HR responsible area will be The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

We are proud to present to you our Houten office in this this video which will give you an insight of how we collaborate with all teams and how the office looks like.

General HR Activities
* Working closely with the Human Resources Generalist and Payroll to ensure that all HR, IT and regulatory requirements are met for new and existing employees in a timely and accurate manner
* Support the HR Manager and the wider team in the delivery of HR elements of organisational and cultural change activities such as restructures, including assisting with preparing necessary documentation, keeping records and tracking actions
* Drive and support critical cyclical HR activities such as payroll, performance reviews and pay review
* Updating and maintaining the HR Information System data, ensuring accuracy at all times
* Work closely with HR colleagues across the business to monitor, review and update all policies in line with current legislation and best practice
* To keep up to date with developments in employment legislation and human resources best practice, knowledge sharing with the team to ensure continuous improvement in the service offered. Identify and communicate the implications to business areas as appropriate
* Identifying opportunities, priorities and potential risks within allocated business area
* Build strong, effective, professional relationships quickly, using a calm and positive approach to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Line Management Support
* Deliver a professional and effective HR service covering the whole employee lifecycle to ensure that the organisation is correctly resourced with the right skills in the right roles
* Providing advice and assistance on policies, procedures, legislation and employment agreements through close partnering and supporting line managers to ensure that all company policies and processes are followed and completed correctly and on time
* Write and present information briefings on a range of HR related topics in order to guide & develop line managers skills and knowledge, working towards a strong and motivated management team that values their employees/teams
* Providing advice and assistance on policies, procedures, legislation and employment agreements
* Working in conjunction with the hiring manager and advising managers on recruitment and selection strategies, ensuring that correct approval and sourcing processes are followed, assisting with interviews where needed and ensuring the proper on boarding of all new joiners
* Advising on staff development, through various methods such as appraisals, objectives and progression planning
* Consulting on issues related to workplace relations and performance management, encouraging regular contact with team members, and assessing when to implement Capability or Disciplinary processes
* Supporting line managers with advice on pay and benefits, benchmarking team members and assisting with pay review processes/cycles

Employee Support
* To offer frontline welfare support, including sickness absence, maternity, disciplinary and capability issues.
* Ensuring a smooth induction process for new employees
* Promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation


General knowledge of HR Information Systems
Proficiency in MS Office Applications; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Basic financial understanding: budgets, profits, margin, commission schemes
General understanding of the IT networking and communications industry in a sales environment

Knowledge & Skills:
* Sound knowledge of HR best practice and employment legislation in at least Sweden and preferable in Denmark, Finland and Norway.
* Comfortable dealing with ambiguity - able to effectively cope with change, being able to act without having the total picture, not upset when things are up in the air, can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty
* Works with a high level of integrity and confidentiality
* Self-motivated and proactive - takes ownership for own personal development, and committed to Continuous Professional Development
* Able to prioritise own workload
* Able to work under pressure and maintain a calm approach
* Demonstrates an understanding of the wider context and priorities of the business
* Experience in interpreting, advising and implementing HR solutions
* Ability to communicate at all levels within the organisation
* Excellent written, verbal & listening communication skills
* Good analytical skills, with proven problem solving abilities
* Collaboration and team work

Operating Environment
Busy Global Networking Distribution Organisation

Measures of success
* Employee survey results
* Management feedback
* Seen as Trusted Advisor to internal customers
* Efficient and responsive to Client groups
* Risks to the organisation are mitigated and/or controlled

Company Overview

Westcon-Comstor is a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking and Data Center. We are transforming the technology supply chain through our global capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services. Through a unique physical and digital distribution network, we extend our partners' global reach while providing the local expertise needed to successfully navigate worldwide opportunities. We combine expert technical and market knowledge with industry-leading partner enablement programs. Collaborating with our partners in a unique engagement model, we strive to provide an exceptional partner experience by delivering results together. Westcon-Comstor goes to market under the Westcon and Comstor brands.
 Multi-national company, headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, USA
 Founded in 1985
 Presence in 50+ countries on four continents
 Ship to more than 180 countries and territories
 18 logistics and stocking facilities
 2,600 driven and highly skilled associates

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Human Resources Advisor Northern Europe


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