Human Resources Generalist ANZ - Sydney, Australia

Sydney /
Human Resources – HR Generalist /
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Human Resources Generalist ANZ - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Permanent
Location: Sydney, Australia
Start: ASAP

We are looking for a strong HR Generalist who can provide tactical human resource consultation through our leadership and brand principles to optimize structure, process, and culture. This role is far from a one-dimensional role, and will oversee and lead on all things employee relate, recruitment efforts, new hire orientation and onboarding, payroll and benefits, company policy and procedure adherence. In addition, you will build strong relationships with our company's managers and leaders in order to support their human resource needs. This is a standalone role based in our Sydney office working closely with the APAC Sales team, the HR Manager based in Tokyo and the Director, HRBP based in New York. In this role, you will report to the Director, HR Business Partner. Together you will provide HR Business partnering support to the business groups in Australia and New Zealand.

Who You Are:
You are a versatile and experienced HR Generalist who has a comprehensive grasp of Australia and New Zealand employment legislation and employee relations with broad experience working with ANZ based employees. You are excited about having a global impact and the opportunity to learn more about our Asia Pacific and American based employees.
Additionally, you are a sound business partner that has the ability to manage employee relations and build positive relationships with business leaders and across our HR Centres of Excellence (Rewards, Culture, Development, Benefits, Operations and Talent Acquisition teams).
Success to you is when you can see that your partnership with functional leaders and employees helps them make better decisions for themselves. You are an excellent communicator who is proficient in and excels at building strong trust-based relationships. You are enthusiastic about building HR processes and have the desire to support our evolution and growth by working on project-based initiatives. Additionally, you want to actively contribute to a versatile and results driven HR team.

Your Next Challenge:

    • Provide general advice and guidance to ANZ team, offering modern HR solutions and recommendations in relation to issues that arise.
    • Partner with business manager/leaders in ANZ, along with the HR Managers and Business Partners on workforce planning and objectives to ensure cultural alignment.
    • Focus on areas such as managing employment relations issues, recruiting, employee engagement, retention, performance, and talent management while partnering with our in-house Talent Leadership Development, Total Reward and Talent Acquisition teams to effectively deliver valuable service to management and employees.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of new projects, policies, and procedures to ensure HR strategies and programs are aligned with business goals and objectives.
    • Collaborate with the Global HR team in rolling out projects and initiatives, ensuring that they are locally relevant (i.e., Annual Reward Cycle; Engagement Survey; Leadership Development; Mentoring; Onboarding initiatives, etc.).
    • Bridge management and employee relations by assessing and anticipating HR related needs to address issues and concerns.
    • Coach and support managers in the areas of people management and talent development.
    • Be hands-on where required to ensure smooth HR operations, i.e., liaising closely with our payroll department, implementing training plans, and onboarding new hires.
    • Maintain strong working relationship and partner with local Labour Department to interpret HR policies and employment legislation for the region.
    • Manage monthly payroll in collaboration with local Finance teams and prepare associated government required employee payroll and tax related reporting.
    • Foster and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment in line with Getty Images culture and values (our ‘Leadership Principles’)

What You'll Need:

    • Minimum of 3 years of proven HR Generalist experience gained in a fast paced, commercial environment.
    • Experience supporting employees in the ANZ region with a solid foundation of employment legislation, payroll, and HR administration in Australia (required) and New Zealand (preferable), dealing with the different government bodies and annual mandatory reporting.
    • Be a collaborative teammate with an inclusive approach and ability to build great relationships at all levels of an organization.
    • Ability to develop the trust of your functional business executives and maintain confidential information.
    • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative and be proactive with a ‘can do’ demeanor.
    • Genuine interest in how the business operates, and the ability and desire to grow your knowledge across the APAC region.
    • Experience working as a part of a matrixed organization with a US company within technology and/or media industries would ideally be an asset. Experience working with Sales teams would be desirable.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to remain objective and diplomatic are essential.
    • Must be critical thinking with a strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Advanced MS Office skills together with a sound knowledge of Workday (HRIS system) would be advantageous.
    • Flexibility and willingness to take on additional tasks, with the ability to plan, prioritize and meet deadlines.

Mental and Physical Demands:

    • Frequent communication with others to exchange information.
    • Occasionally moving objects up to 20 lbs and frequently moving objects up to 10 lbs.
    • Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing; Time of each will vary.
    • Constant operation of computer and frequent usage of other office machinery, including (but not limited to) calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
    • Constant assessment of accuracy and thoroughness of the work assignment.
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