Job Description and Qualifications
Air Products is a world-leading Industrial Gases company having both process gas applications and gasification technology that has been in operation for over 80 years. We have multiple product lines, over 750 production facilities in over 50 countries, and serve over 30 different industries, creating broad opportunities for growth and development. Most importantly, we are growing!
We pride ourselves on being an innovative technology company that cultivates an environment of collaboration and inclusion. We need and seek out people who are dedicated and driven to create the future. People with passion and commitment to get it right and a never-ending desire to innovate, learn, improve, and contribute. Sounds like you?
HR Generalist CZ, SK, HU – Prague – AIR PRODUCTS spol. s r.o.
The HR Generalist will be part of the European My HR team, based in Prague, and will provide generalist support across defined areas of operational HR for the Czech, Slovakian, and Hungarian organisations of Air Products. In this role, you will operate within the jurisdiction of local employment law, legislation, collective labour agreements and associated policies. You will form part of a community of operational HR roles and will contribute to knowledge sharing and process simplification across the region.
Start date: as soon as possible
Location: Prague 5 (near the Jinonice underground station)
What We Offer
Be part of strong and reputable international company
Attractive benefits package – 25 days of annual leave, annual bonus, meal contributions and sick days
Multicultural, open and dynamic work environment
Work from home supported
As the HR Generalist, you will
Be involved in on-boarding, employee lifecycle transactions, employee relations (at individual employee level), wellbeing, terminations
Have a good knowledge of core policies and procedures to be the first escalation point
Manage certain escalations and requests and aim to provide accurate and swift resolution
Providing advice, guidance and one-to-one coaching on the application of policies and procedures
Evaluate and talk about risk with offering advice and making recommendations, ensuring that business manager retain accountability when making decisions
Evaluate and analyse consistency of HR practice at country level, identifying trends and flagging emerging risks, whether at an individual level or collective level, to HR Partner and other stakeholders
Facilitate an ethical, fair and consistent approach to local HR practice, identify organisational development needs and escalate emerging trends / risks to HR Partner
Balance a positive approach to employee relations with the business’ commercial requirements, ensuring full and appropriate engagement with key stakeholders where applicable, including HR Partners and Trade Unions
Maintain knowledge of local legislation and share good practice
Maintain oversight of HR files and databases, prepare and analyse reports for management reporting and developmental purposes
Collaborate in the development and facilitation of an operational HR culture that emphasizes quality, results, continuous improvement, key employee retention and high performance
Manage and prioritise workload in order to deliver against agreed performance indicators and to respond to business requirements
Ensure all illness absence related procedures are followed and liaise with managers on procedures and frequent absence interviews
Work collaboratively within other HR teams on projects to continuously improve the employee experience, and identify and participate in local opportunities for continuous improvement and simplification
Work on implementation of WORKDAY
As the HR Generalist, you already are or have
Fluent English, native Czech or Slovak (knowledge of Hungarian would be a plus)
Bachelor degree in HR Management or other business field
Proven previous operational HR experience, ideally within a large organisation and with experience of working in a unionized environment
General knowledge of Czech and Slovak employment law is essential (knowledge of the Hungarian employment law would be a plus)
Broad understanding of how to interpret and apply HR policy, procedure and practice in a commercial setting
Extensive experience of handling and managing employee relations cases
Proven experience of building effective relationships with diverse stakeholders, including Trade Unions and ability to negotiate and influence
Data gathering and analytical capability
Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at a time
A self-starter who seeks to partner with and learn from others, with demonstrated oral and written communication skills
Careful attention to detail, ability to listen and to resolve conflict
Ability to grasp commercial issues and balance a positive employee culture with business needs
A focus on delivering results, with high levels of accuracy and speed
Strong customer focus
Please provide your CV in English.
If you are interested in the role, please apply here (at the end of this page) or alternatively, please call the UK landline +44 1932 249 775 or WhatsApp +420 778 710 470 (Jitka Varkevisser, Talent Acquisition at Air Products).
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.
At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is crucial, inclusion is in our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter!
We look forward to hearing from you.
HR and Talent Acquisition Team at Air Products