HR Generalist for CZ, SK, HU, based in Prague

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 4 days ago

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
  • Coaching capability
  • 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

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