HR Advisor, Riyadh

Agency Wunderman Thompson
Created 06/10/2021
Reference 5318337002
Category Human Resources
Country Saudi Arabia
City Riyadh
Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for an HR Advisor, who's currently based in KSA and will be able to take responsibility as the first port of call for all HR and recruitment aspects in Riyadh office.

He/She will be involved in managing employee relations, performance management, training and development, ensuring policies are consistent and HR queries are dealt with promptly and reliably. Interpersonal skills are the most vital skills for an HR advisor to possess as you will have to work with people at different levels across the business coming from different cultures and backgrounds. Alongside a strong knowledge of the Saudi labor law, HR systems, soft skills such as self-confidence and being persuasive are also important in this people-focused role.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted*

What you'll be doing

  • Dealing with various HR queries throughout the business
  • Reviewing and updating job descriptions
  • Advising managers on recruitment and selection strategies
  • Assisting with and developing recruitment campaigns
  • Coordinating the appointment process for successful applicants
  • Monitoring key recruitment metrics, such as turnover and retention rates
  • Negotiating terms and conditions of employment with staff
  • Providing advice and playing a major role in work reviews and change processes
  • Using HR information systems to access, input and compile data
  • Identifying development needs
  • Managing staff relationships, responding to any queries or problems that they have and managing their expectations
  • Monitoring, reviewing and updating all HR policies and ensuring these are in line with current legislation
  • Supporting the Chief Talent Officer with various projects and requests
  • Driving the business performance in relation to the organization's objectives
  • Assisting in organizing employer branding initiatives
  • Acting as the point of contact for hiring managers, employees and other HR team members


Skills:

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Proven work experience as an HR advisor, HR consultant or similar role
  • Ability to advise and work with senior members of staff
  • Knowledge of employment legislation in Saudi Arabia
  • Personable with strong communication and relationship building capabilities across all levels of the business
  • Driven and determined
  • Practical and logical; able to solve problems quickly


What we can offer you:

We don't settle for people who can just do the job, we look for people that go beyond that and always push our thinking to be better than yesterday. We believe that this is what makes our agency a great place to be - a space where you're never far away from the best minds to learn from.

We want you to be comfortable and proud every day of the week and have created an open and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. We don't want you to just fit into our culture, we want your uniqueness and diversity of background to add to it and make this an agency where we all have a real sense of belonging and purpose. We are a community.

Our focus is on keeping teams connected and engaged whether we're in the office or working from home, putting people's wellbeing first, ensuring every person has access to our learning and development programme and building an inclusive workplace. We have a weekly 'Staying Connected Calendar' which is full to the brim of training you can get involved in, inspiration sessions hosted by external partners to check out and wellbeing classes and tips and tricks to look after your mind, body and soul. From yoga, Pilates, HIIT, hypnotherapy, a Strava cycling group, 1:1 resilience sessions and trained mental health first aiders. To name a few. Within our office we have a dedicated wellness studio and this year we built a brand new learning lab. Here we host weekly lunchtime lessons that supports iLearn, our learning & development portal home to 100s of sessions for you to access. We're also committed to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse workforce driven by our Inclusion Council and Employee Resource Groups; Roots, Green, Unite, Women @ WT, Families Network and culture club.

Your career development is important to us. Thrive will provide you with the framework and support needed to reach your career aspirations. There really is no shortage of opportunities here for the right person that is prepared to roll their sleeves up, get involved and collaborate with those around them to deliver the best work for our clients and our agency.

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect. As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

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