People Assistant, London

Agency GroupM
Created 06/11/2021
Reference o0nPffwb
Category Human Resources
Country United Kingdom
City London
Description

Position at Mindshare Worldwide

Job description

Job title: People Assistant

Group: Mindshare WW

Location: London

About Mindshare:

Ours is the story of the eternal upstart and change is in our DNA. We were born with the ambition to change the world through media. Raised in Asia, we are now the world's most geographically balanced global network spanning US, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Mindshare's birth in 1997 shifted the focus from media as a pure commodity to media as a change agent.

Our ambition was to go beyond the traditional media descriptors of "Optimise, Capitalise, Maximise." We will not be defined by the formulaic definitions of media. Mindshare's story is about teamwork. It's why we called ourselves Mindshare in the first place!

We were designed to be a global network, balanced in every region, with clients benefitting from both global and local insights. Today 75% of our business is global and our global network and integrated approach is our strength. We are a global media agency network with billings in excess of US$ 24 billion (source: COMvergence ) and our network consists of more than 7,000 employees, in 116 offices across 86 countries. Mindshare is part of GroupM, which oversees the media investment management sector for WPP, the world's leading communications services group.

Discrimination, oppression and inequities towards people of different race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, abilities, age or any other differences, are unacceptable and have no place in the world or amongst our Mindshare family. We strive for an environment where everyone is treated fairly and respectfully, has equal access to opportunities and resources, whose voice is heard and who can contribute to the organi s ation's success.

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity within the People T eam at Mindshare Worldwide to provide first line advisory support and administrative support for our overall People function . We are looking for an accomplished administrator, looking to expand into a n a dvisory role. The People T eam is comprised of 7 members of staff covering all aspects of HR including employee relations, recruitment, training, development, compensation and benefits. Together, we deliver a comprehensive and generalist service to approx. 4 50 members of permanent staff and freelancers . The People Assistant has the opportunity to play an active role in the wider People function and generate ideas and contribute to wider projects.

W hat will I spend my time doing?

You will be supporting our People Business Partners , assisting with the following tasks :

Starters, Leavers and changes:

  • Carry out Inductions with new joiners and exit interviews with leavers
  • Working with Comp & Bens team to ensure monthly payroll paperwork is collated and processed accurately
  • Providing support for visa applications and visa audits by checking all visa records are correct and up to date
  • Managing relocations for internal transfers


ER Processes:

  • Provide first line advice on all Mindshare policies and terms and conditions to client groups
  • M anage the probation period administration, ensure timely notification to managers of impending deadlines, highlighting any issues on returned documentation. Ensure employees receive written confirmation of the outcome
  • Undertake simple ER processes such as disciplinary investigation, probation extensions and sickness absence
  • Note taking for formal ER meetings such as Investigation meetings
  • Provide advice on Company policies and procedures where appropriate, escalating any issues immediately


Early Career Programmes /Resourcing :

  • Work with hiring managers on contractor requests
  • Work with hiring managers to review job specs, advertisement, and process
  • Manage junior offers
  • Manage entry level talent programmes including interns, apprentices, and work experience placements


HR Projects

  • Contribution to the generation of ideas and assist the wider HR team in the delivery of HR projects and initiatives across the Company


Learning & Development:

  • Support with our training program me design and collate and analyse feedback
  • Oversee Company Induction for all new starters on a quarterly basis
  • Support with queries relating to training
  • Manage relationships with our external training providers


People Dat a:

  • Work with People Business Partners to create regular reporting on people metrics
  • Responsible for the accurate inputting and reporting of Jobvite data (recruitment portal)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Reporting, including Ethnicity Reports , Gender Pay Gap reporting for the People Business Partners and m onthly Corporate Social Responsibility reporting for Finance team


We are on the hunt for someone who has the following qualities :

  • Experience within a HR environment with a desire and passion to pursue a career in HR
  • An accomplished Administrator
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs with intermediate to advanced level Excel skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with change and ambiguity
  • Confidence in building relationships with all levels of staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Driven to achieve results and takes accountability
  • Shows initiative and a 'can-do' attitude
  • Works collaboratively - recognises the value and responsibility of working in a team and seeks to maintain and build effective relationships both internally and externally
  • Deals constructively with frustration and pressure, maintaining a professional and positive manner


Who I will be reporting into:

People Business Partner

Mindshare Worldwide

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