Assistant People Manager, Chennai

Agency WPP
Created 11/08/2023
Reference 6992538002
Category Human Resources
Location India
City Chennai
WPP is the creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients, and communities.

Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than 109,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major markets worldwide.

We create transformative ideas and outcomes for our clients through an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and technology.

WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world's biggest companies and organisations - from Ford, Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients include 61 of the FTSE 100, 317 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 62 of the NASDAQ 100. WPP are the leader in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and 8th in the FTSE 100 rankings for Women on Boards.

What you'll be doing:

  • Be the first point of contact for employee queries related to HR
  • Input employee records, maintain and update records in human resources systems for ready reference
  • Manage the new joiner process, supporting onboarding and induction, includes liaising with line managers to ensure appropriate induction plans are in place and ensuring coordination of IT equipment. Support the team for Background verifications process.
  • Ensure a best in class on-boarding experience for new joiners. Including conducting new joiner inductions.
  • Preparing periodic dashboards / reports and assisting the management in making management decisions
  • Manage the end to end leaver process, ensuring equipment is returned and all systems access is disabled.
  • Provide basic HR advice and support to employees, explaining procedures and policies.
  • Responsible for regular audits of employee files, ensuring legal compliance and adequate documentation.
  • Provide documents and records as and when required
  • Administer the probationary review time periods and send reminders to line managers.
  • Providing administrative support for the annual appraisal, pay review, and reward cycles, and other important events
  • Up to date knowledge of the team's day-to-day status and whereabouts for distribution
  • Minute taking at meetings e.g. HR team meetings, disciplinary meetings etc
  • Get involved in ad hoc projects as and when requested by the HR team

What you'll need:
  • Previous HR experience
  • Discretion and ability to handle confidential matters sensitively
  • Experience of using a HR system
  • Keen interest in HR practice and basic understanding of HR best practice tools
  • Positive can-do attitude and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get the job done
  • Good administrative & organisational skills
  • Strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills (written, telephone etc)
  • Ability to prioritise and work to a tight deadline
  • Strong team working and relationship-building skills
  • Strong attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to probe, question & solve problems
  • Excellent multi-tasker

Who you are:

You're open : We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

You're optimistic : We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.

What we'll give you:

Passionate, inspired people - We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

WPP is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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