Global Employee Relations Advisor - Worldwide

26 days ago


Full Time

Who we are

Remote work is one of the great equalizers of our time, allowing people to secure employment opportunities from companies around the world, no matter where they were born or where they live. Omnipresent does just that.

We are a customer-focused global employment services partner that can help companies grow their teams in more than 155 countries and territories around the world. How do we do that? Well, through our SaaS platform, OmniPlatform. We help companies (big or small) deal with the complexities involved with hiring global teams remotely, by managing employee onboarding through to offboarding, including legal and compliance, payroll, expenses, and health and benefits.

We also practice what we preach! We are a fully remote company which means we have no head office. Our team of more than 400 people is located in more than 50 countries and territories around the world. This means you can work from anywhere. We provide benefits and support in any global location just as we would for our clients and their remote teams. Our company has a flat structure which means accountability and taking initiative towards your everyday tasks that help further our ambitious company goals.

At a time when remote work is exploding, we’re growing our team to help make global remote work a reality for people everywhere.

What will you do? (The role)

Reporting to the Employee Relations Lead, you will be the expert point of contact for our client employee ER cases, from start through to completion, with support from our internal legal team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a comprehensive understanding of employment law principles and wants to work across multiple jurisdictions. Your day to day will include:

  • Advise clients on the best practices in handling the employee relations matters, i.e. dismissals, performance management, grievances and disciplinaries, redundancies, TUPE, etc.
  • Carry out the grievance and disciplinary proceedings for the client employees from start to completion
  • Carry out the dismissals of client employees, in collaboration with the client and the Customer Services Team i.e. advise, draft termination documents and handle employee communications
  • Carry out the performance management plans for the client employees in collaboration with the clients and the Customer Services Team
  • Provide expert advice and training to internal stakeholders for employee relations matters
  • Implement processes for a variety of client employee matters, i.e. disciplinary, grievance, dismissals etc.
  • Collaborate with the Trade Unions
  • Help us build an internal knowledge base across multiple jurisdictions
  • Review the client employee people programs, policies, and practices and ensure they are compliant with the relevant employment law
  • Work alongside the legal team on debt collection and pre-litigation cases
  • Work with the internal stakeholders on various projects and initiatives, in accordance with the wider company strategic plans
  • Coordinate between internal and external stakeholders: Legal, Ops, clients, client employees and the local service providers on employee relations matters and build collaborative relationships
  • Positively support and champion change across the organisation

What are you great at? (Previous experience)

  • Handling complex dismissals, performance reviews, grievance and disciplinary proceedings, TU negotiations
  • Interpreting the employment law principles and applying the knowledge to particular cases across multiple jurisdictions
  • Working well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Handling difficult conversations in a professional manner

You're the kind of person who... (Requirements)

  • Has a minimum 10 years of experience and/or relevant legal qualification
  • Has a comprehensive understanding of the employment law principles and their application in the employee relations context across multiple jurisdictions
  • Is solution driven and commercially aware
  • Is a highly effective communicator with strong negotiation skills
  • Has a strong attention to detail
  • Has a problem-solving ability
  • Can speak French or Italian
  • Is based in EMEA

What would make you really stand out? (Bonus points)

  • Worked in the EOR industry previously
  • Experience in Italy, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland
  • Experience/knowledge of the APAC jurisdictions

What's in it for you?

  • Shared ownership: Being a part of our journey means you'll own a piece of Omnipresent.
  • Annual vacation entitlement: We have a flexible leave policy - you may take as much holiday as you like, so long as it is agreed with your manager. As a guidance, we expect people to take at least 33 days per year, including public holidays (or your region's minimum, if greater).
  • Flexible working: Work from anywhere in the world! We don’t care where or when you work, as long as the job gets done. We are genuinely as flexible as the work allows.
  • Development: Training, coaching, and an environment that promotes career ambition and progression.
  • Work environment: We are fully remote, allowing you to work from wherever you live in a flexible manner.
  • Parental leave: For employees that have been with us for 12 months by their due date, we offer 6 months of fully paid parental leave for the primary caregiver, followed by statutory for your region. Secondary caregivers that have been with us for 12 months are entitled to 8 weeks fully paid parental leave.
  • Wellbeing: Mental health and wellbeing support and services through Plumm
  • Home office setup: It should go without saying that we will provide you with the equipment you need to work from home in the same way you would if you were in an office. We will provide you with the home office equipment you need to enable you to work effectively wherever you are, including covering internet costs.
  • Education: We believe in helping you maximise your potential to deliver maximum impact. Get access to books, courses, mentors and learning plans to help you be your best and do your best!
  • Additional benefits: we offer additional benefits that vary from region to region, such as medical, life insurance, pension/retirement funds and more - please ask your Talent Partner when you speak with us!

We believe remote working is a great equalizer and we practice what we preach. Inclusivity is fundamental to our mission and we are committed to conscious inclusion. We believe in the potential of everyone; regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Originally posted on Himalayas