Human Resources Business Partner

Job Description

IPA have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Human Resources Business Partner join our Client's busy workplace.

The successful candidate will be employed by IPA on a labour hire basis, contracted to our client.

Long term, the role will transition into a permanent role directly with the business for the right person.

There is an excellent pay rate on offer, which will be discussed at the interview stages and the position will be full time hours, Monday to Friday.

Our client is a large and successful business based in Rockhampton and while you will work independently, you will be supported by the HR Manager based from Brisbane.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough and impartial workplace investigations.
  • Manage and participate in Fair Work conciliation processes.
  • Prepare necessary documentation and represent the organisation during conciliation.
  • Negotiate settlements and agreements that are fair and in the best interest of the organisation.
  • Ensure compliance with the Award and other relevant industrial awards.
  • Provide advice on award interpretations and implications for HR policies and practices.
  • Partner with business leaders to understand their HR needs and develop strategies to meet those needs.
  • Provide coaching and support to managers on HR-related issues.
  • Support the business through periods of change, ensuring smooth transitions and minimal disruption.
  • Develop and implement change management plans, including communication strategies and training programs.
  • Assist employees in adapting to new processes, structures, and cultures.
  • Foster a positive employee relations environment through effective communication and engagement.
  • Address and resolve employee relations issues, including performance management and disciplinary actions.
  • Oversee recruitment and selection processes to ensure the hiring of qualified and suitable candidates.
  • Manage succession planning and retention strategies to maintain a strong workforce.
  • Develop, review, and update HR policies and procedures to reflect best practices and legal requirements.
  • Provide training to managers and employees on HR policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate HR records and generate reports on key HR metrics.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Qualifications: Relevant tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, or a related field.
  • Experience: Proven experience as an HR Business Partner, particularly in a complex, changing environment.
  • Resilience: Ability to handle high-pressure situations and adapt to ongoing changes within the organisation.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate effectively.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make sound decisions.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to build strong relationships with employees at all levels of the organisation.
  • Knowledge: In-depth understanding of employment law, industrial relations, and HR best practices.

Essential Requirements:

  • Qualifications and Experience: Qualifications in human resources or a related field, or a combination of relevant professional experience.
  • Human Resources Expertise: Relevant experience in People and Culture / HR Manager, including demonstrated success in developing human resource strategies, policies, and programs to align with organisational strategic and business planning processes.
  • Employee Relations knowledge: Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, best practices, and experience managing employee relations matters.
  • Work Health and Safety Knowledge: An understanding of the key principles of work health and safety.
  • Risk Management Understanding: Familiarity with the key principles of risk management.
  • Strong Organisational Skills: Demonstrated time management and organisational skills to handle multiple tasks, prioritise responsibilities and meet deadlines.
  • Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills for effective interaction with employees, management and external stakeholders.
  • Initiative and Decision Making: Demonstrated ability to proactively show initiative and exhibit sound judgment and decision-making skills.

If you enjoy supporting businesses in this integral role, please apply now to be considered for this exciting opportunity. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly, alternatively for more information please call our office on 07 4924 9600 and speak with Kim.