Employee Relations Manager - Pretoria

PURPOSE:
-Responsible to ensure positive employee relationships and healthy communication between management and employees.
-Responsible to ensure the company complies with all relevant legislation.
-Minimize labour disputes and grievances.
-Present training on ethical work behaviour, discipline and counselling procedures as well as policies and procedures.
-Continuously communicate and create awareness around established or new policies.
-The Employee Relationship Officer would also be responsible for involvement consultation; gaining buy-in / commitment on important business decisions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Chair group-wide disciplinary hearings and facilitate counselling sessions where necessary.
-Represent the company at the CCMA (Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration) in all cases.
-Plan, develop, and provide Discipline & Counselling, Ethics, Policies & Procedures and other relevant training, either via classroom training, road-shows, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences or workshops.
-Employment Equity: Draw up Employment Equity plans, and consult with Employment Equity Committee on equity matters as required by the Employment Equity Act.
-Complete and submit Employment Equity annual report.
-Effectively resolve all Conflict and Grievances.
-Health and Safety: Conduct and keep proper records of Health and Safety inspections as legislated by the Department of Labour.
-Review current and write new policies and employment contracts.
-Consult relevant parties on important changes / business decision to gain buy-in/commitment.
-Supports other functions within Human Resources as and when required.

REQUIREMENTS:
-BCom Human Resources or Law degree.
-At least 3 years experience in Employee Relations field.
-Outstanding interpersonal skills; demonstrated influence and relationship building skills.
-Positive approach to conflict.
-Training presentation skills.
-In-depth understanding of how the HR Department integrates within the organisation and a good understanding of the overall activities of other departments.
-In-depth theoretical and application knowledge of South African Labour Law, Employment Equity Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
-Able to evaluate complex situations quickly and accurately and assesses implications.
-Demonstrates the ability to recognise, confront and effectively resolve key issues.
-Strong communication skills by exchanging complex and technical information and is able to persuade, influence, negotiate and build firm relationships with internal stakeholders Experience with Commercial law will be a plus.
-Proficiency in MS Office, PowerPoint and Excel

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