Employee Relations Specialist


FNB Namibia is recruiting an Employee Relations Specialist, to be based in Windhoek, Namibia.
  • To develop and implement Employee Relations strategies and provide guidance, support, and expert advice to the business on Employee Relations issues
  • Responsibilities:
  • Control expenditure and identify process improvements to contain and reduce costs
  • Creates solutions to meet customer demands
  • Deliver internal and external customer service excellence through adherence to quality service standards
  • Build working relationships across teams and functional lines to enhance work delivery, collaboration, and innovation
  • Manages risks in own area of responsibility
  • Ensure development and continuous value add improvement to operational processes
  • Compile reports that track progress and guide business to make informed decisions
  • Maintain expert knowledge on relevant legislative amendments, industry best practices and provide of advice to relevant stakeholders
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of local and global trends
  • Provide thought leadership and expertise
  • Analyze misconducts to determine whether disciplinary action is necessary
  • Investigate grievances and recommend course of action
  • Initiate and implement dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Investigate Industrial Relations issues such as working conditions, disciplinary actions and employee appeals and grievances and provides guidance and recommendations for resolutions
  • Participate and act as Chair in disciplinary and grievance hearings and ensure that procedural and substantive fairness is complied with
  • Keeps an accurate database on the progress of all cases
  • Identify training needs for the different levels of employees and develop Employee Relation training programs and ensures the implementation and monitoring thereof.
  • Develop Employee Relations strategies and ensure effective implementation thereof
  • Minimize lawsuits against the FNB Group and to ensure that cases are successfully settled
  • Ensure consistent application of industrial relations policies and procedures throughout the Group
  • Ensure that disciplinary and grievance hearings are conducted in accordance with company procedures and legislative requirements
  • Recommend amendments on a suitable code of conduct to ensure that the code is in line with the local employment requirements
  • Constantly monitor the industrial relations climate internally and externally and recommends best practice initiatives and actions
  • Monitor compliance with relevant employment legislations
  • Submit budget requirements for the Employee Relations function
  • Authorize and recommend expenses and manage expenses within approved budget
  • Submit detailed monthly expense report
  • Maintaining harmonious employer/employee relations
  • Deal with delegated union matters e.g., recognition, collective bargaining etc
  • Initiate and convene consultative/communication forums
  • Minimum Qualification - Bachelors Degree or appropriate 3 years qualification in HR, Labour Law, Industrial Relations
  • Experience - 3 to 5 years experience in a similar environment of which 1 to 2 years ideally on junior management level
  • Additional Knowledge - Sound knowledge of relevant legislation i.e., Labour Act and Affirmative Action Act
  • Sound knowledge of the labour Law
  • Sound knowledge in Employee Relations matters i.e., Disciplinary Procedures, Conciliation and Arbitration process
  • Knowledge and understanding of FNB’s disciplinary codes and procedures
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Entity FNB NAMIBIA
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  • Published 19.01.2023
  • Expires 01.02.2023
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