Lead on and manage all aspects of Human Resources within assigned school(s). Manage and oversee the implementation and compliance with GEMS Human Resources policies, procedures and systems. Provide expertise, support and advice in the various Human Resources functions, which include recruitment,staffing, performance management, Employment Law and employee relations.
Manage all day to day operations of the Human Resources school office.
Manage and oversee Human Resources policies, procedures and systems to ensure consistency and compliance.
Advise and support Principal, management and staff on UAE Labour law regulations and compliance.
Be a source of expertise within school on issues relating to Employment Law, HR Policies and Human Resources best practice.
Support Principal in managing Employee Relations issues - with support from Corporate HR as required - including performance issues, disciplinaries, grievances and terminations. Ensure employee relations issues are handled effectively in accordance with UAE Labour Law and GEMS Policy to mitigate risk to company and ensure quality HR provision within school.
Prepare employment contracts and maintain all personal files of employees in coordination with the PRO and Ministry of Labour/Education requirements and in accordance with GEMS Compliance guidelines and audit criteria. Participate in HR Audits and lead on responsibility for post-Audit Action Plan to address areas of improvements in Compliance
Support and communicate effectively with new employees during the pre-hire onboarding period to ensure a smooth and effective joining process
Design and conduct new employee orientations to explain school and HR policies, benefit programs, code of conduct, etc.
Administer and explain insurance benefits to employees, serve as liaison between employees and insurance carriers. Support employees with insurance related and medical issues.
Monitor attendance and absence levels and report/escalate issues to Principal. Ensure consistent and transparent approach in handling attendance, leave and absence in school.
Responsible for recruitment of non-Education roles in school including admin, front of house, IT, finance and operations. Manage end to end recruitment process including advertising (internal and external), shortlisting and interviewing in accordance with GEMS Recruitment SOPs.
Oversee and ensure compliance with GEMS Compensation & Benefits guidelines and policy including following approved pay scales, compliance with Internal Transfer Policy and C&B SOPs. Maintaining ERP database accurately for all C&B transactions.
Oversee Performance Management within school ensuring that GEMS guidelines and timescales are adhered to and that all applicable employees have appropriate goals in place. Advise and support management with Performance Management best practice.
Develop and maintain HRIS database. Lead on HR ERP module within school and model best practice in ERP usage. Participate in ongoing ERP training as required.
Support, lead and promote GEMS Employee Engagement Initiatives within assigned school(s). Act as an “Ambassador” and role model for Employee Engagement and participate in wider events and initiatives as required.
Develop and update Employee Handbook as required.
Perform specific research/investigation into operational issues as requested.
Assist and prepare statistical summaries and reports for school and GEMS Corporate Office.
Provide support to the wider GEMS HR network as required and participate actively in HR meetings and training. Support other HR Officers within the group.