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Human Resources Business Partner – 6 month Fixed Term Contract

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Human Resources
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88291 Requisition #

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

As a Northern Trust employee (Partner), you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve.

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing adjustments to individuals with health conditions and disabilities. If you would benefit from adjustments for any part of the employment process, please inform the recruiter to discuss your individual requirements.

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018. 

Role/ Department:

The HR Business Partner role is focused on day-to-day risk mitigation and providing strategical guidance on HR policies and programmes to internal clients including both Managers and Employees. The successful candidate also participate in Talent Development related activities, review of HR best practices, administration of HR related processes, delivery of performance management and educational assistance. 

The key responsibilities of the role include:
•    Build and maintain an understanding of the business and foster strong business relationships with partners at all levels
•    Consult with managers on supporting a culture committed to employee engagement, development and growth by coaching and advising managers on talent assessment, career planning, and performance management processes
•    Facilitate communication among partners and management; providing guidance to managers and partners on dispute resolution, disciplinary action, career development, regulatory compliance, problem solving, reductions in force and litigation avoidance
•    Participate in employee relations investigations and conduct research into matters, including litigation requests, if appropriate
•    Advise managers on change initiatives that impact people. 
•    Support Human Resource strategies, programs and initiatives to attract, develop and retain the very best people
•    Maintain an awareness of and partner with Talent Acquisition to help achieve a high quality talent pipeline
•    Attend relevant management and departmental meetings to ensure HR actions support key business initiatives. 
•    Monitor and analyse data and trends to identify potential opportunities, needs, risks, and issues that could impact business results.  Operationalize HR initiatives, quantifying results, and monitor /measure effectiveness
•    Ensure compliance on HR-related company guidelines and policies
•    Perform exit interviews, identify trends & provide proactive solutions to mitigate unwanted turnover
•    Provide reporting and recommendations for assigned business groups
•    Participate to corporate HR projects and other functional and cross functional initiatives if needed

Skills/ Qualifications:

The successful candidate will benefit from having:
•    Experience within a generalist Human Resources environment, ideally gained in financial services/professional services
•    Fluency in English & French is required – Knowledge  of German is a plus
•    Comfortable dealing with a broad range of HR issues
•    Strong analytical ability and excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Will suit a positive and energetic personality with a calm and professional approach to work related matters
•    A proven track record of delivery and driving projects through to completion

Working with Us:

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and ethical companies. In return, we will support you with your personal and career goals in a number of ways:

Financial – Life Assurance, Disability Plan, Pension/ Gratuity, Annual Pay Review

Work Life Balance – Flexible Work Options, Incremental Annual Leave, Community Volunteer Days

Health & Wellbeing – Active Sports & Social clubs (lunchtime and after-work groups), Employee Assistance Program

Professional Development – Clear Career Path, Education Assistance, Recognition Programme, NT University (wide range of online, virtual & in-house training options) and employee-led Business Resource Councils dedicated to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

And Finally 

We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us.
We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

As Northern Trust is a financial organisation, all new employees will be required to undergo a criminal record check.

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Reasonable Accommodation
Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center or call 1-800-807-0302 (North America), +630-276-5353 (Asia Pacific), 1800-425-0333 (India), +44(0)207 982 4357 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
  • APAC/India EEO Statement
    • APAC/INDIA EEO STATEMENT

      It is the policy and practice of Northern Trust to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Northern Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. All employment decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our obligations under the law and codes of practice. This includes human resources’ decisions relating to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and access to learning and development.

  • Canada EEO Statement
    • Canada EEO STATEMENT

      Northern Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring and other employment decisions at Northern Trust are made without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, ethnic origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, record of offences, marital status, family status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law, regulation, or ordinance.

  • EMEA EEO Statement
    • EMEA EEO STATEMENT

      It is the policy and practice of Northern Trust to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Northern Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. All employment decisions will be made in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our obligations under the law and codes of practice. This includes human resources’ decisions relating to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and access to learning and development.

  • USA EEO Statement
    • USA EEO STATEMENT

      It is the policy of The Northern Trust Company to afford equal opportunity in all phases of employment without regard to an individual's age, race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic tests and information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EEO poster (U.S.)EEO is Law Poster Supplement