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HR Generalist- Hybrid

  • Sector: HR
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  • Job Ref: 22034

My client, a global pharmaceutical company based in Westmeath is looking to hire an HR Generalist to join their team located just outside Athlone. This is a hybrid role, offering WFH 2 days per week. This is a 1 year FTC.

As HR Generalist you will be at the heart of supporting the administrative, day to day activities, of the HR function during stages of the employee lifecycle, including onboarding, offboarding the changes. You will also be responsible for key HR activities from an admin perspective, including payroll admin, recruitment, onboarding, and metric provision. The role provides an invaluable opportunity for the individual to develop within HR and requires someone who is very well organised, systematic in approach to their work and able to work to tight deadlines.

HR Generalist Responsibilities:

  • Ensure accuracy and legal compliance of data in the HR Information System. Maintain personnel records electronically and organize regular data audits. Drive HR system and process changes to meet evolving business needs.

  • Support the end-to-end recruitment process, from drafting job adverts to conducting interviews. Prepare and support work permit applications. Draft onboarding and offboarding documents and letters.

  • Coordinate weekly and monthly payroll runs. Communicate with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring good governance during the payroll process. Manage the online payroll portal and analyze compensation and benefits data monthly.

  • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees on employee relations issues. Address HR-related employee queries in a timely and accurate manner. Conduct exit interviews and provide feedback to management.

  • Collaborate with HR Business Partners and Directors to support HR operations. Coordinate mail merges for bonus and salary review payments annually. Provide support in employee benefits administration. Extract and report key HR insights, KPIs, and trends.

  • Evaluate and enhance the HR Information System, ensuring it meets business needs. Drive HR system and process changes to support evolving business requirements.

  • Lead staff wellness and engagement initiatives to boost morale. Support talent and succession reviews, actively participating in career management and performance improvement. Drive principles of performance management with a focus on improvement plans and consequence management.

  • Ensure all HR platforms are legally compliant, accurate, and fit for purpose. Lead the annual benchmarking process, evaluating the company's position within the sector. Evaluate the Employee Value Proposition, extracting key HR insights and recommendations.

HR Generalist Requirements:

  • HR Qualification/ CIPD Qualification is desirable.

  • Minimum 4 years experience in a face paced HR role with workable knowledge in Irish Employment Law.

  • Ability to analyse and summarise complex qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and thorough attention to detail. 

  • Familiarity with recruitment applicant tracking database systems and HR Information Systems.


For a confidential discussion, please contact Tina Cornally.