The Financial Times is looking to hire a HR Generalist for our US office, this will be a 12 month fixed term contract. 

The HR Generalist is proactive in supporting the implementation of our people strategy and objectives in order to drive and support the business needs. It will suit an HR professional who is already used to, and thrives in, a collaborative and fast-paced digital environment.

To be successful in this role you will have a commercial mind-set, proven track record of delivering results and ability to handle multiple demands and changing priorities.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide efficient operational HR support to US teams, identifying priorities and delivering a proactive, engaging and agile business-focused HR service

  • Partner with managers to handle employee relations issues, which includes advising on disciplinary and grievance procedures, performance improvement plans etc

  • Support activity around diversity and inclusion including identifying and managing opportunities and partnerships

  • Partner with the Head of US HR to manage logistics in relation to Union negotiations - arranging meetings, preparing data, note taking in meetings etc

  • Keeping abreast of changing employment legislation and updating relevant policies and practices. 

  • Delivering ad-hoc global HR projects including wellbeing initiatives, reward programmes and hybrid remote initiatives.

  • Seeking out improvements to all aspects of the employee life-cycle, specifically talent retention, performance management, development and exits.

  • Building strong relationships with business leaders and managers, developing a detailed understanding of challenges and opportunities across our client groups. 

  • Building external networks and relationships with external competitors/organisations to keep abreast of people related trends and activities

  • Contributing to achieve our HR vision.


 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications / Competencies / Skills / Experience

 

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience operating within a HR generalist role.

  • Ability to manage a variety of employee relations issues.

  • Proven organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise high workloads working to tight deadlines.

  • Credible and influential with strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong understanding of current US employment law and its application within a commercial environment.

  • Digital and technology savviness.

  • High degree of confidentiality, sensitivity and diplomacy.

  • Creativity in finding solutions to complex problems.

  • Highly competent in Microsoft skills in particular Excel and/or Gsuite

  • Collaborative and inclusive approach.

  • Positive “can-do” attitude.

  • You must have the right to work in the United States

 

Desirable

  • Prior labor relations exposure

 

Benefits
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working, medical cover, and enhanced maternity & paternity packages. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further information
Candidates should be aware that new employees will be required to be vaccinated by their start date, meaning they have received all of the recommended doses for either a one dose or two dose COVID-19 vaccine, and provide proof of vaccination status (e.g. CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) , which will be kept confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer, and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely-held religious belief or a medical disability where it does not pose an undue hardship on the Company.


At the FT, we know our most valuable resources are our people and we embrace our employees’ unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer that seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. We aim to treat all employees in a fair and consistent manner, promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.

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