Posted by Verso Group of Companies on 12 January 2017, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa.
The Verso Group of Companies is seeking a Group Human Resources Manager to provide an effective HR support service to the organisation in the implementation of relevant HR initiatives that address the value of human performance in the context of the business functions to harness optimal workforce potential in a cost-effective manner.

Responsibilities include:

Provide efficient HR support service
Provide general support to all Managers in the Group of Companies.
Provide appropriate information and support to senior management about HR related issues.
Performance Management – deliver performance management programs to drive a high performance culture. Ensure organisational compliance to the performance management cycle.
Be a key member of the interview panel for all staff appointments.
Employee Relations Management - manage relationships in the workplace to ensure that strategic goals of the company are met.
Project Management – management of HR initiatives in response to business change requests; take the brief and ensure delivery.
Recruitment and selection – direct and manage the recruitment and selection process.
Learning and development – implement and monitor effectiveness of training programs that support talent management and skills development.
Management of HR Governance – develop, implement and maintain human resources policies across the organisation, including training programs to educate and promote awareness of regulatory compliance.
Reporting and management of human resources metrics – produce reports on key metrics, including remuneration and benefits, absenteeism and turnover. Provide accurate and current HR data monthly to facilitate key HR decision-making.
Leadership – manage, coach and develop Managers adding value in the fields of Employee Relations, Performance Management, Training and Development, Recruitment, Reporting and Remuneration.
Benefits and Payroll Management – which includes managing monthly payroll process (reminders to all staff to submit changes; reviewing all changes made by payroll administrator; reviewing payroll as a whole on a monthly basis) of 8 companies (in excess of 140 staff members). This also includes calculation and communication of long service bonuses, annual bonuses, and any other ad hoc bonuses. Communication of all payroll changes, including promotions/demotions/general changes, etc.
Industrial relations - represent the company at CCMA where necessary.
Chair and conduct quarterly or bi-monthly HR committee meetings.
Leave – review and control of system leave schedule to manual leave schedule maintained by the HR manager.
Compilation and completion of all relevant statutory documentation (employment equity, workplace skills plan, Statistics SA returns, etc.) timeous and accurately, excluding EMP201’s:
This includes obtaining the Letter of Good Standing from Department of Labour, when required.
Assist the Occupational Health & Safety Officer where required.
Manage the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases process by submitting relevant financial information online and obtaining invoice for payment.
Assist individual staff members with Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) queries as required.
Registering of new group entities with Department of Labour for UIF purposes.
Liaising and managing any learnerships, bursaries, internships as approved and funded by INSETA, which includes applications within INSETA window periods, following up with staff regarding results, sending required documentation to INSETA timeously etc.
And other relevant statutory requirements.

Ensure effective staff management throughout Group
Maintain discipline
Identify deviant behaviour timeously and correct where necessary/possible
Support Performance Management
Ensure all positions have current job descriptions
Complete accurate performance assessments timeously
Hold career development discussions at least annually
Complete goal-setting and performance contracts timeously
Investigate and action poor performance
Develop required training skills for staff and for yourself
Identify skills development and training needs
Identify and use coaching opportunities
Identify and action training opportunities

Ensure financial discipline
Manage the overall employee cost budget effectively through strict budget control
Conduct monthly budget review
Control departmental procurement
Ensure compliance with organisational BEE practice

Manage the department within time and budget
Plan, select, develop and maintain suitable manpower capabilities for the departmen
Develop, lead and maintain a motivated and high performance management team
Identify and timeously address functional related problems and opportunities
Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders
Provide technical guidance
Ensure compliance with relevant legal and statutory requirements and internationally accepted environmental, health, safety and quality standards


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or relevant qualification ideally with a post graduate qualification in this field of study.

Minimum of 8 years progressive HR management experience as a generalist.

Skills, knowledge and characteristics:
A demonstrated track record in developing and implementing strategic business and HR objectives within a complex, multi-business organization.
Good interpersonal, coaching, communication, negotiation and consultative skills at all levels.
Ability to engage with and win the respect of leaders to successfully influence them on key change initiatives.
Strong effective communicator in writing, business presentations and in interpersonal communication.
Highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skills.
Demonstrates a high degree of confidentiality and unusual common sense.
Able to direct the efforts of a team of diverse human resources professionals.
Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches, and departmental contribution while being cost-sensitive. Commitment to continuous learning.
Expert in employment law and employee relations and communication.

Leadership competencies:
Drive and energy
Initiating action
Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships
Cross-cultural awareness
Impact and influence
Business understanding
Facilitating and managing performance
Attracting, developing and retaining talent
Strategic focus
Articulating and cascading the vision and valu

Advanced Microsoft Office (MS Office – including but not limited to MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook).
PaySpace Payroll & HR Software.

No less than 8 years.

A market related salary and other benefits are offered.

Those that meet the above-mentioned requirements, and/or have other proven relevant skills or qualifications, must please click on the following survey for completion and further steps.

Kindly note – the final date for the survey is Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Should you not receive a response from us by 31 January 2017, accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Please note that the Verso Group have the right to withdraw this offer at any given time without notice.
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