Group HR Generalist

Location Airside Retail Park, Swords
Benefits Life cover, PRSA, Social Club, 22 days annual leave, EAP
Working Hours
Salary Competitive basic and bonus scheme
Closing Date 12/12/2020

Looking to join a fast paced energetic and dynamic HR team?

Joe Duffy Group is Ireland’s fastest growing motor retail group and represents some of the most iconic brands in the motoring world including Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, BMW, BMWi, Audi, Volvo, Kia, Volkswagen, Ford, Mazda and MINI. Employing over 510 employees across 21 locations, the Group is continuing to expand and has won both the Deloitte Best Managed Company and European Business Awards. This is a very exciting time to join the Group.

The Role:

Reporting to the Group HR Manager, you will ensure the execution and delivery of a wide range of HR functions across the Group. If you are a team player and believe that getting results and achieving goals are most important when it comes to finding the best candidates, we want you to join our team! We are looking for a results-driven and creative individual who has compelling interpersonal skills and also the ability to develop and maintain lasting relationships with the Leadership Team, Employees and Job applicants. It is essential you have previous experience, preferably in recruitment, training and personal development with demonstrable experience in each of the areas outlined above. You need to be able to bring improvements to existing processes and procedures.

Who we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be a driven and ambitious individual and must possess first-class organisational and communication skills. Given that this role involves working closely with multiple dealership management teams, a strong team ethic and ability to prioritise requirements is essential.

You will have at least two years previous HR Generalist experience in a high-volume retail business, hospitality or professional services environment. This is a busy company, and it is essential that you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment!

Key Responsibilities

  • Work on volume recruitment processes including creating job descriptions and job board advertisements, conducting interviews stringent referencing procedures, arranging recruitment events.
  • Assist with Joe Duffy Academy training to include training plans, liasing with external trainers, managing all logistics in relation to internal training, obtaining participant feedback on training sessions.
  • HRIS management and reporting
  • Provide general policy guidance and coaching to managers in line with existing HR policies
  • Work closely with the Group HR Manager to ensure that HR policies are reviewed periodically and updated accordingly in line with legislation
  • Provide advice and coaching to managers on probation and appraisal review processes
  • Monitor long term absences and address same
  • In conjunction with the Group HR Manager, assist with HR issues as they arise in line with policies and procedures
  • Work closely with the payroll team to provide various reports for payroll purposes
  • Monitor exit interviews and reporting
  • Management of HR Metrics and reporting; providing insights where relevant
  • Support the Group HR Manager on strategic projects and initiatives
  • Support and cover for the HR admin
  • Ad hoc duties as required

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum 2 years' experience as a HR Generalist
  • Excellent working knowledge of Irish employment law
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Previous experience of HR Systems is essential
  • Strong data analysis and reporting skills
  • A pragmatic and commercially focused approach to work
  • Full clean driving licence is essential

Core Skills:

  • Attention to detail is a key element of this role
  • An excellent communicator and collaborator (in writing and person) who can build incredible relationships with both job applicants and internal stakeholders.
  • Confidentiality is a key requirement of this role.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Team player.
  • Highly organised with effective time management skills


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