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HR generalist

HR generalist

locationGreater London, UK
ExpiresExpires: 30/08/2022
Permanent position
£31,000 to £40,000 per year

Are you curious and always looking for opportunities to improve and develop? Want to join The Economist Group's HR team in London?

The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight, and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

Currently we are seeking an HR generalist to join our London based HR team. In this role you will support the employee on-boarding process, including producing contracts, conducting pre employment checks and running HR new joiner briefings. The HR generalist will provide great services to our internal customers, developing trusted relationships with key stakeholders and will work with the wider team on global projects and initiatives.


How you will contribute?

  • Coordinate employee right to work authorisations and manage the company sponsorship licence requirements
  • Manage the authorisation and on-boarding process for agency workers and freelancers in line with the new IR35 government guidelines
  • Produce contractual documentation for all employment changes (salary changes, promotions, and any contractual variations)
  • Record and maintain all employee data on PeopleHub (HRIS), and on-line files to ensure records are up to date.
  • Prepare reports and provide insights on employee data
  • Work closely with the  payroll team   and communicate any salary and benefit changes to them
  • Liaise with our pension provider and the payroll team  to produce pension and life assurance reports 
  • Coordinate benefit schemes
  • Provide employees with advice on all policies and HR processes
  • Manage the company family friendly policies, including employee briefings and producing documentation
  • Manage international mobility, including immigration
  • Ensure legal compliance in all countries within the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region
  • Maintain employee sickness records and highlight any long term absences or patterns
  • Manage the leaver process, including conducting exit interviews and provide evaluation of these interviews
  • Produce employment references and other references for current and previous employees
  • Take ownership of your tasks and  introduce new ideas to evolve your processes and procedure


The ideal skills for this position include:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally and maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • A collaborative approach to working, both internally within the team and with your business stakeholders of all levels
  • Delivery of great service to your customers with it being a key focus in all that you do
  • Have excellent prioritising skills and an ability to use your judgement to manage your stakeholders expectations and deliver on time
  • Problem solving, you can identify issues and find solutions with an excellent attention to detail
  • That you are flexible and deliver your day to day commitments without being phased by unexpected tasks which may interrupt that
  • An affinity for learning, someone curious and always looking for opportunities to improve and develop
  • That you are able to communicate with all levels of the business in both written and verbal form
  • A flair for introducing new ideas for continuous improvement of the employee experience
  • Experience working in a similar position, ideally with experience in at least one other European country
  • Experience of using an HRIS, preferably Sage People
  • A CIPD or equivalent qualification or be studying toward this is desirable but not essential


We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Years of experience

  • Entry

Salary range

  • £31,000 to £40,000 per year

Required skills

  • general knowledge
  • Office applications
  • MS Office

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