HR Generalist

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At HP, we believe in the power of ideas. We use ideas to put technology to work for everyone. And we believe that ideas thrive best in a culture of teamwork. That is why everyone - at every level in every function, is encouraged to have original ideas, to express them and to share them. We trust anything can be achieved if you really believe in it, and we will invest in your ideas to change lives and the way people work. This vision is what sets us apart as a company. At HP we work across borders, and without limits. Global virtual teams share resources and pool their big ideas to solve business issues and meet personal goals. Everyone is valued for the unique skills, experiences and perspective they bring. That's how we work at HP. And this is how ideas and people grow.

We are looking for an HR Generalist who applies advanced subject matter knowledge to solve complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert. Frequently contributes to the development of new ideas and methods. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors. Leads and/or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives. Acts as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies.

Frequently represents the organization to external customers/clients. Exercises significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives.

In addition to the Generalist role, the position includes responsibility for Employee Relations management in the UK, so the successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in this area.

The successful individual will be comfortable working in a matrix environment, have the ability to interact with senior management and will be able to demonstrate with examples their ability of being accountable and holding their

own ground on important matters for the business. They will have strong interpersonal skills and be resilient as well as tactful.


Consults with business leaders to deliver complex human resources policies and programs within businesses and local environment.

Delivers a comprehensive package of human resources programs by interpreting corporate initiatives for business and local regulatory needs.

Is accountable for successful implementation of multiple programs simultaneously; customizes global programs to meet unique business/function needs as appropriate.

Represents HP to both internal and external stakeholders.

Is accountable for the management of Employee Relations matters in the UK.

Communicates HR policies to business leaders; works with business leaders to resolve employee issues, manage change, and drive programs.

Develops strategies and coaches managers in resolving complex performance and misconduct issues.

Contributes to or may lead regional priority project teams.

Directs and drives HR decisions on complex cases with significant financial and/or legal risk.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

First-level university degree or equivalent experience preferable.

Extensive hands on knowledge of working in a HR Generalist capacity or HR Consulting role.

Experience in Employee Relations management, including employee consultation.

Good understanding of UK employment legislation.

Ability to deal with senior stakeholders as well as relevant external professional organisations.

Superior knowledge of all human resources areas, with an expertise in limited functional areas.

Excellent communications skills, including influencing and consulting.

Ability to translate business needs into human resources initiatives.

We are looking for visionaries who are ready to make an impact on the way the world works. At HP, the future is yours to create.

Thanks for taking the time to review our job, if you think it is a match to your experience and interests please apply today- we are eager to learn more about you. If you know a friend who may be a fit for the job please refer them.

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