Senior HR Advisor

Job Description

Thomson Reuters is an enterprise business, requiring HR to work together in a cohesive and collaborative manner to drive the strategic people agenda.

The Senior HR Advisor supports the US People Function initiatives for a defined client group including;

a) Acting as subject matter resource to managers, working with them to implement HR policies, processes and procedures leveraging other partners in HR where needed

b) Supporting TR, USPF and business specific HR initiatives, practices and policies

c) S upporting successful execution of cyclical processes, which may include administrative support for higher level roles/global groups requests.

In addition to the operational HR generalist support provided to the client group, the Senior HR Advisor contributes to the enterprise HR functional agenda through wider BU or USPF projects and through training other USPF team members.

Major areas of accountability

Act as a subject matter resource to managers, working with them to implement HR policies, processes and procedures, leveraging other partners in HR where needed.

  • In line with business groups demand and needs, deliver support for which the USPF is accountable within core events ( e.g. managing basic to moderately complex employee relations issues)
  • Build relationships with line managers, Centers of Expertise and global partners to understand customer needs and prioritize workload accordingly in line with HRBP, Business and USPF direction
  • Identify and bring forward specific observations or trends within client group to the HRBP or business manager
  • In working with managers, apply a wide range of policies or standards in straight forward situations to identify and resolve standard technical and operational problems for the business and HR

Support TR, USPF and business specific HR projects and initiatives across client group:
  • Participate in BU specific projects with client group in line with overall project plan (e.g. RIF's, organizational restructures)
  • Communicate changes to key local or global HR processes, tools, practices and policies to managers within client group
  • With oversight from the line manager or HR Manager, draft communications, to support initiatives aligned with the strategy
  • Communicate the HR model to client groups so they are clear on who to go to for what HR support

Support successful execution of HR cyclical processes (Compensation, Performance Management, and Talent) across client group by:
  • Partnering with centers of expertise to understand objectives of process and overall timelines and key messages
  • Where relevant, supporting and participating in the cyclical process implementation and communications plan for the BU
  • Reinforcing timeline and centralized resources available to people managers
  • Providing education to people managers to support processes
  • Working with the HR Manager in preparing for and participating in meetings with groups of managers where these are required to review and discuss input from individual managers and ensure a consistent and aligned outcome (e.g. PAW, Talent Review)
  • Completing data-audits as required to support cyclical processes

In addition to providing moderately complex HR support to the client group, the Senior HR Advisor contributes to the wider HR functional agenda through:
  • training other USPF team members
  • participating in projects and contributing to initiatives
  • driving towards improved customer excellence
  • demonstrating knowledge of relationships between all relevant groups within BU or Function
  • demonstrating good understanding of roles of relevant functional groups in own area

  • Values and Behaviors - demonstrates positive values, role modeling the Company behaviors (trust, partnership, innovation and performance)
  • Learning Agility - Learns quickly when facing new problems, a relentless and versatile learner, and open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement, experiments and will try anything to find solutions, enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks, quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers, gets first- hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services, acts with customers in mind, establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Interpersonal Savvy - Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization, builds appropriate rapport, builds constructive and effective relationships, uses diplomacy and tact, can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions, probes all fruitful sources for answers, can see hidden problems, is excellent at honest analysis, looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity - Can effectively cope with change, can shift gears comfortably, can decide and act without having the total picture, isn't upset when things are up in the air, doesn't have to finish things before moving on, can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Organizational Agility - Knowledgeable about how organizations work, knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network, understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures, understands the cultures of organizations.

Knowledge and Experience
  • Good knowledge of a broad range of HR policies and processes
  • Knowledge of all core HR related topics impacting the employee life cycle
  • Basic presentation skills, research & analysis and business writing experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word PowerPoint, and Outlook and working to expert knowledge of Excel
  • Systems Knowledge: Workday, PeopleSoft, and Taleo preferred
  • Typically 2+ years of experience, preferably in a large global organization
  • Bachelor's required, Master's Degree preferred

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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