HR Advisor, APAC

Job Title: HR Advisor, APAC
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Salary: RM10,000 - RM15,000
Contact Name: Maheswary Kandasamy
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 22, 2019 14:13

Job Description

About the Client

Our client is an award-winning manpower specialist that provides candidates across the Oil & Gas, Power, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Mining and IT sectors worldwide. They provide guaranteed staffing solutions, sourced from a global talent pool by a dedicated, discipline specific team of over 650 staff.


About the role

First line support and provider of HR services to KL Service Centre and APAC region.

Working closely with the Group HR team to implement Group initiatives and ensure adherence to Group policy framework.


Your responsibilities


Employee Relations

  • First point of contact for all employees and managers within the region with regards to people related issues supporting and advising as issues arise, ensuring confidentiality and professionalism in handling sensitive issues is maintained at all times. 

  • Complete a risk analysis of any issues and escalate as appropriate to Group HR team to seek additional support and guidance.

  • Provide status reports and updates to the Group HR team on HR activities across the region.

  • Build relationships with the management team and develop a good understanding of their work so as to be able to act within a HR partnering role.

  • Help to define workplace rules and standards and ensure the correct policies and procedures are being adhered to at all times.  

  • Support with employee confidential issues as they arise, providing feedback to the Group HR team where ever appropriate.

  • Provide input and guidance on ‘contractor’ employment queries as requested by regional teams.



  • Work closely with the Internal Recruiter on any areas of overlap as and when required, with a particular focus on on-boarding and performance review.

  • Work closely with the Management team to ensure all employees have suitable training and Personal Development Plans.



  • Ensure the appropriateness of the employee benefits and insurances across the teams providing support and input to any reviews as and when required.


Performance Management

  • Ensure compliance of group wide initiatives, probationary reviews, annual appraisals etc across the Region.

  • Co-ordinate and manage all performance management issues in line with the Performance Management procedures, as well as coaching managers in the implementation and development of good performance management practices.

  • Educate and support Managers on the processes of Absence Management, Performance Management, Equal Opportunities, Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures and Absence Management and assisting Managers as and when required. 


Any other duties as directed by the Group HR Director. 



  • A good understanding of the principles of good HR practice.

  • A good knowledge of employment law within the region.


Person Specification

  • Ability to comfortably advise on all employee relation issues.  

  • Ability to communicate clearly, persuasively and with confidence at all levels.

  • Listening and counselling skills with an ability to handle difficult and confrontational situations. 

  • Self-motivated, with an ability to manage own work load with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to gain respect from colleagues at all levels.

  • Highly confidential and ability to maintain honesty, integrity and empathy in handling personal and company matters.


You will have

  • Previous experience in a similar HR role.

  • Qualification and training in Human Resources.

  • Good time management and ability to prioritize work with a sense of urgency, meets deadlines, exceed expectations and deliver on commitments.

  • Handling of confidential and sensitive information with the utmost discretion, maturity and professionalism.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish effective working relationships with peers and Managers alike.    

  • Excellent attention to detail, including co-ordinating, gathering and distributing key information.

  • Commitment to high quality service and continuous improvement.

  • Proven experience in MS Office products, specifically with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint.