Regional Human Resources Business Partner

Job Title: Regional Human Resources Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD Attractive
Reference: AKQF-852577
Contact Name: Mark Ellwood
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 12, 2020 09:36

Job Description

About our client

Our Client is a consulting organization that works with the leaders in the global Energy and Chemical industry - multi-national, national and independent oil companies; integrated petrochemical and chemical producers and distributors; utility power generators and distributors; renewable energy generators and wholesalers.


About the role

Working as part of our client’s Global HR team, the position holder will:

  • Assist in the development and delivery of the global strategic HR priorities across the business to provide an employee-oriented company culture that emphasises quality, continuous improvement, high performance, and employee retention and development.

  • Work in partnership with the APAC business leads to support and deliver the HR agenda for the region delivering an HR business partnering model.

  • Assist the Global HR Director in provisions of HR services, policies, and programs to ensure the engagement, retention and wellbeing (health and safety) of the workforce.  The major areas are:  

    • Recruiting for all departments.

    • Policy documentation.

    • Employee relations and recognition.

    • Performance management and development cycle.

    • Company employee communication engagement.


Your responsibilities

Development of the Human Resources Department

  • Actively contributes to the Global HR Team and assists key projects/areas of responsibility on a global basis.

  • Assists in the implementation of HR programs, identifies opportunities for improvement and resolves problems.

  • Assists in conducting a continuing study of all HR policies, programs, and practices to keep informed of new developments and make updates as required.

  • Participates in company staff meetings and attends other internal and external meetings and seminars as requested.

  • Maintains the HR section of the Intranet.

  • Maintains the absences recorded in the HR system.

  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Global HR Director.


Recruitment and Selection

  • Responsible for full life cycle recruitment using standard hiring practices and procedures. 

  • Provides analysis and recommendations in talent management, workforce planning and resourcing and conducts benchmarking activities as required.

  • Schedules and conducts behavioural interviews and tracks the progress of candidates throughout the recruitment process.


Employee Relations

  • Participates in Employee Representative Team Meetings as determined by the Global HR Director in establishing a positive employer-employee relationship and promoting a high level of employee morale and motivation.

  • Prepares and coordinates the supporting administrative requirements for new starters (onboarding) and leavers (linkage to the alumni program).

  • Conducts investigations and assists in handling employee relations matters across the region. 


Training and Development

  • Schedules the onboarding program for new employees.

  • Assists with the talent development programs and learning and development curriculum. 

  • Assists in maintaining employee safety training records.



  • Assists in monitoring best practices in compensation and benefits through research and up-to-date information on available products.

  • Administration of the salary review and performance award.


Benefits Administration

  • Assists in obtaining cost effective and employee serving benefits.

  • Assists in the development of benefit orientations and other benefits training for employees.


Legal and Immigration

  • Manages the global mobility programme for APAC employees and is the contact for all inbound employees to the APAC region. 

  • Assists in the preparation of information requested or required for compliance with laws.  

  • Handling of domestic immigration issues and international work permits.


You will have

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in HR, Business or Organisation Development.

  • Considerable HR generalist experience within an international environment with local employment law knowledge.

  • Previous experience of managing complex employee relations across the APAC region.

  • Good understanding of dual contract mechanisms and related matters would be beneficial.

  • Experience with HRIS systems.

  • Experienced in developing resourcing strategy and interviewing.

  • Understanding of HR best practices and current regulations.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to operate with the highest level of integrity and confidentiality.

  • Ability to exercise discretion, sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all communications.

  • Excellent relationship management skills.

  • Strong organisational and time management skills.

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities.

  • Demonstration of continuing professional development.