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HR Business Partner - APAC

Position: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Singapore

Reference: KBC-2020-002

Closing date: March 31, 2020


Main Aspects of Job:

Working as part of the KBC 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

Main Roles and 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 local 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 on-boarding 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.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in HR, Business or Organisation Development.
  • Considerable HR generalist experience within an international environment with extensive 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
  • LinkedIn recruitment knowledge and/or certification desired
  • 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

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