Monday , February 26 2024

University of Johannesburg Careers – Employment Relations Specialist

Website University of Johannesburg

Job Description:

Execute ER initiatives in support of HCM strategy and ensure alignment between HCM and Employee Relations Initiatives within UJ.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain appropriate documentation and records for employee relations cases.
  • Represent UJ in external dispute resolutions including arbitration proceedings.
  • Participate in Higher Education Employment Relations Forum.
  • Serve as an ER expert, by providing guidance and conducting comprehensive investigations for all complex and escalated issues, or those representing significant risks to the organization.
  • Provide expert advice to managers on any ER related matters.
  • Provide training on ER matters for managers, HR team and associates.
  • Research and make recommendations based on the findings, and actions to be taken to appropriately resolve the case.
  • Gather evidence and facts required for conducting a proper assessment of the case.
  • Facilitate the implementation of ER processes.
  • Ensure high quality standards of all activities, initiatives, and tasks within the designated functional areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure dispute resolution and collective bargaining proceedings are followed.
  • Escalate inquiries as appropriate to achieve timely and effective resolution.
  • Provide ongoing direction and support throughout the project lifecycle
  • Conduct workplace investigations, as appropriate, including offsite, on-site interviews with key individuals.
  • Conduct proper reviews and investigations to resolve cases within the acceptable timeline.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and review relevant ER policies, procedures, and systems (e.g., discipline and grievance, etc.).
  • Assist the Director with formal consultative structures and negotiation processes as identified.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and review ER policies, procedures, and systems (e.g., discipline etc.).
  • Support managers in documentation and meeting preparation for all ER related activities.
  • Identify and implement ER processes.
  • Ensure implementation of ER strategic issues and ensure effective and consistent implementation of policies, systems, processes, procedures, and collective agreements.
  • Assist in the implementation of ER strategy.
  • Manage all disciplinary, grievance, CCMA, and Labour Court cases.
  • Determine and defines the project by developing realistic and achievable work plans that include project objectives, outcomes, and key success factors.
  • Manage requests and inquiries from clients by following defined procedures and guidelines.
  • Identify UJ policies that are relevant to the case to identify
  • Obtain and manages appropriate and necessary resources to accomplish objectives in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Execute Employee Relations initiatives in support of HCM strategy and ensure alignment between HCM and Employee
  • Relations initiatives within the University.
  • Handling evidence in accordance with all UJ policies and guidelines.
  • Keep up to date on trends and legislation.
  • Advise on trends relating to changes or amendments in Labour legislations and ensure a link to UJ processes.

Job Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of South African Labour Relations
  • 5 years’ HR management experience.
  • 2 years’ experience negotiations with the Unions.
  • Analytical skills
  • Ethical and Accountable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience within the Higher Education environment
  • Conflict Management
  • Advanced Negotiation skills
  • Postgraduate qualification (NQF 8) in Human Resources or ER with specialisation in Labour Law.
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • 3 years’ experience representing employer at the CCMA.

Job Details:

Company: University of Johannesburg

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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