Human Resources Manager (UK & EU)

Job Locations GB-Devon-Exeter
Posted Date 6 days ago(1/13/2022 10:08 PM)
Human Resources


                                                                             HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER (UK & EU)

  • Position Summary

The HR manager role is part of a globally spread, dynamic team of Human Resources professionals. This is a stand-alone HR role for the UK and EU region and has high visibility with internal and external stakeholders. This role operates within a fast-paced and agile work environment and delivers a world-class, generalist HR services that is customer-focused, enthusiastic and passionate.


  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


     HR Generalist function – 70%

  • Influencing, advising and educating managers on the full spectrum of people related issues with particular focus on employee relations, performance management, grievance and disciplinary matters, pay and reward.
  • Developing new HR processes and policies to support and enable an innovative, fast-paced, ever-evolving environment. Partner with the global HR leadership team to roll out all key people processes (performance management, compensation, benefits, development programs, etc.)
  • Maintaining current processes by auditing and updating HR policies and procedures (including employee handbooks), programs, and practices.
  • Championing HR policies, procedures and tools (including Appen HCM system Workday) to drive a consistent approach across the business and ensuring all policies and practices are in line with current legislation. Providing advice on contractual and legislative issues to the business.
  • Enabling the regional management team to be better leaders and provide coaching on interventions to manage performance.
  • Being a people and culture ambassador and fostering company values through various HR functions.
  • Coordinating with centre of excellence teams like recruitment, payroll, L&D to achieve regional HR goals.
  • Drafting employment agreements for successful candidates, reviews and approves candidate information in the HR system for seamless onboarding.
  • Conducting Appen orientation and training sessions for the new hires. Monitoring probationary periods, issues probationary period completion notices and termination notices accordingly.
  • Ongoing HR data management, using the HCM system, producing reports and analyses, ensuring accurate audit trails are maintained.
  • Being responsible and accountable for communicating and driving the successful implementation of all HR projects in the region.
  • Partnering with the global HR team to provide time-zone support to a small team of non-UK European employees on various HR matters.


Recruiter function – 30%

  • Coordinate end-to-end recruitment (personally or via agencies) to enable on-time staffing.
  • Coaching regional management team on the candidate selection.


  • Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree, with emphasis in Human Resources Management, Business, Psychology, or Organizational Development.
  • At least 5 years of HR and 2 years of recruitment experience in fast paced, time critical, multi-national organisations. Experience in technology or professional services companies will be desirable.
  • Experience of dealing with organisational change advantageous.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Should have experience of liaising with senior stakeholders, professionals.
  • Ability to learn quickly on the job and operate independently.
  • Knowledge and experience of UK employment law is essential.
  • Strong administrative skills with an eye for detail and a knack for accuracy.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft suite, including Excel.
  • Be able to travel to our Exeter office at least once a week to provide in-person support our management and staff in the secured facility.
  • Strong business and HR acumen, including ability to diagnose and analyse problems and drive appropriate solutions and business strategies. 


  • About Appen


Appen collects and labels images, text, speech, audio, video, and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. Our expertise includes having a global crowd of over one million skilled contractors who speak over 180 languages and dialects, in over 70,000 locations and 130 countries, and the industry’s most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform. Our reliable training data gives leaders in technology, automotive, financial services, retail, healthcare, and governments the confidence to deploy world-class AI products. At Appen, we value performance, honesty, humility, and grit.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.







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