HR Director

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CBRE is the global leader in real estate services and leverages the industry’s most powerful knowledge base to meet the commercial real estate needs of its clients worldwide. Our vision is to be the preeminent, vertically integrated, globally capable real estate service firm. Globally we employ over 70,000 employees and operate in 48 countries.


Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) is a division of CBRE uniquely positioned to provide a complete set of services to corporate occupiers of commercial real estate across EMEA. GWS is redefining ‘workplace’ because we believe every place of work can become a competitive advantage for our clients. Productivity, reliability, engagement, quality, brand — the workplace contributes to business results, whether it’s an office, a retail outlet, a laboratory, a data centre, a manufacturing environment or a virtual location.


Job Title: HR Director

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions are seeking an HR Director to join the irish HR Team, supporting a key business stream based at our fantastic new Dublin HQ.

The role of HR Director within CBRE GWS is to strategically support our business and promote good HR practice throughout that ensures company behaviours are fully demonstrated protects the company brand and supports the overall business plan.


Success Measures within the HR Director Role:

Strategically lead the business in all aspects of HR
Identifiable by customers as the HR leader who understands their business and has provided sound guidance to enable the team to deliver constant and exceptional people management.
Reduced Attrition
Reduced Absence
Key Responsibilities

People Management

Act as counsel to the business in all employee relations matters including disciplinaries, grievances and managing absence.
Hold up-skilling workshops to promote best practice.
Coach and mentor the people managers across the business ensuring they are confident and competent

Active involvement in the TUPE Process including presentations, consultation meetings, checking of due diligence, scope discussions
Advising the admin team on contract production.
Support and advise managers on any people related issues pre and post contract, active involvement in the bid process
Delivering Change

Provide support to the MD in delivering effective organisational change
Be actively involved in developing current and future business opportunities and ensure that the Division has the skill sets to support new sectors and growth.
Work with the Leadership team as a coach, challenger, contributor and driver of important Divisional decisions.
Identify and report on the needs of the business (qualitative and quantitative) considering business growth, attrition and risk.
Translate strategy into actionable programmes, operations or activities.

Culture & Behaviours

Support the business on the delivery of initiatives that constantly reinforces CBRE’s culture and behaviours such as; exceptional journey, induction programmes, exceptional awards, site-based toolbox talks and communication boards.
Work with customers to make sure that their culture and CBRE’s culture are constantly demonstrated by on-site staff to deliver exceptional service.
Employee Engagement

Drive communication, improvements to be made and strengths to build on from the outputs of employee engagement activities.
Human Resources

Ensure that managers have the tools and access to advice needed to effectively manage the performance of their employees.
Take ownership of complex ER cases, trade union discussions and other areas where HR expertise is required to minimise risk to the Division.
Act as the employment legal expert and provide timely advice on matters, following-up with managers to make sure their intervention has been successful and to offer any further assistance needed.
Act as a mediation or escalation point in disputes or formal proceedings
Translate business and HR MI trends to facilitate sound business decisions.
Person Specification

We are seeking a HR professional with extensive knowledge of HR and Employee Relations who also can implement a cleat strategy for the business. This role is a key to the success of our organisation and interested candidates must be able to demonstrate experience in all areas of this job description.


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