HR Advisor

Kao Netherlands
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The HCD Advisor is the Business Partner to the Shared Services. This role must provide a professional, efficient and strategic HR service to internal customers in accordance with the Kao Way and local legislation. This role is responsible for the maintenance and legal compliance for all HR related administration, processes and procedures which it is responsible for within the Benelux organisation. This role plays an important part in answering Line Manager and Employee queries often being the first port of call.


  • Talent Acquisition
    • Work closely with the Senior Recruiter EMEA to on-board talent
    • Support recruitment and hiring (including recruitment filing, administration, metrics and advertising)
  • Compensation and Benefits
    • Ensure contract in line with local legislation to reduce risk
    • Coordinate and administer the annual Salary Planning and Bonus process
    • Assist in the design and implementation of new benefit schemes and ongoing administration (if applicable)
    • Advise managers and employees of benefits as needed
  • Employee Relations
    • To advise, guide and support managers in employee relations
    • Implementation of new HR Policies ensuring adherence
    • Effective case management of people related issues such as: disciplinaries, performance management, employment tribunals, grievance and absence management
  • Training & Development
    • Coordinate and manage training events
    • Deliver in-house training where needed and in accordance with initiatives
    • Support line managers on appropriate training providers and programmes
  • Metrics / HR Admin
    • Maintain various employee databases, reporting, headcount, turnover and sickness and organisation charts
  • Payroll
    • Manage the payroll processes throughout the region by country
    • Collate, check and input payroll data in an accurate and timely manner on a day-to-day basis managing the relationship with external providers for a third party managed Payroll system.


  • Bachelor or Master in Human Resource Management
  • 4 - 5 years experience in a HR generalist role. Experience in a sales environment is essential and beauty care sector desirable.
  • Experience of HR best practice - able to recommend improvements to existing policies and procedures
  • Solid understanding of core HR areas of Compensation & Benefits, Training & Development, Employee Relations, Employment Law, Health & Safety and Talent Acquisition
  • Basic knowledge of Payroll processes.
  • Good written and spoken Dutch/English skills is essential, French is desirable
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)


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