EY GDS - Talent Consultant - Assistant Director in Taguig City, Philippines

GDS - Talent Consultant - Assistant Director

Core Business Services

Requisition # TAG000GQ

Post Date Jan 03, 2019

Global Delivery Services (GDS)provides enabling services to EY member firms, Service Lines, business support functions and Area/Global entities. These services are provided via 3 service delivery entities: GDS, Client Service - Assurance, Advisory, Knowledge, Tax and TAS, and GDS, Enablement Services - IT, Finance & Accounting Services, Risk Management Services, Talent Services, Business & Creative Services, Procurement Services and GDS, Automation Central . GDS is an important component of EY’s Vision 2020 strategy, and has an ever increasing footprint across the world, including fivecentresin India (Bangalore, Gurgaon, Chennai, Trivandrum and Kochi), plus Argentina, China, Poland and the Philippines. GDS headcount is approximately 25,000 (September 2017) and is predicted to grow to over 35,000 by 2020.

The Talent Consultant works closely with GDS functional leaders to develop relevant, integrated talent programs to support their business (SL/BU) agenda. This role is responsible for helping the SL/BU achieve its objectives and advise leaders on all people related matters.

Job Summary:

The role will be responsible for supporting the Talent agenda for a SL/BU unit in GDS and will be the key point of contact for leadership in these SL/BU on a range of talent related matters. The role will be responsible for driving & implementing the engagement agenda, working closely with other members of the team – ensuring a continual focus around exceptional client service. The key areas of focus will include, but is not limited to, increasing workforce capability, providing change leadership, talent management and supporting day-to-day operations as well as on-going process improvement. This role requires a deep understanding of SL/BU direction and HR/ related topics/issues to ensure successful implementation of key processes.

In this role, the incumbent will need to be collaborative, influential and work across functions to execute on attracting, assimilating, developing, engaging and retaining key talent.This role drives/leads project management for various HR initiatives including workforce planning,Performance Management, Talent transformation, Talent Development and Reward& Recognition etc.

Purpose of the Job:

Strategic partnering

  • Provide support to the functional leader in the implementation of engagement initiatives across the SL/BU unit

  • Work closely with the SL/BU lead to balance resource deployment needs of the SL/BU with individuals‘ strategic career objectives

  • Supporting the STC in designing a sustainable and scalable engagement framework for the SL/BU and take ownership for the delivery

  • Responsible for building, developing and managing other members of the talent consulting team, ensuring continued focus on the talent agenda

  • Responsible for supporting the talent strategy to yield business results through solutions, actions and efforts

  • Partner proactively with the SL/BU leadership to align talent priorities with SL/BU priorities and drive the talent agenda, translating the SL/BU strategy into practical and innovative talent solutions at a SL/BU unit level

  • Anticipate issues and needs within the SL/BU and address these effectively

  • Act as a coach to SL/BU leader/managers in relation to delivering the people strategy agenda

  • Provide insight on people issues, particularly ER cases within the SL/BU, providing a robust point of view on SL/BU decisions and their impact upon people

  • Identify HR intervention needs, create appropriate programs, actively participate in HR interventions & projects and ensure timely completion.

  • Ensure that all necessary people management and development activity required to support the SL/BU is delivered in the most professional and effective manner

Strategic talent initiatives

  • Execute innovative HR programs

  • Facilitate change and support the implementation and successful adoption of special projects and initiatives in the SL/BU, for example: Performance Management, Talent transformation, TalentDevelopmentand Reward for example

Talent management

  • Contribute to workforce planning activities in the context of understanding capability, skills development also, manage workforce planning efforts to meet SL/BU needs

  • Support the SL/BU in the development and retention of top performers (leveraging expertise in the Talent Development function) to build a pipeline of diverse future leaders for the sustainability and success of our SL/BU

Internal stakeholder management and team development

  • Develop strong relationships with other regions, areas and global talent functions, both from a SL/BU and CoE perspective

  • Understand and leverage consistent talent solutions developed by other regional talent functions

  • Understand external market landscape, research talent trends, develop own knowledge and share with others

  • Develop/coach other team members

  • Establish effective relationships with other talent CoEs to ensure that centrally developed products and initiatives meet the requirements of the SL/BU and that SL/BU needs are clearly communicated to those responsible for delivering them

  • Build and maintain influential relationships with SL/BU leaders and managers, working closely with them to co-develop solutions to meet their SL/BU needs

  • Responsible for developing a team and responsible for their performance management process

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Use financial metrics and people analytics to support decision making

  • Point of contact for resolving issues including sensitive ER cases, and understanding when to involve the ER CoE

  • Lead all the HR processes for BU: induction programs, annual plans, appraisals, salary reviews, promotions, exit procedures, etc.

  • Proactive in dealing with issues and strong problem solving skills; ability to work with ambiguity and build consensus across diverse, often global groups

  • Ability to work both independently and within teams, including virtual teams, with a focus on our culture and values

Knowledge, Competency and Skills Requirements:

  • Strong Employee Relations experience from handling complex disciplinary, grievance and performance management activities

  • Current knowledge of Diversity and Inclusiveness practices and thought leadership

  • Experience of making a contribution to SL/BU decision making, strategic planning discussions and operational planning events

  • Proven ability to influence at all levels in the organization, preferably in a professional services environment

  • Resilient, practical and a self-starter; comfortable with working as individual contributor and in teams

  • Demonstrates ability to coach and advise partners/directors/senior managers

  • Ability to engage and influence others, with good change management skills and a desire to act as a change agent

Job Requirements:

  • Education:

  • Graduate. A post graduate qualification in a Business or Human Resource discipline is desirable.

  • Experience:

  • 8 -11 years of proven HR generalist experience (e.g. performance management, employee relations)

  • Relevant working experience in delivering / managing talent initiatives

  • Experience working in a consulting organization or in a similar professional services environment

  • Experience of working in a cross-border, virtual environment would be beneficial