HR Services Manager – SimplifyHR Waterford

Description:       Excellent opportunity to support the dynamic SimplifyHR team by delivering excellent service delivery to customers

The Person:  We are looking for an experienced HR professional who is knowledgeable in the full HR function with strong overall business/ legal acumen with the ability to deliver presentations at Director level.

  • Qualified to degree level or Masters, in HR, Business or related field.
  • Minimum of 15 years HR/Business experience
  • Proven experience of successfully managing diverse and complex client portfolio evidencing strong solutions orientated approach.
  • Comprehensive understanding of employment legislation and best practice
  • Practical experience of developing and delivering specialised training programmes
  • An ability to build, maintain and develop strong professional relations with key stakeholders within HR and across the business at all levels.
  • An added advantage would be someone with experience dealing unions and WRC.
  • This role would suit an honest, trustworthy, proactive, and highly motivated self-starter. You must be interested in a role where you can use your business skills alongside your HR knowledge and experience across a diverse range of projects.

The Role:            You will work on a varied and diverse portfolio of customers and be a hands-on HR leader with full generalist experience. Below is a summary of main areas:

  • Expert & Specialist Advice – Effectively manage a varied portfolio of customers and provide them with solution orientated value-add HR/employee relations advice and options. Maintain a comprehensive and up to date knowledge of all employment related legislation, best practice, policies, and procedures.
  • Service Delivery & Continuous Improvement – Deliver a solution orientated, customer focused service, continuously striving to improve the service for customers. Ensure that service delivery is timely, practical, professional and accurate
  • Coaching/Mentoring/Training and Upskilling – Design and deliver masterclass HR related training sessions to existing customers, potential customers, and key influencer groups.
  • Business Development – Research and identify business development opportunities and win new customers for the business.
  • Stakeholder Management & Risk Management – Build and maintain effective relationships with all key customers, internal colleagues, and external stakeholders.
  • Teamwork – Coach and mentor colleagues ensuring that regular constructive feedback is provided, and that all technical and interpersonal skills are developed, as required.
  • A full drivers licence with access to a vehicle is required


  • This is a truly exciting opportunity to work for an expanding team and make your mark as a HR professional. This role will be challenging yet rewarding and could allow you to truly impact a HR function in a constructive way.
  • A competitive salary is on offer for the ideal candidate.

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That being said here are our 5 tips for creating a productive workforce.

Communicate Effectively
Don’t let your employees find out about what’s happening in the company at the water cooler.
Providing clear high-level communication on corporate strategy will improve employee morale
and give off the right signals, making everyone feel a valued part of the company!

Provide Training and Development
Although some initial investment is needed the research is there that this investment will result
in the overall improvement of productivity in the long run. Trained employees are less
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development is always high on the agenda of any elite career professionals
Create Clear and Concise Performance Goals
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Prioritize employee health and wellbeing
Well being includes fitness, nutrition, financial health and work/life balance. A workplace
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Employment policies and education: 

Making sure that clear policies are in place for activities such as internet use, conducting
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critical to attract the best staff, but even more important is retaining a strong and productive
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