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Senior HR Business Partner

Are you a senior HR professional looking for a new opportunity in 2022? Are you passionate about people and able to provide strategic support to business leaders? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! 

As Senior HR Business Partner you will join the core European Human Resources team which comprises of 4 Senior HR Business Partners reporting to the European HR Director and supported by our HR Operations, Reward, Talent Acquisition and Development colleagues locally and globally. You will provide Business Partner support to defined business and functional areas in the delivery of their objectives, ensuring that all people related and change interventions are aligned to business plans and people strategy. You will work with your defined business areas to develop and implement appropriate people plans to meet the strategic and operational needs of the business.  You will also take specific accountability and leadership for one of the People Pillars and other key projects for the wider business, which can range from Talent & Succession, Belonging and Purpose, Engagement, Leader and Manager development and Wellbeing 

You will work in our fabulous Leeds Hub at Wellington Place, we’ve adopted a flexible approach to where work is done and you will collaborate with colleagues and key stakeholders virtually as required.

This role will suit someone who is a "team" player, is passionate about Engagement and Welbeing and can work with ambiguity.


Key Accountabilities

  • Create and maintain key partnerships with clients and managers, to ensure that HR plan is aligned with those of the business

  • Drive implementation of key HR programs such as succession planning, performance management and compensation programs; Wellbeing, Diversity and Engagement

  • Coach managers to drive greater productivity and high engagement;

  • Act as change agent on multiple programs and business initiatives;  

  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues

  • Provide guidance on organisation design, workforce planning, learning and development and succession planning;

  • Deliver key/ special projects as required to ensure people related issues are at the heart of business change;


The Perks of being an Equifax Employee?

We offer a wide range of company supported benefits including contributory pension, life cover, income protection, Bupa healthcare, enhanced maternity and sick pay, 26 days holiday and a day off for your birthday, with the ability to buy and sell and free credit checks. We also offer flexible benefits ranging from cycle to work, discounted travel options, gym membership, dining and leisure discounts, financial & savings plans, mobile discounts plus much more!

We also support personal development and have a range of learning options including our global online learning platform and allow you to bring your whole self to work supported by our Inclusion and Diversity, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement forums. 

What you’ll do

  • Develop and implement HR plans to support the delivery of key programmes and critical challenges in line with ‘International Growth Playbook’ , Strategic Initiative Programs and overall HR Strategy

  • Develop strong credible  working relationships with key stakeholders and their direct reports to understand their business issues and work proactively with them to provide appropriate people solutions as an integral part of their senior leadership  and change agenda.

  • Work collaboratively across the business to facilitate the successful implementation of HR related activities and interventions, such as the annual talent review cycle and the design and delivery of change programmes & initiatives.

  • Work  with the relevant senior key stakeholders to deliver effective Performance Management interventions, development strategies and succession plans, including coaching where necessary.

  • Work with colleagues across the wider team to ensure that HR initiatives are prioritised to support both employee and company success, whilst maintaining consistency with Corporate strategy. Coach and support wider HR team to develop capability to manage employee relations issues/ meetings where HR support is required.

  • Promote HR and ensure that it is integral to all organisational wide interventions, creating an environment that promotes fair and equal treatment of all employees.

  • Consult and manage HR processes for merger and acquisitions including due diligence and integration.

  • Utilise management information / HR metrics to add value and drive HR performance.

What experience you need 

  • Strong senior generalist HR experience covering multiple business areas within fast paced organisations experiencing significant change.

  • Extensive Experience partnering with management teams in the areas such as talent management, employee relations, organisation design, change management and senior leader coaching.

  • Strong understanding of Human Resources functional and technical areas including, but not limited to: employment law, compensation, performance management, learning and development and talent management.


What could set you apart

  • Worked in a senior standalone HR role or role that has a strong people orientation.

  • Experience of operating in a technology focused organisation and/or organisations undertaking significant change 

  • Experience of implementing employee engagement, wellbeing and I&D initiatives

  • Experience in a business with a matrix operating model



1st Stage – Equifax Senior HR Business Partners

2nd Stage – European HR Director

3rd Stage – Senior Business Leaders

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Who is Equifax?

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best.

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, service in the Armed Forces, protected veteran status, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status or any other status protected by law.

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