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About Standard Chartered We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.
The Role Responsibilities
Execution of the Conduct agenda in line with Group strategy
Executing the country ER strategy in alignment with the global ER strategy, country business needs and the HR collective agenda in Singapore
Accountable for ensuring all ER, Fair Accountability and Conduct products are delivered effectively in Singapore line with Group policies and local law and legislation.
For organization change ensure that the appropriate HR support mechanisms are in place and Group policy/procedures are followed for staff e.g. re-organization, re-deployment, redundancy etc.
Effective management of employee representative bodies (e.g. works councils, unions etc) e.g. effective CBA negotiation (where applicable).
Actively reduce the cost and reliance on external legal counsel by providing in-house subject matter expertise.
Provide suitable insights into employee engagement levels to the Regional Head of ER, the Country Head of HR, Country/Regional Management Groups (C/RMGs).
Support the execution of a performance-driven culture in businesses in Singaporea
Conduct product lead
Providing guidance & leadership on ER, Conduct product suite e.g. disciplinary management, grievance management or performance improvement to stakeholders
Define and maintain overall global product execution standards e.g. Group policy, procedure, process maps, metrics and product documentation.
Ensure the product drives the Bank's Conduct agenda further by reinforcing the Bank's vales and behaviours in Singapore
Translation of country legislation and regulation into pragmatic actions for country/regional teams
Build external networks and remain up to date with legislative change and developments and be viewed both internally and externally as an expert in the ER field
Collaborate with HR Legal and Compliance and/or external legal counsel for advice and decision on interpretation of local laws and regulations and ER policies, procedures, cases in-country.
Primary accountability (where relevant) for communicating with local labour ministries on Employee Relations matters, and HR related policies and procedures.
Defining and managing employee-related risk
Identify, assess, and monitor country ER process risks in line with overall operational risk management framework.
Create and implement suitable actions to mitigate identified risks.
Understand current local employment and discrimination law in local and international jurisdictions, together with employee trends to anticipate and minimise employee related risks. Oversight and management of any relevant country Group Policy and process dispensations
Lead the resolution of highly sensitive/complex disciplinary and grievance cases that create significant risk to the Bank.
Manage Union relation relationships and Collective Bargaining
Initiate pre-negotiation reviews, prepare collective bargaining proposals and obtain business and financial approval
Lead and/or support the negotiation process and necessary updates to management
Ensure final closure and resolution, signing of agreed terms and filing of agreement as per local industrial relations requirements.
Education and Training of HR and Line Managers
Proactively update HRBPs and line managers on recent employment law legislative changes and developments
Our Ideal Candidate
University Degree, subjects on HR an advantage
Analytical and able to use data for trend and insights
Familiar with investigations and report writing Core
5+ years of experience in Employee Relations
Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.
To view information on our benefits including our flexible working please visit our career pages . We welcome conversations on flexible working.