Specialist, Employee Relations
Standard Chartered Bank
Kolkata, India, Asia
5d ago

Specialist, Employee Relations-(2200012534)

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19 / Jul / 2022, 11 : 47 : 31 PM

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Ongoing Role Responsibilities


  • Responsible for shaping Country behaviours and culture through protecting the Bank against employee-related risk. The role holder will lead the Country Employee Relations (ER)teams, ensuring that the relationship between the Bank and its employees is managed appropriately within the Group ER framework and is underpinned by clear procedures, policies and relevant employment law.
  • The role holder will provide country leadership regarding the ERe.g. Disciplinary , Grievance, Performance, Redundancy, Union and Offboarding Management and will effectively manage key external stakeholder relationships with employee representative bodies, legal firms and local labour ministries.


  • SCB Bank and Subsidiaries( SCSI,SCILL,SCFL,SCMAC)
  • Processes

    Translation of country legislation and regulation into pragmatic actions for country teams

  • Build external networks and remain up to date with legislative change / developments, maintaining and successfully demonstrating expertise within the field of ER.
  • Collaborate with country HR L&C and / or external legal firms for advice and interpretation of local laws, regulations, ER policies, procedures and cases in country.
  • Maintain effective communication with local labour ministries on ER matters and HR related policies and procedures.
  • Global ER product lead

  • In country management of Disciplinary, Grievance, Redundancy, or Performance Management Standards end to end.
  • Define and maintain overall global product execution standards of Group Policy
  • Risk Management

    Defining and managing employee related risk across the region

  • Identify, assess and monitor country ER process risks in line with overall operational risk management framework, creating and implementing suitable actions to mitigate identified risks.
  • Anticipate and minimise employee related risks by developing an understanding of employee trends and current employment and discrimination law in local and international jurisdictions.
  • Effective management of relevant Group policy and process dispensations across the country .
  • Effective resolution of sensitive / complex disciplinary and grievance cases in the region that pose a risk to the Bank.
  • Governance

  • Ensuring compliance with ER Standards in respect of Disciplinary, Grievance, Redundancy, and Performance Management .
  • Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank.
  • This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
  • Internal

  • Global ER, FA and Conduct team
  • Business Heads of HR
  • Country HR Business Partners (HRBPs)
  • HR Legal and Compliance (L&C)
  • Country Financial Crime Risk teams
  • Country Performance, Reward and Benefit (PRB) teams
  • External

  • Employee Representative Bodies
  • Unions
  • Employment / Labour Government departments
  • Legal firms
  • Other Responsibilities

  • To sign and issue letters of suspension, dismissal and such other related Human Resources / Industrial Relations issues, when decided by the Bank.
  • Embed Here for Good and Group’s brand and values in the ER team and across key stakeholder areas
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures.
  • Essential

  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ work experience as a qualified employment lawyer or ER specialist.
  • An understanding and appreciation of local legislative and regulatory policies.
  • Strong networking skills and a proven track record of influencing at an organisational level.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and a keen commercial awareness.
  • Desirable

  • Degree in a HR
  • Post-graduate qualification in a business or related disciple (e.g. MA, PhD, CIPD).
  • Professional legal background.
  • A mixture of both ER specialist and HRBP experience.
  • Experience of designing and delivering organisational development interventions.
  • About Standard Chartered We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other.

    We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you.

    You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

    Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours.

    When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we :

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental / maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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