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Senior HR Advisor

This position is onsite at our beautiful new office located in the Prague 8 area.
We are unable at this time to offer relocation or sponsorship.

A bit about the role:

We are seeking an experienced Senior HR Advisor to join our People & Culture Team in Prague. This is a brand-new role that is pivotal in supporting the set-up of our new office location in Prague, establishing sound HR processes and in ensuring compliance. This role will be joining HX at an exciting time working closely within the global People and Culture team.

The Senior HR Advisor will bring experience, enthusiasm, detail focus and a can-do attitude to the People & Culture team and the HX business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing advice and assistance to global and local managers on policies, procedures, legislation, and agreements, also employee relations, performance and staff Management related to land teams and seafarers.
  • Support the set-up of a new office in Prague and ensure processes are put in place to meet all local HR compliance requirements.
  • Work with the relevant stakeholders on establishing and supporting benefits and payroll processes.
  • Handling HR matters in accordance with legal requirements, Industry and Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA).
  • Conducting investigations in a thorough, timely, and respectful manner inclusive of collaboration with key stakeholders, effective communication, documentation, recommendations, and managing outcomes.
  • Maintaining employee related documentation (Employment contracts, job descriptions, contract changes, agreements, salary records)
  • Supporting a smooth employee lifecycle including advising managers on role reviews, recruitment, selection, hiring strategies, onboarding, change processes, advising with career planning, preparing separations, and conducting exit interviews.
  • Updating and maintaining the HR Database and Software programs including the use of Jira or another case management system for tracking requests and supporting other team members when absent.
  • Helping to develop, update, implement global and/or local HR policies and procedures.
  • Presenting the results of surveys, new initiatives or programs related to HR or working environment.
  • Compiling and analysing various reports and statistics as needed.
  • Delivering and/or developing training, employee engagement programs, rolling out HR campaigns, in partnership with the key stakeholders as needed.

Skills & Requirements

About you:

Essential Knowledge & Skills

  • A degree in relevant area of business or 5+ years of experience in HR
  • Have a solid understanding of Czech employment law and regulatory requirements
  • Experience working in a multi-national organisation
  • Experienced conducting employee relations investigations & disciplinary conversations
  • Experience with CBAs, Trade Unions, and/or Work Councils
  • Fluency in Czech and English is essential, German and/or Norwegian an advantage, but not essential

Desirable Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience writing HR policies and procedures across multiple countries.
  • Experience with analysis and presenting key findings.
  • Experience with various HR, Jira, Pension, Attendance platforms
  • Willingness to learn and update knowledge on employment laws and/or requirements in various jurisdictions.

Key Personal Attributes/Behavioural Competencies:

  • Effective & confident communication skills
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Customer Service oriented: delivering results and meeting customer expectations.
  • Organizational Skills
  • Adaptable and flexible in a changing work environment
  • Relationship building & influencing skills.

Great Place to Work

  • Passionate Explorers - We are proud of our history and are driven to create more.

    Passionate Explorers - We are proud of our history and are driven to create more.

  • ‘Can-Do’ Mindset - We jump-in and proactively contribute to the greater good.

    ‘Can-Do’ Mindset - We jump-in and proactively contribute to the greater good.

  • Supportive and Collaborative Teams - We are curious and generous with our knowledge. We Trust.

    Supportive and Collaborative Teams - We are curious and generous with our knowledge. We Trust.

  • Genuine Interactions - We want all people to be their true selves.

    Genuine Interactions - We want all people to be their true selves.

  • Humble Leadership - We have a short distance between leaders and teams.

    Humble Leadership - We have a short distance between leaders and teams.

About the company

Since 1896, HX have championed sustainability in the expedition cruise sector. From launching the world’s first battery-hybrid expedition cruise ships to banishing heavy fuel oil and single use plastics from our fleet. We are at the forefront of driving sustainable practices in expedition cruises that prioritise greener travel.

For nearly 130 years we have been committed to continuously improving what we do for our guests but also for the people we work with.

We are a group of explorers who want to seek out the very best journeys for our guests but also for ourselves. We take our guests on big life-changing adventures, from the stunning wilderness of the Arctic to the incredible creatures on the Galápagos Islands all on our purpose-built expedition ships. Our HX fleet explore hundreds of destinations in over 30 countries across 5 continents.

Our ambition is strong and lofty – we want to become the number one sustainable expedition brand in the world. But we recognise we need passionate explorers, with can-do mindsets, humble leadership skills which bring people together for genuine interactions in a supportive and collaborative way.

As a newly branded company built on a 130-years heritage, HX is at an exciting new chapter and as we embark on this new journey, we believe your skills and passion could thrive. We are looking for talented explorers who want to join us on our exciting expedition to growth and success. This could include travelling and working in amazing HX hubs both on sea and land. From our impressive new Headquarters in London to our state-of-the-art Customer Service Centre just opened in Prague as well as various offices across Europe, the US and APAC.

One thing you’ll find whether on sea or land is a group of people, all connected with the same mindset and purpose - we want to explore more, champion sustainability and become the world’s very best expedition cruise operator.

Daniela Seitz | Contact Person

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