HR Generalist
  • Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Discovery Ltd.
Job Description
Business Unit: Discovery Connect Function: Business Partner / HR Generalist Date: 25-Jan-2023 Human Resources Generalist About Discovery Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.
Key Purpose:
To assist the Human Capital Manager with the delivery of HR services and support, throughout the HR Value chain, to Business and employees.
Principal Accountabilities:
The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions: Recruitment:
  • Tracking and facilitating the on-, cross- and off boarding processes
  • Compiling and maintaining job profiles and specs including maintaining a career map for Discovery Connect
  • Liaising with Line Managers to ensure that the correct recruitment process is adhered to
  • Liaising with Management and Candidates to set up interviews/assessments
  • Facilitating relevant battery assessments when necessary
  • Providing feedback to candidates
  • Drawing up contracts and transfer letters as well as taking new staff through the forms and
HR Administration:
  • Administers all recruitment and on boarding tasks as needed
  • Collects and checks HR data
  • Assists with the administration required in relation to the execution of employee incapacity
proceedings and disciplinary action and
  • Drafting reports aligned to the needs of the department/s
  • Daily management of Fun Committee
  • Exit and Stay Interviews

Performance and Talent Management:
  • Distributes, monitors, and ensures that employee performance evaluations are completed in
a timely manner
  • Monitoring and reporting on competency and skills development to ensure that employee
capabilities meet current and future standards
  • Facilitating talent reviews and maintaining documentation

Strategy and Project Management:
  • Partners with the HCM to draft the area specific HR Strategy
  • Implements specific project activities as determined through the HR planning process or
aligned to the strategy and participates in functional and cross-functional initiatives/projects including researching and developing initiatives
  • Reports on key people drivers, proactively highlights key trends, risks and formulates action
  • Assisting the HCM with their functions from time to time including implementation of People
initiatives Engagement:
  • Actively driving employee engagement through various activities including compiling monthly
departmental newsletter and participating in the departmental Fun Committee by cocreating and facilitating engagement initiatives
  • Conducting of Focus groups
Work on key People projects and initiatives Participation and Driving CSI initiatives
Service Excellence:
  • Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to affect continual improvements in
efficiency of department and services performed
  • Acts as a liaison between the business unit and centre of excellence to ensure that HR
services are aligned with internal client needs
  • Basic IR guidance

Education and Experience: Essential qualifications:
  • Matric / Grade 12
  • Completed HR related Diploma/Degree
Essential knowledge:
  • MS Office – Especially Excel and Word
  • Basic understanding of IR processes
  • HR related policies
  • Understanding of the HR Value Chain and impact through the employee life-cycle

Advantageous Knowledge:
  • Sharepoint
  • Smart People/Success Factors
Essential experience
  • At least two years experience in Recruitment
  • At least one year experience as an HR Generalist
  • MS Office with Word, Visio and Excel at intermediate level
Advantageous experience
  • SmartPeople / SuccessFactors experience
  • Sharepoint
  • Call Center bulk recruitment

Employment Equity The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people

with various disabilities to apply.


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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