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Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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WFC&R Specialist

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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Date live: May. 15, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: HR

Reference Code: 90390193

Contract: Permanent

Job Title : WFC&R Specialist
Location: Chennai

About Barclays
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Risk and Control Objective

Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do

Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life.  If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

Hybrid Working 

Structured hybrid role:    
At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home.  We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

Introduction:

The role holder will support allocated Change Programmes across the Global book of work. They will report to the Workforce Change Lead in India and be part of the stand-up of a new specialist Workforce Change team based in India. They will need to have a focus on continuous improvement and continue to deliver a high quality service to the business whist simplifying process and making activities more efficient. A training programme will be provided to upskill the role holder in managing change in different regions (particularly the UK Legal and IR framework).

What will you be doing?

The role holder will be responsible for the following key deliverables in Workforce Change & Restructuring:

Project Initiation 
•    Ensure the HR project plan supports the business implementation plan / RAID log / reporting requirements 
•    Engage key HR stakeholders engaged on project, including regional counterparts

Due Diligence 
•    Understand and ensure adherence to the legal and IR framework for the specific type of change and country/region in scope 
•    Feed into overall project timelines 
•    Ensure the project team are aware of any applicable policies that may impact approach, timelines or costs

Consultation
•    Support the business in the development of Unite/Employee Forum consultation materials, including powerpoint decks and FAQ documents
•    Ensure that meetings are documented and that minutes & actions are issued to attendees post the meeting
•    Provide regular updates to Unite and/or other employee representatives through project life cycle
•    Share communication collateral with Unite in advance of colleague communications and facilitate Unite attendance during announcement meetings (if agreed through consultation)

Implementation 
•    Co-ordinate and deliver implementation plans 
•    Deliver projects compliant with HR policies and procedures and comply with appropriate documentation and storage of project materials in line with audit requirements
•    Support the preparation of project communications, 1:1 collateral and other templates 
•    Prepare and facilitate communicating manager briefing sessions
•    Ensure timely and accurate processing of employee records/documents in partnership with HR Operations

What we’re looking for:

•    HR Generalist background, with strong Stakeholder management skills 
•    Experience working in global and complex organisations, preferably in financial services
•    Project management experience 
•    Experience of working with and analysing complex data sets 
•    Experience of interpreting and implementing HR Policy 
•    Keen interest in Workforce Change and desire to learn

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    Ability to think commercially whilst managing and mitigating Risk 
•    Self-starter with the commitment to driving through change within the HR function
•    Excellent analytical and data skills, including intermediate use of Excel and PowerPoint 
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills 
•    Experience of working with UK based HR teams 
•    Graduate
•    Employee Relations experience (either within an ER team or a HR generalist role), preferably in managing change in either India or UK jurisdictions


Where will you be working?
Chennai


Be More at Barclays
At Barclays, each day is about being more – as a professional, and as a person. ‘Be More @ Barclays’ represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It’s the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.
Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details.

Purpose, Values and Mindset
We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Respect
We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.
Integrity
We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.
Service
We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.
Excellence
We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.
Stewardship
We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.
Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.
Empower 
Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.
Challenge
Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.
Drive
Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

More about working at Barclays

We're committed to providing a supportive and simplified experience for our candidates throughout the application and assessment process. Here, you will find information about what to expect and some guidance around your assessment and interview.

While the application process depends on the role, there are some constant steps, which are;

Step 1 - Your application
Step 2 - Your assessment
Step 3 - Your interview
Step 4 - Next steps

We aim to create an inclusive work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please click here to learn more.

Find out more information here.

Barclays offers a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work and be respected for who they are, valued for what they do and celebrated for their contribution to our business and our community.

We are an equal opportunity employer and opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a Carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.

The Barclays Way

This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.

Learn more

Purpose

Working together for a better financial future.

Values

We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Mindset

We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.

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