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Colleague Experience Generalist

Minato, Tokyo

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Colleague Experience Generalist

Minato, Tokyo

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Date live: May. 22, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: HR

Reference Code: 90390859

Contract: Temp / Contractor

Colleague Experience Generalist, 12 month FTC


As a Barclays Colleague Experience Generalist in HR, you will be operating as “HR Generalist” to support many HR activities in Japan on a 12-month contract. You will have an exciting chance to be a part of the Japan D&A team that supports a diverse client group across BBPLC and BX, and work closely with HR specialist teams, business managers on talent acquisition and management, training and development, compensation, employee relation matters. You will also support areas like HR Ops, Talent Acquisition, to deliver “one Colleague experience” to Japan clients, colleagues.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

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.

What will you be doing?

  • Working with Regional and Global HR teams for execution on various HR matters including but not limited various Government reporting submission including Stamping process
  • Administrating timesheet system, including over time management such as excessive overtime management, warnings to Line Managers, colleagues
  • Leading monthly HR updates materials edit to country management team
  • Ensuring the HR service is compliant with the local law, regulatory requirement and compliance as needed
  • Advising on various types of leave (maternity, childcare, sickness etc) and tracking Leave of Absence status and liaise to APAC HR Ops/ APAC Payroll team
  • Other ad hoc HR related duties as assigned

What we’re looking for:

  • Native Japanese and Business level English is a must
  • Good track record in working in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment, excellent influencing, communication, and negotiation skills with outstanding integrity
  • Ability to work fast, accurately and understand the importance of confidentiality
  • Proven experience with MS office tools (Word/Excel/PPT)

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Experience in the financial services industry is preferred
  • Previous experience in aforeign multi-national firm in Japan irrespective of the industry type within HR is a big plus
  • Knowledge of Employment Laws, tax and pay structures in Japan is welcomed and is a big plus, too

Where will you be working?

Our office is located in the Roppongi Hills building complex, one of the largest property developments in Japan, with modern and secure offices. The surroundings are known to be highly commercial, with restaurants, shops, gyms, and places to relax.



More about working 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. 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.

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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.

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