HR Associate

Location:

London

Team:

HR

Cognifide is a marketing technology consultancy that works with some of the world’s leading businesses to deliver exceptional customer experiences.

Our technical and transformational expertise gives marketers control, helping them to get to market faster, improve execution, innovate and be more efficient.

Headquartered in London, we are a Wunderman Thompson company and part of the WPP Group. We have offices in Poznan, Bydgoszcz and New York, with over 400 staff globally.

Our HR Team is at the heart of helping to make Cognifide famous for its collaborative and innovative organisational culture. The role of the HR Associate is crucial in supporting our biggest asset – our employees. The HR team is responsible for the creation and implementation of all processes related to hiring, performance management, compensation and benefits.

We have a place for you in our team! Join us as a

HR Associate

Experience, skills & qualifications

 

Payroll

  • Gathering and inputting changes to the monthly payroll data 
  • Ensuring that all payroll and HR administration is accurate and up to date including where required, liaison with the finance team and ADP for processing 
  • Responding to both employees ad hoc and payroll related queries 

New starters/leavers 

  • Preparing and sending out contracts and offer letters for all new hires  
  • Managing the new starter/changes and leaver processes and preparinge all documentation 
  • Conducting exit interviews and collating data 

Other HR tasks

  • Dealing with manager and employee queries including leave, flexible working etc. 
  • Providing administration support to the team regarding employee relations issues  
  • Monitoring and reconciling employees holiday balances as well as absence management, producing the relevant reports as required 
  • Enrolling new starters into the benefits system, lapsing leavers and sending out communication regarding updates on these or changes to policies, law updates 
  • Sending probation reminders and confirmation letters to employees 
  • Supporting salary review and bonus cycles and sending out confirmation letters 
  • Contribution and input into ad hoc projects 
  • Collaborating effectively with the HR team in the wider Wunderman Group and Polish HR team to ensure processes and practices are consistent and aligned  
  • Approving timesheets and overseeing contract extensions  
  • Supporting learning and development: collaboration with external suppliers and organisation for delivery, internal communication and coordination   

Competencies 

  • Super-organised, able to prioritise and manage workload efficiently 
  • Able to problem solve quickly and take ownership comfortably  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships at all levels 
  • Motivated to drive your own personal development and are keen to further develop your career in HR 
  • Proactive with a great attention to detail 
  • Competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) 
  • Experience using ADP is preferable 

Package 

  • 25 days holiday 
  • Company Bonus scheme 
  • WPP Group Discounts 
  • Life Assurance – four times annual salary 
  • Pension Scheme (Zurich) – company salary contribution matched up to 4% 
  • Private Medical Cover (BUPA) – for you and your immediate family 
  • Travel Season Ticket Loan 
  • Cycle-to-work Scheme (Evans) 

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