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HR Generalist

Business Unit:  Discovery Connect
Function:  Business Partner / HR Generalist
Date:  22-Jun-2022

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:



• 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



• 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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