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Acting Executive HR Operations (Manufacturing, Transportation & Construction), Ref: 1194878 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 1194878

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Com (Industrial Psychology and Business Management), MBA
Annual Package Range: ZAR 1.55 mil - 1.8 mil, per annum
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

Acting Executive HR Operations

Current / most recent job title?

Acting Executive HR Operations

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Overall HR strategic Management

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Provide strategic direction and oversee the management of all HR operations.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am a driven goal-oriented HR Professional with sound knowledge of HR practices as well as extensive knowledge of all South African labour legislation. I have extensive experience in operating in unionised environments ensuring a sound Employee Relations climate.

4. Ideal business title: 

HR Executive/HR Director/General Manager: HR

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Direct and lead the HR team in developing and implementing world-class human resource management practices;
Develop and implement a human resources strategy that supports the overall business strategy;
Provide accurate management information to the executive team and the board on the state of the organisation’s human capital and suggest interventions to address areas of improvement;
Lead the development of a human capital pipeline, in partnership with other divisional executives, by attracting and retaining the best talent in support of the sustainability of the organisation;
Drive employee engagement and maintain sound employee relations to create a positive work environment;
Develop a learning & development strategy and identify skills and competency (gap analysis) based on the HR and business strategy;
Promote a positive and open work environment that supports employee engagement, information sharing and innovation;
Drive a culture of high performance by developing and monitoring HR performance metrics for a production-focused environment;
Lead and coordinate performance management system;
Implement an effective remuneration and reward strategy that aligns to the organisation’s strategic objectives; support company values; drive productivity and performance;
Develop an HR policy and procedure framework and ensure that the organisation complies with all statutory requirements pertaining to labour;
Establish efficient benchmarked HR processes and ensure high personnel data integrity and governance across all departments;
Develop tools and systems to support data analytics, effective and efficient reporting and delivery of HR support to the organisation;
Constantly improve processes and procedures to meet changing technical and customer requirements in a pro-active manner and unlock bottlenecks;
Develop and implement plans to achieve transformation and employment equity objectives.

6. Skill area of competence:

Executive HR Management

7. Career summary:

12 years in Metal Manufacturing Environments
4 years in Transportation
4 years in Construction
4 years in Banking

8. Achievements: 

Normalisation of ER climate joined at the time of the high level of instability due to unhealthy Management/Union relations- established engagements forum that subsequently normalised relations and developed culture of joint decision making and consensus-seeking.
Established HR Department from scratch- HR function was outsourced at the time of joining and were tasked with establishing one internally.
Improved Company’s BBBEE contribution status from Level 8 to Level 4 within two years.
Successfully set up satellite HR offices in foreign countries such as Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique in keeping with various Project labour agreements, regulated by foreign labour legislations. – Cosira Group.
Successfully handling full Director General’s Employment Equity Review.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Working with People.

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

Stable company with a good set of values and humane culture.


If you are looking for a Human Resource Executive to provide accurate, modernised and professional HR services to your business, to take responsibility for the human resources strategy in support of your organisational strategy and contribute to the development of a high-performance culture, also with sound knowledge of all labour legislation and experienced in unionised environments, then do get in touch. 
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