HR Specialist, Talent Communities (flexible location within NA)
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Together we go beyond.
As an HR Specialist in the Talent Communities Community of Expertise (CoE), you are a strategic consultant responsible for managing the TC Lead Enablement Programs. By enabling our Talent Community Leads (TCLs) you are helping to Ready, Develop, and Engage our TC Members by enhancing our TCL population capabilities. In addition to enabling our TCLs, the TC&L Consultant needs to coordinate specific TC/Department details required to ensure that activities are executed efficiently and effectively at global-, area-, and regional-levels.
You are part of a larger CoE that enables effective people leadership for Career Advisors, TCLs, and other leaders.
Data analysis (quantitative & qualitative), execution excellence, alignment to Avanade’s Ambition 2025 strategy, and Change Management are key to your work. You work closely with various teams across Avanade, including operational teams in Avanade’s ATC, colleagues across HR, Capability Leads as well as the Ambition 2025 team. You manage multiple projects at the same time: attention to detail and an interest in strategic process design and employee experience are essential to help continue to elevate the TC experience.
Day-to-day you will:
- Act as a key point of contact (SME) within and outside of the team to ensure connection, integration of other relevant work streams, and offer a timely response to requests from our TC leaders and wider TC community.
- Create and manage individual and team presentations by curating content for presentations to diverse audiences
- Conduct stakeholder interviews and surveys, utilize program management tools, build and execute strategic change plans to ensure people can transition to new ways of working.
- Work with Regional and Global TC Leads to enhance global-regional interlock by translating high-level strategies into specific initiatives and activities for implementation, fulfilling system update requests, and driving change through content updates and meeting presentations.
- Manage stakeholder relationships/needs both internal and external to the CoE.
- Work independently and manage ambiguity, leveraging cross-team resources as needed.
- Collect, integrate, and analyze data from multiple sources to support business cases and inform next actions.
- Follow through on implementation, fulfilling system update requests, curating content, scheduling and facilitating meetings
- Partner with the CA Effectiveness Manager
Your technical and non-technical skills include:
- Excellent communication, cross-group collaboration, and interpersonal skills
- Strong project/program management, tracking and follow through
- Highly proficient with MS Office products, especially Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and PowerBI
- Excellent organizational, process design and problem-solving skills
- Strong stakeholder focus and consultative approach exhibiting a strong partnership mindset.
- Strong action-orientation and drive for results
- Passion for Strategic HR as a driver of business results
- Ability to understand the business context, identify key issues, and apply your knowledge to drive solutions
You likely possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in HR, Business Management, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree is preferred but not required.
You likely have 1-3 years of relevant experience.
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