Job Title

HR Generalist

South Africa, Gauteng
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Area: South Africa, Gauteng
Sector: Human Resources / Recruitment
Posted: 5 February 2024

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HR Generalist

Job Description

We are looking for two (2) HR Generalists for our clients – one position based in Phalaborwa (a logistics company) and the other in Centurion (an agricultural research and development company).

Our ideal candidate is someone with extensive experience in generalist HR, HR management and who understands the different aspects of the HR value chain and is able to work independently and advise non-HR stakeholders on best practices.

Role Overview:

The HR Generalist will be responsible for the organisation’s HRM activities, processes, and outcomes. This includes learning & development, compensation & benefits, recruitment, employment relations management, performance management, and reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

HR Governance, Risk & Compliance Management:

  • Keep HR policies and procedures compliant with South African regulations and in alignment with head office.
  • Ensure that employees and managers are updated with policies and procedures.
  • Empower line managers to implement policies.
  • Manage compliance requirements such as EE submissions.
  • Conduct regular audits of HR practices to identify and mitigate risks.

Strategic HR Management:

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop and execute HR strategies in alignment with head office.
  • Align HR strategies with overall organisational goals.

Learning and Development:

  • Identify training needs through performance evaluations and skill assessments.
  • Implement training programmes for employees at all levels.
  • Facilitate knowledge-sharing sessions and workshops where necessary.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programmes and make improvements.
  • Ensure that all employees have development plans.

Performance Management:

  • Establish clear performance expectations and goals for employees.
  • Oversee regular performance reviews and assist managers in providing constructive feedback.
  • Implement a performance improvement plan for underperforming employees.
  • Recognise and reward high-performing employees.
  • Monitor and report on overall organisational performance.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Administer annual salary reviews and adjustments following policies.
  • Monitor and manage the budget for compensation and benefits.
  • Payroll administration.


  • Develop effective recruitment strategies to attract diverse talent.
  • Conduct thorough candidate assessments and interviews.
  • Streamline and optimise the onboarding process for new hires.
  • Evaluate and optimise recruitment processes for efficiency.

Employment Relations Management:

  • Be the point of contact for employees and line managers for grievances.
  • Ensure that the disciplinary policy is always adhered to.
  • Maintain a good relationship with unions and shop stewards.
  • Monitor employee satisfaction and address concerns proactively.


  • Develop and generate regular HR reports for management review.
  • Provide insights and analysis based on HR data trends.
  • Continuously improve reporting processes for better efficiency.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Diploma/Degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology, Employee Relations, or relevant major.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in generalist HR, HRBP, senior HR officer, or related roles.
  • Well versed in labour laws, union experience beneficial.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong solution creation and implementation capabilities.
  • Values professionalism and ethics.