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HR Director

Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
October 26, 2018

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Jennifer Bernadette Diplock

Tel: +27-74-385****

ID # 671**********



I am a highly motivated, loyal and experienced HR professional. I am self-confident and work well under pressure and in multicultural environments. I speak 4 of SA official languages and have a communicative, hands on management approach. I have high energy and integrity levels, with the ability to build relationships, interact and influence.

Key Skills

Excellent communication skills at all levels, team skills and ability to supervisor/manage teams

Proven ability to make sound decisions under pressure

Absolute reliability, integrity and work place discipline with over 20 years’ experience in human resources

Career History

Current: HR Director - Colabor8 Human Capital/20Ten12 enterprises

July 2014 – Date

Responsible for the smooth and profitable operation of the human resources department. Supervise and provide consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, budget, and labour relations. Take a leadership role in developing a culture that enables employees to perform in accordance company objectives.

Effectively plan, design, develop and evaluate human resource-related initiatives that support organizational strategic goals, lead performance management, talent assessment, and effective labour relationships, including negotiating and administering labour agreements


To lead and direct the human resources team

To provide an effective HR support service to the organisation in the implementation of relevant HR initiatives that address the value of human performance in the context of the business functions to harness optimal workforce potential in a cost-effective manner

To provide efficient HR support service

To effectively manage the HR support staff

To ensure financial discipline

To provide general support to all areas of HR

Ensure the effective implementation of HR initiatives e.g. performance management, career development, succession planning, employment equity

Provide appropriate information and support to senior management about HR issues

Be a key member of the interview panel for executive and senior management appointments

Provide accurate and current HR data monthly to facilitate key HR decision-making

Industrial relations - assist in preparation for and to represent the company at CCMA

Ensure organisational compliance to the performance management cycle

Ensure compliance with organisational BEE practices

Ensure effective training and development services to ensure optimal functioning across the organisation

Monitor, evaluate and nurture key relationships to maintain good industrial relations with partners and other stakeholders

Maintain Discipline

Identify deviant behaviour timeously and correct where necessary/possible

Ensure all positions have current job descriptions

Complete accurate performance assessments timeously

Hold career development discussions at least annually

Complete goal-setting and performance contracts timeously

Investigate and action poor performance (e.g. damage, quality issues, etc.) to be investigated and actioned

Identify skills development and training needs

Identify and use coaching opportunities

Identify and action training opportunities

Reason for Leaving: Resignation

July 2011 – June 2014 HR Admin Manager – G4S Secure Solutions

Leading HR programs and policies as they apply to employee relations, compensation, benefits, safety, performance and staffing levels. Supporting strategic goals, design, planning and implementation these programs and policies.

Recruitment and interview, identify staff vacancies and select candidates for open positions. Promoting healthy relationships between staff and management through mediation, handling labour disputes and guiding department managers through employee issues.

Oversee the Personnel Administration for all expat employees across Africa as well as the administration of the employee benefits for the expat population.


Liaise with all regions within Africa, and ensure an up to date summary of all benefits available in different regions – for locals and expats accordingly

Finalise and update maintenance: ROA (Rest of Africa)

PMS process

Responsible for GES activities in the Africa region

Work closely with regional HR leads

Reason for leaving : Return to RSA

2010 – 2011 Riyadh Military Hospital

Full secretarial function to the Director of PAADI


Manage the employee life cycle

Implementing a Saudiasation process

Liasing with local tertiary institutions wrt internships in the hospital

Attending and taking minutes at disciplinary hearings

Management of employment contracts and re contracts

Performance management (done upon re contracting)

Liasing with Government departments wrt employment visas for expats

Arranging accommodation and orientation for new appointments

Reason for leaving: Take up an assignment in the Middle East.

2006 – 2010 HR Office – Boehringer Ingelheim

Responsible for the full HR function for the South Africa operation


Manage the employee life cycle

Advise relevant departments of new recruits (i.e. access cards, fleet dept, IT accesses)

Conduct induction training for new staff

Train staff on new software

Liaise with management and staff regionally

Attending and taking minutes at disciplinary hearings

Inform management of market trends for remuneration and employee benefits

Management of filing system and ensure that employment contracts are legislative compliant

Ensure that all staff files are managed in an orderly fashion, with relevant information

Performance management

Work closely with the finance department re expenditure

Work closely with the head office in Germany regarding deployment of staff world wide and the associated admin

Management of systems applied from the mother company in Germany

Attend training course internationally as and when the company deems it necessary.

Reason for leaving: Better Career opportunity.

1994 – 2006 HR Consultant - Grey WorldWide

Responsible for setting up the HR department


Drafting Policies and procedures

Started up the HR department

Selection and placement of staff

Open staff files for new employees

Staff development

Liaise with management and staff regionally

Attend disciplinary hearings

Inform management of market trends for remuneration and employee benefits

Investigate new employee benefits, benchmark company needs for management discussion/approval

Management of filing system and ensure that employment contracts are legislative compliant

Ensure that all staff files are managed in an orderly fashion, with relevant information

Manage all industrial related issues and applying the use of an external consultant where necessary

Manage the performance appraisal

Attend disciplinary hearings and all other industrial relations issues

Reason for leaving: Career growth.

1990 – 1994 Personnel Officer - The OK Bazaars


Liaise with all departments and staff in respect of new engagements, leavers, retirements and all staff related issues

Set up rules for personnel administration

Application of staff benefits across the board

Ensure that rules, policies are legislative compliant

Develop and manage rules for disciplinary procedures

Liaise with organized labour and attend all union meetings

Application of induction for new staff, personnel procedures, health and safety measures

Conflict management

Reason for leaving: To relocate to Johannesburg.

1988 – 1990 Personnel Secretary - Transkei Development


Control petty cash and order books as well as management of diary

Screen calls and visitors

Make travel arrangements for management and staff

Manage the bursary fund as well as company assistance for employees

Ensure that policies are in place for company assistance for employees

Ensure that disciplinary procedures were in place

Assess the training needs of staff, ensure that appropriate training takes place across all levels

Ensure that middle management, supervisors, etc receive industrial relations training

All other adhoc duties as assigned from time to time.


Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals: Thuli Mbatha 082-***-****

Dawning Truth: Tracy Lucas 074-***-****

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