Aetna HR Consultant, 12-month fixed term contract in Farnborough, United States

Req ID: 54825BR

HR CONSULTANT, FARNBOROUGH (12-month fixed term contractor role) Position Summary/Mission Leads or participates in the strategic design, delivery, and administration of Health, Wellness, or Retirement/Financial benefit plans and programs for employees, and/or other customer groups (e.g. acquisition employees). Manages the delivery of cost effective and compliant Benefits, Payroll Services, and HR transactions for the Aetna employee population in support of HR and Company initiatives and priorities. Provide HR support and consulting expertise to business managers. Fundamental Components & Physical Requirements include but are not limited to:(* denotes essential functions) • Participates in the development of benefits strategy and plan design and in plan administration and delivery of benefits • Works directly with line managers to ensure critical people processes are effectively and efficiently undertaken. Interprets and applies policy and process effectively. This includes direct delivery as well as working through other HR teams and departments • Supports the implementation of services, policies and programs working with HR colleagues (HRBP's and Coe), assists line managers with HR/ employee issues. Proposing and facilitating approaches or actions to resolve the employee issues, where appropriate, escalating them to appropriate management team in a timely and effective manner. • Assisting with the annual compensation program, validating data and resolving queries • Provides effective vendor management and relationship building, with internal and external service providers • Understands and stays current on the “demographics, habits and practices, needs and preferences of assigned client organization, and uses this information in the design and delivery of benefits • Participates in the development and implementation of marketing, communications, and training strategies and plans, for assigned Benefits, Payroll and HR programs, policies and procedures. • Participates in HR, Payroll and Benefits due-diligence, planning, integration, communication and Onboarding in support of company acquisitions, New Starters and/or Leavers. Ensures the on-boarding processes in the UK meet compliance requirements in addition to ensuring the line managers are engaged in preparing for new employee's induction requirements • Leads or participates in identifying and using metrics needed to assess return on investment in benefits and other HR initiatives/programs re: Workforce Productivity. May consult with business areas re: if/how benefits and HR initiatives can impact their workforce productivity • Coordinate and manage fully monthly payroll cycle for assigned business client organization (UK and Spain) including all ad-hoc changes to pay and implementation of pay awards -- salary and bonus. Processing court orders, statutory and voluntary payments, salary sacrifice schemes • Prepare and maintain accurate payroll records and reports. Maintain data integrity. Responding to and submitting information effectively for annual external audits. • Ensure that Benefit, Payroll and/or HR transactions are processed effectively and timely, and in accordance with government regulations. Leads or participates in complying with regulatory requirements • Ensure that all statutory reporting is completed to the highest standards within legislated deadlines. Management reporting and statutory filings, undertaking year end procedures, including preparation and distribution of P14/P35/P60, P11ds. Paye Settlement. • Analyze and resolves complex Benefits, Payroll and/or HR issues for employees, managers and HR professionals. Communicate complex issues and coordinate activity with various internal constituents to ensure appropriate resolution. • Manages special projects, as assigned, in support of business priorities and/or professional development. May manage staff and/or project teams • Provide effective systems administration to UK HR systems including systems maintenance and data quality. Provide front-end support to HR Systems including user training and advice, monitoring data and user integrity in addition to assisting processing requirements. • Responsible for maintaining the HRIS database, entering new hires, terminations, employee/payroll changes -- ensuring all data regarding employees' private and personal information and contractual entitlements are accurate at all times and maintaining strict data confidentiality. Review global data. Regularly carry out data cleanse. • Generate reports and reconcile data. Regularly generate reports (custom & writing new reports), analyses data in additional to manipulating data to provide accurate and timely reports as requested by wider HRBP's, Head of HR International and key business managers for business change requests, pay reviews, absence management, employee turnover and data comparison. Review trend analysis. Reconciliation of data against different applications, identify discrepancies, resolve and action appropriate changes • Maintain and configure background tables in the system, setting up codes (holidays, departments, cost centers, locations, benefits) bulk updates A/L, currency rates, pay review and bonus • Generate and promote a positive health and safety culture and to control occupational risk, working in partnership with employers, employees and directors • Ensure that all safety legislation is adhered to and policies and practices are adopted. Help plan, implement, monitor and review the protective and preventative measures that companies are required to work to minimize losses, accidents and injuries • Assist and review the H&S policy in the London office. To organize the VDU and General, Fire and Risk Assessments. Working closely with relevant parties to implement recommended changes resulting from the assessments. • Initiates H&S committee and attends quarterly meetings on behalf of the UK HR team. Identify and recommend implementation actions to committee • Maintain appropriate numbers of valid certified Fire Wardens and First Aiders Background/Experience Desired • Proficient in the use of statistical and market data research and analysis. Turns data into useful information to build business case. • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and utilize technology applications, and to communicate business technology and system needs • Familiar with current issues, trends, and practices in employee health benefits. Education and Certification Requirements • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. • Professional Designation desired (i.e., Certification within benefits or payroll preferred)

Additional Information • Customer focused. • Demonstrates self-direction and initiative. • Resource Management and Project Management • Strategic thinking, problem analysis and decision-making skills. • Communication and Interpersonal Skills – to work effectively at all levels of management. • Teamwork & collaboration. • Proven ability to influence using tact and diplomacy. • Thinks broadly – beyond immediate area of responsibility #LI-BR1

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.