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Tessema - HR Officer - London, UK

Negussie Tessema

London, UK


HR Officer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


providing advice and support to managers and staff on employee relations

Managing the recruitment cycle from ennd to end

Developing HR policies and procedures

Identifyin, planning and delivering bespoke in- house training and evaluate the impact of the training

Work History

Area Management Community Project

Westminster City Council

• Support City West Homes, consult and provide information to ensure resident involvement in shaping the service at local level
• Consider any new wide policies or procedures that Westminster City Council or City West homes are introducing and assess the impact on area residents
• Monitor the performance of City West Homes, its providers, and contractors
• Award the Community chest Fund to residents for specific projects

HR Advisor (Temp)

Fair Share

February 2011 - October 2011

• Assisted the Director of HR and Finance on employee relations including disciplinary, grievance, absence, performance, policies and employment legislation
• Identified the learning needs of staff, planned, designed, delivered training and evaluated the impact of the training on staff's performance

HR Advisor

National Association for Mental Health-Mind

December 2006 - November 2010

-learning and Development
• Provided a responsive and proactive advise and support to managers and staff on a wide range of HR issues including disciplinary, grievance, performance management, change management, restructuring, redundancy and TUPE
• Assisted the Head of HR in developing HR policies and procedures and coached managers on the application of the policies, ensured the policies and procedures were applied fairly and consistently across the organisation
• Ensured all training programmes were centred on the analysis of gaps in
Knowledge and skills; planned and developed succession planning
• Facilitated the learning needs of staff and managers with the aim of changing the organisation to a learning organisation and developed a culture in which the organisation recognised that people can learn in different ways e.g. learning sets, mentoring, coaching, shadowing, secondment etc
• Initiated Investors in People Standards quality scheme and delivered training to managers
• Coached and managed the HR Assistant, reviewed and appraised her performance

HR Officer

National Council for One Parent Family

January 2005 - November 2006

• Developed HR strategy covering the areas of human resource functions including work force planning, recruitment and selection, performance management, employee relations training and development
• Developed a robust performance review process and ensured performance appraisal was conducted, and coached managers on the process
• Researched and developed a comprehensive HR Policies and good practices,

HR Coordinator

Action Aid International

July 2003 - December 2004

• Evaluated and graded jobs; managed the recruitment cycle- ensured fair and effective recruitment and selection processes, providing advice and coaching managers in competency based recruitment and taking part in interviews and selection exercises
• Developed staff retention plan on the basis of exit interviews and employee survey i.e. performance management, training and career development
• Provided advise to staff and managers on employee relations, performance management, employment contract, learning and development, succession planning, HR policies and employment legislation
• Liaised with Home Office and supported International staff in their visa and work permit applications
• Supervised and managed payroll, calculated payments accurately, ensured all the necessary payments were deducted from staff's earning and paid to the appropriate agencies

Qualifications & Certifications

London Metropolitan

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