South Africa

People & Culture Practitioner

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # ZPC_01
Published 10/01/2022
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 88,120 people working out of 1,617 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.

At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities.

BDO South Africa has a vacancy for a People & Culture Practitioner in our Durban office.

Job Functions Human Resources
Industries Accounting & Auditing
Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Graduate Recruitment
-University Recruitment
•Implementation of the national graduate recruitment strategy
•Manage and implement the attraction and selection of graduates for traineeships/ internships
•Marketing and profiling the firm and maintaining a strong brand presence among students via presentations and career exhibitions
•Identify opportunities to differentiate the firm from competitors
•Remain abreast of market activity and realign strategy as deemed necessary
•Ensure that BDO is an employer of choice in the Accounting, Audit and Commerce field
•Maintain relationships with key personnel across all universities
•Maintain CTA (B-Com Accounting Honors) market share for KZN region and secure 5 year pipeline
•Maintain ACI targets
•Manage recruitment system
•Work through university samples, identifying academically sound students with agility and maintaining market share
•Manage bursary spend
•Conduct Open Days
•Present Training and Bursary Contract offers to successful candidates
•Contract maintenance via structured programme of group and individual counselling sessions
•Schedule academic support and interventions in an effort to assist current graduates
•Adherence to policies and guidelines

-Schools Programme
•Marketing and profiling the firm to school students via presentations, career expos and career days
•Maintaining and establishing relationships with school personnel in an effort of targeting and identifying potential candidates for Learnership contracts, bursaries and vacation work

•Completion and Submission of any national/regional reports e.g. EE, bursary spend, recruitment and IR
•Assistance with trend analysis for various reports, as requested by the P&C Business Partner

-Training Contract Management
•Admin Day – Co-ordinating arrangements and setup
•Probation monitoring and end of probation meetings
•Bi-annual ANA tracking - ensuring all completed in a timely manner
•Collating SAICA / IRBA/ Board Courses and Fees Statements - ensuring payment is made in line with policy
•Liaising with the National Training Office admin team on TCMS changes / updates
•Updating Study Leave on ESS and informing audit admin of exam dates
•Ensuring managers attend the necessary assessor / reviewer courses

Experienced Hires
-Recruitment and Selection
•Manage the approval process from drafting the relevant forms, requesting benchmarking and obtaining sign off on approval forms
•Ensuring that the advert is loaded on the ATS (applicant tracking system)
•Screening cv’s and shortlisting candidates for interviews
•Conducting P&C interviews and facilitating line interviews
•Prepare contracts and present offers to candidates
-Employee Relations
•Adhere to local and international legislation as well as firm policies and procedures
•Identify risks to the business and P&C
•Ensure that business follows the correct processes when dealing with employee matters
•Ensure policies are consistently followed by business
•Ensure that employees are treated fairly and consistently, in line with the firm’s values and policies
•B degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Psychology, or related field

•3 years experience working in a human resources position
•Experience in a professional service firm is highly desirable

Job Competencies:
•Excellent communication skills (Verbal and written).
•Excellent internal stakeholder relationship management
•Ability to work in an agile, fast paced environment
•Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills
•Working well and maintaining composure under pressure
•Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
•Team player

BDO Core Competencies:
•Relationships and Collaboration
•Exceptional Client Service
•Business Growth
•Engaging people
•Inclusive Agile Leadership
•Quality, Risk management and Operational transformation

The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


By sending us your application, Curriculum Vitae, academic records, qualifications, or any other personal information as defined by POPIA:
1.You have disclosed up to date and accurate records; and
2.You agree to us keeping your records in our data base as per our Retention Policy.

By agreeing to the terms herein, you give BDO South Africa the authority to process your personal information. This consent will remain valid until such time as we have received instructions from you to request, subject to any applicable law and where appropriate, the correction, updating or deletion of your personal information held by us. You further acknowledge and declare that all personal information supplied to BDO is accurate, up to date, not misleading and complete in all respects.
Job Closing Date 17/01/2022
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