Now that my current partner in crime is leaving to face new adventures, I am looking for our next People Partner to continue this fast paced journey of developing an outstanding People function. As the VP People and leading the People Operations team, my main objective is to ensure that we have people and culture practices that support in taking Kognity to its vision of radically improved learning for the world's 1.5 billion students. Being part of a scale-up where things change rapidly I would say our workplace is for people who love a real challenge, share our passion and want to have fun along the way.
Besides being my side-kick in general and supporting me in strategic people initiatives, you will be expected to independently drive day-to-day People activities and suggest and implement improvements as needed. This relates to core processes within the employee life cycle such as onboarding, relocation, people systems and offboarding. It also includes work environment activities, HR administration and reporting. You will be the go to person for both kognites and leaders for questions around employment, policies, benefits and everything in between. During intensive hiring periods, you will be supporting our TA in recruitment activities.
I think that you have 2-3 years experience of similar work. But really, the most important thing is that you:
- Discuss to find the best solution
- Can structure your thoughts clearly - written and verbal communication
- See solutions, not problems (and if I do, you dare to question me)
- Have good knowledge of swedish labour law and market (while I'm happy to dive into and discuss the new LAS proposal, I expect you to be able to handle day to day questions independently)
- Comfortably communicate in english, both verbally and in writing
What about me?
In addition to being a close collaborator to you, I will be your direct leader, meaning you and I will be in contact a lot. While I would not personally describe myself as a “fun person”, that is what my former side-kick would say (trust her, she is great!). I do think it is important to enjoy work, and aim to develop a close relationship with all my team members.
My leadership style is defined by trust and open dialogues. I prefer not to get into details of what you do (unless you ask me to!), and delegate responsibilities rather than tasks. I believe in collaboration and enjoy work-shops where the whole people team gets to have their say - independent of role or experience.
If you think we could be a good fit for each other and you have the competencies to do the job, go ahead and apply! Don’t wait, I am to fill the position as soon as possible. The expected start date is rather sooner than later, as there are a lot of fun things coming our way.
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