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HR Generalist (f/m/d)

Position Title: HR Generalist (f/m/d)
Location: Zurich

Your role

The HR Business Partner is the business functional leader charged with developing, organizing and executing all HR strategies for the Swiss organization. This includes responsibility for the entire employment process, recruitment, employee and labor relations, organizational development, employee compensation, safety, compliance, and employee retention and development. In partnership with the Management Team, he/she drives the HR function by owning the fulfilment of high-performing teams in alignment with company values and leadership principles and the engagement of the workforce.

What you’ll need

  • Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, or related field or “Fachfrau/-mann mit eidgenössischem Fachausweis 
  • Minimum of 5 years comparable experience as HR Generalist or HRBP, preferably in a global company
  • Hands-on and strategic mindset
  • Assertive personality with a high level of sensitivity for the business
  • Confident appearance and high service orientation
  • High social competence, resilience, and flexibility
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to train management and employees in new HR policies, programs & tools
  • Very good knowledge of English (at least level B2)
  • Profound knowledge of Swiss employment/tax law 

What you’ll do 

  • Advises and assists managers in appropriate resolutions of employee related issues and employees in all personnel matters.
  • Implements new HQ-HR guidelines, policies and programs adjusted to local circumstances. Collaborates closely with the centers of excellence in HQ. Informs and trains management as well as employees in new HR policies, programs, and tools. Describes, updates, and maintains the relevant HR instruments. 
    • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements (federal, state and local laws) related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Coordinates the HR Admin Tasks
    • Performs core HR activities, ensures the correct execution of HR administrative activities, and the preparation of HR-KPI’s.
    • Ensures the preparation and processing of payroll data for the external payroll administrator, ensures check of correctness of output on salary slips and entry of all changes in the HR system. 
    • Ensures the maintaining of the time-recording-system and keeps track of employee overtime, absence, and long-term employee sickness. Ensures the correctness of implemented shift-patterns.
  • Ensures on-time recruitment supported by the Talent Acquisition DACH Team. 
  • Prepares the annual training plan, contacts training suppliers, ensures the organization of trainings for employees and follows up on budget. Ensures the coordination of the planning of social events and health & safety related trainings or inspections.
  • Coordinates Performance Management activities throughout the Performance Management cycle.
  • Annually reviews the people side of the business with the MD, is actively involved in the budgeting and business planning round.
  • Member of the local Management team

A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company's global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx™) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 28 countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

A bit about our team

Our HR team are trusted advisors to colleagues across the business. We handle employee questions, recruit top talent, lead talent management initiatives, set the people strategy and work with our senior leaders to create long-term strategies and plans for the future of our business. The work is very rewarding and requires us to think strategically and have the confidence to challenge leaders when required. 

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.