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General Electric Lead HR Specialist - Employee HR Management in Budapest, Hungary

Role Summary:In this role, you will be the first point of contact for People Leaders and employees to provide counsel, coaching and support on HR fundamentals and employee related questions. You will execute our key HR initiatives, providing available and responsive internal employee support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement. You will also act as the HR manager of record for a client group.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide dedicated guidance and coaching to multiple managers and employees with specific focus on: employee advocacy/engagement, HR fundamentals and process training, employee relations management, performance management, career development, talent assessment, acquisition and retention and workplace investigations as appropriate

  • Provide employees and managers with an available first point of contact for questions and guidance on fundamental HR topics and issues; escalates concerns beyond their scope to HR Business Partners; navigates employees and manager to HR Services when it is the more appropriate resource

  • Partner with HR Business Partners and O&TD professionals to execute business-specific HR strategies.

  • Ensure that all employee relations issues are properly identified, reported, investigated and resolved

  • Provide advice and counsel to managers and employees to ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures and practices at 100% compliance to promote an ethical and compliant work environment

  • Lead key HR processes including compensation planning and compliance

  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition team to ensure we staff correctly our centers of excellence in the Budapest hub and build a solid pipeline for talent.

  • Engage in country-level talent initiatives around Leadership, Talent and Culture, Performance Development, People reviews, Employee value proposition, etc.

  • Assist with other HR special projects or initiatives as needed

  • Key member of the Country/Site leadership team, drives local initiatives where relevant for the Budapest hub

  • Drives change management on key initiatives, such as Workday deployment

  • For the Countries in Eastern Europe where we start or enlarge our operations, partner with the HR Ops, Payroll, Finance and Legal team to ensure the set up the right processes for employees (eg T&L).


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in related area (or a high school graduate/GED or equivalent with significant relevant work experience) or equivalent knowledge or work experience

  • Relevantprofessional work experience (can include internships)

  • In-depth understanding of HR concepts and principles

  • Developed communication and diplomacy skill set with the ability to influence others in a matrix organization

  • Sound knowledge of local labor laws and government requirements (for Hungary)

  • Master English at a proficient level

  • Good knowledge of Hungarian

Desired Characteristics:

  • Passionate, employee advocate who wants to make a difference in the organization by helping employees succeed

  • Approachable and responsive resource able to connect with employees at all levels

  • Strong customer service focus, with a high level of responsiveness

  • Strong problem solving skills; ability to make independent decisions, manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment

  • Self-motivated and assertive: ability to navigate complex or ambiguous environments, get answers, and autonomously drive solutions

  • Knowledge/previous experience with the labour legislation of other EE Countries (Serbia, Montenegro etc..) would be a plus

About Us:GE Renewable Energy is a $15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.

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