HR SPECIALIST – SYDNEY

About You

At Kablamo, “We Make with Heart and Mind”. You are a maker. You love to bring together amazing people (and technology) to deliver exceptional outcomes. You are not faint hearted. In fact, you thrive in the face of challenge. You work hard but not so hard that you forget to celebrate success. You are a natural leader who rolls up your sleeves and gets things done.

As a person, you like exploring ideas and iterating on the path to success. You seek discovery. You are curious to expand your own knowledge and to share what you know. You revel in the journey of growth and discovery with team mates and customers. 

From a career perspective, you have demonstrated track record as part of a high-performance Human Resources team.  For the last few years, you have cut your people skills learning the fundamentals of the HR profession in the technology industry. You are adept in how to identify, recruit, onboard, engage, train, grow, reward and retain top technical talent. You have been part of teams and businesses with amazing cultures. You understand what it takes to build one of the best places to work in Australia.

Now you are ready to test yourself by moving to a fast-growing technology company and seeding best practice HR frameworks and disciplines. You see opportunity to play a fundamental role in Kablamo’s growth over the next few years and to become an integral team member, leader, manager and culture warrior.

 

The Role 

Kablamo is a new generation of cloud technology vendor working at the forefront of distributed, highly scaled application development. We work with many of Australia’s largest businesses, including media companies, major banks and software companies. We are experts at the many disciplines required to develop new digital products which make end-to-end use of the cloud. We help clients build bespoke cloud-based systems, and to implement the practices, knowledge and tools to do so time and again. We help our customers to build their competitive advantage by harnessing the power of technology to drive real change in their business and for their end customers.

We want to build the best technology company in Australia for people to work for, and for customers to work with. Our success relies upon attracting and retaining exceptional talent. Lots of businesses try to do that, very few businesses succeed. We need to harness and scale Kablamo’s ability to attract and retain the best technical talent in Australia (and potentially overseas) as our business grows. This role is responsible for establishing the HR frameworks and practices to make that happen.

You’ll be a champion of Kablamo’s values, working closely with our leaders and all our people to coach, navigate and solve problems, and develop and launch programs to support all Kablamites to be successful and to fulfil their potential. You’ll thrive in a fast-moving, fluid environment, and be passionate about supporting our teams and individuals to succeed. You’ll be an experienced HR professional who thinks strategically but is also prepared to roll up your sleeves and get things done. 

The HR specialist will work closely with Kablamo’s leadership group. Our leadership group comprises two Co-CEOs, COO, Regional Leads and Technical Leads. Together, the leadership group is responsible for the strategic direction of Kablamo, for attracting and retaining the best talent in our industry and for guiding our journey to greatness.

 

Responsibilities

  • Build a world-class HR/people strategy that fully embodies our philosophies around “Making with Heart and Mind” while contributing your unique insights from an HR perspective.

  • Develop and implement best practice HR frameworks at Kablamo, covering areas such as people development, diversity strategies, training, career paths, renumeration approach, background screening, performance management, staff ownership programs and more

  • Create a completely awesome Kablamite benefits program

  • Help Kablamo establish customs and support frameworks to ensure our values are instilled into all parts of life at Kablamo  

  • Support leaders to develop and roll out programs to help with hiring, onboarding, team development, designing and delivering learning programs, individual growth and development, performance and HR issues

  • Guide and coach leaders on the full gamut of HR issues (hiring and talent planning, performance management, compensation & rewards etc.).

  • Work closely with the Co-CEOs and senior leadership team to gain a deep understanding of business goals and priorities, ensuring that we have the right talent in place to achieve them.

  • Drive high performance, proactively driving strategies to increase engagement and retention
    Assist with rollout and support for technical certification programs

  • Handle sensitive issues and be a trusted advisor.

  • Kablamo is growing fast and hiring lots of fantastic new team members! The HR specialist will be responsible for end-to-end Talent Acquisition for Kablamo, including:

    • Developing job descriptions, renumeration strategies, posting open positions online

    • Managing external recruitment partners

    • Where appropriate, proactively searching for top talent in market to fill open roles

    • Co-ordinating interviews and conducting initial screening/interviews

    • Supporting and co-ordinating the on boarding of new staff, including liaising with new starters upon offer of employment; producing and sending contracts of employment; requesting references; co-ordinating the set up of new starters on our systems, and arranging new starter inductions.

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 3 years experience as a HR Generalist and/or Business Partner in the technology industry

  • Specific experience in Talent Acquisiton is also very well regarded

  • Demonstrated understanding about how to build amazing and unique team cultures

  • Some prior experience in technology is critical — you can talk the talk with developers, product managers, engineers and designers

  • You’ll have incredible organisational skills and attention to detail and be able to balance the big picture with getting the important things right.

  • You demonstrate a high degree of judgement and can juggle a diverse range of priorities — a standard day could involve supporting someone with parental leave questions, planning a team event, and rolling out a new onboarding program.

  • Can balance working individually and autonomously with working in and alongside a range of teams — you’re comfortable being part of a team, leading projects, or owning things; whatever the job calls for!

  • Strong leadership and coaching qualities

  • Strong communication, presentation and relationship-building skills.

  • Outstanding team player – checks ego in at the door and plays full out for the team

  • Desire to work in fast-growing, agile business and to handle the ambiguity that comes with tech scale up company

  • Decision making ability – backs judgment to make good decisions and to learn from mistakes

  • Self-motivated and resourceful. Able to deal with ambiguity, set own goals and working toward them

 

Key Performance Indicators

  • Kablamo becomes one of best places to work in Australia

  • Timely hiring of new team members

  • Attrition/retention rates for team members

  • Kablamite engagement and satisfaction

  • ndustry best practice diversity standing – gender, aboriginality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc