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Kent Recruitment

HR Business Partner

USA - Houston Texas
Human resources
Date Published

About the Job:

Kent is recruiting an HR Business Partner based in Houston, TX for a full-time position with our company – a leading global Oil & Energy Service firm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day human resources support and counsel in the areas of compensation, training, employee relations, employment documentation, policies, procedures, laws, standards, and government regulations
  • Apply in-depth understanding and guidance on the application of various employment laws as they relate to HR including ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and other Federal, State, and Local legislation/regulations to support the client base of management and employees
  • Research, evaluate, and maintain company policies and practices recommending changes as necessary
  • Responsible for delivering a first-class HR service to the business. This includes:
    • An agile and highly responsive service including effective onboarding and offboarding
    • Support Performance Management across the business in line with policy and appropriate to the business model
    • Delivery of effective Employee Relations
    • Delivery of HR data / metrics and reporting
    • Drive Company Culture, Values and Behaviors in the Business
    • Work closely and collaboratively within the wider company HR community to leverage knowledge and resources that meets the company’s HR goals and Kent goals overall
    • Coach, develop and challenge the client groups and line managers on all HR related activities ensuring legal and corporate compliance
    • Maintain effective communication channels with HR support teams and project teams across the business
  • Prepare for, conduct, and resolve employee relations claims, grievances, and Disciplinary Action investigations
  • Participate as a key contributor in company employee and labor relations items and training as well as prepare and maintain employee relations claim reports
  • Support key HR initiatives, including performance management, succession planning, training and development, annual surveys and key employee communications
  • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation of employees
  • Support Compensation with the salary review and merit process in accordance with corporate policies and structures
  • Utilizing HR best practice and policies to ensure compliance with local legislation and corporate policies, directives and guidelines
  • Using the company HRIS, be accountable for delivering regular reporting and updates as well as reports for effective review planning - probation, salary, appraisal, expiry dates etc.


  • BA or BS degree in the appropriate discipline (HR or related discipline) from an accredited college or university, plus six (6) years of progressive and relevant experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Must be detailed-oriented with a high degree of accuracy while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • The ideal candidate should have experience in the Engineering and/or Construction industry

About you:

Join us. Unleash your energy within. If you have world class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company - future focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector. We respect heritage, talent, hard work and ambition and can offer an environment of truthfulness, optimism, professionalism, and warmth. Are you ready?

Our values:

At Kent, we are driven by the energy within every member of our 10,000-strong team. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. We employ and empower the best and let them make decisions. Our values define and drive us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet.

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognize that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

the energy within.

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