Inclusion & Collaboration HR Consultant

  • Location:
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
What You'll Do:
Cisco is searching for a senior level Inclusion & Collaboration HR Consultant to align and support all groups within the region. The ability to provide industry and functional diversity expertise and embed I&C into organizational and talent strategies that enhance this transforming organization will be critical. The Inclusion & Collaboration HR Consultant will work closely with HR business partners to establish long-term I&C organizational strategic goals, build key business relationships, identify opportunities/situations where I&C solutions/services will provide differentiated value for the business and maintain extensive knowledge of innovative diversity and inclusion best practices. Having a thorough knowledge of the market, the clients business and viable I&C solutions/services will be key.
In alignment with the People Deal, the Inclusion & Collaboration HR Consultant is expected to:
* Collaborate Always. Collaborate and work closely with HR Business Partners and HR Practice Areas to implement solutions and deliver services aligned with the priorities of the business and Cisco's corporate-wide HR I&C strategy. As a trusted counsel and advisor to HR partners and business leaders, provide I&D expertise and consultation that helps leaders deliver on their business priorities, regional and functional I&C goals.
* Innovate Everywhere. Provide thought leadership that challenges the norm and fosters a culture of inclusion
* Benefit Everyone. Leverage transformational intelligence to identify current I&C gaps and opportunities. Consult on the build of targeted solutions that will integrate into people planning and talent processes. Align efforts with business priorities and deliver metrics and solutions that drive accountability.

Role & Responsibilities
* Innovatively drive consistent execution of a repeatable, 3-part process (transformational intelligence metrics, planning and accountability) to equip leaders with solutions that drive insights to action in the execution of the I&C strategy embedded in business and HR processes
* Interpret existing data sets and leading indicators in the process of conducting data analysis and research both internally and externally
* Develop innovative solutions to measure and monitor progress on metrics that drive accountability and results.
* Partner with HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisitions and senior management to develop and translate business strategy to talent management and inclusive leadership strategy and coordinate implementation
* Understand the client business including specific opportunities, gaps, and challenges that are relevant to diversity in the Business Function and Region and instill a highly inclusive and collaborative environment
* Increase awareness, coach and provide counsel to executive and senior management teams
* Drive change management initiatives with a focus on shifts to culture, leadership and management requirements, and systems and processes
* Engage in strategic workforce/people planning
* Leverage and integrate I&C solutions to reinforce company-wide HR and I&C strategy: Workforce/people planning, Career Development, Talent Review, Employee Listening Surveys, Recruiting, Transformational Practices, Thought Leadership, Market Acceleration, etc.
* Manage planning to ensure a regional plan is in place and aligned with global plans
* Develop and maintain strong interlocks and partnerships with the HR Business Partner, I&C program and process SMEs, client business leaders and inclusion leadership teams
* Foster an environment that enables and engages the business, function or region in full spectrum participation (through mindsets, skillsets and toolsets)

Who You'll work with
The Business Entity
Cisco HR is inspiring today's talent for tomorrow's Cisco. We are developing HR strategies that accelerate capability in Cisco's business and our employees by transforming Cisco's talent, leadership, culture, and organization. The successful candidate will thrive on working in a fast-paced, highly matrixed environment. They will be excited about the opportunity to be part of a large international corporate transformation where we embrace new ways of doing HR, Inclusion & Diversity.
The Team
Cisco is on a journey of transformation that will change the experience for our customers, partners, stakeholders and employees, driving higher relevance and stronger business results for Cisco. Are you interested in consulting senior leaders to provide actionable insights that drive strategic business decisions? The I&C Consultant will analyze, influence and translate business strategy to talent management and inclusive leadership strategy. As a senior leader and trusted advisor with HR, Diversity, Inclusion & Collaboration (I&C) expertise and perspective, you will lead I&C across all functions in India - a client group of 12,000 + employees -and co-lead I&C in the APJ and Greater China region. It is an exciting time to lead and drive the Inclusion & Collaboration strategy as the team is in the midst of transformation, building talent and inclusive leadership capabilities for increased business relevancy, accelerating business outcomes, and solving customer problems.India is one of the most diverse countries in the world and our business in India is representative of the tremendous diversity of this geography.

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications
* 5 plus years creating and executing cutting edge I&D solutions with proven results driving positive change
* Recent experience with creating innovative approaches to do data analysis in the I&D space.
* Ability to facilitate change management and innovation within a high performing organization.
* Bachelor's Degree - MBA or Master's Degree preferred
* 5+ plus years of experience partnering with executive level stake holders within a complex matrixed environment.
* 12+ years of HR experience or equivalent experience in roles of increasing complexity/scope
* I&D certification or equivalent work experience.

Desired Skills
* Demonstrated success in establishing business relationships as an advisor and consultant with strong HR, Diversity and I&C expertise and judgment
* Extensive capacity to influence business leaders individually and collectively
* Ability to partner collaboratively across the HR function
* Expertise in identifying and driving HR solutions that align to business strategy
* Intuitive, conceptual, systems focused thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Effective pacing, prioritization and sequencing of work
* Courage to propose solutions others are reluctant to address and act in the face of resistance in the best interests of the business
* Results-driven, comfortable with ambiguity, acutely responsive to the needs of the business with strong sense of organizational navigation and political savvy
* Strategic thinking agility and in-depth knowledge of the business to decision-making
* Collaborative - willing to engage a full spectrum of experts and stake holders in the process of driving new value through thought leadership
* Client/Account Management - able to impact, persuade, enroll and provide coaching to clients. Able to support Executive Development efforts and to implement accountability measures that drive results
* Executive Presence - effectively engage and interact with all levels -- from senior executive levels of management to entry level
* Change Leadership - ability to impact, persuade, and enroll others in transforming - creating new strategies, mind sets, skill sets, and tool sets

Why Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place to Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

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