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Employee Relations Partner ( APAC)


Malaysia - Development Centre

About Us

The Employee Relations team governs the global framework on how to resolve people problems at Dyson. It acts in a consulting and advising capacity to the wider HR team and the business to proactively and reactively shape the relationship between the company and its employees. Our aim is to find the best overall outcome to any potentially tricky or complex people situation.

The Employee Relations Partner (APAC) plays an important stand-alone role in coordinating and where necessary handling ongoing employee relations (ER) casework and processes within the APAC region (excluding Greater China). Reporting to the Head of Employee Relations, you will provide subject matter expertise, tracking and coordination for ER matters as well as occasionally rolling out locally relevant training as necessary to HR colleagues and line management.

About the Role

  • Be the first port of call for all APAC ER-related cases, queries and issues, such as disciplinary, grievance, absence, performance etc., providing appropriate and timely guidance and advice. Escalate individual issues as necessary to the Head of Employee Relations.

  • Proactively collect and collate ER information, documentation and data, ensuring compliance with local legislations and support with the accurate and timely development and reporting of ER analysis.

  • Provide expert ER guidance and counsel to key regional HR and functional stakeholders, in particular our manufacturing hubs in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, leveraging local market and cultural knowledge and employment expertise.

  • Where necessary, coordinate and liaise with local workers representative bodies and help define our regional industrial strategy in conjunction with regional HR Directors, local legal counsel and the Head of Employee Relations.

  • Drive knowledge sharing and consistency for HR colleagues involved in ER activities, including sharing, maintaining and updating locally relevant ER guideline and process documents.

  • Support the Head of Employee Relations with the review and improvement of ER practices and processes with a view to developing and maintaining positive working relationships between the organisation, managers and employees.

  • Collaborate with regional HR leaders to proactively develop relevant new regional people policies and drive forward ER initiatives, including the development and delivery of training interventions on these policies.

  • Proactively track and monitor redundancy exits within the region to feed into the global tracking process.

  • Assist with organisational change programmes to ensure relevant processes are handled effectively, with integrity, and with minimal disruption for those involved.

  • Assist the Head of Employee Relations as necessary with liaising with the Employment Law team in relation to more complex / high-risk cases.

  • Working with regional Employment Legal and global DBS Employee Services teams to mitigate employment law risks and ensure compliance associated with ER processes and documentation.

  • Contribute to progress of the overall people agenda and relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that support the function.

  • Be an advocate for ER, helping to educate the wider team on the goals and priorities of the function.

About You

  • Relevant qualifications and / or specialisation in employment law and/or HR.

  • Good practical experience related to Employee Relations, ideally including with employee representative bodies.

  • Experience and comfortable working in multinational companies in a matrixed setting

  • Resourceful and proactive. Able to work independently and know which issues require escalation and collaboration.

  • Credible and professional with senior stakeholders, with sustained positive impact.

  • Data-literate, with a good interest in questioning, manipulating and analysing information.

  • Open, practical and pragmatic.  Able to balance a high volume of conflicting priorities.

  • Good relationship builder - can work effectively across boundaries and networks.

  • Great delivery management: happy to get stuck into the detail day-to-day, whilst still displaying an ability and interest in collaboration to developing strategies and new approaches.

  • Comfortable with balancing often conflicting priorities.

  • Experience in creating and designing policies, procedures, processes.

  • Sensitivity to regional cultural differences and gender issues, as well as a commitment to equal opportunity.


Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.