HR Generalist

About Us:

Xenics is a pioneer of path-breaking infrared technology with a proven track record of more than 20 years. Xenics designs and markets infrared detectors, cores, and cameras of best-in-class image quality to support innovative R&D, industrial automation, machine vision, process control and high-end security applications. The company offers a complete portfolio of line-scan and area-scan products with a global sales network.

About the Role:

Are you ready to take the next step in your HR career? Or are you already a seasoned professional who is on the lookout for an environment where you can blossom? This role is perfect for you if you are looking for an allround HR function in a high tech company where we know each other by name. 

Under the wings of the HR Manager, you will become responsible for the day-to-day HR and Office operations. We will split our time between our two offices in Leuven and in Tienen.

Your Responsibilities:

1. Payroll Administration

  • Draw up contracts

  • Provide input (absences, bike days, family changes, …) for timely and accurate payroll processing

  • Communicate benefits information to employees and address inquiries.

2. Employee life cycle:

  • Lead the talent acquisition process, including recruitment, interviewing, and hiring.

  • Liaise with external partners to access additional talent pools

  • Ensure smooth integration of new employees.

  • Ensure a smooth offboarding process, including exit interviews

3. Employee Engagement:

  • Plan and execute engaging employee events and activities.

  • Implement initiatives to promote a positive workplace culture.

4. Employee Relations:

  • Act as a point of contact for employee relations matters, addressing concerns, and fostering a positive work environment.

  • Conduct investigations and provide resolutions to employee issues.

5. Performance Management:

  • Oversee the performance management process, including goal setting, performance reviews, and development plans.

  • Provide guidance and support to managers on performance-related matters.

6. Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Follow up on relevant KPI’s, provide insights for continuous improvement.

  • Ad hoc reporting for management and Finance

7. Training and Development:

  • Identify training needs and coordinate the development and delivery of training programs.

  • Support career development initiatives and succession planning.

  • Provide input into the Federal Learning Account

8. HR Policies and Compliance:

  • Ensure the development and adherence to HR policies and procedures.

  • Stay abreast of relevant employment laws and regulations to ensure compliance.

9. Office Management:

  • Oversee and enhance office operations to maintain an efficient and organized workplace.

  • Manage office supplies and vendor relationships for optimal functionality.

  • Contribute fresh ideas to improve administrative processes.


About You:

  • Success in this role requires a solid foundation in Human Resources, typically around 5 years of experience. We appreciate diverse educational backgrounds and welcome individuals who exhibit the rigor and analytical skills typically associated with advanced education.

  • You show strong verbal and written language skills in both Dutch and English. Due to the nature of the role (language law + international population), both languages are fundamental requirements. 

  • Your friends know you for your strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • You thrive in autonomy, proactively seize opportunities, take initiative, and ask questions spontaneously

  • You are accustomed to working with Microsoft Office Suite, with a particular proficiency in Excel and Outlook. You also have a quick aptitude for picking up on new technologies

  • Your growth mindset inspires others to keep trying new things


Our offer:

  • An attractive salary package in line with your skills and experiences

  • A stimulating and pleasant working environment with regular team activities

  • A financially healthy company with growth potential

  • Possibility to continuously learn and grow through in-house and external training


Embrace a big future with us !

  • Work with a dynamic team in a high-tech company full of challenges and opportunities ahead.

  • Our flexible working environment will give you many opportunities to take initiatives and responsibilities.

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