Head of Human Resources

(Based in Albukhary International University, Alor Setar, Kedah)


  • Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field required;
  • Minimum 8 years’ working experience in human resources, preferably in a similar industry;
  • Experience in supervising and managing a professional staff particularly in education industry will be advantageous ;
  • Demonstrates a high degree of confidentiality in interpersonal interaction;
  • Strong understanding of the interviewing process, benefits administration, payroll and other HR function;
  • Possess excellent communication, business presentation, decision-making, strategic thinking, leadership planning skills, interpersonal and ethical conduct skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches, and departmental contribution while remaining cost-sensitive;
  • In-depth knowledge of Employment & Industrial Relations legislative requirement and law;
  • Strong commitment to and interest in employee relations and communication;
  • Familiarity and skill with the tools of the trade in human resources including HRIS, Microsoft Office, file management and benefits administration;
  • Experience in organization development and change management;
  • Language proficiency in English and Bahasa Malaysia;


  • Guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire company;
  • Development of an overall HR business plan with measurable objectives and a budget;
  • Work closely with the Campus’s management team to define employee development needs in order to implement Teaching & Development plans and programs to meet the organization’s strategic goals and objectives;
  • Support the academics at AiU in becoming an institution recognized for a culture focused on its people, high performing standards, world class leadership and ability to manage change;
  • Staffing of the HR department to effectively serve the needs of the organization;
  • Overall talent management strategy and implementation including workforce planning, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training and development; performance planning, management development and improvement; and succession planning;
  • Oversee employment law compliance and compliance to regulatory bodies concerns;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in policy development, documentation, training, and implementation;
  • Oversees employee safety, welfare, wellness, and health;
  • Managing external executive recruiting agencies, employment agencies, recruiters, and temporary staffing agencies;
  • Analysis of the effectiveness of all human resources efforts both financially and in terms of whether they produced the company’s needed objectives and outcomes;
  • Implementing and revising a company’s compensation program;
  • Developing, analyzing and updating the company’s evaluation program based on competency model;
  • Preparing, maintaining and revising the company’s handbook on policies and procedures including salary scale;
  • Conducting new employee orientations and employee relations counselling;
  • Immigration matters for expatriates, licensing and teaching permit;
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