HR Operations Specialist (Dutch speaking)


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We are looking for an experienced Human Resources Operations Specialist to join our Global Shared Services team at Atlassian. The aim of the role is to provide HR support to mainly our Amsterdam and EMEA based employees and managers and, in partnership with HR People Partners, deliver great experiences.

The responsibilities in the role will be the entire hire to retire employee life-cycle, such as recruitment support, onboarding & offboarding, benefits & compensation support, performance reviews, learning and development services and more. The successful candidate will also contribute and drive projects/initiatives.

You will challenge the status quo, proactively look for opportunities to improve our employee experience offerings in EMEA in collaboration with the Global Shared Services.

We are looking for someone with high energy, who is driven and experienced within a People Team, with the perfect blend of human resource skills, deep Netherlands and general European and EMEA knowledge, and a strong desire to start fast in a complex environment. You will form a critical part of the global team and HR shared services model which redefines how the People team provides services for the business now and in the future. Does this sound like the perfect role? We can’t wait to connect!

This role requires strong written and verbal communication skills in English, Dutch, and German or French.


In this role, you’ll get to:


  • Act as an initial point of contact for Amsterdam and European employees for all HR operations-related questions
  • Take on responsibility to ensure that employees and managers get the most effective resolution directly from you or with the help from our other Specialists or our HR People Partners
  • Manage a broad variety of requests related to HR policies and programs, procedures and Employer verification via our tools (such as Workday, Jira tickets, Slack, email)
  • Act as a data integrity champion to ensure employee records are as up to date. This may include running data audits, contributing to Netherlands and Europe
  • Improve processes, procedures or internal working instructions where you see opportunities to streamline and gain greater customer satisfaction
  • Collaborate with a broader HR People Ops team to build a world-class Shared Services space
  • Contribute to and drive local as well as European wide projects and initiatives which require good coordination, project managing and communication skills

    On your first day, we’ll expect you to have:


  • HR administration experience (2+ years) including technical and administrative knowledge of various HR functions, ideally gained by working in an organisation with an established HR shared services model
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, Dutch, and German or French
  • Sound IT literacy skills
  • Hands-on experience in employment law and managing the full employment cycle from on-boarding to off-boarding, for at the least Netherlands, and preferably also for the UK, Germany, France or Poland
  • This role requires someone comfortable working in a high volume; fast-paced, results-oriented environment and hold themselves to a very high customer service standard
  • Demonstrated operational abilities, and process-oriented and able to maintain the accuracy of data in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize and take initiative even in ambiguous circumstances
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, with the comprehension to provide updates at all levels as well as the potential to tailor communications to suit a variety of audience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the competency to work within a global team environment
  • Demonstrates successful track record in building sustainable relationships with all partners
  • Solid attention to detail and excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity in a constantly changing/ fast-paced environment

    It’s great, but not required, if you have:


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Knowledge on GDPR regulations
  • Knowledge on work permits and the 30% ruling
  • Experience with Workday or other HR Management systems

    More about our team
    We are a Global Shared Service team with a goal is to delight our customers! We work with over 6000 employees and mangers globally – through timely and reliable services. Our services span across the employee lifecycle and include recruitment support, onboarding & offboarding, benefits & compensation support, performance reviews support, learning and development services and more. We strive to achieve operational excellence on everything we do, through customer empathy, process standardisation and continuous improvement, automation and innovation.
    More about our benefits
    Whether you work in an office or a distributed team, Atlassian is highly collaborative and yes, fun! To support you at work (and play) we offer some fantastic perks: ample time off to relax and recharge, flexible working options, five paid volunteer days a year for your favourite cause, an annual allowance to support your learning & growth, unique ShipIt days, a company paid trip after five years and lots more.
    More about Atlassian
    Creating software that empowers everyone from small startups to the who’s who of tech is why we’re here. We build tools like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello to help teams across the world become more nimble, creative, and aligned—collaboration is the heart of every product we dream of at Atlassian. From Amsterdam and Austin, to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who want to write the future and who believe that we can accomplish so much more together than apart. At Atlassian, we’re committed to an environment where everyone has the autonomy and freedom to thrive, as well as the support of like-minded colleagues who are motivated by a common goal to: Unleash the potential of every team.
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