HR Administrator Job in South Africa

Pepkor has the largest retail store footprint in southern Africa. With 5 470 stores operating across 10 African countries, our businesses include many of the most trusted brands on the continent. Pepkors Speciality division provides central infrastructure to launch new brands, nurture smaller brands and position new fashion and footwear acquisitions.

HR Administrator – George


  • Grade 12 Certificate.
  • Preferably an administrative qualification (2 years) alternatively a qualification in HR.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience    

  • 2 years’ experience performing an administrative or supportive role within a department is essential. (It will be advantageous if this experience was gained within Human Resources)
  • Practical exposure to the relevant legislation within the HR Field advantageous
  • Fluent in English (Written and Verbal).
  • Xhosa and Zulu/or any other African language verbal ability (advantageous)
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Excellent Administration Skills
  • A strong logical thinking and analytical ability.
  • Has a high energy level and is performance-driven.
  • Proficiency in the latest Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint & Outlook) and
  •  Google Suite are an important requirement.
  • Excellent planning, organizing and time management skills.
  • Ability to remain flexible, function under pressure and maintain a positive attitude and work performance in a variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to multi-task and to deal with complexities, use initiative to solve problems.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as be a team player.
  • Must be service orientated

Key Responsibilities    

  • Administer the process for new employees i.e. contracts, appointment letters and process pre-employment checks.
  • Administer the probation and in-training removal process as per company policy and procedures
  • Accurately process all personnel changes i.e. designation changes, transfers, salary increases, promotions etc
  • Conduct verbal and written confirmation of employment as required
  • Process resignations, dismissals, abscondments, end of contracts accurately
  • Approve / Decline leave applications as per company policy and procedures
  • Ensure all leave is captured as required. Assist managers with capturing leave
  • Conduct leave investigations / medical incapacity processes
  • Provide documents to Stores for Department of Labour Inspections
  • Complete addendums to work hours as required and according to company policies and procedures
  • Ensure the HR Database accurately reflects the current staff conditions and details. This includes input of appointments, terminations, transfers, increases, leave etc
  • Provide necessary paperwork and process / capture all accidents reported
  • Assist with the disciplinary hearing process i.e., compile supporting documents etc
  • Ensure that all payroll instructions are prepared and completed in time for the monthly payroll run and submitted to the Payroll Department i.e. contractual variations, appointments, salary increases, designation changes, terminations etc
  • Ensure all HR projects are completed in a reasonable time frame
  • Carry out general administration tasks, i.e. telephone answering, post, filing etc.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Pepkor Speciality to apply