Manager, Human Resources

Guelph, Ontario
$52,62/Hour to $61,93/Hour based on 35 hours per week
February 27, 2019
March 20, 2019
Job Level
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Job Title
J0219-0898 Manager, Human Resources

Job Details
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Desired Salary: 52,62 $CAD /Hour to 61,93 $CAD /Hour
Reports to: Director, Administrative Services

Closing Date: March 13th, 2019

Job Description
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is a community-centered agency dedicated to preventing disease, promoting the well-being of individuals, and protecting the health of the residents of Wellington County, Dufferin County and the City of Guelph. Our team works to achieve this each and every day by offering evidence-based health information, programs and services. Our vision is that everyone has the opportunity for health and well-being.

Joining our team will involve working with passionate people and performing meaningful work that will support a healthier community for over 290,000 area residents. We believe it’s important to promote health in our own workplace, because in order to be our best, we have to feel our best. At Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health our goal is to help maintain not only the physical, but the emotional, financial and social health and well-being of our team. Our employees enjoy a competitive compensation package, professional training and development opportunities and a healthy work-life balance.

Manager, Human Resources is required to lead and deliver excellent client service to all internal and external customers. Provides human resources expertise to support the Agency in meeting its strategic directions and legislative requirements. This position will have specialties in: Recruitment and Selection, Employee and Labour Relations, Compensation/Benefits, Performance Management, Policies and Procedures, Training and Development, payroll and benefits, OMERS pension, as well as legislative initiatives and other human resources related areas as required. Provides direction, leadership, advice and support as they relate to human resources programs to management and employees across the organization. Manages special human resources projects and initiatives. Advises management of human resources issues including employee conflicts, employment contracts, and harassment issues providing improved understanding of human resources best practices.

Areas of responsibility:

HR Management/Projects
• Work collaboratively with management to develop, implement and/or facilitate programs to address human resources issues or trends across the organization.
• Manage and provide leadership to the HR team as they plan, implement and evaluate assigned programs and services. Responsible for the day-to-day activities related to assigned program areas.
• Undertake investigations in accordance with best practices and in support of corporate policies.
• Responsible for managing attendance of assigned staff in accordance with Agency policy.
• Liaise with external agencies on issues relating to human resources concerns and services.
• Demonstrate effective communication in order to promote good will, problem solve, network and interface with both internal and external customers.
Recruitment & Selection
• Manage the recruitment process, participate in interviews, and make employment offers.
• Review employment and third party contracts to confirm risk management issues are addressed.
• Recommend recruitment and selection strategies that meet client needs while complying with statutory and legislative requirements, collective agreements and corporate policies.
Employee/Labour Relations
• Act as the Agency’s representative for all labour relation matters (i.e. Union concerns, grievances, arbitrations, etc.) .
• Provide guidance, coaching and assistance to management in the analysis and resolution of employee relations, conflict management, corrective action and performance issues.
• Interpret collective agreement; provide support to management relating to labour relations issues.
• Promote recognition of employee performance and service through employee engagement and recognition committee including participation on various committees. Foster positive employee relations.
Policies & Procedures
• Ensure organizational awareness of legislative, regulatory and policy initiatives that affect human resources best practices.
• Develop, deploy, educate and interpret HR policies and procedures for management and employees.

Benefits, Disability & Pension:
• Manage and supervise the benefits and pension functions.
• Monitor Short Term Disability (STD, Long Term Disability (LTD) and Return to Work

• Responsible for the overall integrity of the HRIS system, and ensure workflow trail for employees’ file.

Compensation (including Payroll):
• Manage salary increases for Agency.
• Responsible for the authorization of bi-weekly payroll

Hours of Work:
Regular office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Position Effective:

• Degree in Business Administration, Labour/Industrial Relations or a related field - Masters an asset.
• CHRP mandatory, CHRL preferred
• Minimum of five (5) years of progressive HR leadership experience with direct experience and exposure with:
o Grievances, arbitrations and labour negotiations
o Employee Relations
o Compensation and benefits
o Direct Leadership of HR Staff
o Coaching/counseling employees and leadership
o Payroll and benefits
o HRIS management
• Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office and quantitative skills
• Excellent knowledge of the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Human Rights Code.
• Demonstrated ability to develop strategic partnerships with leadership in order to support the execution of the Agency’s strategic plan.
• Extensive experience with developing and designing recruitment and selection tools for both Union and non-union employees.
• Ability to build consensus, work independently and in a team environment.
• Superior verbal, written and presentation skills
• Extensive organizational and time management skills
• Proficiency in problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
• Ability to be flexible and adaptable, excellent interpersonal skills
• Previous conflict resolution, negotiating and labour relations skills
• Ability to work varied hours required to provide sufficient support

For further details and to apply view the posting on our website.

Closing Statement:
We thank all applicants, however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

WDG Public Health is an equal opportunity agency. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine eligibility.

WDG Public Health is committed to providing accommodations during the recruitment process for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation(s), please advise Human Resources in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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