Human Resources Generalist - (14 Month Contract)

Location
Cambridge, Ontario
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
April 17, 2019
Closes
June 11, 2019
Sector
Manufacturing
Function
Generalist
Employment Type
Contract
Hours
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred
CHRP

Rothsay, a division of Darling International Canada Inc., is Canada’s largest provider of rendering and recycling services to the food industry, operating six processing facilities across Canada. Rothsay provides essential services for the efficient and environmentally responsible management of collecting, processing and recycling edible and inedible animal by-products.  Rothsay is committed to environmental sustainability, superior quality and excellent customer service.

Position Summary:     
Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, the Human Resources Generalist will provide day to day support to a client group in executing HR programs and policies. The HR Generalist will act as a resource to employees and management and will have responsibility for various HR activities including recruitment & selection, labour and employee relations, compensation administration, performance management, training and development and special projects as required.

Position Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance, support and coaching to Managers and Frontline Supervisors regarding Human Resources policies, practices, Employment Standards and collective agreements within an assigned client group.
  • Partner, assist and coach supervisors in determining appropriate corrective action, conflict resolution, and performance management techniques for their employees
  • Participate in investigation meetings for incident and harassment complaints, and advise management accordingly, ensuring consistency with policy & past practice; prepare disciplinary notations; Participate in employee terminations; ensuring decisions are investigated fully and employment standards criteria are met
  • Advise and assist supervisors in interpreting and applying various HR-related standard operating procedures, Company policies, and the appropriate provisions of the Collective Agreement.
  • Full cycle recruitment for hourly and salary positions as required (coordinate all aspects of recruitment efforts including prescreens, interviews, application selection and reference checks)
  • Arrange for 3rd Recruitment Support including negotiating rates & terms, when required
  • Administration of pension and benefit programs; including enrollment & termination, annual renewals, reconciliations, resolution of issues, addressing employee concerns
  • Management of all STD/ LTD claims including working with 3rd party benefits provider, on-going monitoring, and coordinating RTW programs with supervision
  • Manage monthly benefits invoices to prepare for payment; identify discrepancies in and make necessary changes
  • Responsible for gathering and processing all new hires, salary/ organizational changes, terminations for hourly and salary employees in Oracle and External Systems
  • Research external benefit/wage comparisons and internal wage scales for union and non-union locations to continue equitable pay increases, and identify discrepancies in need of modification
  • Assist with policy development; ensure on-going compliance with applicable legislation (Pay Equity, Employment Standards, etc.)
  • Track, maintain and report employee relations data and metrics
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related discipline and post-secondary education from an accredited institution in Human Resources or a related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • CHRP/CHRL Designation (achieved or in progress)
  • Minimum 4-5 years of progressive experience working in Human Resources with experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Bilingual English/French preferred
  • Exceptional communication skills required. (English +French)
  • A strong customer service orientation, with experience providing HR services across multiple locations
  • Working knowledge of multi-jurisdictional environments (Provincial Employment Standard’s, CNESST, Labour Code, etc.)
  • Experience in the administration of various HR programs, preferably in an environment where employees were spread out over various geographic areas;
  • Proficiency in handling multiple assignments concurrently with conflicting priorities;
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Experience with Oracle and Kronos an asset
  • Ability to travel (15%-20%) within Ontario and Canada

Rothsay is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities where our facilities are located. We actively seek qualified individuals with demonstrated skill and knowledge to deal with all aspects of diversity in a manufacturing environment. Rothsay is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources Coordinator responsible for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate format on request.

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