Human Resources Consultant
Contract - Anticipated start date August 2019 for 15 Months
Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, the Human Resources Consultant is responsible for delivering appropriate and effective Human Resource services within an assigned portfolio. The Human Resources Consultant will exercise independent judgment and initiative in determining and recommending courses of action when dealing with the full range of: Labour and Employee Relations services including advising on disciplinary matters, conducting and/or assisting with investigations, facilitation of the grievance process, leading collective bargaining, working collaboratively with Occupational Health and Safety in dealing with workplace matters and monitoring the employer-union relationship, Recruitment and Selection, Compensation, Job Evaluation and Benefit Administration, and Performance Management. Specific outcomes of the Human Resources Consultant role include contributing to the management of the hospital’s operations through improved employee relations and pro-active advice and consultation on Human Resources issues, as well as increasing the knowledge of sound labour relations practices within the assigned portfolio. The Human Resources Consultant works to ensure a consistent standard of proactive Human Resources practices tailored to reflect the nature of the multi site organization.
• Successful completion of Post Secondary Studies in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, or Business Administration
• Professional Designation (CHRL) or can demonstrate CHRL in progress
• 3-5 years of progressive and recent experience in Human Resources in a unionized environment, preferably in a multi-unionized environment. Health care experience is an asset.
• Experience in the interpretation and application of collective agreements is essential
• Experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution, multi-union environment experience, mediation, arbitration, collective bargaining
• Excellent Communication, Interpersonal skills, Negotiation, Problem solving Skills, Conflict Resolution, effectiveness in building and gaining credibility, organizational skills, ability to work within tight timelines, the ability to manage conflicting priorities,
• Strong knowledge in computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, PowerPoint
• Build and manage the employer-union relationship, through effective facilitation and a consultative approach.
• Serve as a subject matter expert with respect to the collective agreement interpretation, bargaining history, etc.
• Support the development of labour and employee relations skills of managers. Provide leadership in preparing for and conducting collective bargaining, act as Coordinator/Chair for management bargaining team or bargaining advisory team as required, participate in post-bargaining rollout and training initiatives.
• Ensure consistent application of applicable collective agreement(s) and hospital policies.
• Mentor and support managers and employees in their day to day activities including coaching and counseling, providing recommendations and coping strategies (EAP referrals, educational upgrading, stress management and work/life balance).
• Chair Labour Management Committees, Staff Planning Committees, Grievance Committees
• Role models positive attitudes and good work values, promotes and models all aspects of professionalism
• In collaboration with program leadership, develop HR plan that addresses program future vision including forecasting, recruitment, retention, and training.
• Provides program leadership the information through formal reports required to address program’s HR status eg: retirement rates, turnover rates, grievance rates etc.
• Contribute to the review, revision, introduction and implementation of new or updated Human Resource policies, guidelines and processes.
• Support the integration of corporate initiatives and objectives into the employee groups and bargaining units and monitor compliance with corporate HR policies and procedures.
• Working with the OH&S department support early and safe return to work and to make recommendations on workplace accommodations ever cognizant of the organizations legislative responsibilities (Human Rights, OLRA, OHSA)
Recruitment and Selection
• Coordinate staff recruitment and selection process to ensure that a timely, organized and comprehensive procedure is used to hire staff including the attracting, screening, and hiring of all human resource needs.
• Assists with the development of Retention initiatives and provides input to forecasting future needs
Salary: $41.39 - $48.70/Hour
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)
Quinte Health Care is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all interested candidates for their response, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Quinte Health Care is an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Our Recruitment process follows the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in order to provide a fair and equitable process for all candidates. Applicants requiring accommodation through the recruitment/interview process are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department at 613-969-7400 x2577 for assistance.