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Human Resources Generalist - Temporary Up to 15 Months

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union
Kitchener, Ontario
Competitive salary
Closing date
Nov 21, 2021

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Job Level
Generalist, Specialist, Business Partner, Consultant, Recruiter, Interviewer
51,000 - 70,000
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred
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  • Administer the recruitment process with aptitude to find the right people to contribute to YNCU’s success which includes but is not limited to job postings, resume retention, screening and short-listing, interviewing when required, employment reference checking, bonding applications, and preparation of employment contracts or letters
  • Team up with Learning & Development to assist with an enthusiastic onboarding for new employees and ensure the completion of new hire documentation and proper set up in various systems
  • Oversee and/or assist with the completion of HR checklists in relation to new hires, exits, staff changes, return to work, etc. to ensure proper set up of employees in various systems and accurate employee information
  • Foster and maintain a high degree of trust within the relationships you build through the trademark service you provide while meeting the needs of our clients
  • Administer YNCU’s health & safety program and participate as an active management team member of the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JH&SC)
  • Administer leave management and disability management for employee pregnancy/parental leaves, ESA leaves, sick leaves, short term disability, long term disability and other absences
  • In conjunction with the SSHRBP, provide sound guidance and advice on general HR matters
  • Provide support for performance evaluation processes and performance management program, including assisting with the preparation of documented performance conversations, Employee Incident Reports, Performance Improvement Plans, etc.
  • In conjunction with SSHRBP, respond to inquiries, provide policy interpretation and advice to ensure adherence to HR policies, procedures, programs, Collective Agreements and relative legislation
  • Perform HR and Labour Relations administrative functions including but not limited to the maintenance of personnel files, preparation of documentation, and general responses to Union inquiries
  • Assist with vacation scheduling processes and review branch scheduling as required to ensure adherence to established processes and the terms of the Collective Agreements
  • Research available HR products, platforms, services and technologies and associated cost as required
  • Design and deliver training related to HR as identified; obtain content from subject matter experts and collaborate with Learning & Development as necessary
  • Facilitate administrative details for HR led training including but not limited to participant registration, communication, confirmation, facilities, equipment, attendance tracking, and training evaluations
  • Develop and maintain HR process documentation and formal HR training and reference manuals
  • Remain current on employment standards and other applicable legislation
  • Assist the SSHRBPs with the annual budget process for Human Resources as required
  • Participate in preparation for collective bargaining and other labour relations processes
  • Develop and maintain records/databases, track data, provide trend analysis and compile statistics in respect of human resources programs; compile reports for key performance indicators related to human resources and labour relations
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required
  • Provide excellent client service to internal and external parties and maintain effective relationships with various client groups
  • Be aware of enterprise risk management issues as they relate to Human Resources and bring forward risk issues for discussion, review and solutions to the SSHRBP
  • Abide by YNCU policies, procedures, standards, guidelines and practice
  • Recommend change to policies and procedures as appropriate to the SSHRBPs to assist in keeping HR current on best practices and new trends or developments and applicable legislation
  • Assist with special projects as required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in the field of human resources, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of previous human resources experience
  • CHRP certification considered an asset
  • Experience working in a financial institution is an asset
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and aptitude for computer based tools
  • Well-developed networking and researching skills
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and available reliable vehicle
  • Ability to travel to all YNCU locations
  • Ability to work flexible hours, at times
  • Must be bondable


  • Results oriented. Possess initiative and a positive “can do” attitude
  • Detail-oriented and very organized, with well-developed time management skills, enabling the achievement of deadlines and the effective handling of multiple priorities
  • Strong verbal, written and listening communication skills
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, dependable and self-reliant
  • Ability to prioritize and complete work with a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example
  • Positive, confident, supportive and engaging interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Consistently demonstrates professional and responsible behaviours
  • Ability to deal effectively with all experience levels in a patient and enthusiastic manner
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team members
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and manage conflict comfortably and effectively
  • Ability to embrace and manage change
  • Unquestionable ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality of sensitive and proprietary information
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