Are you looking for a role that will challenge you? Would you like to make a difference in the Environment? If you answered yes, our Chalk River location is looking for an HR Governance & Compliance Specialist to effectively supports and facilitates human resources governance oversight and provides support in relation to new legislative initiatives that directly impact HR. This new role will be responsible from initial inquiry intake, to providing process guidance and case management in accordance with the appropriate policy and processes. Can you see yourself providing training to internal personnel, and intake and case management of the complaints and feedback processes, including facilitating the resolution process, formal investigations and implementation of recommendations arising out of investigations, and updating policies based on findings? Does the idea of acts as business partner, advisor and facilitator within the HR Team on HR program and policy development including identifying opportunities for change to ensure program efficiencies and effectiveness appeal to you? If you answered yes, then this may be the job for you!
What will you be doing!
- Supporting the Violence and Harassment-Free Workplace Program and supporting processes to ensure alignment with legislated requirements across all jurisdictions
- Acting as “designated recipient” for CNL and meet requirements of role in accordance with CLC
- Liaising as necessary with all involved parties to ensure general process understanding, current status of matter and support services available and provide appropriate referrals as necessary
- Creating and operate day to day process for intake of complaints including tracking and case management
- Assessing allegations of workplace harassment, discrimination and inappropriate behaviour and recommend most suitable resolution avenue
- Facilitating resolution process including tracking, appropriate party communications and case management
- Establishing formal investigations, including retaining investigator, notice to all parties involved, including union representatives, and ensure compliant handling of final report as required
- Working with other Human Resources personnel and Leaders within CNL to implement remedial action for confirmed breaches of policy
- Recommending updates to related procedures relating to emergency procedures, privacy, etc. as required by the Violence and Harassment Prevention Policy
- Working with All levels of management to implement recommendations stemming from Harassment and Violence investigations
- Working with All levels of management to address and implement preventative actions in relation to the Violence and Harassment-Free Workplace Program
- Assisting in the preparation of quarterly compliance and other required external and internal reports
- Supporting the implementation of CNL’s Accessibility Plan and supporting processes to ensure alignment with legislated requirements and actions in associated required as per the Plan across all jurisdictions
- Supporting the “Accessibility Manager” for CNL in meeting requirements of role in accordance with ACA and CNL’s Plan
- Developing and implement day to day process for intake, assessment and handling of accessibility concerns and provide overall case management
- Liaising with involved parties to ensure general process understanding, current status of matter, facilitate resolution and provide appropriate referrals as necessary
- Providing Committee support for the implementation of Plan requirements including scheduling committee meetings, developing agendas, minute taking and follow up on actions to be taken
- Working with other personnel and Leaders within CNL to implement ACA and Plan requirements
- Assisting in the preparation of quarterly compliance and other required external and internal reports including yearly reports
- Working with All levels of management to implement recommendations stemming from ACA and Plan
- Identifying emerging Accessibility issues and trends to inform decision-making.
- Supporting HR Governance and Compliance to ensure HR team is compliant with legislative responsibilities and policies and procedures including monitoring, assessing and updating risk assessment and preventative measures as required
- Advising on legislative issues, including but not limited to Canada Labour Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, Accessibility Act, Employment Equity Act
- Assisting with the interpretation of new or changing regulations and assessing impacts to the governance frameworks.
- Identifying potential legislative compliance issues and opportunities for innovative program efficiencies
- Identifying emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making
What we are looking for:
- Post-secondary degree in relevant area of study
- CHRP or Legal designation (lawyer or paralegal) an asset
- Minimum of (5) years of experience in HR compliance/case management
- Minimum of (5) years of experience in employment and labour field
- Knowledge, training, and understanding of Canada Labour Code
- Knowledge, training and expertise in issues related to workplace violence/harassment an asset
- Knowledge, training and expertise in relation to Accessible Canada Act an asset
- Knowledge and experience of applying relevant provisions of legislation, collective agreements, human rights case law and related legislation (e.g. Canada Labour Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, Accessible Canada Act)
- Strong case management
- Strong analytical and writing skills
- Ability to draft and monitor human resources policies and procedures
- Knowledge of Investigation practices, specifically with a trauma informed approach
- Demonstrated experience and sound judgment to make reasoned recommendations to line management and employer.
- Demonstrated political acuity and ability to manage highly sensitive information and situations with discretion and confidentiality
- Demonstrated conflict/dispute resolution skills and negotiation/advocacy skills
- Research existing or emerging legislative requirements & related best practices to assist and develops recommendations or changes/enhancements.
- Proven proficiency in leading and implementing case management, including case tracking, and reporting metrics
- Strong political acuity and ability to manage highly sensitive information and situations with discretion and confidentiality
- Knowledge and training in alternative dispute resolution including, coaching and conciliation/mediation an asset
- Experience in a federally regulated employment environment under the Canada Labour Code is preferred
- Experience in oversight and management of an HR governance and compliance program, practices, and outcomes
- Experience applying a trauma informed approach in resolution processes
- Specific experience with a unionized workforce an asset
Security clearance eligibility required: Reliability Status with Site Access Security Clearance (SASC), which has a minimum requirement of 3 years of verifiable history in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States and/or the United Kingdom.
Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We're reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.
- Work-life balance is an integral part of our overall health and well-being; at CNL, we value this.
We offer a complete total rewards package:
- paid time off (vacation, sick, floater & personal);
- benefits effective day one, that’s right no waiting period;
- tuition support
- and a pension!
CNL works with employees across our Canadian locations to enable a hybrid workforce where possible. Our Hybrid employees work with their manager to establish expectations for when they will be on site vs when they are working from home.
CNL is Canada's premier nuclear science and technology organization and a world leader in developing nuclear technology for peaceful and innovative applications. Using our unique expertise, we are restoring and protecting the Environment, we are advancing clean energy technology, and our medical breakthroughs continue to improve the health of people around the world.
- Clean energy for today and tomorrow.
- Restore and protect the Environment.
- Contribute to the health of Canadians.
CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promote equity, diversity and inclusion in achieving our mission. CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.
CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence, which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.
CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please inform the Talent Acquisition Specialist with whom you are in contact. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.
The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole.