HR Generalist

Job CategoryOffice Admin & Legal
Position TypeFull Time
Application Deadline December 31, 2021
Experience Required3 years
Job DurationPermanent
Education RequiredCollege Diploma

An exciting full time, permanent role exists for a Human Resource Generalist and/or HR Coordinator, to be based out of our client’s Kitchener, Ontario office.

In this role you will provide general HR support with a focus on recruitment, and be responsible for building a HR platform, recruitment and selection, health and safety, and department administration.

Job Functions:

• Conduct interviews with potential candidates, conduct candidate reference checks, send recommendations to related department heads, schedule second interviews, as per the manager’s request, including conduct exit questionnaires for employees leaving the organization
• Actively participate in job fairs and job open houses
• Maintain and update employee files, including time and attendance records such as sick days, absenteeism and vacation, and implement and maintain an Employee Retention Program
• Deal with Union Administration, as per collective agreements
• Be a member of and assist with facilitating monthly Head and Safety meeting with the joint Health and Safety Act regulations
• Provide support and consultation to managers and supervisors in regards to employee relations/employee management, including participate in employee disciplinary actions with department heads as required, including unionized employees
• Attend all department meetings as required, actively participate in job fairs and job open houses
• Develop and conduct training programs i.e. orientation. Assist department managers to ensure on the job training is completed in a timely manner
• Conduct annual wage comparative survey within competitive set
• Coordinate and monitor hourly and management performance evaluation process.  Assist managers in writing annual performance reviews and developing achievable goals.  Ensure merit increases are equitable and processed in a timely manner
Required Skills:

Job Specific – Technical – Strong administrative skills and experiences in applicable payroll laws. Demonstrated tact and diplomacy with highly confidential information. Knowledge of relevant legislation i.e. ESA, OHSA and its regulations, WSIB, Human Rights, etc.

Interpersonal – Ability to – Multitask effectively while remaining detail oriented. Be proactive with good problem-solving skills, judgement and innovation.  Work independently as well as in a team environment. Demonstrate a can-do-attitude with a willingness to learn. Operate under pressure and meet deadlines.  Dependable with an excellent attendance record.

Language – Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Able to communicate effectively with vendors and all employees.  Ability to read and interpret documents as well as the ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 

Mathematical – Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Computer – Proficient in using MS Office applications, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; other computer skills necessary for communication and research.

Health & Safety – Maintain knowledge of safety policies, procedures, performs duties in a safe manner.

Education and Experience – 1 – 2 years as a HR Generalist or 3 – 4 years as a HR Coordinator. Post- secondary education (HR Diploma preferred), and one (1) year related experience in Human Resources OR relevant combination of education and experience. High school diploma required.

Physical Requirements – Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas in required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects weighing up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment – Moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public, and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing the client’s policies and procedures.

Dress Code – Business casual    Expected start date – As soon as possible

Should you meet the above requirements, and are interested in this exciting role, please contact me as soon as possible via email or telephone. Please provide you updated resume and telephone number.

Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you.
Audene Walker
[email protected]
MaxSys Staffing & Consulting
Halifax, NS
tel: 902-444-3305   
fax: 902-444-3306