Sturgeon County is recruiting for a Human Resources Business Partner who can effectively embed themselves in various departments (the client group) as their primary point of contact for all HR matters. This role provides high level HR expertise which includes coaching, consultation, support and advice, recruitment, selection of seasonal and permanent employees, as well as advise on disability claims, modified work, performance evaluations, training and development within the client group.
Responsible for a high volume of full-cycle recruitment activities for all positions, while working collaboratively with hiring managers to initiate requisition, screen and or shortlist candidates, set up and prepare for interviews, attend interviews for all permanent positions and temporary as needed, manage pre-employment testing, check references, advise on, negotiate, and prepare employment offers, and provide guidance for initial onboarding.
Responsible for conducting compensation reviews, market reviews, annual salary increases and responding to requests for comparative information from other municipalities. Research and analyze salary/wage and benefit information offered by the competition and prepare recommendations where necessary to ensure consistent compensation practices apply
Assist management with department reorganization initiatives. Assist with creation and review of job descriptions.
In conjunction with the HR team, develop, maintain, coordinate and facilitate an effective and efficient on-boarding and orientation process for new and promoted employees ensuring all pertinent information is received in an engaging and welcoming format. Conduct six-week reviews with new hires.
Conduct exit interviews with departing permanent staff. Track, measure, and report results. Meet with client group managers quarterly to discuss absenteeism, OT and vacation reports, issues, trends, department structure, department business plan, department budget enhancements and recruitment initiatives.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with the client groups and maintain an ongoing understanding of their unique challenges and successes to provide effective expertise and coaching to employees and supervisors regarding employee relations, HR legislation, policies, procedures, and best practices. As requested, attend client group meetings and provide agenda items and/or advise on items.
Manage the Short- and Long-term disability claims/leave of absences in conjunction with the Pension & Benefits Coordinator and benefit carriers. Work with department representatives to develop work accommodations for employees requiring modified work and strategize suitable options for temporary coverage. Provide assistance when required to employees in relation to the Employee Assistance Program.
Initiate, develop, coordinate and track a wide variety of Corporate training initiatives. Provide customized advice and recommendations to department managers on training and development options to suite unique situations. Participate and facilitate training regarding Human Resources specific topics.
Provide advice and expertise to managers and supervisors regarding ongoing performance management, including annual performance reviews, and progressive discipline. Facilitate the annual performance review process for your client group.
Proactively consult with managers and legal counsel on all involuntary terminations and sensitive departure situations, and coordinate the logistics of these departures.
Assist with the management of the benefits program including keeping up to date on current benefit issues/legislation, etc. to assure compliance with relevant legislation and procedural requirements, which includes Local Authorities Pension Plan. This would include activities such as contract negotiations, liaising with benefit broker, participating in vendor selection, and development of benefits package.
Responsible for data entry of new employees and changes into the HRIS, running of reports and participating in implementation of new modules.
In conjunction with department management, advise on and administer employee changes. Activities include form creation, employment letter creation, and notifying other departments via employee change process.
Initiate, develop, participate in or provide support for ongoing process improvement, new HR initiatives, directives, and special projects.
Assist with the development of the Human Resource Services Department business plan and provide human resource support and cooperation to other departments in their attainment of corporate goals and objectives.
Utilize project management skills to lead project expectations, define the work, estimate project schedules and costs, plan, lead the project team, monitor and report project progress, control the project and finalize the project.
Assist with the development and monitoring of the Human Resource Services Department annual budget.
Provide coverage to the other HR Business Partner as needed.
Provide coverage in an acting capacity in the absence of the HR Manager.
Collaborate with H&S Associate and Advisor on initiatives as they arise, i.e., WCB claims, training, onboarding etc. Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
Post-secondary diploma or degree in Human Resources Management with a minimum of 5 years of related HR experience.
CPHR or equivalent designation.
Experience in recruitment, employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance management, training and development, Applicant Tracking Systems and HRIS systems are required.
Understanding of legislation applicable to Alberta public employers.
Ability to provide a high level of customer service to a wide range of internal customers.
Strong consulting, negotiation and mediation skills.
Ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders including Executives, Senior Leadership, Management, staff and external parties.
Excellent organizational and time management skills within a fast-paced environment
Highly developed problem solving and analysis skills.
Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills.
Policy, procedures, and program developmental skills.
Highly developed oral and written communication skills with strong presentation skills.
Excellent grammar, spelling, punctuation, business letter, and report writing techniques.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
Ability to work efficiently and effectively independently and in a team environment.
This position can be preformed primarily from home but will be required to work in office from time to time, often with limited notice. Maintains confidentiality when dealing with sensitive situations and/or information.
Additional Job Information:
Salary Range: $84,493 - $111,186
Posted Date: Nov 07, 2022
Closing Date: Nov 27, 2022