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Bilingual Human Resources Strategist At Anne Whitten Bilingual Recruitment Inc.

Location

Mississauga, On

Job Description

Our client has been designing and building in Ontario for 72 years. They are part of a large, National Construction consortium which employs 400 people across Canada. Recent changes to company structure has created the need for a Bilingual Human Resources Strategist to work out of their Headquarters in Mississauga. The role will involve some travel to facilities in downtown Toronto, the branch office in London and HR team meetings in Montreal. This role will focus on the development of human capital as part of overall business growth.

The successful candidate will be a key contributor who will actively develop and implement strategies and programs that align with the Company's overall gaols and each department's approach to achieve them. The HR Strategist will assess each role to optimize full potential and coach managers in reaching maximum output, ensuring everyone has the tools they need. He/she will recognize the challenges faced in hiring and retaining top talent and will assist in strategizing to overcome those challenges and stay ahead of the changing marketplace.

The HR Strategist will be on the management team and be a liaison between employees and management.

Key Responsibility are:

Talent Developer

  • Listen and convey feedback; be the voice for employees in the boardroom

  • Listen to employees and understand their functions so they have the tools needed to succeed

  • Foster an environment where employees can do their best work and grow their careers; ensure they reach their potential and are high-performers

  • Coach management on fostering an environment with high morale

  • Communicate goals, priorities and performance measures to employees

  • Lead progressive thinking around career pathing and laddering so that career growth is transparent and managed effectively

  • Understand the construction market and use this knowledge to attract and retain top talent

  • Recognize and research the ever evolving needs of the current and upcoming talent pool and diverse demographics in the workforce; shape offerings to employees so that they have what they need to succeed and thrive in a healthy and enjoyable work atmosphere

  • Maintain proactive and ongoing awareness of industry trends and developments as well as functional best practices

Innovator and Planner

  • Assess learning and development needs across all levels. Identify mission critical skills

  • Recommend, develop and implement customized learning strategies to meet near and long-term capability/skill requirements

  • Support the performance management and goal setting process by facilitating training; proactively plan training needs that align with business goals

  • Guide management in the company's structure to improve efficiency

  • Proactively address the HR needs of each department

  • Work alongside the Marketing and Communications Manager to develop and publish the employee value proposition and recruitment brand: Assist in marketing the Company as a desirable employer.

Employee Champion and Cultural Coach

  • Communicated compelling and useful information to the organization as appropriate

  • Coach employees in their role in the Company brand, ensuring they understand brand is a moving target and each experience a partner has with them contributes to brand control

  • Act as a steward of a culture of inclusion within the business with a focus on providing guidance on strategies and approaches to keep crew actively engaged

The Expert

  • Develop a dynamic and professional onboarding program

  • Communicate policies and procedures and conveys changes as necessary

  • Ensure that job offers and contracts are sent to each candidate in a standard format

  • Ensure job descriptions are created and available for each employee

  • Ensure the Company is compliant with all legislation required

  • Align policies and programs with standardized manuals

  • Critically think and problem solve human resources issues, proactively identifying potential issues and risks

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Undergraduate degree in Human Resources or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum of 8 years of learning and organizational development experience

  • Member of the Human Resources Professionals Association as a CHRP

  • Ability and willingness to be a strategist but also a hands-on trainer and facilitator

  • Excellent coaching, consultation and facilitation skills

  • Thorough knowledge of employment law in Ontario

  • Construction industry experience, an asset

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven interpersonal and problem-solving skills

  • Excelling written, communications and presentation skills

  • Bilingual English/French

  • Ability to travel

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