Human Resources Business Partner

Location: Markham - Head Office
Employment Type: Full-Time Contract
Department: Human Resources
# of positions: 1

Description

Human Resources Business Partner

Please note this role is a 12 month contract.

Allstate Canada's mission is to bring strength, experience and care to everything we do as we pursue our vision of being the best insurer, employer, and business partner in Canada. We have a high-performing, team-oriented culture and our people are our greatest asset, coming from diverse backgrounds and bringing a wealth of perspectives to their roles. Allstate also offers flexibility in working from home, as well as development opportunities to expand your career. Allstate Canada is proud to have made Aon Hewitt’s list of best employers for the past six years.  To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca.

Our Human Resources (HR) team provides creative solutions to address the diverse needs and evolving nature of our workforce.  Through strategic partnerships and collaboration, the HR team sources and hires talent, supports the development of a high performing workforce and fosters a healthy, safe and productive work environment. HR also designs and implements programs to increase organizational effectiveness and delivers and administers competitive compensation, benefits and employee savings plans.

Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, the Human Resources Business Partner is accountable for providing strategic HR support, advice and consultative service to their internal clients.  The HRBP provides expertise in the areas of recruitment, employee relations, performance management and employee engagement.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Act as the primary human resources contact for specified internal clients.  Build a strong partnership with your clients by developing an in-depth understanding of their business needs.
  • Provide advice and consulting services to managers and/or employees on employment related issues, policies and procedures, human rights and employment legislation to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees and to ensure that common and consistent practices are followed throughout the organization
  • Develop, recommend, and implement company policies and procedures and appropriate training in all areas of employment, including employee relations, performance management, recruitment and selection, and compensation and benefits
  • Work with outside legal counsel on employment litigation matters, recommending an appropriate course of action on legal matters and potentially representing Allstate at mediations, discoveries and trials
  • Maintain practices that ensure compliance with company, regulatory, legal and ethical policies and requirements.  This is done by ensuring thorough comprehension of practices, timely feedback, accurate documentation and participation in audits and reviews
  • Responsible for full-cycle recruitment for positions within your internal client groups.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree in business or human resources or equivalent certificate in human resources.  Working towards obtaining CHRP/CHRL designation.
  • Minimum 5 – 7 years of progressive HR experience supporting a wide range of client groups
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of employment legislation, HR trends, issues and best practices
  • Demonstrated past experience in conducting investigations to resolution
  • Experience dealing with employment litigation matters
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization and to effectively influence others
  • Prior experience coaching and consulting with clients
  • Strong analytical, attention to detail and organization skills
  • Prior experience with facilitating HR related workshops to Managers would be an asset
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Allstate Canada Group has policies and practices that provide workplace accommodations. If you require accommodation please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country’s leading producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953. Allstate is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the United Way. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca .

 

We’re proud to have made Aon Hewitt’s 2017 list of the
Best Employers in Canada!

 





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