HR Manager/Labor Relations

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HR Manager/Labor Relations
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Our client is a large building maintenance company looking for an HR Manager who will report to the VP of HR. This person will require a strong background in working with unionized employees as they have a large number of newly unionized employees. This is a highly transactional role with the potential for growth for a strong leader. You will have the support of a BP, Admin, and off-site Recruiters.

This is a fully in-office role with some potential to work at home once the person is well-established. Being available for staff is key during this changing time.


  • Review and ensure the effectiveness of day-to-day functions of the Human Resources department including recruitment and selection, training, health and safety (in conjunction with the Safety department), attendance, discipline, and employee relations.
  • Provide input and support to the VP, of Human Resources in the general operations of the Human Resources department.
  • Monitor attendance and absenteeism.
  • Administer discipline and employee counseling.
  • Labor relations and collective agreement administration.
  • Administer employee lay-offs and transfers.
  • Help refine and direct recruitment, reference check, background check and interview process.
  • Ensure the administration of 60/85 day evaluations for all employees.
  • Assist the VP of Human Resources with a variety of issues, re: legislative, special assignment, etc.
  • Attend/oversee Union/Employee/Management meetings as required.
  • Assist with internal and external training initiatives.
  • Advise and assist Director(s), Manager(s), Supervisor(s), and Team Lead(s) on the interpretation and administration of personnel policies, programs, and the collective agreement.
  • Assist in the administration of benefits, performance management programs, retirement procedures and compensation.
  • Educate both current and prospective employees on company policies regarding job duties, working conditions, safety (in conjunction with the Safety department), wages, career advancement opportunities, employee benefits and recreation programs.
  • Maintain accurate records and compile statistical reports relating to personnel data, e.g. hires, transfers, absenteeism rates, and performance appraisals.
  • Advise managers on company policy regarding equal opportunity employment, various forms of harassment, and any recommended changes.
  • Ensure effective exit interviews and provide management with analysis and recommendations.
  • Provide resolutions to employee relation issues (e.g. employee complaints and harassment allegations).
  • Ensure the compatibility of applicants to job positions.
  • Develop and provide recommendations for policies and processes.
  • Provide research as requested.
  • Plan, organize, and attend recruitment fairs as requested.
  • Keep job descriptions current.
  • Provide general information and assistance internally and externally over the phone, electronically and in person.
  • Participate actively in all company training/education/orientation on health and safety.
  • Follow, without exception, company health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Comply with legislation, regulations, and codes.
  • Operate tools and equipment safely, according to company procedure.
  • Inspect, maintain, or replace all PPE that is required by site, Company and Legislated requirements prior to use.
  • Participate as required in the safety meetings, safety inspections and hazard assessments of the workplace.
  • Correct and/or report unsafe work conditions or unsafe acts.
  • Report any injuries, and near misses. Participate in incident investigations as required.
  • Offer ideas and recommendations for improvement.
  • Actively promote health and safety awareness.
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned by senior management.


– Degree in HR or Business Administration with courses in HR

– CPHR Designation

– UNION experience is required. Minimum 4 plus years in union

o Mediating and negotiating.

o Full understanding of the collective agreement, grievance processes

o Ability to build relationships with Union Business Agents

– Supervisory is experience required.

– Ability to work in a high-volume environment.

– Able to build strong relationships with front-line staff.

– Past experience training Supervisors and Managers

– Past experience handling Health and Safety for a company

– Strong time management, planning, and organizing.

– Creative and innovative thinking

– Problem-solving, decision-making, and judgment.

– Accountability and dependability

– Team player

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Karen Epp


Karen Epp, CPC is the Senior Finance and Accounting Recruiter at Goldbeck Recruiting Inc and brings over twenty years of experience recruiting professionals in Accounting, Finance, Insurance, Banking, and Human Resources. One of the advantages of working with Karen in your search for Accounting Professionals is the extensive long standing relationships with candidates and reputable clients.

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