Human Resources Advisor - 14 Month Contract

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 10-10-2018


Considering a Career at Maple Leaf Foods?

Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,500 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, this individual will provide HR guidance and leadership to an hourly client group as well as execute HR initiatives to a large, fast paced, growth-oriented manufacturing environment employing approximately 55 salaried and 700 unionized employees operating on a day, and night shift schedule.

• Establish and maintain credibility with all employees by addressing, following up and responding to questions, concerns and problems quickly, professionally and accurately.
• Responsible for leading and implementing the hiring activities for the hourly staff – recruitment/interviewing/selection.
• Responsible for recruitment and selection of summer student program (hiring and co-ordination of approx. 80 students)
• Completion of orientation, payroll, benefits, Pension enrolment and probationary review documentation.
• Update employee information in HRMS (including job, wage, address, direct deposit); ensure Kronos updates to reflect HRMS changes
• Complete all required MSS transactions
• The co-ordination of internal job postings, transfers, layoffs, recalls and related administration.
•  Facilitate the grievance meetings from step one through to step three and document all actions with coaching from the HR manager.
•  Manage monthly reports i.e., turnover %, attendance, Head Count per department.
• Track and advise supervisors / managers of discipline levels for hourly employees
• Receive and respond to employee and outside inquiries.
• Review and updating of policies and procedures.
• Take a lead role in interpreting the collective agreement and administering changes from collective bargaining
• Other duties as required
- Previous experience in Labour Relations an asset.
- Previous experience in the area of Human Resources and managing a client group is required
- Previous experience in a unionized manufacturing environment an asset.
- Post-secondary education in Human Resources, Labour or Industrial Relations
- Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication (oral, written, listening) skills.
- Strong analytical, problem solving, prioritization and organization skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks or projects.
- Interviewing and selection experience required.
- Knowledge of Employment Standards Act, Human Rights
- Ability to coach, train and influence others.
- Ability to proactively improve current processes and increase efficiencies.
- Proficient computer skills, especially with MS Outlook, Excel, Databases and Word.
- Ability to work independently as well as be an active team player.

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
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