Director, Labour Relations and HRBP
William Osler Health System
Brampton, ON - Canada
4d ago
source : Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge

Director, Labour Relations and HRBP (William Osler Health System)


Client Organization : William Osler Health System

Position Title : Director of Employee and Labour Relations

Reports to : VP, People and Organizational Development


William Osler Health System (Osler) is a multi-site hospital system serving 1.3 million people in one of the fastest-growing and most culturally-diverse regions in Ontario.

With the 2019-24 Corporate Strategic Plan, Going Beyond for Healthier Communities as the roadmap, William Osler is shifting traditional thinking and re-imagining health care to help people live healthier lives, reduce chronic disease and improve access to care.

William Osler is committed to providing safe, equitable, high-quality care in a fulfilling work environment that inspires staff, physicians and volunteers to learn, innovate and grow.

They are proud to be recognized, for the eighth time, as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.

Osler and its many partners have formally been announced as the Brampton / Etobicoke Area Ontario Health Team (OHT). This exciting development positions Osler as a key stakeholder in the development of a new way of organizing and delivering care.

As well, in anticipation of continual growth in the communities served by Osler, capital expansion plans are also underway.


Looking for an opportunity to build on your history of professional success? This is it. Here’s your chance to be part of an HR team focused on people & culture, during one of the most significant times in health care in recent time.

We are preparing for our organizational transformation as we work to establish an Ontario Health Team. As one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals, we are also playing a critical role in the current battle against COVID-19, as well as with other sector priorities and initiatives.

Now more than ever, a career in healthcare is more than just a career, it’s the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives on of Ontarians.

In this role, you will lead a diverse team to transform the HR Employee and Labour Relations Department of a large, complex, multi-site community hospital.

Reporting to the VP, People and Organizational Development, you’ll lead enterprise-wide Labour and Employee Relations initiatives and strengthen the core Strategic HRBP and Labour Relations function, supporting more than 6000 staff across four sites.

Leading by example as a valued HR partner, you will modernize labour relations and employee relations, and introduce new programs and approaches to set William Osler apart as an employer of choice.

The Director of Employee and Labour Relations will have an opportunity to take this department to the next level of strategic impact.

Building on strong foundation, there will be opportunities to enhance service models and establish client services benchmarks and metrics for the HRBP & LR team.


The Director will act as a thought partner, trusted advisor and coach to help managers be exceptional people leaders. This individual will develop and implement a best in class service delivery model integrated with the overall HR function.

He or She will lead and inspire an engaged, high-performing team of 12 specialists and will continue to develop their skills and abilities to support leaders through coaching and mentoring.

The Director will set a clear vision for operational excellence, including strategy, practices and objectives. They will ensure the effective implementation of new HR initiatives and continuous improvement activities, operating policies, and best practice decision-making processes and procedures.

Here are some critical aspects of the job :

  • You’ll challenge the status quo and make change happen at Osler.
  • You’ll innovate and transform the face of Employee and Labour Relations and, ultimately, HR.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to grow and evolve your career.
  • You’ll play a key strategic and tactical role in developing and executing a 5-Year Plan.
  • You’ll be part of a dynamic organization that will be part of an Ontario Health Team.
  • Qualifications :

  • 10 years’ progressive HR experience with a track record of success in Labour & Employee Relations and 7+ years in management.
  • You preferably hold a master’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or a related discipline.
  • A high performer with a reputation as a leader of change, adept at building productive working relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Customer-focused and able to deliver innovative solutions informed by stakeholder needs.
  • Action-oriented and can make quick, quality decisions and deliver superior results.
  • Significant experience in a large complex unionized environment with a proven track record building strong relationship with bargaining agents.
  • Superior communicator at all levels, able to influence others towards achieving goals.
  • You thrive on balancing and meeting tight deadlines in a busy, fast-paced environment.

    Should you have an interest in confidentially exploring this further or have any questions regarding this initiative, please contact LHH Knightsbridge search team below :

    Lead Partner : Collin MacLeod

    Phone number : 416-928-4534

    Email : collin.macleod

    Research Consultant : Jill Renton

    Phone number : 416-928-4535

    Email : jill.renton

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