SR Employee Relations Advisor
London Life Insurance Company
Montreal, QC, CA
31d ago

Job Description

Great-West Life is an international financial services and Insurance company. Our business interests include life insurance, health insurance, retirement and investment services, asset management and reinsurance.

We operate in Canada, the United States, and Europe through our companies Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life, Irish Life, Great-

West Financial and Putnam Investments. Great-West Life and our companies are members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

Job Description :

The Senior Employee Relations Advisor will provide expertise and advice for employees and leaders in relation to high-profile or highly complex employment issues and matters, in alignment with the vision and strategies of the company.

Key accountabilities :

  • Provide expertise and advice for employees and leaders in relation to highly complex employment issues and matters, including serious performance concerns, breaches of conduct, and allegations of misconduct and offering strategies to mitigate adverse impacts on the company’s employment brand and recommending appropriate actions for specific cases.
  • Lead or participate in impartial investigations into serious employment issues, gathering facts and insight in circumstances relating to the investigation, and provide findings and recommendations to the appropriate leaders leading to resolution and remedies.
  • Monitor changing legal requirements and new legislation, and participate in the development, implementation and management of employment policies and practices that support fair, respective work environments, and which comply with legislative requirements.
  • Provide expertise and guidance to HR Business Partners and HR Advisors regarding employment matters that may pose a legal risk to the company or result in termination of employment.
  • Leverage internal and external legal partners when necessary. Ensure that company values are maintained at all times and that jurisdictional standards and laws are met.

  • Anticipate and identify issues, trends and areas of concern in employee relations that may pose a risk to the company’s HR strategies and work proactively to mitigate risks and implement policy changes.
  • Support and coach people leaders and HR colleagues in understanding employment standards and policies, processes and practices, and by providing tools and training.
  • Negotiate favourable outcomes for employees, leaders and / or other parties.
  • Qualifications and Competencies :

    The successful candidate for Senior Employee Relations Advisor will have :

  • 5+ years as an HR professional with specialized expertise in employment law and standards, conflict management and complex investigations.
  • Ideal education includes a post-secondary Degree / Diploma in HR Management, Business Administration or a related field.

    HR certification is an asset.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct impartial investigations into employment issues and to provide findings in written format, including recommendations on outcomes.
  • Extensive knowledge of employment law including legislation pertinent to Labour Relations, Employment Standards, and Human Rights.

  • Knowledge of common law and pay equity.
  • Ability to work effectively with others while prioritizing situations that are rapidly shifting to handle the most important or urgent first.
  • Ability to present information clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide training and present information to both large and small groups.
  • Ability to enable others’ learning through sharing experiences, coaching and mentoring.
  • Demonstrated ability to encourage active participation and commitment from others in the pursuit of common goals.
  • An understanding of respective roles, managing expectations, effective information sharing and consensus building.
  • Superb organizational planning, time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • The Senior Employee Relations Advisor will demonstrate strength in the following capabilities :

  • Trusted Advisor
  • Technologically Proficient
  • Talent Developer
  • Innovative
  • Execute for Results
  • Critical Thinker
  • Strategic Partner
  • Discover your opportunity .

    Apply with cover letter and resume today!

    Great West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days.

    If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.

    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States.

    As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings.

    We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported.

    We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

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