Human Resources Advisor
Saskatchewan Blue Cross
Saskatoon, Canada
3d ago


Saskatchewan Blue Cross®, one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, is currently recruiting for a full time Human Resources Advisor to join the Human Resources Department in our Saskatoon Office.

This is a temporary position for up to 18 months with the possibility of extension.


Working as part of the Human Resources (HR) Team and reporting directly to the Senior Human Resources Advisor / Team Lead, this position is responsible for supporting, developing and implementing a wide range of human resources services and programs in alignment with the organization’s strategic goals.

As a member of the HR Team and as part of our vibrant and energetic business, you will work with leaders and employees to promote a culture that supports wellbeing, engagement, service excellence and continuous improvement.


  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the HR team by identifying, researching, and developing HR programs, policies, strategies and actions required to support business goals and enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Partner with business leaders to understand hiring needs and manage and facilitate the entire hiring process from job posting through to offer for assigned requisitions
  • Arrange and conduct interviews, providing input in to hiring decisions with a focus on cultural fit
  • Represent Saskatchewan Blue Cross at career fairs, recruiting and industry events, acting as a brand ambassador to attract talent to the organization
  • Provide support for a wide range of other core HR functions which may include compensation administration, job analysis, absence management, employee engagement, training & development, and workplace culture
  • Stay abreast of HR trends, business and industry changes and developments and make recommendations for improvements to HR processes and services
  • Monitor and review legislative and industry requirements related to employment standards and health and safety, and assist in ensuring adequate policies and procedures are in place
  • Provide timely advice, guidance and information to employees and leaders on the interpretation and application of company policies, procedures, guidelines, benefits and applicable regulatory and legislative requirements
  • Provide support for the processing of HR changes, payroll processing and the administration of the staff benefit plans
  • Develop and / or deliver corporate-wide training and orientations
  • Participate in the analysis, research and review of jobs and the development of descriptions and postings
  • Participate in various compensation and rewards surveys and provide analytical support with regard to HR data, metrics and total rewards analysis
  • Establish and maintain effective interactions and positive relations
  • Create professional letters, presentations, proposals, statistical and narrative reports
  • Maintain HR files and databases
  • Participate on cross departmental teams or committees
  • Plan, co-ordinate, organize and participate in special events
  • Embrace and support change within the department and organization
  • Other related duties and projects as assigned

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management and 2-5 years’ directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a CPHR designation, those that have worked in a Generalist capacity, and have a minimum of 2 years’ experience with full cycle recruitment
  • Knowledge of labour legislation, employment law and current emerging practices and standards
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry or benefit products and services would be considered assets
  • Strong proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential, with working knowledge of other Office 365 products and the ability to easily learn new software programs
  • Working knowledge of UKGPro (HRIS) will be considered an asset
  • Strong written, verbal communication, presentation, facilitation, planning and organization skills
  • Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills, with an eye for detail
  • Ability to multi-task, manage competing priorities and move projects forward with minimal supervision
  • Proven self-starter with strong sense of accountability
  • Demonstrated flexibility with ability to learn and adapt quickly to changing business needs and shifting priorities
  • Team player with the ability to work with minimal supervision, collaborate, interact and build effective relationships across and at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • Passionate about people, service and continuous improvement
  • Respect for privacy and confidentiality is essential
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada on an unrestricted basis
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