HR Generalist
Almita Piling Inc
Guelph, On
3d ago

The HR Generalist provides support to the business as it relates to Almita’s human capital, including support in the following key areas : employee and labour relations, performance management, retention, HR planning, recruitment, orientation and training and development.

This role plays a critical role in supporting the development and maintenance of HR programs to ensure value-added HR support to the business in its goal of achieving strategic and operational initiatives.

The workforce this role will support includes both unionized and non-unionized employees.


Recruitment / Onboarding

  • Full cycle recruitment
  • Attend recruitment events (career fairs, presentations, etc.).
  • Develop strategic community partnerships, including Universities / Colleges.
  • Facilitate the onboarding process by preparing new hire packages, scheduling pre-hire testing, organizing onboarding programs and orientations.
  • Facilitate new employee orientation sessions.
  • Employee / Labour Relations

  • Support managers and supervisors in interpreting collective agreements and policies and provide support as needed in the application of such agreements and policies.
  • Develop effective working relationships with the applicable union representatives in order to foster collaboration and open communication.
  • Conduct investigations of employee complaints and concerns.
  • Provide efficient and timely resolution to employee concerns, issues, and inquiries.
  • Advise and coach managers and supervisors on disciplinary matters and assist in preparation of related documentation.
  • Assess culture and employee engagement to make suggestions for improvements that support company goals and promote employee satisfaction.
  • Support the Role Scorecard process by tracking completion and follow up with Managers / Supervisors to ensure they are completing scorecards on a quarterly basis.
  • HR Programs

  • Assist with facilitation of various programs, including but not limited to : Onboarding, Engagement Survey, Talent Mapping, Role Scorecards, Benefits, Compensation and Bonus Review.
  • Facilitate the exit interview process and provide analysis of data on a bi-annual basis, or individual basis when required.
  • Assist in the development and execution of learning and development resources, including presentations, workshops and tool kits.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of tools to standardize and enhance the employee experience.
  • HR Compliance

  • Support the development and revision of employment related policies, ensuring compliance with federal and regional employment legislation.
  • Develop and facilitate training on specific policies, ensuring that legislative training requirements are met.
  • Facilitate the roll out and tracking of employee acknowledgement of employment related policies.
  • Partner with managers to ensure employment practices are compliant with legislation, and any necessary permits are updated and complete.
  • Administration

  • Prepare and maintain employee files and store employee information electronically in compliance with company standards and applicable legal requirements.
  • Enter and maintain employee data within the HRIS system (ADP WFN).
  • Administer the benefits program, ensuring employees are added / removed to benefits as needed, and that all records are accurate.
  • Communication / Reporting

  • Support the creation of the monthly Quick News.
  • Prepare monthly HR snapshot with key KPI’s, HR departmental updates, and legislative updates for managers and leadership.
  • This role will be required to provide support in various HR projects as needed to support the business and departmental strategic initiatives.


  • Continuous Learning
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Process Management
  • Information Seeking / Curious
  • Relationship / Network Building
  • Courage
  • Analytical Thinking and Judgement
  • Integrity
  • Results Orientation
  • Problem Solving

    The following are required :

  • Diploma or degree in Business Administration, or Human Resources Management.
  • 5-7 years progressive HR experience in a fast paced, growing construction environment.
  • CPHR Designation or working towards achieving the designation.
  • Thorough knowledge of Provincial / Federal Employment Standards Legislation.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Applications (MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Previous experience working with an HRIS.
  • The following are assets :

  • Experience working within a unionized construction environment (IUOE or LiUNA).
  • Experience working within a Manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated success using a consultative approach when advising managers / supervisors.
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