Human Resources Business Partner - Employee & Labour Relations Specialist
Halton Healthcare
Oakville, Canada
6h ago

Status : Temporary Full-time for approx. 1 year

Hours : Monday to Friday, 7.5 hour days

At Halton Healthcare you will thrive in a health care culture and environment that embraces inclusion, high performance and flexibility with exemplary patient care, always’ at the heart of everything we do.

We empower our people to be the very best they can be so they can make a difference for our patients and the communities we serve.

It’s an exciting time to join Halton Healthcare with the completion of our major redevelopment projects. Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital opened its doors in December 2015 and Milton District Hospital completed a significant addition to its clinical space in October 2017.

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities.

As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.

What you're looking for :

  • Provide expert Employee and Labour Relations advice and guidance to ensure the consistent application and interpretation of legislation, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Respond to enquiries from managers, staff, union executive members’ related to labour relations and the collective bargaining agreements.
  • Counsel Managers on labour relations practices and communicate arbitral jurisprudent relative to their issues to allow managers to understand the broader labour relations environment.
  • Independently suggest solutions to labour relations problems by interpreting collective agreements, policies, procedures labour law and arbitral jurisprudence.
  • Facilitate timely resolution of all employee and labour relations issues while maintaining an appropriate balance between employee and management advocacy.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with assigned client groups and union executives to assist with meeting operational needs.
  • Lead, participate, support and document labour management committees and meetings.
  • Participate in collective agreement negotiation committees including co-chairing and proposal creation and preparation.
  • Grievance and dispute resolution management, including representing the Hospital at mediations and partnering with legal counsel on matters proceeding to arbitration.
  • Lead investigations into complaints, performance concerns, insubordination, failure to abide by Hospital Policies or violations of labour statutes, law and arbitral jurisprudence.
  • Work closely with Health, Wellness and Safety to effectively manage the disability and attendance management process, including supporting return to work plans and accommodations.
  • Undertake and complete projects and reports related to labour and employee relations in accordance with the vision and strategic plan of the Hospital and HR Department.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures while being mindful of collective agreement obligations and requirements under applicable legislations.
  • Develop various tools to assist in increasing the labour relations capacity of management and the HR team (data analysis, templates and training materials).
  • Facilitate and conduct presentations and / or workshops for management staff including changes to the collective agreements and on managing in a unionized environment.
  • What we're looking for

  • Halton Healthcare is seeking individuals who are competent in their chosen profession; patient / customer focused; team players;
  • effective communicators; caring and respectful and are fiscally responsible.

  • Undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management or Post-Graduate degree preferred.
  • Certified Human Resources Leader Designation (CHRL) is an asset.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with managers, staff and union representatives.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience working in HR with a proven expertise in employee and labour relations.
  • Experience in a healthcare labour relations environment is an asset.
  • Expert knowledge of labour relations, collective bargaining and grievance handing processes.
  • Expert knowledge of Ontario employment legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex employee, labour and policy issues and to provide sound, reasoned and reliable advice.
  • Proven effective mediation / dispute resolution skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with proven organizational skills.
  • Superior communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with MS office.
  • This position will be posted until filled

    If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you.

    Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

    We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

    In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process.

    If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

    All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties.

    We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products.

    We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.

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