Senior HR Business Partner

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Published

04/30/2024

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Responsibilities:
Strategic Leadership:

  • Partner with the President and CEO of Canada and SVP, People to develop and implement HR strategies that support the agency’s goals and objectives
  • Serve as a strategic partner to senior management, providing guidance on HR matters and their impact on the organization
  • Understand the business of the agency and share that knowledge with other team members
  • Bring a diverse perspective to help influence new ways of solving challenges and shape an inclusive team environment

Organizational Effectiveness, Engagement, Development, and Inclusion

  • Build and leverage internal relationships to assess engagement, recommend and implement solutions to drive improvements where needed
  • Conduct best practices research and utilize findings to ideate, inform, and support engagement, DEI, and culture initiatives that align to the business strategy
  • Provide coaching for managers and employees on key talent initiatives and practices
  • Help activate diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and programs in partnership with leaders, employee resource groups, and local Diversity Councils
  • Support talent review discussions and implement recommended actions; partner with managers to identify top talent, provide counsel on development and engagement strategies and career pathing to retain key talent
  • Productively develop messaging and use internal communications to drive engagement

Performance Management and Compensation

  • Partner with leaders on performance management, including development of performance improvement plans and provide support and counsel for these conversations and actions required
  • Partner with Compensation colleagues to support compensation review to ensure equitable market competitive compensation approaches; make recommendations for adjustments as needed
  • Drive performance management and salary review process, supporting managers on the development and delivery of clear, objective and consistent performance reviews, ratings and feedback, recommendations for increases, and guidance for managers on communicating compensation changes; support career check-in discussions

Employee Relations, Benefits and Workforce Planning

  • Provide guidance to client groups around all HR-related legal concerns, including performance issues, visa applications, employment law and employment classifications
  • Provide coaching and counseling to employees in areas such as conflict resolution and career development
  • Support implementation of HR policies and guidelines and ensure compliance within Canadian/Provincial laws; stay on top of legislation, recommend solutions to stay compliant

Employee Experience

  • Conduct new hire check-ins, providing feedback to leadership and managers
  • Provide direction to junior team members around onboarding
  • Exhibit thorough understanding of organizational structure and business goals, ensure seamless and accurate employee status
  • Manage exit process, and analyze and present quarterly exit interview data to inform and shape recommendations for programs
  • Partner with the talent acquisition team on the recruiting process as needed

Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 7-12 years progressive human resources experience in HR/Talent Management role
  • Demonstrates teamwork, tact, leadership, confidentiality, flexibility, initiative, dependability, and influence talent at all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, multi-tasking, and strong follow through
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • May require occasional travel
  • Professional services or agency experience a strong plus
  • HR Certification preferred  

 

The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • RRSP (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money – $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – $50 monthly cell phone reimbursement
  • MyDays – Flexible time off
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave Policy

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.