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To provide advice and counsel and make recommendations on all human resource management issues to ensure best practices are established within each unit. To provide leadership with respect to the Focus on People Workplace Practices Initiative. To participate on the Focus on People Integration Team by partnering with units to identify and implement strategies. To develop relationships and partner with clients by providing human resources expertise into their strategic business plans. This is done by participating in the review of organizational structures, performance and change management issues and conflict resolution opportunities. To provide guidance and direction in handling employee relations issues including contract interpretation and grievance handling to Step 2, progressive discipline, investigations, terminations, return to work and accommodation initiatives.
- Collaborates with Return to Work Coordinators in Health, Safety and Environment to develop action plans for returning employees to the workplace. Oversees accommodation process identified with Human Resources Associate.
- Answer a wide range of general employment related enquiries from internal and external community.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with client departments so as to provide advice into their strategic business plans by participating in the review of organizational structures, performance and change management issues and conflict resolution opportunities.
- Provide leadership and participate in the Focus on People Integration Team so as to support units in their identified strategies.
- Participate in the development, community roll-out and maintenance of attendance management programs. Deliver training sessions and provide guidance and support to address specific attendance management issues.
- Participate in a wide range of various projects and committees.
- Provides interpretation and advice regarding collective agreements, contracts, government legislation and University policies, procedures, practices and guidelines.
- Resolve various case issues, grievances and disputes by researching, documenting processes, participating in discussions, recommending solutions and negotiating settlements as applicable. Provide thorough overview of case with recommendations directly to Employee Relations Manager. Consult with Employee Relations Managers prior to advising on appropriate disciplinary action.
- Using a coach approach, advise units on career development, recruitment practices, succession planning, compensation and performance management and other human resource practices.
- Identify unit development needs, collaborate with advisory services team members to determine training requirements community wide, participate in program development and deliver training sessions in support of University initiatives.
- Regularly participates in HR Managers Networks Meetings and presents topics at Round Tables and/or participates in Round Table discussions.
- Consult with and coach clients on all human resources management issues pertaining to staff employees so as to ensure human resource best practices are established within all units. To ensure business partnerships are developed and maintained by regularly visiting units on site and meeting with functional department leaders.
- Oversees the work of Human Resource Associates and Administrative Secretaries, Advisory Services.
- Chairs and/or participates regular Employer Council Meetings/Administrative Managers Meetings in order to provide a forum for discussion of human resource issues and provide new and revised human resource practices.
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of five to seven years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Minimum five to seven years of related human resources experience including generalist experience.
- Experience in administration of collective agreements and labour relations in a complex unionized environment.
- Knowledge of current Human Resource Management practices.
- Knowledge of provincial and federal legislation governing employers Human Resource practices.
- Knowledge and experience in using a coaching model to influence and advise clients.
- Knowledge of the electronic recruiting systems an asset.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Effective presentation, leadership, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to establish and maintain supportive working relationships with clients and team members.
- Ability to develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of clients.
- Ability to travel to on and off-site departmental unit locations.
Company: The University of British Columbia
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Vancouver, BC, USA
Application Deadline: N/A