10 Nov HR Consultant
Website Highbridge Human Capital
Role: HR Consultant
Location: Kamloops, BC
About Highbridge Human Capital
We are a boutique human resources consulting group specialized in building people potential. We offer client-customized people solutions and administrative services across North America and globally. By aligning people solutions with integrated business strategy, we help organizations gain a competitive people advantage.
Our purpose is to deliver exceptional people-oriented solutions through an enjoyable and supportive client-focused approach. Engaging with Highbridge, our clients gain access to a multi-talented team of HR and Recruitment professionals, equipped with valuable, wide-spread knowledge, and diversity of thought to achieve goals and deliver results. We aim for strong partnerships where we can provide significant contributions and strive for simplicity over the complex.
Highbridge Human Capital offers a collaborative and supportive team that is committed to maximizing the potential of every individual we work with. The Highbridge team works remotely across Canada, allowing our team members to work outside of a traditional office environment. Instead of commuting to an office each day to work from a designated desk, our remote team can execute work from wherever they please!
We represent some of the most talented individuals, and we are proud to say that our company is growing along with our reputation.
The Opportunity: A Day in the life of the HR Consultant
The HR Consultant is a pivotal member of the Highbridge HR team. A pro-active self-starter with a strong sense of internal motivation, this individual is driven to execute tasks and projects, and loves getting things done! The HR Consultant will support in a variety of HR projects, research, and ad-hoc advisory services.
The ideal candidate is inspired by the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to various HR projects and ad-hoc requests across a broad range of clients and industries. Able to work as a collaborative team member, this individual is equally fueled by autonomy in their work and driven to deliver exceptional end results and project deliverables. Never settling for mediocrity, they are dedicated to reaching beyond in the pursuit of excellence. The HR Consultant has strong organizational skills, managing multiple priorities within tight deadlines, as well as the ability to establish priorities, define action plans, and monitor and communicate their progress.
As the HR Consultant, you are comfortable performing duties independently based on broad general direction, and able to leverage the support of the full HBC team of Recruitment and HR professionals to consult with and troubleshoot any arising issues.
As an HR Consultant you will:
- Dedicate a majority of your work week to time on-site with clients in Kamloops and the surrounding area. You will provide guidance, expertise and coaching regarding HR issues, legislation & compliance, as well as ad-hoc HR consultation and special projects, as required.
- Act as a partner to clients in reaching goals and cultivating a talent-oriented approach to meet the needs of the organization.
- Lead and/or support on projects including compensation analysis, wage grid creation, performance review, and other relevant HR projects.
- Conduct HR audits and analysis to identify existing gaps in client HR processes, programs, and procedures, and generate HR Review Reports provide recommendations as required.
- Develop customized policy handbooks to ensure compliance with current legislation and alignment with industry best practices.
- Align HR policies and programs with client’s business strategies and objectives to build a strong and productive workplace culture with high employee morale and engagement, continued retention, and ongoing commitment.
- Assess the business’ organizational structure and recommend HR solutions which support the business strategy through the effective utilization of people and processes.
- Assist client leadership team with the definition, planning and implementation of HR Programs ensuring consistency, compliance, and efficiency.
- Support client leadership team and acts as an HR expert for employee issues, when necessary.
- Partner with HBC consultants and clients to provide a full range of HR services; providing advice and support to departmental managers and administrators.
- Provide client leadership team and management with ongoing coaching and guidance regarding HR strategy and employee relations issues, as they arise.
- Assist with employee discipline, workplace conflict, individual performance improvement plans, workplace investigations and/or terminations.
- Review and update job descriptions and create new job descriptions, as required.
- Provide guidance, recommendations and implementation support of performance management models that are aligned with our clients’ defined business objectives.
- Develop and monitor programs to promote positive employee relations. Provides guidance to management and employees on employee relations-related issues, complaints, or problems. Keep management informed regarding current issues, regulations, etc.
- Responsibilities also include interpretation, application, and administration of the client’s policies and/or collective agreements, as well as the applicable employment standards legislation; reviewing client concerns and objectives, outlining options and approaches, and partnering with clients to facilitate change processes.
- 3+ years of progressively responsible and related human resource experience.
- Strong relationship management abilities, with ability to develop and maintain relationships with individuals at all position levels.
- Demonstrated experience developing policies and process; and providing guidance and expertise.
- Sound knowledge of human resources best practices and employment related legislation including a wide-spread knowledge of provincial Employment Standards, Human Rights Code, Canada Labour Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other related employment laws.
- Strong organizational skills. Ability to establish priorities, defines action plans, and monitor performance. Ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities within tight deadlines.
- Highly self-motivated. Comfortable performing duties based on broad general direction and minimal oversight. Excellent judgment, strong initiative, and ability to work independently.
- Team player who can work cooperatively and effectively with others; experience in remote team environments considered an asset.
- Ability to meet strict deadlines.
- Strong computer skills; expert level capability in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Superior verbal and written communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to identify, gather information and data, present options, and partner with other consultants and/or clients to effectively and creatively resolve complex human resource matters.
- Proactive and energetic customer-service orientation with an awareness of and sensitivity to diversity.
- Tact, empathy, and confidentiality in dealing with difficult or sensitive situations.
- Detail-oriented and committed to a high degree of accuracy.
- Direct experience with Indigenous Peoples and/or projects creating positive results for the community and the business, is considered an asset.
- Awareness of Indigenous Peoples customs and cultures, with specific knowledge regarding BC First Nations, is considered an asset.
NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, provincial and local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily responsible for seeing that equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are effective.