Swegon North America
August 14, 2018
Markham, Canada
Job Type


Are you looking to join a growing and dynamic company? Are you a strategic Human Resources Professional with demonstrated experience and a best practice approach raising the bar in organizational effectiveness?

Swegon North America, a Latour Company is recruiting for a Human Resources Business Partner to join our team at our office conveniently located in Markham, ON. Swegon is a North American leader in noise control, vibration isolation, and restraint system solutions. We offer half a century of unsurpassed industry experience to consultants and contractors.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package, retirement savings plan, great team environment and a state of the art employee lounge complete with a big screen TV and ping pong table!

Job Profile:

  • Reporting to the Director, Human Resources and Administration, the Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for using a strategic approach to partner with the businesses to implement people strategies that drive organizational results in support of Swegon North America
  • Supporting three locations in Toronto, Nashville and Reno, the successful incumbent will provide support, coaching, guidance and resources to assigned leaders and employee groups regarding organizational restructuring, performance management, attendance management, job evaluation/job analysis, occupational/non-occupational-disability leave management, interpretation and implementation of policies, procedures and collective agreements.
  • The Human Resources Business Partner will assist to ensure compliance with applicable legislation and regulations and act as an investigator regarding complaints including making recommendations for resolution.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Employee & Labour Relations

  • Provides expert-level knowledge and experience providing specialized and strategic advice/consultation to all levels of management and employees regarding all employee and labour relations issues; including developing recommendations, implementing solutions and ensuring quality in service delivery
  • Interprets, administers, develops and implements recommendations regarding compliance with legislated areas, including, but not limited to collective agreements, employment law, compensation, employee benefits and pensions, union and management practices, and other contractual stipulations as required
  • Proven negotiator and mediator to resolve employee disputes
  • Leads first stage grievance process through research, grievance preparation, drafts grievance responses and minutes of settlement including mediation, arbitration and legal consultation
  • Supports and participates in collective bargaining process as needed during negotiations

Compensation & Benefits

  • Provides analytical, technical and administrative support, including implementation and maintenance of total compensation policies, programs and systems for unionized and non-unionized employee groups
  • Researches, develops and maintains job descriptions and core competency models to ensure roles and responsibilities are clearly defined
  • Conducts job evaluation for positions, and manages documentation integrity of job descriptions
  • Supports pay equity with respect to legislative obligations in Canada and USA
  • Administer the Canadian & US benefit and pension plans, including regular and annual reporting requirements

Employee Health, Safety & Wellness

  • Identify and provide key metrics to support healthy workplace initiatives such as turnover, absenteeism, employee and family assistance utilization
  • Advises and recommends best practice, evidence-based strategies and programs that support the ongoing evolution of a healthy workplace
  • In collaboration with managers, manages the process for any injury or illness that occurs within the workplace, including completing Workplace Safety and Insurance board (WSIB) forms and/or correspondence, as needed
  • Participate in the Joint Health & Safety Committee inspections as an active worker member to identify safety risks and hazards that exist throughout the office that need to be addressed during the JHSC meetings.

Disability Management

  • Manages the coordination of Disability Management Programs (Short Term Disability and Long-Term Disability) for both union and non-union employees
  • Maintains an effective disability claims/case management system including Early & Safe Return to Work accommodation practices and processes for non-occupational illness and injury
  • Adjudicates sick leave benefits and organizes Independent Medical Examinations (IME), Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA), and diagnostic testing as needed

Talent Acquisition & On-Boarding

  • Works closely with Talent Acquisition Manager to assist with full cycle recruitment and selection for hourly and salaried positions for three locations
  • Initiate the set-up process for all new employees and liaise with various departments to ensure the Company and relevant department is ready for the employee’s arrival
  • Initiate the HR on-boarding program for all new employees including completing the HR and Health & Safety training orientation


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an Industrial Relations or Human Resources focus is preferred or a degree in a related field with a post graduate diploma/certificate in Human Resources Management (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Certified Human Resources Professional designation is required
  • Six (6) to eight (8) years of recent related experience in HR, with at least two (2) years recent and related experience in a unionized environment is required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience working in a unionized environment is an asset
  • Familiarity with using an HRIS (such as People Soft) and experience using an outsourced payroll provider
  • Experience conducting research and qualitative analysis to support total compensation programs and other HR program/policy development, job evaluation experience, including writing job descriptions; maintenance of pay equity plans an asset
  • Full understanding and demonstrated working knowledge of relevant legislation, (e.g. Employment Standards Act, Ontario Labour Relations Act, The Ontario Human Rights Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act)
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change
  • Excellent analytical and interpretation skills with good facilitation and presentation skills
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills, pro-active approach to customer service, and proven ability to build trust at all levels of the organization
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Well organized with excellent prioritization skills

Swegon North America has an accommodation process in place that provides accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. Accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or medical need, please contact our Human Resources Department at 416-291-8049. This ensures the appropriate accommodations are in place during the recruitment process and before employment commences.

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