HR Advisor (Talent Acquisition & Organization Development)

Full-Time Regular
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby
Join us as we help shape the place people want to be – Metro Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable regions. The services and solutions we provide are the foundation of our region’s economic, ecological and social health.  This includes the areas of regional growth planning, air quality, water, liquid and solid waste management, regional parks, affordable housing and community engagement to over 2.5 million residents.  We don’t stop, we don’t close and we do what is right, for now and for future generations. 

We invite you to bring your skills, passion, and expertise to help us in our commitment to sustain and enhance our region’s livability. We offer competitive salaries; exceptional benefit packages with valuable pension plan; employee wellness and recognition programs; and many diverse opportunities for professional growth and development.

We deliver the exceptional services and solutions that have helped make this one of the most special, livable communities in the world, and we want you to join us.  Help us shape the future of the Metro Vancouver region, and shape the place people want to be.   

Our Human Resources Department is seeking a HR Advisor (Talent Acquisition & Organization Development) who is passionate about recruitment and employee engagement and skilled at connecting with others and developing strong relationships. You are a skilled communicator, have exceptional writing skills and a keen interest in contributing to programs and strategies that support the achievement of organizational goals and objectives.
In this role, you will:
  • Develop and implement the hiring processes for a broad range of unionized and excluded positions ensuring selection criteria is based on job requirements, comply with legislation, statutes, and collective agreements.
  • Approve and advise managers on the content of job postings; recommend advertising; screen applications as required; develop selection criteria, interview questions and assessment exercises; conduct and evaluate interviews and reference checks; and make hiring recommendations to managers.
  • Make employment offers to candidates and negotiate terms of employment considering factors such as skills and experience, internal equity, collective agreement provisions, and corporate and board policies.
  • May participate in outreach activities such as representing the organization at career fairs and information sessions.
  • Perform a lead role in delivering the internal communications program; source and solicit news stories of interest for dissemination to the organization via the intranet and other communication media.Report on newsworthy events throughout the region; support and monitor employee contributions to the intranet.
  • Work with client groups and provide advice and guidance to develop and implement communication plans and strategies in support of corporate goals; promote program awareness and participation; address issues and leverage opportunities; facilitate change; and effectively communicate key messages to the organization.
  • Contribute to developing and maintaining programs and strategies that support the achievement of Metro Vancouver’s organizational goals and objectives.Guide and advise managers and employees on matters related to these programs and other initiatives as required.
  • May assists with developing and maintaining Metro Vancouver’s Respectful Workplace Program (all but formal investigation); provide support, recommendations and guidance to supervisors and employees around the program and policy; and may provide input for the development of policy and training content.Support management by providing advice, coaching and feedback to resolve workplace conflict using Alternative Dispute Resolution methods.May assists with responding to informal complaints under the policy.
  • Assist with employee development and provide advice and guidance as required.Deliver and may design and facilitate workshops such as Mental Health Awareness Training, Insights Discovery Foundation, customized requests, and best practice sharing and information sessions.
  • May contribute to the ongoing management and maintenance of various programs and strategies that support talent management and organization development, such as the engineer in training program, exempt compensation program, succession planning, succession development and strategic and workforce planning. Ensures programs incorporate best practices and review and refresh programs as required to ensure they are meaningful and meet corporate objectives. Provide pertinent data and guidance to senior management and develops and enhances tracking and tools for OD initiatives.Conducts retirement interviews, provides tools to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and analyzes and communicates information collected.
  • May assist with providing advice and guidance to senior teams on organization design and restructure. Work with client groups and project teams to provide and guide staff planning services.Contribute to supporting corporate change initiatives and develop plans and communication strategies for the same.
  • Keep current on applicable laws, statutes, and acts associated with scope of responsibilities, including Employment Law, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, BC Human Rights Law, the Employment Standards Act and others.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
To be successful, you have:
  • 5 years of recent, related experience supplemented by a university degree or diploma in a relevant discipline such as business or human resources and experience working in a complex, multi-union environment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional is preferred.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of recruitment and selection methods for bargaining unit and excluded positions. Sound knowledge and understanding of HR management principles including organization development best practices for change management, employee development, conflict resolution, facilitation and coaching and succession management.
  • Sound knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation such as WorkSafe BC legislation and the BC Human Rights Code as they relate to workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination and the Employment Standards Act as it relates to recruitment and selection.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of internal communications best practices and demonstrated ability to develop communications material that engages a diverse audience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including effective listening and persuasion skills. Demonstrated ability to deliver messages effectively to a diverse audience using a variety of media.Advanced public speaking, presentation and facilitation skills; ability to engage the audience’s interest.Knowledgeable of various forms of technology including social media tools.
  • Skill in dealing tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations including exercising substantial discretion with highly sensitive and confidential information.Ability to work under general direction and use sound independent judgment in adapting and applying procedures to address and resolve unusual or problem situations.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and respectful working relationships with internal and external contacts under circumstances that may be controversial or highly sensitive.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented work environment.Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and address the needs of a diverse employee population in a variety of work locations and environments. Flexible and able to respond quickly to changing needs and competing demands.
  • Sound judgment and problem solving skills; ability to analyze business needs and provide strategic input.
  • Ability to provide professional advice and guide managers on a variety of issues and general workplace matters; strong analytical and research skills and displays a high degree of integrity and professionalism.
  • Ability to meet timelines and objectives and demonstrates persistence to overcome obstacles.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.
Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver seeks to achieve what humanity aspires to on a global basis – the highest quality of life embracing cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, all nurtured in and by a beautiful and healthy natural environment. 

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by June 27, 2018.

Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Categories: Human Resources
Posted: June 14, 2018, 10:12 am
Expires: June 27, 2018, 4:30 pm