Human Resource Business Partner

Halifax, NS
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WCB Nova Scotia is looking for a talented Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to join their team to support the advancement the organization’s commitment to cultivating a sustainable, high-performing and engaged workforce by providing consulting, coaching, and advice to leaders across a broad range of HR programming; including talent acquisition and management, labour and employee relations, workforce planning, and performance management. 

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, you will provide strategic and tactical HR counsel to all levels of management on human resources and labour relations matters within a multifaceted unionized and non-unionized environment to deliver value-added service that reflects the strategic goals of the WCBNS.  

As the HRBP, you will partner with leaders in assessing and determining ongoing workforce planning needs through continual examination and alignment of positions, job descriptions, headcount, and organizational structure in consideration of the organization’s short and long-term needs. As a valued and proactive partner, you will engage leaders to understand functional impacts based on various changes through the business that might require optimization of roles and structure.

You will lead the talent acquisition and talent management processes for the organization based on an assigned portfolio. By building strong relationships and collaborating with leaders on end to end recruitment activities, you will coach managers on interviewing and recruitment best practices.  You will also support leaders through the performance management and assessment processes and defining role requirements including competencies, by overseeing WCBNS’ Talent Management framework. 

As a key contact for all Labour Relations matters, you will act as a day to day contact for the union and collaborate with HR colleagues to ensure consistent application of HR programs, policies and the Collective Agreement. As HRBP, you will facilitate the dispute resolution processes outlined in the Collective Agreement, including investigating issues/grievances, maintaining and responding to documentation, engaging in discussions with management and union representatives in an effort to achieve effective resolution, and also attending grievance meetings.

About WCB Nova Scotia

WCB Nova Scotia is the province’s provider of workplace injury insurance.  

Every day, our employees work to reduce the human and financial impact of workplace injury. We work to prevent workplace injuries, but when it occurs, we are there to provide security from its impact to workers and their families.  

Our first priority is always injury prevention. But when injury occurs, we support workers to recover safely while working, or to return to work in a safe and timely manner, providing income replacement and health care benefits. We also provide extended benefits in cases where someone who has been injured at work is no longer able to work due to their workplace injury, and we support families in the wake of workplace tragedy. 

We are a leader in Nova Scotia’s growing workplace safety culture. We work with our partners to reduce the human impact of workplace injury, through the promotion of workplace safety and return to work. Guided by our Strategic Plan and our recent business transformation, we have created the potential for service improvement, innovation, and opportunity. 

About You

With considerable knowledge of HR best practices and principles, you are a skilled business partner that brings a high level of credibility, professionalism and integrity that has been demonstrated over the course of your career history. You thrive in fast-paced, complex environment and are committed to enhancing the overall employee experience, performance and organizational effectiveness of WCBNS.

As the ideal candidate, you have a University degree in Business/Commerce, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, or related discipline.  Along with your education, you bring a minimum of five (5) years of broad and progressively more responsible HR Generalist, Employee/Labour Relations, and/or Talent Management experience in a unionized environment, managing sensitive and complex situations. While not a “must have”, your Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation helps set you apart from other candidates and would be preferred.

The Offer

WCB Nova Scotia offers a comprehensive overall compensation package including a salary range of $68,349 – $85,346.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Natalie at Natalie@venor.ca to learn more.

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