New Job Human Resource Consultant In Manitoba

Human Resource Consultant
Human Resource Consultant

Human Resource Consultant

Company : City of Winnipeg
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

The Human Resources Department is a fast-paced environment with a dedicated HR team serving the needs of more than 1,600 staff. Under the general direction of the Manager of Corporate Human Resources & Talent Acquisition Services, this position is responsible for providing a wide range of generalist HR consulting services, advice, guidance and support to its assigned portfolio. The primary areas this position will provide consultative guidance and support to include: Labour and employee relations (investigations, performance management, progressive discipline, grievance process & handling, and respectful workplace complaints), recruitment and selection, return to work case management & duty to accommodate, compensation and classification (job analysis, job description development and job evaluation processes), employee benefits, and coaching and development to other staff.

As the Human Resource Consultant, you will:

  • Provide advice and guidance to staff and management on the application and administration of Civic and Departmental HR policies and procedures, human resource legislation and acts, and collective agreements for the assigned portfolio to ensure consistency in application;
  • Provide comprehensive labour relations guidance and support while leading related processes such as: investigations, grievances, progressive discipline, performance management, and conflict resolution activities in an effort to resolve workplace issues;
  • Administer and lead the full recruitment cycle process (posting, screening, selection, placement, and retention) in accordance with established organizational processes and the applicable Collective Agreement. As required, manages the placement process for the re-deployment of staff;
  • Work cooperatively with the Health Resource Specialist to effectively manage a dedicated Return to Work caseload assigned as part of regular duties;
  • Perform job analysis in support of creating or updating job descriptions for submission to Compensation Services for job evaluation;
  • Coordinate and provide support to management and staff on employment matters relating to career development and training, safety, health and wellness, respectful workplace, critical incident stress management and other employee issues;
  • Facilitate the development and improvement of HR reporting practices, records management and other information systems that support HR functions and activities;
  • Support the HR Manager in the efficient day-to-day activities related to running the HR Department. This may include direct supervision of other HR Staff and will include coaching and mentoring team members;
  • Conduct research and analysis on HR issues/initiatives and undertake projects and committee work to strengthen HR policies, functions, and activities across the Department.

Your education and qualifications include:

1. Successful completion of a university degree with a specialization in Human Resources or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
2. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the human resource field in a directly related position;
3. Extensive experience providing human resource consulting services, advice, and guidance in the following areas:
a. Recruitment and selection;
b. Labour/employee relations including progressive discipline, grievance process and handling, performance management and complex workplace investigations;
c. Supportive employment services including return to work/disability case management and duty to accommodate;
d. Compensation and classification including job analysis and job description development.
4. Previous experience administering and interpreting complex collective agreements, human resource legislation, acts, and internal HR policies and procedures;
5. A Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) or IPMA-CP designation is desirable
6. Sound knowledge of the arbitration process;
7. Able to exercise good judgement to solve problems and make decisions quickly and effectively under limited supervision;
8. Customer service skills with the ability to anticipate long-term client requirements and identify improvements to benefit service delivery;
9. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a variety of people including senior managers, union representatives, and corporate colleagues;
10. Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to facilitate effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, union representatives, external contacts, and the public, with tact and diplomacy;
11. Proven conflict resolution skills with the ability to maintain composure while dealing with challenging customers, clients, and employees in an effort to effectively address workplace issues;
12. Well-developed organizational and time management skills; adaptable to interruptions and unforeseen changes in schedule demonstrating the ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines within tight timelines in a busy and high-volume environment;
13. Good working knowledge of Human Resource Information Systems (preferably PeopleSoft HR System).

  • IMPORTANT: Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada must have education which is comparable to the minimum qualification in Canada. Applicants submitting foreign credentials require an official academic assessment report issued by a recognized Canadian assessment service at application.

Conditions of employment:

  • The successful applicant must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada. If the successful applicant possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.
  • A Police Information Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the applicant(s) or successful candidate(s), at their expense. To obtain Police Information Check information please visit