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HR Generalist

Holmes & Brakel

This is a Full-time position in Pickering, ON posted September 29, 2020.

As a human resource professional, you know better than anyone the incredible impact that a knowledgeable and motivated HR professional can make on a business.  You have a deep appreciation for how with the right systems, practices, and people in place, you can help an organization achieve excellence across the board. Now, you’re ready to sink your teeth into a role in an organization where you can truly make a difference. You’re dedicated to continuous improvement and know you can add value to a growing team.   If this sounds like you, then we want to meet you.  We’re Holmes and Brakel ( , and since 1975 we’ve been delivering unparalleled value in the furniture industry. Specializing in offices and other workspaces, we offer a full suite of services that encompasses design, sourcing, and installation. Our success would be impossible without our unwavering customer focus; as a family business, we’ve been able to maintain that since we first started out.  We’re looking for a new Human Resources Generalist who is ready to use their expertise to make a big impact on a growing organization.Human Resources Generalist:In this role, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to develop new HR policies and procedures, streamline existing processes, and identify any gaps in our processes, policies, or procedures, and propose solutions to address these.  Practically speaking, here’s some of the things you’ll be working on day-to-day:* Payroll and benefits processing/administration for our 8 divisions in Canada and the USA, and streamlining/integrating payroll processing across these divisions* Completing journal entries and submitting payroll tax information* Being the in-house expert on HR, and advising hiring managers as need be* Completing recruitment functions * Supporting the creation of new HR initiatives * Overseeing health and safety and ensuring information is up-to-date and adheres to the appropriate guidelines* Examining current processes to propose initiatives or solutions and assisting in driving these new processes forward This is an exciting role for someone with a few years of HR experience who’s looking for a hands-on role with the ability to make a significant impact. This position offers a mix of administrative duties (e.g., payroll) and process-oriented tasks (e.g., developing appraisal programs). We’ll be counting on you to help us continue building and improving our HR functions, so we’ll encourage you to bring your ideas and suggestions forward. Your voice will be valued and heard, and you will be empowered to implement and manage change.You’ll also be a great fit for this role if you are:* An excellent communicator – you love engaging with others and always get your message across clearly and effectively, whether through casual conversation or professionally written correspondence.* Organized – you can manage competing priorities and deadlines, thrive under pressure, and you never let a minor detail slip through the cracks. * Able to handle confidential information – you know how to be discrete and ensure that personal and confidential information remains safe.  If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to hear from you.Working with Holmes and Brakel:This is a full-time, permanent position, working Monday to Friday with flexible hours during core business hours. You’ll work out of our Pickering office daily and will coordinate with individuals from our other locations as needed. You’ll receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience and will have access to our benefits program, standardized vacation time, and after your first year, profit-sharing.While we’ve experienced some great success over the years, we’ve stayed true to our roots as a family business. Our employees love it here; people stay with us for a long time, and we hope you will too!Qualifications:* 2-5 years’ experience working as a Human Resources Generalist, Human Resources Administrator, or similar* Experiencing processing payroll for employees* Experience with recruitment* Experience with either developing HR policies, policy writing, or rolling out new policies* Proficiency with MS Office Suite (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel)* Experience with health and safety, or serving on a health and safety committee would be an asset* Post-secondary degree/diploma in human resources* CHRP designation completed or actively in progress How to Apply:Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you’ll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.  We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in, and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities. We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment, and look forward to hearing from you.