Senior Employee Relations Consultant
City : Montreal
Category : Full-time
Industry : Finance
Employer : Sun Life Financial
You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.
The Employee Relations team advises managers, employees, and Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs) on a wide range of complex employee relations issues, as well as contributing to designated HR practices across the organization.
The Senior Employee Relations Consultant (ERC) works in partnership with all levels of employees and leaders in addressing specific, individual employment-related matters, including performance and attendance issues, harassment and discrimination complaints, accommodation requests, status changes, work-site relocations, and the termination of employment.
This function also partners with other members of the broader Human Resources team and related functions to deliver timely solutions that support the business and ensure employees are treated fairly and in accordance with both Company practices and policies, as well as external employment legislation.
What will you do?
Understand and support the development and execution of HR strategy for Canadian employees.
Support understanding of and compliance with existing Employee Relations policies and practices, including performance management, absence management, accommodation, employment and human rights legislation, corporate restructurings, and conflict management.
Identify and make recommendations for improvements to existing Employee Relations processes to support proactive and timely responses to identified issues and trends within supported a business unit or across the Company.
Provide timely, creative, and relevant Employee Relations advice to people leaders in assigned business units that appropriately balances business needs against individual employee issues/ concerns and ensures compliance with relevant employment legislation.
Contribute to the development, implementation, and communication of new Employee Relations policies and processes that support the success of the organization.
Provide expertise and advice to business leaders, HRBPs, and other HR colleagues on the employment implications of business unit changes.
Manage and resolve complaints by individual employees and external parties to the point of involvement by external lawyers.
Conduct workplace investigations into concerns raised by employees and support the implementation of any outcomes following the conclusion of such investigations.
Work with the Legal Department in addressing and resolving external complaints from lawyers, tribunals, and courts.
Lead or participate in special projects and teams as assigned.
What do you need to succeed?
Post-secondary education, preferably in Human Resources, Industrial Relations or Law.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in employee relations, employment law or a related field.
Bilingualism (French, English) required - interactions with English-speaking customers or partners
Excellent knowledge of employment and Human Rights legislation and related trends and practices.
Knowledge of Quebec tribunals such as CNESST is preferred
Client relationship management skills.
Consulting and coaching skills.
Track record of delivering services in a high-quality manner.
Excellent interpersonal, conflict management, and communication skills.
Collaborative and creative approach to problem solving.
Demonstrated ability to support a positive team environment and to contribute to team development and transfer of knowledge.
High degree of judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive information.
Ability to work well independently while prioritizing multiple tasks and priorities.
PC literate and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
What's in it for you?
Being a member of the Sun Life family, a group of people united by our Purpose: to help Clients and Employees achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives
A friendly, collaborative and inclusive culture
We’re honoured to be recognized as a 2022 Best Workplaces in Canada by Great Place to Work® Canada
Flexible Benefits from the day you join to meet the needs of you and your family
Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security
Wellness programs that support the three pillars of your health – mental, physical and financial
The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors. In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance. Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.
Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to email@example.com.
At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.
We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary Range:68,400/68 400 - 111,700/111 700
Job Category:Human Resources
Posting End Date:02/10/2022