HR Business Partner Markham 2115383

Markham, ON

We are looking to hire a Human Resources Business Partner on a 12 month contract.  Reporting to the VP of Human Resources, the HRBP is responsible for maintaining employee morale by assisting in resolving conflicts, advising management and supervisors, in the application of existing and new Human Resources policies and procedures and legislated procedures. Coach and assist with the understanding and application of the Collective Agreement on a day-to-day basis.


  • Work directly with the union to build strong relationships, and to effectively resolve labour relation issues
  • Provide management with guidance on employment legislation and collective agreement interpretation
  • Assist in the negotiation of the collective agreement
  • Coordinate all aspects of recruitment, including job postings, sourcing recruitment methods, interviewing candidates, reference checks, and providing employment offers
  • Assist in resolving management and employee issues by investigating complaints and concerns, evaluating and offering possible courses of action, providing advice, guidance and direction for quick resolution
  • Maintain human resources records by coaching and directing supervisors in the preparation of clear documentation of incidents and resolution of problems, and the importance of building employee confidence by protecting reputations and keeping information confidential
  • Compile with Government legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation for Employment Standards and Human Rights, obtaining options from legal counsel, enforcing adherence to requirements, advising management on needed actions
  • Assist in representation of the Company at arbitration hearings by preparing, collecting and presenting information
  • Maintain open communication channels with employees and managers by answering questions, explaining policies and procedures, encouraging the use of all communication channels
  • Maintain HR practices by recommending changes or clarification of existing policies, developing new policies and procedures as required including, Performance Management, job description updates
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks
  • Interpretation and compliance with the Collective Agreement by coaching managers and supervisors for consistency of application in dispute resolution, conducting effective disciplinary meetings and providing effective related documentation
  • Investigates and answers grievances within the framework of the contract
  • Perform other tasks or jobs as need or required
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results and other projects as assigned
  • Ensure awareness of and compliance to Health and Safety Legislation by consulting with the WSIB, and Health and Safety Coordinator to develop and deliver training programs 


  • Post Secondary Education in related field
  • CHRP or in progress
  • Strong knowledge of labour law, employment law, Human Rights legislation
  • 5+ years experience in Human Resource Generalist role in a union and non-union environment
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in developing and delivering training programs
  • Problem Solving Skills; Leadership skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with training programs, recruitment techniques, performance management systems, dispute resolution, application of Collective Agreement language
Apply today to be considered! 

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Atlantic Packaging

Atlantic Packaging

Atlantic Packaging Products is a privately owned company that has been in business since 1945, when Abraham Granovsky and his son Phil first opened the doors to a small converting plant in downtown Toronto.

Since that time, the Granovsky family has lead Atlantic through strategic growth, becoming one of the largest and most respected companies in Canada. Through forward-thinking vision, timely acquisitions, and a service driven mantra, the Granovsky family has transformed Atlantic Packaging into an industry leader, focused on delivering quality sustainable packaging products to large and small customers alike.



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