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Human Resources Generalist
Black & McDonald Limited - Ottawa, ON
Posted:12/21/2017
Job Description

​​People: Our Strength, Our Future 

A career at Black & McDonald will grant you the opportunity to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement, help reinforce our values and shape our contribution to community, and drive our continued success. Our vision is to be the best company to work for; the best company for safety, quality and value; the best company for customer service; and the best company for technical expertise. Among other benefits, the company is very supportive of professional development opportunities, offers a defined contribution pension program, and a competitive group insurance package.  

Position Summary
Reporting to the Regional Vice President, this exciting opportunity will work within our Ottawa regional office and support all human resource functions in the region including, but not limited to, full-cycle recruitment, pension and benefit administration, policy and employee relation guidance, survey management, and off-boarding​.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ​
​Duties & Responsibilities
• Workforce planning and full cycle recruitment including  screening, interviews, reference checks, and employment letters
• Provide new hire orientation and onboarding for new employees
• Administer annual employee engagement survey including focus groups and action plans 
• Maintain and update manual and computerized filing and registration systems, including related data entry
• Policy implementation and guidance for managers
• Support managers and supervisors with guidance, assistance and direction on employee relations
• Create and maintain training and career development plans
• Monitor and ensure compliance with Company HR initiatives and processes
• Administer benefits, pension and employee and family assistance programs
• Manage short-term absences and liaison with group insurance provider for LTD as required  
• Ensure complete confidentiality of all information
• Follow up and assist with implementation of performance management toolkit and components
• Other related duties as required 
Desired Skills & Experience

Competency Requirements 
• Change Orientation (open to change and the ability to identify where it is needed and how to make it happen) 
• Communicates Effectively (verbally and in writing)  
• Continuous Learning (ongoing effort to learn and contribute to the learnings of others) 
• Customer Focus (understand the needs and perspectives of both internal and external customers) 
• Holds Self and Others Accountable (take personal responsibility to meet commitments) 
• Problem Solving and Innovation (ability to approach problems logically and seek innovative solutions) 
• Teamwork and Collaboration (work cooperatively and collaboratively with others) 
• Values and Respects Others (encourages and supports diversity)

Education & Skill Requirements
• A related undergraduate degree or diploma/certificate such as Human Resource Management; Business Administration; Commerce; Industrial Relations 
• Preferably 2‐4 years of experience working within the Human Resources field
• Experience with an HRIS and ATS are considered an asset
• Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically and professionally at all times
• Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines
• Some travel is required in this position
Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada, US and Bermuda. ​The company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Black & McDonald approaches accessibility from an inclusive perspective, and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Additional Information
Job Type: Full Time
Job Experience: Entry-level Professional
Job ID: 20171222139