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HR Generalist/Labor Union & Employee Relations

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Human Resources
Simcoe, Ontario
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Background & Purpose of the Job  

The Human Resources team within Unilever delivers a wide range of programs and priorities designed to enable strong business performance.  As the People Experience Lead in our Simcoe facility, you will interact with employees and managers to address business challenges and priorities in a flexible, nimble way. You will be the key HR contact and the face of Human Resources for all factory employees and will be responsible for supporting day-to-day operations in all aspects of the business while continuing to foster a collaborative Union relationship and promote a positive employee relations atmosphere.  

Who You Are & What You’ll Do  

  • You’re an employee relations guru: Seek continuous improvements in all HR policies and evaluate current processes for increased efficiencies and greater employee experience impact

  • You’re a teacher: Coach and counsel employees, front line leaders and managers on employee relation matters

  • You’re a changemaker: You have a passion for driving growth & change, problem solving and a real thirst to learn.  

  • You’re a culture & change champion: Your ultimate goal is to improve capability, create capacity and accelerate Unilever’s culture so we can always be fit to win in the marketplace.  

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the new hire onboarding process to include safety, quality, WCM and operation teams.

  • Lead and provide direction to managers regarding Performance Management Process (PMP)

  • Manage the medical accommodation process to be aligned with federal and provincial laws

  • Direct and manage end to end ownership of HR solutions/rollouts for the site.

  • Manage and direct project teams from inception to completion, hitting deadlines and documenting progress.  

  • Must be able to effectively manage conflict while creating an inclusive work environment.

  • Manage escalation of HR support issues through to resolution while maintaining effective communication with all affected stakeholders

  • Conduct investigations including write-ups, legal conversations, and counseling  

  • Foster a collaborative Union/Management relationship and administer the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).  Promote a positive employee relations atmosphere and that helps close grievances.      

What You’ll Need to Succeed  

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Human Resources, or related field  

  • Must have solid experience in HR within 2-3' years experience in a unionize manufacturing environment.

  • Experience preparing for and engaging in Canada union negotiations

  • Leading investigations and performance management

  • Ability to analyze data to make key decisions to drive performance

  • Experience navigating and using an HRIS system, such as Workday or similar  

What We Can Offer You

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Unilever Canada is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, family status, disability, genetic characteristics, and a conviction for which a pardon has been granted.

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Unilever Canada est une organisation engagé à la diversité et à l'inclusion pour stimuler nos résultats d'affaires et créer un meilleur avenir chaque jour pour nos employés, les consommateurs globaux, les partenaires et les communautés. Nous croyons qu'un effectif diversifiée nous permet de faire correspondre nos ambitions de croissance et de stimuler l'inclusion dans l'entreprise. Tous les candidats qualifiés recevront la considération pour un emploi sans égard à la race, la couleur, la religion, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité ou l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale ou ethnique, l'état matrimonial, la situation familiale, l'invalidité, les caractéristiques génétique, et une condamnation pour laquelle un pardon a été accordée.

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