The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our websiteor watch the Faces of Peelvideo to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.Human Resources Associate (Consultant)Corporate Services – Human ResourcesAre you a confident HR Consultant looking to make a difference in supporting a dedicated client group at the Region of Peel?Do you have strong Employee and Labour Relation knowledge along with the ability to provide sound advice and recommendations based on HR best practices?This may the opportunity for you!The Human Resources Associate is viewed as the first point of contact in delivering HR services in partnership with clients of assigned groups. This will be achieved through coaching, guiding and facilitating internal clients’ decisions to ensure successful results in accordance with relevant HR policies and processes, Collective Agreements and applicable legislation. This key Human Resources role provides labour relations assistance to clients with respect to collective agreements, grievances, mediations and arbitrations. Also provides assistance with recruitment, performance management, compensation, job evaluation, pay equity, benefits, training & development and legislative & policy compliance.The HR Associate participate in HR initiatives and projects. This role establishes credibility and maintains effective working relationships with all levels of employees and union officials, sharing information, providing services and resolving issues to ensure client and union needs are effectively managed.Responsibilities:Proactively assists both unionized and non-unionized client groups with labour/employee relations matters including collective agreement interpretation, policy interpretation, grievance/mediation/arbitration preparation and resolutionProvides guidance and advice to management and staff on the implementation of human resources/employment related programsWorks with Chief Negotiator during bargaining to draft proposals, prepares memorandum of settlement, drafts council report, prepares new collective agreement, trains management on changes to collective agreementProvides guidance and assistance to management and staff to ensure their compliance with legislative requirements, corporate policies, collective agreements and work guidelinesResolves employee conflicts, Human Rights and Employment Standards complaints.Consults with and advises management on addressing employee performance and conduct issues in accordance with defined policies and procedures done on both an informal basis as well as through taking corrective actionAdvises, counsels, and guides management and employees in interpretation of human resources policies, plans, and programsIdentifies and makes recommendations to management on operational HR issues (performance, staffing, workplace interactions etc.)Conducts workplace investigations and prepares summary with recommendations to resolve current and future issuesAssists the organization as required in legal proceedings including Ontario Human Rights Tribunals, Arbitration hearingsNegotiates on behalf of the organization to settle terminations with external legal counselProvides and/or participates in the delivery of human resources programs and executes related strategies. Coordinates the delivery of corporate H.R. services and provides communication and training to management and staff related to H.R. programs and servicesProvides guidance and support to management and employees with respect to the job evaluation process and pay equity requirements/issuesQualifications:Relevant post-secondary degree in Human Resources or Business ManagementC.H.R.P. designation an assetAt least 3-5 years progressive human resources experience in a unionized large sized public or private employerExperience with labour relations matters such as grievances, mediations, arbitrations and collective bargainingProven experience in a related generalist role, including significant labour relations experience in a multi-union environmentAn understanding of applicable Human Resources legislation including the Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, the Ontario Human Rights Code, Ontario Pay Equity Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, etc.Excellent communications skills both verbal and written and excellent interpersonal skillsStrong consulting, interviewing, counseling, negotiation, mediation, problem solving and change management skillsA proven self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work well independentlyDemonstrated tact and diplomacyAbility to work independently or as part of a teamProven ability to handle conflict and competing prioritiesBuilds and maintains strong working relationshipsExcellent organizational and time management skillsLocation:10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton OntarioHours of work: 35 hours per week/ Monday through FridayIf this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.