Job Posting: Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter

Position Information

Position Title: Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter

Reports To: General Manager

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Job Summary: The Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter is responsible for day to day management of all aspects of Human Resources, with a heavy focus in the short term on recruitment.  With one direct report, the Generalist will also be responsible for onboarding, engagement & retention, HR administration & policies, talent management, learning & development, and employee relations. 

Required Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree (undergraduate university degree) in human resources or related field


  • Minimum of five (5) years of related human resources experience providing a broad range of services, preferably in a large, complex environment
  • Experience developing and implementing a recruitment & retention strategy  

Job Duties

  • Develops and executes the company’s recruitment strategy, including international recruitment
  • Provide employee relations expertise including coaching, support & guidance to managers, supervisors and employees on all matters related to employee conduct
  • Proactively support and promote effective performance & attendance management practices in the division;
  • Participate in the development and delivery of employee related learning & development initiatives for the division;
  • Contribute to and/or lead the review, revision, introduction and implementation of new or updated HR policies, programs, guidelines and processes;
  • Provide support and consultation related to staffing and scheduling practices, ensuring compliance with employment Terms & Conditions and the Employment Standards Act
  • Leading & supporting the HR Administrator in all HR administrative practices
  • Work with Divisional Senior Management Team to plan division level engagement and retention strategies (ex. engagement surveys, employee rewards and recognition events, etc). Support operations leadership in development of engagement survey result action plans.

Job Capabilities/Performance Standards

  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of human resources
  • Demonstrated success developing and implementing recruitment strategy, including foreign worker programs
  • High degree of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated knowledge of employee relations and positive employee relations best practices
  • Working knowledge of provincial legislation and regulations pertaining employment relationships (e.g., Employment Standards and Human Rights).
  • Skilled in coaching, conflict resolution, and facilitation to resolve issues appropriately
  • Ability to discern and provide advice and counsel to management and employees on human resources issues
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on delivering high quality results
  • Ability to think strategically, plan, influence, and negotiate
  • Ability to manage and prioritize work in a fast-paced demanding environment while meeting multiple demands and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and ability to work independently
  • Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports
  • Ability to develop and maintain trusted partnerships and act as an advisor with senior management and external partners/contractors
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and establish effective working relationships with others throughout the organization
  • Knowledge of cultural sensitivity, diversity and social inclusion strategies in order to work in and advise managers on working with a diverse employee group and stakeholders
  • Ability to manage and prioritize work in a fast-paced demanding environment while meeting multiple demands and competing priorities
  • Ability to promote and demonstrate quality customer service
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