IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for an INTERMEDIATE LEVEL HUMAN RESOURCES ADVISOR for our Brantford, ON client.


The Human Resource Advisor will act as a strategic business partner who provides advice and counsel to management and staff on a wide variety of human resources related issues. The successful candidate will be accountable for a wide-range of subject matter including but not limited to:

Strong Leadership – Assess, Coach and Drive the Production Team (10 people) – Provide managers and employees with generalist human resources services and technical leadership and guidance as required

Participate in the development and implementation of HR initiatives, policies, procedures and programs to ensure compliance with existing regulations (Employment Standards, Labour Relations, Human Rights, Pay Equity, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, etc.)

Provide management with coaching and support in the areas of retention, performance management and salary administration; to improve work relationships and maintain/retain an engaged workforce

Seek periodic feedback from client groups and facilitate, coach and mentor individuals and groups to improve performance.

Recruitment & Selection – Provide full cycle recruitment and selection support to designated client groups

Work in collaboration with hiring managers to evaluate position requirements and define specific roles and responsibilities

Select appropriate/effective recruitment methods allowing for adequate exposure of job postings

Gather and screen applicant resume submissions

Facilitate screening interviews, schedule and facilitate interviews with department managers etc.

Ensure the integrity of the recruitment process

Conduct reference and employment verification review, verifying previous experience and educational requirements

Negotiate terms of hire, prepare offer of employment

Facilitate on-boarding orientation

Retention Strategies

Employee/Labour Relations and Employment Legislation Standards (Ontario) – Provide guidance to supervisory/management staff in terms of labour and employee relations, performance or disciplinary issues for both unionized and non-unionized locations, mitigating the risks of litigation

Support management in the application of the Collective Bargaining Agreements for four (4) Hamilton locations

Champion the grievance process through each step up to and including arbitration if required

Lead or support workplace investigations (workplace harassment, violence etc.)

Assess developmental needs for local supervisor/manager level staff and current practices optimizing employee engagement

Facilitate exit interview process

Training & Development and compensation.

Policy Updating

Payroll Assistance

Performance Management – this would be have guidance / support if needed.

Safety Administration – entering Data with Base knowledge.

Ensure compliance with all required legislation such as the Ontario Labor Standards

The responsibilities listed are meant to provide a description of the requirements related to this position. However, the functions listed may not be inclusive of all responsibilities associated with this position. The time spent performing these duties will vary from time to time and may be altered at the discretion of the Company. As a Human Resources Advisor, the incumbent will perform these broad categories of activity.


Post-secondary education in Human Resources and/or Business

A CPHR or working towards the designation is preferred

Minimum of five (5) years demonstrated experience as a HR Generalist

Highly motivated, self-starter, requiring little direction

Strong communication, consultative, interpersonal and relationship management skills

Strong knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply applicable Legislation, Collective Agreements and Company Policies

Excellent organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced deadline driven environment

Must be detail oriented ensuring a high level of accuracy

Ability to be persistent ensuring issues are dealt with promptly and information is communicated effectively

Mature conflict resolution and facilitation skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Strong organizational development experience

Exceptional integrity with the ability to maintain confidentiality and manage highly sensitive information

Willing and able to travel in order to effectively support assigned client groups (may include cross border travel)

Experience working in a waste management/transportation/construction or manufacturing environment is preferred but not required.

Working knowledge of Canadian employment standards legislation and progressive HR policies and practices

Strong business acumen with the ability to assess situations not only from an HR perspective but also from a business perspective

Highly proactive and has demonstrated an ability to make things happen

Analytical with strong problem solving skills and a simple practical approach

A self-motivated individual who can operate autonomously but also as part of a team

Demonstrated superior communication skills, conflict resolution skills, tact, diplomacy and confidentiality

The ability to build trust and work effectively with employees at all levels in the organization

Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Word Document to



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