HR Generalist

18 Sep 2023

Toronto, ON
$25.00-27.00 / per Hour
Job Details:

Our client, a government agency, is looking to hire a HR Generalist for their Human Resources department.

  • In office (Don Mills – Eglinton area)
  • 4-month contract to start, strong possibility to convert to permanent

Interested candidates may submit their resume in word doc. format to Cristina Gutierrez at for further consideration. Staffworks thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.

  • Responsibilities
    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This role is an integral member of the team and is responsible for providing ongoing support to all functional areas of HR including but not limited to, payroll, recruitment and selection, new employee orientation, salary and benefits administration, training and development, employee relations, health and safety, HR administration of policies, procedures, and programs. Responsibilities Payroll
    • Process and administer bi-weekly payroll
    • Generate reports, reconcile payroll and associated accounts, and prepare all necessary government remittances and filings (including federal/provincial income tax deductions and EHT remittances)
    • Prepares T4s, T4As, ROEs, T2200s and relevant payroll documentation
    • Answers inquiries from employees, internal and governmental agencies regarding payroll related questions and requests
    Recruitment, Selection & Onboarding
    • Full-cycle recruitment
    • Conduct initial candidate screenings and offer feedback and recommendations to hiring managers
    • Coordinate interview schedules, conduct interviews, and facilitate any required assessments
    • Complete reference and background checks
    • Prepare offer/promotional/transfer/contract letters, and new hire documentation
    • Oversee the orientation process for new staff
    • Monitor performance check-ins during probationary periods
    • Collect and assess data for the purpose of creating customized HR metric reports, such as recruitment analysis, compensation assessments, turnover rate evaluations, and more.
    Employee Relations
    • Identify possible solutions to employee queries and follow-up as necessary regarding HR policies and procedures
    • Provide recommendations and guidance related to performance management
    • Monitor and communicate performance appraisal deadlines
    • Assist with workplace accommodation requests
    Systems & File Management
    • Oversee the administration, maintenance, and quality of employee data in HRIS and Payroll systems relating to new hires and leavers, internal staff changes and HR processes
    • Ensure the organization and integrity of all employee files and records (electronic and paper) in accordance with records retention policies
    Occupational Health & Safety
    • Member of Joint Health & Safety Committee
    • Ensure a safe working environment is maintained and full legislative compliance is observed
    • Assists with workplace inspections
    Training & Development
    • Research and coordinate internal and external training, as required
    • Develop and implement e-learning modules
    • Facilitate annual training (Health & Safety, AODA, etc.)
    Other Duties
    • Assist the Human Resources Manager in executing diverse HR projects and endeavors, including annual performance evaluations and job assessments
    • Handle employee onboarding and manage benefits administration
    • Organize and arrange service awards for employees
    • Conduct research as requested by the Manager or Director, Human Resources
    • Engage in office relocations and assist in planning for new workspace needs
    • Performs other duties as required
  • Requirements
    • Post-secondary degree, diploma or certification in Human Resources or working towards. CHRP would be asset.
    • Five (5) years of HR Coordinator or Generalist experience
    • Proficient computer skills in all major software applications including Microsoft Office Suite e.g. MS Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint
    • Previous experience with HRIS and ATS system
    • Recruitment experience
    • Proven analytical skills analyzing patterns such as attendance patterns
    • Knowledge of unionized environment and collective agreements
    • Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to multi-task and prioritize daily activities in conjunction with deadlines
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive and confidential matters
  • Accessibility
    Staffworks thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted. We are an inclusive employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants of all ages, races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations to apply. If you are selected for an interview, please inform your recruiter of your accommodation requirements.
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