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Human Resources Business Partner

 

Alberta Innovates is seeking a Human Resources Business Partner to provide coaching and support to internal client groups for the full scope of Human Resources areas including, recruitment, employee and labour relations, talent management strategies, and special projects. 

 

Are you our Human Resources Business Partner? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Enjoy leveraging your talent management expertise and legislative knowledge to provide coaching and guidance to your clients
  • Are effective at working independently and making sound decisions
  • Are resourceful and able to manage sensitive situations tactfully

 

We are game changers

Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics. We are working with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation.

 

Our subsidiary, InnoTech Alberta, offers a diversified range of scientific engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.

 

Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, the Business Partner will be a professional who demonstrates creativity and innovation in their approach to providing guidance, expertise, and value-added support to people leaders. The successful incumbent will be responsible for (but not limited too) the following:

 

  • Conduct full cycle recruitment including role identification, advertising, interviewing, and onboarding new employees
  • Provide guidance to client groups on employment legislation, employee relations, progressive discipline, and labour relations
  • Collaborate with identified client groups to assess their talent needs and develop recommendations for skill development, workforce planning, and retention strategies
  • Support annual processes such as performance management, talent assessment, and succession planning
  • Provide guidance on the interpretation of organizational practices, policies, and the collective agreement
  •  Support Human Resources projects and initiatives as required

 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Commerce with concentration in Human Resources or a Bachelor’s degree along with completion of Human Resources Certificate/Diploma
  • 5 or more years of progressive Human Resource experience
  • Experience in unionized work environment is considered an asset
  • Certified Human Resources Professional designation preferred
  • Strong in employee relations with previous experience in workplace investigations
  • Working knowledge of Employment/Labour Standards, Human Rights Act and Privacy Act
  • Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Team work, cooperation, and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to build and foster strong working relationships
  • Exceptional customer service focus
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, problem-solving and project management capabilities
  • Travel between sites may be required

 

Why Alberta Innovates?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance. 

 

Additional Information

At Alberta Innovates, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.  

 

The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

 

 

ALBERTA INNOVATES IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUITY IN EMPLOYMENT AND ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM ALL QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS. WE WISH TO THANK ALL APPLICANTS FOR THEIR INTEREST. HOWEVER, ONLY THOSE INVITED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.