HR Advisor/Senior HR Advisor in Winnipeg,MB

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Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,000 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy. HR Advisor/Senior HR Advisor Job Summary: This role is responsible for providing advice, guidance, and consultation to Chief Strategy Office and Information Technology leaders and employees on increasingly complex Human Resource (HR) matters to a diverse client group, as well as researching and making recommendations to HR practices and processes and implementing HR initiatives and programs. The HR Advisor is critical to supporting the values of the organization and being a key contributor in supporting a workplace that provides our employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the achievement of the company's goals. Responsibilities Provides advice and counsel on HR matters such as, employee relations issues, performance management, recruitment, change management, leadership, disability management, return to work and accommodation, compensation and benefits, escalating complex issues as appropriate. Interprets and executes HR policies, processes and practices in accordance with the company's philosophy, throughout the entire employee life cycle. Able to work independently with escalation of issues limited to more complex or unique issues. Works collaboratively with a diverse client group to proactively identify needs and opportunities and offers innovative recommendations to sensitive issues. Leads and facilitates the sourcing, recruitment and selection of high caliber candidates by leveraging a variety of sources and technology in the recruitment process. Provides compensation function support in job description preparation, salary administration, annual merit cycle and performance reviews. Prepares and delivers presentations to leaders and employees on various HR subject matters and provide guidance and support in training and development area. Provides recommendations and contributes to the development, implementation and support of internal policies, guidelines and processes to reinforce the company philosophy and increase employee engagement. Prepares transactions and uses Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) functionality; and generates/analyzes various HR reports, measures and statistics to highlight trends, issues and opportunities. Supports the development and/or implementation of large or strategic organizational initiatives, project or programs as required. Supports talent management and succession planning processes in client groups to mitigate risk to the business. Qualifications Diploma/Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience 4-5 years of progressive experience in a generalist human resources capacity Strong MS Office Skills, and proficiency with HRMS and applicant tracking systems Practical knowledge of local employment standards and human rights legislation Solid analytical and problem solving skills to identify and issues, client needs, opportunities, risks and impacts that support the business and provide solutions Good decision making skills with the ability to work effectively with independence and autonomy, seeking support and direction on complex situations Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all levels of management and employees, gain credibility, deliver excellent customer service, and foster positive working relationships with internal stakeholders Strong communication skills, both oral and written Strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task and prioritize/re-prioritize A team player that fosters a collaborative spirit Experience in the Property and Casualty/Life insurance industry and insurance education is an asset Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation is an asset Experience with Information Technology methodologies (SDLC, Agile etc.) is an asset Experience with UltiPro (Ultimate Software) is an asset Wawanesa provides its employees with an environment conducive to achieving their goals for personal performance and career development. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, profit sharing, benefits and a defined benefit pension plan). The benefit package is comprehensive and far ranging. Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today's challenging markets. Join a Canadian success story! Consider the following Winnipeg-based opportunity! If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, please apply online by Thursday, September 7, 2017.To aplly:

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