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Human Resources Business Partner - 15 month contract - Toronto

Job Field:
Human Resources Jobs, Senior Management & Non-executive Jobs
HR (Human Resources) Jobs, Industrial Relations Jobs, Recruitment/Talent Management/Reward Jobs, Training & Development and Education Jobs, HR Management Jobs
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

The Human Resources Business Partner independently handles the people management agenda related to HR programs and processes for the employees within Kinross Gold Corporation in Canada, including but not limited to: employee relations, payroll, pension, benefit administration, performance management, compensation, onboarding, off-boarding, training and development, HRIS, recruitment, talent reviews, talent and succession planning, compliance, policy, procedures, immigration, and relocation. This role is responsible for ensuring HR service and operating standards are met both internally and externally by demonstrating professionalism and expertise in all actions. This role will also contribute to the design and development of processes, practices, and methodologies in Human Resources. The Human Resources Business Partner actively engages in and supports discussions by sharing best practices from different functions in the organization.

Job Responsibilities

Acts as an HR advisor and single point-of-contact for the employees and managers within the Corporate the Hague offices

Builds and manages strong relationships with different functions across the organization, including their respective senior leaders

Proactively engages with the functions to interpret needs, determine requirements, identify, and support the delivery of solutions to various HR-related matters including but not limited to: policy changes, entitlement analyses, benefit reviews and improvements, talent management, exit interview analysis, compensation, employee development, and retention

Independently handles employee relations issues or enquiries relating to benefits, pension, share purchase plan, compensation, vacation, performance, recruitment, and systems

Advises on and conducts corrective action, performance improvement, and/or termination meetings with employees as needed

Acts as the performance improvement driver to provoke positive change in the people management of client functions

Researches information to support decision making and improve processes.

Stays current on best practices and trends related to Canadian HR and legislations, and incorporates this information into work assignments and/or to improve products or services provided

Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures for continual improvements in efficacy of department and services performed

Contributes to the development of human resource policies and practices in Canada

Contributes to the design, roll-out, and training of new programs, initiatives, and system-related processes

Works with the Global Talent Acquisition team to conduct HR interviews and debrief with the hiring manager as needed

Advises on the Canadian immigration and relocation processes to employees and/or managers, and works with the Global Mobility Specialist to facilitate the process as required

Initiates and facilitates the onboarding and orientation process for new employees and provide training as needed to ensure new employees are properly set up on payroll and benefits

Coordinates off-boarding process for terminated employees and conduct exit interviews

Works with the Total Rewards Manager/Partner to evaluate roles; analyze and create compensation recommendations for new employees, promotions, or salary adjustments; and on ad hoc requests as needed

Contributes to and supports the annual performance and compensation process including but not limited to: annual performance reviews, year-end compensation reviews, compensation planning and execution, system training, and talent management and succession management reviews

Prepares, analyzes and interprets information related to HR activities, ensuring accurate reports and analyses are completed and shared with functions and management as required

Represents the company through relations with third parties and/or vendors

Education and Experience

Required Qualifications Education:

  • University degree or diploma in Business, Human Resources, or related discipline
  • Additional specialized education of up to 2 years
  • Professional in Human Resources (e.g., CHRL, CPHR, PHR, SPHR) certification preferred

Required Qualifications Experience:

  • 5 - 8 years of related work experience or equivalent. Previous experience working in an HR Generalist capacity in a global and/or public organization will be considered an asset
  • Previous experience in the mining industry is preferred
  • Strong business acumen
  • Complete understanding of Human Resources
  • Familiarity with local and federal regulations required
  • Extensive knowledge of policies, practices, and procedures related to the function
  • Ability to influence and interact with senior leaders throughout the organization
  • Proven professionalism in dealing with colleagues, employees, leaders, third-party vendors, and other stakeholders
  • Project management and change management skills
  • Well-developed problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to learn quickly with superior attention to detail
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent organization skills with ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with demanding deadlines and/or changing priorities
  • Ability to work with confidential information and materials
  • Capable of working effectively independently and/or as part of a team
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently that supports the company guidelines and procedures
  • Demonstrated proficiency using HRIS; Performance, Compensation, and Learning Management Systems; and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Technical Services, Business Optimization, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT and Investor Relations

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

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