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Human Resources Business Partner, Central – Badger Daylighting Ltd

THE ORGANIZATION

Badger Daylighting Ltd™, (“Badger”) is North America’s leading provider of non-destructive hydrovac excavation services. For more than 25 years Badger has been committed to creatively solving client infrastructure needs and challenges by delivering a safe and reliable service. By way of innovative, cutting-edge technology Badger has provided services to a diverse range of customers including contractors, engineers, and facility owners in the oil and gas, power, municipal, transportation, industrial, and commercial construction industries. 

Badger Daylighting is a publicly traded company, listed on the TSX (‘BAD’)

For more information on Badger see www.badgerinc.com.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Job Title: HR Business Partner

Reports to: Vice President, Human Resources

Location: Chicago, IL

 

MANDATE

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) is a key partner to the business in executing the people strategy to support the organization and implementation of key company initiatives. The HRBP supports all people strategies including coaching, career development, employee/labour relations, internal movement, retention strategies, talent acquisition strategies and succession planning.  Through execution of the HR strategy, the HRBP will support the business in achieving its’ business strategy.

The HRBP provides advice and counsel in identifying, evaluating and resolving human resources issues, plans and implements all phases of human resources activity by personally performing the following duties.

Key Accountabilities

The position will include the following responsibilities:

Drive Talent Development 

  • Works closely with the leadership team and other services in HR to ensure the right people with the right skills and the right behaviors are in place in order to successfully meet business goals
  • Leverages other resources to provide appropriate training to close identified skill gaps
  • Serves as coach to the management team to enhance the effectiveness of their leadership style and increase engagement of their teams
  • Ensures the consistent use of the performance management process to drive accountability and elevate talent within the region
  • Assist with employee training and development programs as needed
  • Work with managers to implement an effective on-boarding processes
  • Focus on driving company culture, reducing turnover and increasing employee satisfaction

 Drive Recruitment

  •  Leads the mindset that “recruitment is everyone’s responsibility” in order to reduce open jobs and time-to-fill

Employee Relations

  • Provides guidance and support to the business regarding HR employment legislation and standards as well as the application of corporate policies and programs including disability management, and labor relations
  • Works closely with managers, local unions, and labor relations subject matter experts to identify early resolution opportunities in order to improve union relations and reduce overall grievances. Promotes the day-to-day application of labor agreements, national policies and directives in a manner consistent with corporate objectives
  • Coaches and supports Managers in the Performance Management process including calibrations; performance management plans; performance improvement plans; probationary reports and provides advice on development plans in order to foster performance improvement
  • Conducts follow up where needed and holds manager’s accountable for proactively managing their teams’ performance
  • Coaches manager’s on attendance, accommodation and other HR processes/policies
  • Must understand EEOC and Affirmative Action compliance and have the ability to assist in any legal matters and investigations

Drive HR Operational Excellence

  • Identifies change management issues and works with the business leaders and HR centers of excellence to develop and execute change management strategies
  • Ensures effective rollout and implementation of corporate HR initiatives
  • Effectively utilizes internal experts in labor relations, benefits, compensation, etc. to ensure company is compliant with company-wide HR policies and procedures
  • Assists the business in understanding relevant HR metrics, (e.g. in areas such as attendance, employee relations, recruitment, workplace conflict, grievances, etc…) in order to assist them in identifying causal relationships and to develop local strategies to improve
  • Leverages centers of excellence on an as needed basis
  • Maintains a network of internal and external contacts to regularly benchmark and remain current on future trends and developments related to industry practices, legislation, guidelines and programs related to HR. Participates in HR associations and events, in order to remain current and promote the Badger brand

 

Opportunities and Challenges

  • Join a dynamic organization experiencing significant growth
  • Participate as a key member in the creation and implementation of HR mandates, with involvement in the overall HR strategy, to mitigate employee issues
  • Work closely with a highly motivated and driven operational team in a fast-paced environment to understand issues and determine how you can help

 

FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Establish relationships with regional staff, area managers, operations staff and clients, while building credibility and earning buy-in from the business
  • Develop a strong understanding of all aspects of the business by way of riding trucks, touring sites and facilities, etc. to anticipate future needs
  • Meet with clients, staff, managers to identify gaps and deliver on the development and implementation of HR mandates that provide solutions that align with the overall business goals and objectives
  • Understand the inverted organizational hierarchy in which the organization works for the customer – client, trucks/ops, area manager, regional staff, corporate

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education

  • 4 year degree preferred
  • CPHR/PHR/SPHR designation considered an asset

Experience

  • Min 8+ years of experience in human resources as a generalist in both Canada and the US with experience in the following areas: health & safety, labor relations, human rights, disability management, employee relations
  • Experience managing ambiguity, risk, and changing direction of strategies across multiple geographies in partnership with leadership
  • Experience using data and analytics to provide recommendations
  • Experience working in a unionized environment
  • Strong experience with employee coaching and development

Competencies and Attributes

  • Solid understanding and knowledge of employment legislation, HR trends, issues and best practices
  • Solid track record of building relationships at all levels and proving pro-active and responsive solutions to business needs
  • Demonstrated past experience supporting team leaders in conducting investigations to resolution
  • Strong facilitation skills, able to multi task, possess initiative and as self-starter aptitude plus enjoy a high energy, fast paced culture and environment
  • Ability to travel/relocate with the majority of work in the US (60-75%)
  • Be able to support HR decisions with facts

 

COMPENSATION

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: jmadder@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AWRQ-636002 Human Resources Business Partner, Central – Badger Daylighting Ltd - USA - Illinois - Chicago (OTIAPPLY)

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