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Human Resources Business Partner

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Author pmnationtalk
Date November 11, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One Networks Inc
Location Ottawa, ON
Category Human Resources
Client Hydro One
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Human Resources Business Partner

Date: Nov 6, 2019

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

33278 – Ottawa – Regular –  

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly  1.4 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!

General Accountabilities:

The HR business partner (HRBP) position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management. The position serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues. The successful HRBP acts as an employee champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs. Communicating needs proactively with our HR department and business management, the HRBP seeks to develop integrated solutions. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The position may include both regional and provincial (prime) human resource responsibilities. The HRBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about operations financial position, its midrange plans, its culture and its competition.

Specific Accountabilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Conducts regular meetings with respective business units.
  2. Consults with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.
  3. Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR COE groups to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  4. Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts or coordinates effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  5. Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal/corporate ethics department as needed/required.
  6. Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  7. Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  8. Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  9. Provides guidance and input on restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  10. Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.
  11. Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.


  1. Business Acumen.
  2. Communication.
  3. Consultation.
  4. Ethical Practice.
  5. Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Awareness.
  6. HR Expertise.
  7. Relationship Management.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for managers.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office and field environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and cell phones. Field work can include up to 70% travel by car, air, subway, rail or other as well as overnight accommodation.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours, travel and occasional weekend work as job duties demand.


Travel can be upto 70% of the time both within Eastern Ontario with some travel throughout the province.

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Minimum of 5 to 10 years’ experience resolving complex employee relations/HR issues.
  2. Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, recruitment, training & development, compensation, federal and provincial employment laws, WSIB/sick leave/LTD programs/knowledge.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and relevant industry experience.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  1. MIR/Human Resources Certificate
  2. SAP/Success Factors
  3. Experience in Health care, Construction, Utilities or Multi-site employer

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.

We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2019.

Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email  Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

Please note this email is only for accommodation requests.  Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

Deadline: November 25, 2019

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