Want to join one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and a firm that is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers?
This is an opportunity for you to join the world’s largest law firm, a firm that offers opportunities to build your career while growing your skills and deepening your expertise.
The Talent Advisor, a member of the Talent department, is an Employee Relations (ER) subject matter expert responsible for providing Human Resources (HR) consultation and recommendations to Dentons members in the Edmonton office.
In addition, an integral part of the role of the Talent Advisor is to work collaboratively with Talent colleagues across Canada and our Talent Centers of Excellence to deliver solutions to the business needs of the Edmonton office. A true business partner, the Talent Advisor collaborates with the office management team including the Office Managing Partner.
Other key areas of responsibility include policy and procedure implementation and interpretation; Talent planning and recruitment; change management; performance management; management of leaves and absences; training and development; engagement initiatives and compensation.
What you’ll be doing
Oversees HR operations and processes for the Edmonton office; accountable for recruitment and retention initiatives; adheres to and ensures compliance with established policies, practices and relevant legislation;
Provides advice, guidance and/or coaching on employee relations and sensitive HR matters; advises and assists managers on the interpretation and administration of policies, programs and best practices;
In partnership with the Director of Talent (Alberta) and the OMP, supports efforts to drive positive engagement; identifies key trends and issues, and makes recommendations for changes, enhancements, and solutions; leads the planning and organization of local office events that promote employee engagement and office culture;
Cultivates positive working relationships with all Dentons members; builds trust and credibility to create a safe, supportive and open environment;
Drives the annual performance management and compensation review process for Legal Support and Office Services with support from the Talent Centers of Excellence; provides guidance to people managers on compensation recommendations; reviews salary and bonus recommendations to ensure fair and equitable approach;
Oversee voluntary and involuntary departures including coaching managers with respect to appropriate departure plans and with guidance from in-house counsel as appropriate; ensures standardized processes are followed;
Remains current in market trends, legislation and best practices; recommends new approaches to HR practices to keep the organization current in its approach to managing talent;
Adheres to budget guidelines; participate in the annual budgeting process by contributing input on local requirements;
Actively participates in local industry and HR associations; and
Other duties as assigned.
What qualifications you need
University degree in Business, Human Resources or related field;
HR designation is an asset;
5+ years of progressive Human Resources experience in a generalist role with a minimum of 3 years of employee relations experience;
Must work effectively, independently and to contribute within a highly collaborative, virtual team environment;
Must be a participative leader; sense of urgency and service orientation are essential along with experience in managing change;
Proven track record of leading through change and adversity; must be flexible and capable of providing leadership in a fast-paced, ever changing environment;
Strong communication skills both written and verbal;
Strong team player, able to build effective relationships with key internal clients, as well as with Talent colleagues;
Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point) and previous experience working with an HRIS;
Demonstrated commitment to privacy and ethical conduct; exercises good judgement; seasoned interpersonal skills with a high level of tact and discretion, sound judgment and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and confidential matters.
How do I apply?
Send a cover letter and resume to the following email address:
Dentons Canada LLP
- We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Inclusion and diversity (I&D) are fundamental to who we are at Dentons Canada and essential to the success and strength of our firm. Our forward-thinking, inclusive culture promotes and supports the professional development of our diverse talent, the leading services we offer to our clients, and positive social change. As a testament to our commitment to I&D, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer’s for 10 consecutive years (2011-2020) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2020).
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