HR Consultant (Strategic Recruitment)
City of Toronto
Toronto, ON
If you are a Human Resources professional with highly developed recruitment, consultation and customer service skills, and you have worked in a fast paced unionized environment this career opportunity is for you.

Major Responsibilities include the following:
Partners with hiring managers to lead and facilitate ‘end to end’ recruitment solutions to meet corporate and divisional priorities by developing and implementing effective and innovative approaches to recruitment strategies, talent sourcing, recruitment planning, assessment development and selection.
Identifies and implements innovative and proactive recruitment strategies to attract highly skilled candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Provides strategic recruitment and employment services advice and expertise to client divisions on matters related to collective agreement obligations, HR policies and procedures including promotions, transfers and reorganizations/restructuring.
Leads, supports and administers all phases of the layoff and redeployment process.
Utilizes recruitment expertise to recommend options and enable effective business decisions
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with management and key cross-functional stakeholders to build and support recruitment strategies. Researches and implements new and emerging talent sources and identifies effective methods for reaching and engaging diverse candidates in a dynamic market.
Provides consultation and advice on recruitment processes and best practices including human resources programs and initiatives (e.g., social media, advertising/branding, co-ops/internships, summer hiring, diversity outreach, career events, etc.).
Conducts research and makes recommendations to support the development and implementation of modernized recruitment related programs, processes and guidelines.
Partners with internal stakeholders (i.e. payroll, Legal, Employee and Labour Relations, Disability Management etc.) to resolve issues and identify realistic and viable solutions to meet client needs.
Communicates effectively and delivers training and information sessions to hiring managers on Strategic Recruitment & Employment Service related topics.
Participates in HR related projects and initiatives.
Mentors and coaches HR Associates and Program Assistants.

Key Qualifications:
Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience in human resources services.
Considerable experience in end to end recruitment processes in a complex public or private sector organization, ideally in a unionized environment.
Expertise in a variety of talent sourcing methods, such as, Boolean search techniques and social media.
Strong ability to establish effective working relationships with various stakeholders using a consultative approach and ensuring the delivery of superior customer service.
Ability to work effectively as part of a fast-paced and heavily structured, multi-disciplinary team, and managing a high volume of recruitment activities with fluctuating deadlines and priorities.
Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills with the ability to identify solutions and manage competing stakeholder needs.
Highly skilled at providing value-added strategic advice that is compliant with employment legislation, collective agreements, organizational procedures and human resources best practices.
Strong ability to address current and future recruitment/workforce challenges, anticipating possible complications and developing creative strategies/solutions using diverse perspectives to achieve key objectives.
Comprehensive knowledge of employment-related legislation (Ontario Human Rights Code, Labour Relations Act, Employment Standards Act and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), contractual obligations, including administration of Collective Agreements and sound human resource practices.
Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent computer skills with the ability to use a variety of software, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, etc., and Applicant Tracking System.
Possession of or working towards CHRP professional designation would be an asset.

Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for six (6) months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after six (6) months.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Locations may include Downtown Toronto and various Civic Centers in the GTA.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at, quoting job ID #2326415 and the job title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

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