HR Consultant (Strategic Recruitment)
City of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Please note that the salary reflects 2019 rates.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as HR Consultant (Recruitment) within our Human Resources Division.

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.

If you are a seasoned recruiter, who has considerable recruitment and sourcing experience, preferably in a highly unionized environment with well-developed consultative and customer service skills, this career opportunity is for you!

Major Responsibilities:
As a Strategic Recruitment & Employment Services Consultant you will:

Partner with hiring managers and lead and facilitate ‘end to end’ staffing and recruitment solutions to meet corporate and divisional priorities by developing and implementing effective and innovative approaches to talent sourcing, employment marketing, recruitment planning, assessments development and selection.
Provide strategic recruitment and employment services and expertise to client divisions on matters related to collective agreement obligations, HR policies and procedures, promotions, transfers, assessment and selection, reorganizations/restructuring, including supporting all phases of layoff and redeployment processes to facilitate placements of affected employees.
Research and implement new and emerging talent sources and identify methods for reaching and engaging candidates in a diverse and dynamic market.
Provide consultation and advice on human resources practices and initiatives (e.g., social media, advertising/branding, co-ops/internships, summer hiring, diversity outreach, career events, etc.) and assist with conducting research to support the development and implementation of recruitment related programs, processes and guidelines.
Deliver training on Strategic Recruitment & Employment Service related topics.
Assist/support clients with implementing organizational changes and restructuring initiatives.
Manage union layoff, recall and redeployment processes.
Participate in HR related projects and initiatives.

Key Qualifications:
Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience in a human resources recruitment function, ideally in a unionized environment.
Considerable experience in full cycle recruitment using contemporary talent sourcing techniques, i.e. headhunting, Boolean search techniques and social media recruitment.
Experience in managing workforce transition issues, such as organizational realignments and downsizing initiatives including layoff, recall and redeployment processes.
Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, negotiation and problem solving skills.
Strong ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders using a consultative approach while ensuring the delivery of high quality customer service.
Highly skilled at providing value-added strategic advice that is in line with employment legislation, collective agreements, organizational procedures and human resources best practices.
Strong ability to address current and future recruitment/workforce challenges, while anticipating obstacles and developing creative strategies/solutions using diverse perspectives to achieve key objectives.
Working knowledge of employment and 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.
Ability to work in a highly demanding and highly structured union environment with many competing priorities and deadlines, and leveraging available resources to ensure completion of work.
Excellent computer skills, with the ability to use a variety of software including HR related software/Automated Tracking Systems, such as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, SAP, etc.
Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Possession of or working towards CHRP professional designation would be an asset.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Locations may include Donwntown Toronto and various Civic Centers in the GTA.

Communication: Please note that we communicate to applicants via email. Therefore, please ensure that your email address is up to date in your TalentFlow account, and that you check your email regularly.

Accommodation: If you are an individual who requires accommodation, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, to apply for this position, please email us at, quoting job ID #2315212 and the job classification 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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