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Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)

Full-Time, Non-Union


The Organization:

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph (SJHCG) is a faith-based organization that is part of St. Joseph’s Health System. We live by our CARE values: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence, and embed person- and family-centred care throughout our 240 long-term care beds, 106 hospital beds, and a variety of outpatient and community support services. Our staff complement of approximately 700 employees is committed to contributing to a healthy, safe, and respectful environment. If you are a passionate and highly motivated individual, looking to help us advance in our mission, vision and values, we look forward to you joining our team!

The Job Summary:

The Human Resources Business Partner plays an integral role in supporting the organization’s leaders in integrating Human Resources best practices and programs into their business. The HRBP provides full-spectrum Human Resource support ranging from employee/labour relations, leave management, workforce planning and talent management support to leaders. The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing outstanding internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement.

Key Accountabilities & Success Criteria:

  • Act as a trusted advisor to leaders providing advice and guidance on all people-related matters.
  • Foster and maintain strong internal relationships with leaders, unions and stakeholders.
  • Support the implementation of programs and processes aligned with the people plan.
  • Facilitate change management processes to drive successful organization transitions.
  • Act as an investigator in the complaint management process, including performing routine workplace investigations and making recommendations for resolution.
  • Support and guidance provision for policy, collective agreement and procedure interpretation and implementation ensuring compliance with applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Provide coaching, counselling, guidance and resources with regards to performance management, grievance handling and attendance management.
  • Support accommodation, disability management and wellness in the management of human resources within the organization.
  • Support the recruitment, retention and compensation functions.
  • Act as a lead providing subject matter expertise for specific Human Resources functions including diversity and equity.
  • Support routine and ad hoc data collection and reporting to be used in strategic planning and board reports.
  • Conduct research on Human Resources practices and share learning and practices with leaders and the organization
  • Develop and implement Human Resource training/education programs and procedures in collaboration with other HR team members



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, HR management, related field or equivalent experience.
  • Certified Human Resources Professional designation (CHRP) an asset.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Labour Relations, preferably in a healthcare setting
  • Experience in a unionized environment.
  • Expert knowledge of Human Resources policies and procedures, and employment-related legislation (Labour Relations Act, Pay Equity Act, Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Employment Standards Act, Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act etc).

Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience in areas of grievance handling, conflict management, discipline and discharge, accommodations/modified work placements and attendance management as well as talent development (recruitment, recognition, performance management).
  • Knowledge of organizational development and change management theories and practices
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), with superior conflict resolution and influence skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching and consulting skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, presentation skills and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact and sound professional judgment when responding to matters concerning sensitive personal information and confidentiality. 
  • Advanced computer skills and knowledge working in Excel, Word, Outlook, HRIS and other HR tools and systems.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service when interacting with employees, leaders, patients, families, colleagues and physicians.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing values based, service oriented and collaborative partnerships.
  • Strong problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Adaptability to change, new ideas and practices.


It’s a great time to help shape how health care is delivered in Ontario. To apply to this exciting opportunity, please submit a curriculum vitae in confidence, outlining how your knowledge, experience and personal attributes are a good fit with the requirements of this position and the values of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph by:

SJHCG Applicant Tracking System https://sjhcg.startdate.ca OR

Visit us at www.sjhcg.ca

St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre Guelph recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents, staff and others from COVID-19. As such, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, it will be a condition of employment that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all programs, facilities, and people. St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph is committed to creating a barrier-free, accessible organization, and will work to accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontario for Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application process, please contact Human Resources at employment@sjhcg.ca for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

We appreciate all responses; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.