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Human Resources Manager

Department Head Office Date Posted 10/14/2020

Position Type Full Time Reference No. 2020-4100

LocationWaterdown - Head Office, Ontario, CAN

Number of Positions Available 1 Position Start Date10/25/2020

The Human Resources Manager will provide guidance, support and coordination of all human resources functions & safety functions within the organization.  This pivotal role will be responsible for talent acquisition, compliance, occupational health & safety, organizational development, training and performance management activities along with management of compensation and benefits programs.   The Human Resources Manager acts as the ambassador and advocate for the company’s staff while balancing organizational needs.  The effort of this role will have a significant effect upon the profitability of the company, its operational effectiveness, and the success of the individual project both financially and in terms of employee well-being.

The Human Resources Manager reports directly to the President of Gelderman Landscape Services.  Communication between all members of the company team with respect to the roles each member plays is essential for the success of the company as a whole. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities (but not limited to):


  • Development & execution of the talent acquisition strategy, maintaining talent pools, interpreting recruitment testing results, scheduling and conducting interviews along with counselling managers on candidate selection
  • Maintaining talent pools, developing onboarding processes and conducting exit interviews when necessary
  • Participate in the enhancement and delivery of skills training and development programs.
  • Execute Talent Management processes including the annual review process, quarterly succession plans, annual employee surveys, and other talent management initiatives
  • Coach Managers to handle and develop employees' potential and to coach employees to maximize performance and production
  • Ensure career paths and career programs continue to promote the internal movement and promotion of high potential employees


  • Oversee weekly payroll administration
  • Oversee & administer the company’s benefit plan, making suggestions for improvement and cost savings
  • Development and administration of the compensation budget as it relates to all divisions
  • Ensuring legislative compliance with employment standards and CRA regulations
  • Practicing continuous improvement in reviewing human resource processes and daily activities along with reporting of key KPIs relative to the position


  • Development and execution of a positive employee relations strategy including programs and initiatives that create a collaborative culture for all members of the team
  • Oversee & administer the design, development and implementation of total rewards strategy and recognition programs for all team members
  • Evaluate company culture and provide recommendations on changes to accomplish company goals and objectives
  • Providing technical guidance on complying with employment standards and human rights legislation
  • Development and maintenance of Human Resources polices and Employee Handbook


  • Ensure continued compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and all applicable regulations
  • Ensures that all workplace inspections are completed & documented
  • Conduct accident/investigations as necessary
  • Provide relevant guidance and recommendations to the Senior Leadership team


  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and lead several projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment.
  • Attitude of commitment and takes personal ownership
  • Attitude & willingness to learn.
  • Willing to do what is necessary to get the job done.
  • People oriented and results driven
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Able to deal with confidential information with a high degree of diplomacy


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and/or completion of CHRP/CHRL
  • 7+ years’ experience in a HR leadership/management role
  • 5+ years’ experience in Benefits Administration and payroll administration
  • 5+ years’ experience in working with multiple locations
  • Ability to develop budgets, understand and interpret financials with a general business acumen
  • Strong understanding of provincial, local labour laws and hiring practices in Canada
  • Must be a self-starter who is comfortable working with all levels of employees from field labour to senior management
  • Ability to delegate appropriately to accomplish tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrates a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrates flexibility to perform duties wherever volume deems it necessary
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software & experience using an HRIS
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Willing and able to obtain related training, licenses and /or certifications as may be required


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  • Our recruitment process will include a pre-screen questionnaire, followed by a telephone interview and a face-to-face interview.  Successful candidates will then be invited for a second interview and may be required to make a presentation to members of the Senior Management team.

    Gelderman Landscape Services is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

    We thank all applicants for your interest in joining our team however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

When we say that caring is in our nature, it doesn't just refer to our clients and their properties. It includes our staff - Care to join us? Click on Apply Now below.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Gelderman Landscape Services is an equal opportunity employer.