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Flanagan Foodservice Human Resources Generalist in Kitchener, Ontario

We are the premier foodservice distributor in Ontario. We meet our customers' unique needs by delivering superior service, value and flexibility. This mission is made possible by attracting the best talent in the industry and treating our employees like family. Proudly named one of Canada's Best Managed!

Join our Human Resources team! Now hiring a Human Resources Generalist!

What it?s all about:

If having variety in a role excites you and you enjoy making an impact in your organization, you will love this role! The HR Generalist role provides different levels of support to our Operations leaders and employees within our Kitchener Transportation and Warehouse teams. Your responsibilities will include, but aren?t limited to: recruitment support, employee relations, WSIB claims management, and key employee engagement and recognition programs.

What you?ll do:

Your key accountabilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Offering advice and guidance to leaders on legislative compliance and employee relations, including discipline procedures;

  • Providing recruitment support for our operations teams, which may include posting job openings, screening and interviewing candidates, and preparing job offers and new hire packages;

  • Facilitating the onboarding of new employees;

  • WSIB claims management for Kitchener Transportation and Warehouse, including safe return to work programs;

  • Supporting annual HR cyclical programs, such as performance review process, compensation planning, benefits enrollment, etc.;

  • Conducting exit interviews;

  • Facilitating corporate HR training programs;

  • Providing guidance on internal policies and procedures;

  • Facilitating employee recognition programs and other HR driven initiatives;

  • Creating and publishing the quarterly company newsletter;

  • Assisting with special projects, company events, and other activities as required.

    What we need:

  • A post-secondary education in a related discipline;

  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation or working toward this designation is preferred;

  • 3+ years' experience in an HR Generalist or comparable role;

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Ontario Employment Standards Act and all legislative requirements;

  • Thorough understanding of HR best practices, employee relations, labour relations, etc.;

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with leaders and employees;

  • Effective interpersonal skills along with proven ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and discretion;

  • Demonstrated expertise with proven experience communicating sensitive messages, processes and procedures;

  • Ability to coach employees and leaders through difficult situations and supporting them through change;

  • A master juggler with excellent organizational, time-management and multi-tasking skills;

  • Strong computer skills in the Microsoft Office Suite.

    Bonus points:

  • A witty sense of humour!

    This role is the difference you deserve!

    Flanagan Foodservice Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and has an accommodation process in place to provide accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please let us know by submitting your request to so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations.