Human Resources Business Partner – 18 month term Job at Swoop – in Alberta

Life at Swoop

When you work for Swoop, you’re part of something big. We’re a small airline with a big dream of bringing Canadians the freedom to travel where life takes them. We are innovators, collaborators, risk-takers and entrepreneurs who act with integrity and always put safety first.

Whether you are painting the skies magenta on a Swoop Boeing 737-800 or working at our Calgary HQ, we all play a role in upholding our values, mission and most importantly, disrupting the Canadian aviation industry through affordable travel.

Swoop is wholly owned subsidiary of the WestJet Group but make no mistake, we march to the beat of our own drum. At Swoop, our-day-to-day operations are vastly different and deliberately separate, but carefully aligned to complement the big-picture strategy of the WestJet Group.

Reporting to the Senior Leader of Human Resources, the HRBP, the will provide support and effective delivery of HR programs (with a strong focus in Labour Relations), with advice and guidance to our leaders of both unionized and non-unionized employees.

Key Responsibilities:
Deliver HR service and consultation across a spectrum of areas within a unionized and non-unionized environment including: Employment Legislation, Labour & Employee Relations, Performance Management, Total Disability Management, Benefits, Leadership Development, Employee Onboarding, Organization Design;

Accountable to ensure that HR processes are compliant with company policies, the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and employment legislation;

Understand business goals to recommend and implement HR solutions that are in line with Swoop’s culture and business strategy;

Provide coaching to leaders to assist them in effectively applying company policies, guidelines and regulations to employee issues and concerns (e.g., performance, behavior, conflict resolution, termination);

Provide coaching, advice, and feedback to the Swoop leaders with data-driven recommendations that help them improve team performance, retention, and the overall employee experience;

Form positive relationships with union groups

Assess and recommend practical solutions to often ambiguous and complex people situations;

Accountable for labor relations case management and the support of internal investigations and grievances;

Works closely with the Legal Department to report and investigate concerns, and conduct investigations as needed in a practical, expedient, and discreet manner;

Mediate and facilitate conflict resolution;

Partner with hiring managers to ensure a workforce plan and budget is in place to meet ongoing recruitment needs, in alignment with Swoop’s strategy;

Responsible to support short-term and long-term disability case management;

Work in close partnership with the Analyst, HR, providing guidance and mentorship.

Professional Experience/Qualifications:
Minimum of 5 years of HR Business Partner experience, in a unionized environment

Solid knowledge of the Canada Labour Code

Experience with Unions/Compensation/Total Rewards would be an asset.

A strong consulting orientation and client focus with the ability to build strong, positive relationships with client groups;

Experience working with Short and Long Term Disability Files/WCB and Return to Work programs

Critical thinker who can combine multiple sources of information to drive to practical solutions;

Strong track record in demonstrating Human Resources principles within a service delivery model;

The ability to be comfortable with high volume workload in a solutions focused environment which demands strong deliverables;

A positive, “roll up your sleeve” team-player attitude and customer focused approach to deal with challenging situations with integrity, empathy, and sincerity;

Experience with Workday or other HR Systems is a plus; proficiency with MS Office 365 programs including Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required;

Post-secondary education is required, with a preference for a Human Resource-related discipline;

CPHR Designation is an asset.

Let’s talk dollars and cents.

At Swoop, we’re committed to offering a fair and competitive total compensation package that starts with a solid base salary, and complemented by perks like performance based profit sharing, a company-matched savings plan, flexible group benefits and of course, flight privileges.

We celebrate differences and diversity.

Swoop is an equal-opportunity employer, and our workplace culture is one where diversity and differences are embraced, appreciated and celebrated. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, transgender status, marital or family status, disability, age or convictions for which a pardon has been granted.

Effective immediately all employees hired within the WestJet group of companies will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will be required to sign an attestation upon hire acknowledging you are fully vaccinated

About the Company

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Company Location:  Alberta

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