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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  8940

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Human Resources Business Partner

Job Profile:


Position:              HR Business Partner 
Department:        Corporate, HR Shared Services
Reports To:         Senior Manager, Corporate Human Resources

Job Summary:


This position reports to the Senior Manager, Corporate Human Resources. This individual will provide human resources support for specific client groups and disciplines within the Corporate Division. 


The HR Business Partner will be the go-to resource for People Managers and their teams for all human resources related matters. This individual will be a trusted resource for HR expertise as well as a coach and mentor to our employees.

About ATS Corporation:


Advance your career with ATS, a global industry-leading automation provider to the world’s most successful companies, creating solutions that positively impact lives around the world. 


ATS is a global supplier of automation technologies, products, and solutions to a broad range of end markets including the Life Sciences, Pharma, Food & Beverage, Electric Vehicle, Consumer, Nuclear, E-Commerce and Specialty Automation sectors. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, ATS is a public company and its shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATS. ATS employs approximately 6,000 people at over 50 manufacturing facilities and over 75 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China.


AT ATS, we want you to bring your real self to work, you share and live our values (people, process, and performance), and you will demonstrate the behaviours that support them.

What You Will Do:


Provides Human Resources expertise, support, and guidance to assigned divisional leaders and their teams in the areas of workforce planning, recruitment, talent management, employee relations, organization design and restructuring, performance management, employee engagement, retention, and employee/leader development.


With support of their manager, recommend, develop, and administer human resources policies, procedures and programs in support of business initiatives ensuring compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and best practices.


This role encompasses a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to the following:


Business Partnership:
• Understand the critical objectives of the business and partner with the greater HR network to help influence the culture, create a positive employee experience, and champion relevant organizational changes and initiatives
• Support complex employee matters


Recruitment and Onboarding:
• Actively involved in developing hiring plans in collaboration with business leaders
• Supporting the recruitment and onboarding activities of top talent including co-ops, interns, apprentices, full-time employees, and contractors
• Partner with leaders to ensure new hires are properly on boarded


Performance Management and Employee Relations:
• Manage and facilitate the annual performance management cycle including supporting leaders in the development/establishment of annual goals, training new hires and leaders and facilitating calibration sessions
• Identify, evaluate and resolve employee relations issues that foster collaboration and improved performance
• Participate and/or lead any progressive disciplinary actions, terminations, restructuring and change management activities


Talent Management and Employee Development:
• Coach and advise leaders on talent management best practices related to attracting, developing and retaining employees
• Partner with the business and employees to define and develop career development plans, establish and maintain succession plans and foster and promote internal mobility
• May initiate and support or lead investigations into complaints, performance issues and sensitive subjects


Compensation and Benefits:
• Administer the annual compensation review process within the guidelines of the annual performance review cycle
• Recommend and develop the business case for compensation adjustments as required
• Assist employees with benefits enrollment, obtaining clarification on complex benefits claims and supporting and facilitating any claims management and return to work activities


Functional Enhancements:
• Contribute to continuous improvement ideas to enhance HR tools and processes and be an active participant in global ATS HR initiatives
• Ability to participate in or lead continuous improvement events and enterprise or multi- segment HR Projects


Additional Responsibilities:
• Provide ongoing support and guidance to employees and leaders on HR programs, practices, policies, legislation and regulatory requirements
• Support the management of illness or disability of employees related to either an occupational or a non-occupational absence and supporting the business with the development of RTW plans, accommodation, and injury/illness reporting
• Provide leadership, mentor and direct the daily activities of junior team members as needed
• Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset related to health and safety, employee wellness offerings and environmental initiatives. Ensure data accuracy and integrity within all HR systems

What We Will Need:


• A post-secondary degree specializing in human resources or equivalent

• Completion or in pursuit of the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation is an asset 



• Requires three (3) to five (5) years of Human Resources experience in an HR Business Partner or HR Generalist capacity preferably within a corporate environment
• Knowledge and experience across a broad range of HR disciplines including: recruitment and selection, compensation practices, employee relations, performance management
and practical knowledge and experience in the application of the Employment Standards Act (ESA) or local employment standards legislation
• Ability to have difficult conversations with employees
• Customer focused with proven relationship building strengths
• Strong communication and presentation skills with demonstrated ability to write clear, concise and compelling messaging
• A self-starter with the ability to successfully manage multiple demands while continuing to be strategically focused
• Proven ability to work closely with leaders to support the resolution of employee issues
• Demonstrated ability to invite diverse perspectives, promote an inclusive work environment and support workforce diversity
• Microsoft Office 365 and experience with HRIS systems



Join our Corporate ATS Team because: 


We VALUE our People: The foundation of a great company is having the best team which is why we continuously work to develop, engage, empower, and energize our people.


We have GREAT Work Perks: We provide a variety of perks to our employees. Make sure you ask more about our flexible work schedules (where applicable), employee events, free coffee beverages, and employee referral program. 


We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, paid vacation, comprehensive health and dental benefits, RRSP matching program, Employee Incentive Bonus program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 


We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Corporation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development, including tuition reimbursement programs and our commitment to promoting from within.

ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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