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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  9800

Wixom, MI, US, 48393

Date:  May 14, 2023

HR Generalist


Location:  Wixom, Michigan, USA - Hybrid

Department:  HR, Global Services

We are looking for an HR Business Partner to join our team!  Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, you will provide human resources support for specific client groups and disciplines within our Canadian & USA Services Divisions.  The HR Business Partner will be the go-to resource for People Managers and their teams for all human resources related matters. 

Your role will be to provide Human Resources expertise, support and guidance to assigned client groups and their teams in the areas of workforce planning, recruitment support, talent management, employee relations, organization design and restructuring, performance management, employee engagement, retention, as well as training and development.  

•    Proactively partner with the business to understand critical business priorities and HR implications.   

•    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.

•    Maintain an effective level of business literacy about the business unit's financial position through involvement in Monthly Business Reviews.

Major Duties


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. 
•    May drive positive change by supporting and partnering with Management on broader employee issues.
•    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 onboarded. 

Performance Management and Employee Relations:
•    Manage and facilitate the annual performance management cycle including supporting leaders in the development/establishment of annual goals, 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.
•    Partner with the business leaders and HR leadership to establish pay scale guidelines.
•    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 mentorship and point of escalation to the HR Coordinator as needed.
•    Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset. 
•    Ensure data accuracy and integrity within all HR systems. 





•    A post-secondary degree specializing in human resources or equivalent and completion or in pursuit of an HR professional certification (I.e. CHRP/L, or SHRM) .


Experience & Skills:


  • Requires a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of Human Resources experience in an HR Business Partner or HR Generalist capacity preferably within a manufacturing or engineering environment. 
  • Experience with both USA and Canadian employment legislation
  • 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 state and federal employment legislation.
  • Ability to have difficult conversations with employees.
  • Customer focused with proven relationship building strengths.
  • Strong business acumen and analytic capability to identify and diagnose pressing business challenges.
  • 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.
  • HR data analytics experience is an asset.
  • Microsoft Office 365 and experience with HRIS systems.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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