Human Resources Manager

Ward and Uptigrove Published on November 23, 2021 (6 days ago)
Listowel, ON
Job Type
Provincial Services


We are the premier professional services firm, in the heart of rural Ontario, with over 100 staff.  For over 60 years, we've cared for our staff and clients, helping us all succeed with small town values and downtown expertise.

The Human Resources Manager, reporting to the CEO, establishes, enhances, and maintains the organization’s Human Resources function by planning, implementing and evaluating employee relationships and HR policies, programs and practices. This position works closely with the Partners/Principals and Operations Team and directly supervises the Human Resources Administrator.

Be part of a firm where you can expect:

Balance: We value personal time and hard work pays off. Outside of reasonable core hours, you have flex time to decide what hours work best for you.

Professional Development: We want you to hone your craft; we support ongoing development through experience, mentoring and formal education so you can reach your full potential.

Compensation:  We value your expertise and offer a competitive compensation package, including benefits and a bonus plan.

Social:  We believe in working hard but playing hard too. Our friendly team enjoys several company social functions as well as in office team events throughout the year.

Culture: Our environment is relaxed, Partners, Principals and Staff talk and listen, trust and respect are fundamental. 

Lifestyle:  You can enjoy small town living or an easy 35-minute drive from Waterloo - no traffic, just the odd horse and buggy.  Our community offers quality English Public and Catholic school options and a strong healthcare system providing state of the art medical facilities.  We are a Community of Character.  Visit to learn more about our thriving community. 

What you’ll be doing:

-          Establishing recruitment strategies and completing full cycle recruitment for the Firm;

-          Leading the implementation of performance management systems including performance reviews;

-          Determining and recommending employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employee-employer relationship and promote a high level of employee morale, motivation and retention;

-          Managing the H&S committee and H&S requirements of the firm;

-          Supporting succession planning initiatives related to staff development and progression within the Firm;

-          Maintaining the Firm’s guidelines by preparing, updating and recommending HR policies and procedures;

-          Initiating and facilitating the termination process with a strong focus on mitigating legal risks;

-          Managing and executing staff orientation and onboarding programs;

-          Working with the CEO to manage the annual salary review process for Staff; and

-          Overseeing the semi-monthly payroll process and annual T4 reporting.

What we’re looking for:

-          College diploma or university degree in Human Resources or related program; CHRL designation is preferred;

-          Minimum five years’ experience in a human resources leadership capacity;

-          Previous experience in a professional services firm considered an asset;

-          Thorough knowledge of HR and H&S principles, practices, regulations and legislation;

-          Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; and

-          Ability to demonstrate tact and discretion in handling matters of confidential nature.

-          Knowledge of benefits administration and compensation programs, including use of payroll software;


This role is full time, 40 hours per week Monday to Friday and has the opportunity to be occasionally remote for the right candidate.

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