ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Human Resources Business Partner

    Location CA-BC-North Vancouver
    Posted Date 2 days ago(2 days ago)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation

    Location: ALS Canada, North Vancouver

    Reports to: Director, Human Resources, Canada & USA Minerals

    Position Type: 14 Month Contract (November 2018 to December 2019)

    Do you...

    • Have a great sense of humour and the ability to roll with changing priorities, ambiguity and a very fast pace;
    • Are still amazed at how people can surprise you;
    • Have a true HR Generalist/Business Partner background with 3-5 years’ experience;
    • Are just as comfortable in the manufacturing plant/laboratory as you are in the boardroom;
    • Know employment law in BC and Alberta like the back of your hand;
    • Understand the importance of being detailed but always keep the big picture in mind;
    • Are known as leader who excels at coaching and develops line managers.

    About the Position

    ALS is one of the world’s largest and most diversified testing services providers. We thrive in a results oriented production environment. In this unique Human Resources Business Partner role, we are seeking a dynamic individual to join our innovative HR team.

    As a Human Resources Business Partner, you will be the main point of contact for all Human Resource support for your client groups. Your main focus will be Recruitment, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Compensation, Organizational and Leadership Development.


    Specific Responsibilities

    • Work with the Corporate Human Resource team to determine HR strategy and strategic initiatives;
    • Provide human resource advice and consultation to employees and management;
    • Coach and counsel employees and management in the area of employment law, performance management, conflict management and resolution in accordance with company policies;
    • Work with local management to develop and maintain a culture of open and honest dialogue;
    • Manage the recruitment process for the locations and assist with recruiting at other branches when necessary;
    • Participate in creating and delivering corporate training on policies and procedures in the areas of staffing, compliance, employee relations and recruitment & selection;
    • Proactively identify HR related training/knowledge needs of client groups and deliver training accordingly;
    • Ensure compliance with provincial and federal laws and regulations relating to employment standards, human rights, privacy legislation and employment equity;
    • Investigate and resolve employee complaints and concerns;
    • Advise and educate employees regarding company programs, benefits and policies;
    • Assist in organizing employee events, employee communications and HR intranet content;
    • Ensure that all Human Resource forms, policies, procedures and manuals etc. are up-to-date;
    • Perform exit interviews and track results;
    • Travel as required in order to provide HR support to the ALS laboratories in Western Canada;
    • Assist with other Human Resource projects when necessary;
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Completion of a university degree and/or college level Human Resources Management program or equivalent is required;
    • 3-5 years of experience in Human Resources in a Generalist/Business Partner capacity;
    • Experience working with unions or in unionized environment an asset;
    • CHRP or working towards CHRP designation preferred;
    • Ability to communicate via telephone and e-mail without assistance;
    • Ability to travel without assistance.

    Looking for further details?

    • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than September 16, 2018;
    • We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted;

    • For the employee referral bonus program, this position is eligible for a Level C bonus award.



    ALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee are both recognized and valued. We therefore encourage applications from all individuals; particularly women, First nations, people with disabilities and visible minorities.


    ALS also welcomes applications from people with all levels of ability. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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