Active Exhaust Corp.

Human Resources Manager


Toronto, ON


Full Time

Purpose of Position:  This role will be responsible for providing leadership, HR advice and guidance to the business and will play a key role in driving forward the HR initiatives. This role will also be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the organization's human resources by planning and implementing HR policies, programs, and practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop an awareness of the business challenges and objectives in order to drive a proactive approach to Human Resources.
  • Provide guidance and coaching on issues related to employee relations, workforce planning, talent and performance management, recruitment & selection, compensation, legal and procedural compliance, and organizational development.
  • Oversee the full cycle recruitment and selection of salaried staff by identifying appropriate talent for current open roles within the organization.
  • Manage the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), develop and maintain qualified candidate pool using cost effective recruitment strategies including social media, Internet postings and searches, print advertisements, networking/referrals, community partners, colleges/universities and other associations.
  • Develop and manage the on-boarding process, serving as first point of contact for new hires and Hiring Managers/Supervisors.
  • Facilitate the talent review process and direct the enhancement of performance management plans and reviews.
  • Oversee employee relation escalations including performance management issues, progressive discipline, and employee complaints.
  • Initiate and facilitate employee engagement; partnering with the management team to develop and implement programs to drive increased employee satisfaction.
  • Provide support and management coaching on employee terminations and participate in meetings, as required.
  • Conduct exit interviews with departing employees to identify root cause for frequent or common issues and recommend training and/or organizational design solutions.
  • Identify employee training and development opportunities and programs, with a view to improving productivity.
  • Responsible for maintaining the Safety Training & Management system and ensuring that all compliance and regulated training programs are completed and that certifications are renewed prior to expiry.
  • Provide coaching and training to supervisors on disciplining employees.
  • Develop and administer HR policies and practices which reflect current legislation, the corporation’s values, work environment and employee needs.
  • Responsible for assisting management in developing and enhancing policies, guidelines and standards to support Occupational Health and Safety (O&HS) at all levels of the organization.
  • In-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Review and revise HR policies in compliance with changing or new legislation.
  • Act as main point of contact for all health and safety issues and governing bodies including Ministry of Labour and WSIB.
  • Coordinate Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings as Company Safety Director.
  • Provide advice and interpretation of the Collective Agreement, responding to grievances, conducting investigations, maintaining records, preparing and presenting at arbitration, and participating and providing support during negotiations.
  • Direct the preparation of reports and recommending procedures to reduce absenteeism and turnover, and conducting exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
  • Oversee the recruitment, testing, and interviewing for plant (hourly) employees in accordance with the collective agreement, and counseling supervisors on candidate selection.
  • Work with department leads to manage the headcount (including ‘temps’) to ensure that it meets, and does not exceed, business requirements.
  • Facilitate workforce planning (staffing, succession planning, talent development).
  • Ensure the maintenance of all payroll data by HR Administrators.
  • Work with the leadership in preparing a budget for human resources operations.
  • Assist in creating HR metrics, analysis and reporting.


Educational Requirement:

  • College or University degree/diploma, with focus on Human Resources Management
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRL or CHRE) required


Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 10+ years’ in HR management, previous experience in a unionized manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Strong business acumen skills, solid analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills with an ability to understand broad complex business issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively influence and build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Capability and willingness to operate on both macro and micro issues.
  • Sound investigative and analytical skills, including the ability to identify issues, and make recommendations.
  • Demonstrated sound decision making skills in handling complex and sensitive situations.
  • Excellent organizational and time management with ability to coordinate and set priorities to meet deadlines while dealing with conflicting demands and changing priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software and Ceridian.

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