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You will provide leadership and oversight to ensure the advancement of the Senate Administration’s learning and development and employee wellness strategies. You will create a leadership development program for the Administration and develop a performance management tool for senators staff.
You will liaise directly with diverse groups of individuals across the organization on a daily basis. You will balance your time leading, supporting and ensuring the successful completion of your team’s deliverables while providing other groups with the resources they require.
You will be instrumental in supporting the strategic direction of Human Resources and making sustainable changes in a number of key areas. You will be looked to for your leadership to support and foster a workplace culture that is inclusive and supports continuous growth.
Director, Talent Optimization & Employee Well-being @ Senate of Canada
Company: Senate of Canada
Position: Director, Talent Optimization & Employee Well-being
Location: Ottawa, ON
The Senate is the Upper House of the Parliament of Canada. Together with the Crown and the House of Commons, they comprise the bicameral legislature of Canada’s parliamentary democracy. The Senate unites a diverse group of accomplished Canadians in service of their country.
Parliament’s 105 Senators shape Canada’s future. Senators scrutinize legislation, suggest improvements and fix mistakes. When the Senate speaks, the House of Commons listens — a bill must pass the Senate before it can become law. Senators also propose their own bills and generate debate about issues of national importance in the collegial environment of the Senate Chamber, where ideas are debated on their merit. Created to counterbalance representation by population in the House of Commons, the Senate has evolved from defending regional interests to giving voice to underrepresented groups like Indigenous peoples, visible minorities and women.
Skills & Experience
Throughout your career as a bilingual Human Resources professional, you have gained progressive experience and knowledge across various functions of human resources, including talent management, labour and employee relations, health and safety, and employee wellness.
You will have completed a University degree in HR management, business administration, industrial relations, or another relevant field or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience. The achievement of a recognized Human Resources professional designation would be considered an asset.
You will have gained expertise in providing HR services and recommendations to senior executives on a wide range of subject matter. You have in-depth experience in the development and implementation of transformative programs, policies, processes and guidelines that is complemented with a mastery of delivering complex change management strategies and initiatives.
Your communication skills are exemplary, and you are equally as comfortable presenting written documentation as you are presenting orally to executives. You put a strong emphasis on providing superior client service and will be viewed as someone that not only listens, but who can deliver the most effective and appropriate solutions that are adapted to their business needs.
You can be described as a leader that is highly adaptable, professional and inclusive. You are a self-sufficient and mature leader who has the confidence and motivation to find new ways to engage people and drive performance, acting as a strategic mentor and influencer.
You are exceptionally organized and have a high degree of comfort managing competing and shifting priorities. You can look at every situation at a macro and micro level with ease. You effectively navigate landscapes that hold varying levels of authority and accountabilities.
Summary of the Role
Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director, Talent Optimization & Employee Well-Being provides direction and leadership in the development of change management strategies, innovative HR management programs and talent-management solutions including policies, learning and professional development, performance management, recognition, labour and employee relations, health, safety, and employee wellness.
You will be involved in the development and execution of a wide range of talent management strategies and will be relied upon for your expertise in labour relations to create an environment that is safe, healthy and fulfilling for all employees. You will ensure policies and programs are in place that both support and improve the employee experience while effectively managing potential risks for the organization.
With stakeholder management being a key component of your role, you will liaise directly with diverse groups of individuals across the organization on a daily basis. You will balance your time leading, supporting and ensuring the successful completion of your team’s deliverables while providing other groups with the resources they require. As the Director, Talent Optimization & Employee Well-Being, you will frequently interact with the Executive Committee and the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (CIBA) and other related subcommittees composed of various Senators.
You will provide leadership and oversight to ensure the advancement of the Senate Administration’s learning and development and employee wellness strategies. You will create a leadership development program for the Administration and develop a performance management tool for senators staff. You will be instrumental in supporting the strategic direction of Human Resources and making sustainable changes in a number of key areas. You will be looked to for your leadership to support and foster a workplace culture that is inclusive and supports continuous growth.
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