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Employee Relations Specialist (Eastern Canada)

Saint-Laurent, Quebec People & HR Full Time

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Employee Relations Specialist (Eastern Canada)

People & Culture
At the heart of our business are people. We create a better everyday life together by living our shared values and safeguarding our unique culture. To create an inspiring IKEA experience we need to make sure our co-workers have the preconditions to meet our customers in the best possible way.

The purpose of the People and Culture function is to secure the competence and organisation to reach our business ambitions.

To succeed, we are focusing on three movements:
1. People choose IKEA for what we stand for
2. Engaged IKEA people with customers at heart
3. A modern, lean and agile IKEA fit for growth

As a person you are passionate about people, their rights and wellbeing. You have engagement and commitment to develop the business and deliver business results by optimising performance through people, mostly on tactical and operational level. You are an ambassador for the IKEA culture and values and enjoy working in a vibrant and changing multi-dimensional environment.

You have knowledge of legislation regarding resolving disputes between IKEA and other corporate and civil parties and the rights and obligations of co-workers and employers. You are prepared to mediate the relationship between co-workers, employing entities, trade unions and the government. You have an overview about fair trading and consumer protection laws and how to deal with related cases and how to create, implement and follow up on rules and practices that ensure accountability, compliance, fairness and transparency within IKEA.

You know how to work independently, take own initiatives and responsibility. You express ideas and opinions effectively in verbal and written communication.

For this role we believe you need to have proven record of developing people and organisations, minimum one year of HR experience, one year experience in Co-worker Relations or related and experience from a global matrix organisation and/or participating in global projects.

In the role as Co-worker Relations Specialist, you contribute to the overall co-worker relations strategy and follow up together with the organisation upholding our global Co-worker relations principles and code of conduct. You create the conditions for an engaging and healthy working environment where co-workers develop and perform.

You will:
  • Ensure the relevant global people policies and standards are fully supported by the management team, implemented across the country and lived up to (e.g. Code of Conduct, co-worker relations principles)
  • Establish and foster an ongoing open dialogue with co-workers, their associations and other organisations, contributing to successful negotiations with worker’s council/labour union.
  • Together with all units secure the implementation of country HR policies and procedures in line with employment law compliance and follow up
  • Contribute expertise to leadership development in relation to co-worker relations, behaviours and trust throughout the organisation
  • Follow up on the I Share process on country level.
  • Protect IKEA as an employer from potential threats by implementing and following a common way of managing labour issues on country level.
  • Identify, evaluate and monitor actual and potential labour issues evolving internally or externally that could create significant risks for IKEA.
  • Implement and follow up on the IKEA Employment standards and compliance in all units
  • Follow up on the on health & wellbeing framework on country level
  • Collaborate closely with the co-worker relations specialists in the Market area to ensure learnings and consistency in creating a great co-worker experience.
In this role you will report to the Market Area People & Culture Manager.

This role is located in the East Canadian Market. This role may require travel, up to 30%, internationally and domestically.
We will prioritise applications from you who fulfil the majority of the requirements.

This role will be posted until February 19, 2019, but we appreciate your application as soon as possible.

We warmly welcome your application!