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Director, Employee Relations


This is a Full-time position in Oshawa, ON posted June 16, 2021.

What is the opportunity?

The Director, Employee Relations leads the Employee Relations team supporting Capital Markets and other groups as directed, with primary accountability for effective management of workplace risk, including compliance with legal/regulatory requirements for employment and employee relations best practices.

The incumbent ensures effective support, advice and counsel are provided to employees and managers dealing with a variety of complex Employee Relations issues while ensuring positive employee experiences and maintains our commitment to consistently applying RBC Values and Code of Conduct.

In partnership with Capital Markets, the incumbent sustains and strengthens RBC’s value of integrity and business ethics practices, ensures misconduct is addressed appropriately and reports on Code of Conduct breaches and conduct monitoring initiatives.

What will you do?

Employee Conduct & Risk Culture Ensure unethical and disrespectful conduct is promptly investigated; lead management of employee conduct investigations, including Respectful Workplace matters and other Code breaches and ethical concerns Ensure any inappropriate conduct is appropriately addressed; provide advice to senior leaders and HR partners regarding remediation Cultivate and leverage external network (industry peers and associations, advocacy groups) to obtain information that provides competitive intelligence and details regarding trends Monitor relevant legal / regulatory developments, identify and report trends and emerging issues through data analytics and insights.

Regularly engage with partners in Compliance and CM Governance and Reporting to discuss Conduct matters and prepare reports on CM Conduct and Culture for Senior Leadership Conduct Monitoring and Reporting Develop, implement and manage HR processes and systems to monitor employee conduct, aligning with business conduct monitoring processes to connect dots, provide integrated insights and identify proactive strategies to prevent misconduct Improve the analysis of employee misconduct identifying and reporting trends and emerging issues including understanding the root cause of misconduct to report insights to the business and functional partners, as required, for additional monitoring Advice and Counsel on Conduct and Other Employment Related Issues Oversee team’s management/resolution of specific workplace issues and incidents, including investigations of employee concerns and escalations Provide guidance to senior leaders to resolve high risk, sensitive workplace issues, including in the areas of performance management, attendance management and Respectful Workplace matters Provide Employee Relations advice on restructuring initiatives, role eliminations and terminations, working with the appropriate internal partners as required People Leadership Develop employee goals that align to team vision and demonstrates commitment to RBC Leadership Model, Collective Ambition and Values Provide real-time, constructive performance & behaviour coaching that strengthens employee engagement and enablement Support & monitor employee development/career management to build/grow professional capabilities Foster an open and ‘safe to speak up’ environment that drives a high performance culture What do you need to succeed?

Must-have Minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience in progressively more senior roles Expertise in Canadian employee relations practices and employment law requirements (federal & provincial) typically achieved through progressive HR, people management or legal experiences.

Minimum 3 years’ direct people leadership experience Demonstrated experience in aligning and integrating risk management with business and HR strategy Exceptional ability in establishing and managing relationships with senior level stakeholders Proven ability to drive execution and achieve business results Previous experience leading a high performance culture & inspire direct reports to values-based behaviours Thought leadership, strategic thinking, analytical and problem solving capabilities Outstanding oral and written communication skills Excellent collaboration capabilities and ability to engage others to work towards a shared vision and common goals.

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper.

We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation.

Ability to make a difference and lasting impact.

Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.

Opportunities to take on progressively greater scopes of work.

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JOB SUMMARY City: Toronto Address: 200 Bay Street Work Hours/Week: 37.5 Work Environment: Office Employment Type: Permanent Career Level: Senior Manager/Director Pay Type: Salary Variable Bonus Required Travel (%): 0-25 Exempt/Non-Exempt: N/A People Manager: Yes Application Deadline: 06/23/2021 Platform: Corporate HR / Recruitment / Learning Req ID: 373856 Ad Code(s):