People and Culture Consultant
Who we are
You know those big cities that still feel like small towns? Where everyone’s friendly and helps each other out? That’s like Grant Thornton. Except here we’re all professionals and there isn’t a mayor or a general store. What we’re trying to say is that we’re a large and growing professional services firm that still feels like a community. We employ over 2500 people across Canada, and we truly care about our colleagues, our clients and the communities where we work and live. That’s what’s most important to us. We’re building a thriving organization that’s purpose driven and still want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is.
A great opportunity awaits a highly passionate and motivated People and Culture Consultant. Working closely with the People and Culture Manager, the larger P&C team in Atlantic Canada and in liaison with various stakeholders, you will be responsible for the support and delivery of a talent attraction, engagement and development. This role offers continual growth and learning opportunities to evolve your career. If you are passionate about the field of human resources and have an ability to engage those around you to grow an award-winning, high performance organization, this is your opportunity.
A career with People and Culture with Grant Thornton will provide you an opportunity to:
- Be part of a unique work culture that challenges you to further your professional development and enhance your chosen career path
- Join a dynamic environment with well-respected professionals who are locally renowned in their respective field
As a People and Culture Consultant, your responsibilities will include:
- Actively supporting the implementation of our People and Culture strategy including talent attraction, engagement and development.
- Providing extraordinary internal client service for cyclical or event based processes and projects, including growth plan review, compensation or exiting.
- Engaging our People Managers to inspire and develop talent as well as grow their coaching and management skills.
- Supporting workforce, succession and growth planning through proactive analysis and provide recommendations to leaders.
- Collaborating with our People Services team and Talent Attraction team to ensure a seamless candidate experience throughout all recruitment.
- Providing support to the business unit on the firm’s talent management and HRIS system, Workday, including reporting.
- Collaborating with our Inclusiveness Partner and Committee to achieve the Firm’s Leading Inclusively mission.
- Engage colleagues within the Nova Scotia business unit (When safe to do so traveling to our 10 locations in Nova Scotia for attraction, engagement and development opportunities will be required).
- Providing Orientation/Onboarding (as required) within the business unit and working with stakeholders to ensure an integrated and exceptional experience for all new hires.
- Communicating in effective and meaningful ways internally and externally on a regular basis to drive the success of the People and Culture strategy.
- Developing and creating proactive measures to increase the experience for our people).
This role is based in our Halifax office and supports colleagues locally and within Nova Scotia. The role requires you to build strong connections within people and culture as well as with local leadership teams.
Be Grant Thornton
If you’re a bit like us, you’re driven to connect with how others are feeling and thinking. Here we walk in others shoes before taking action. Just imagine being part of a team that puts “we before me”, where flexAbility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues to have your back. At Grant Thornton, you’ll work with inspiring leaders who support your development, both personally and professionally. This is a place where your insatiable curiosity enables you to think, see and hear from a variety of perspectives, a place where every day is different and having the courage to grow is part of who you are. And when all this comes together, well that’s when the magic happens!
Want to learn more about who we are and how we live our purple every day – read our colleagues stories at www.discoveryourpurple.ca
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a People & Culture Consultant? Like the color purple? Great. Here’s a few more boxes we’re also hoping you can tick:
- Minimum 3-5 years Human Resource experience required
- Post-secondary education required; CPHR designation, HR-related degree/diploma and/or professional services experience is an asset
- Strong working knowledge of current employment legislation and current HR theories and practices.
- Demonstrated experience building rapport and coaching people managers/leaders to elevate their coaching skills
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where every day is different and you effectively balance the calmness with a sense of urgency
- Passion and talent for the full spectrum of human resources functions
- Maintenance of strict confidentiality as required in the role
- Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team
- Solid judgment and effective interpersonal skills; proven ability to inspire a team, articulate a vision and influence stakeholders
- Strong organizational and time management discipline
- High levels of diplomacy, tact and attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation/facilitation skills
- Excellent Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
At Grant Thornton we’re focused on making a difference in the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. That’s our purpose. Or, as we like to say, living our purple.
Are you ready to Discover Your Purple?
Grant Thornton LLP is committed to employment equity, human rights and respectful workplace principles throughout the life cycle of employment, including at the recruitment and hiring stages. We welcome applications from members of all equity deserving groups, including persons with disabilities, women, racialized and/or Indigenous applicants. Should you require accommodation in relation to the recruitment process, please notify us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs.