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Business Partner, Work Design & Classification

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date August 20, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Business / Management
Client Interior Health Authority
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Business Partner, Work Design & Classification

Competition #: 01434937
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT


Position Summary
Are you an excellent team player who excels in a fast-paced environment? We are seeking a Business Partner, Work Design & Classification to join our busy Compensation and Health Human Resource (HHR) Planning team!

The Business Partner, Work Design and Classification provides expert advice in making decisions regarding organizational/program/ department design and redesign. The Business Partner provides advice and consultation in the areas of job evaluation, analysis, contract interpretations, and legislation relating to unionized compensation and classification. The Business Partner investigates and negotiates resolutions to classification issues such as job review requests and classification grievances and may represent Interior Health (IH) on provincial compensation committees. As part of the Human Resources Team, the Business Partner also plays a key role in the development of organization-wide Human Resource policies, strategies, and procedures.

Some duties of the position:

• Provides expert advice and negotiates/influences others in making decisions regarding organizational/ program/department design or redesign/restructuring initiatives. Recommends compensation and classification changes necessary to meet short- and lon- term operational and service delivery needs.

• Provides advice and support to managers in developing new and/or revising job descriptions according to established protocols, recommending revisions, and assessing the relevance of qualifications related to the duties performed. Recommends an appropriate classification in accordance with individual classification systems through the assessment of the job description, researching previous classification awards, and liaising with HEABC. Registers new and revised job descriptions with appropriate unions in accordance with established procedures and responds to union inquiries with a view to resolving job classification issues.

• Investigates, monitors, and makes recommendations regarding the internal equity between positions in the organization to ensure consistency in applying classification criteria, collective agreement language, processes, and guidelines.

• Provides consistent interpretation and application of the classification systems as referenced in the collective agreements to management. Researches relevant jurisprudence and consults with HEABC as required. Reviews classification-related arbitration awards, contract interpretation updates, and industry-applied benchmarks and/or salary adjustments to identify the impact to the organization. Recommends a course of action to be taken and classification changes to be made.

• Investigates and responds to job review requests and classification grievances; analyzes data, financial, and operational implications; recommends solutions; and negotiates a resolution with local or provincial union representatives within established parameters.

• Prepares for third party classification hearings by conducting detailed investigations, interviewing managers and employees, and consulting with HEABC. Attends and represents the Employer at third party hearings.

• Represents IH on provincial compensation committees, as assigned.

• Participates on committees and develops a network to maintain a knowledge base and expertise of current compensation issues as well as upcoming changes and trends.

• Builds relationships and liaises with local and provincial union representatives and external agencies such as the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) and Work Design and Classification Consultants from the other provincial Health Authorities.

• Develops, maintains, and reviews compensation/classification policies and procedures to ensure they meet organization objectives and collective agreement provisions.

• Establishes communication channels to ensure that required information is shared with Human Resources and Finance representatives, such as compensation and classification changes as a result of collective bargaining, new and revised job descriptions as they relate to job postings, and job code data fields.

• Acts as a member of the Human Resources Team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of organization-wide Human Resource policies, strategies, and procedures.

• Advises the Leader, Work Design and Classification of significant issues arising that may adversely affect the operation or reputation of the organization.

• Manages a job description file system with related job design history. Develops and maintains an electronic classification database that enables access by Human Resources, Managers, and line staff.

• Develops related reports as required.

• Participates in the development of Health Authority-wide retention strategies that enhance quality of work life and positions IH as the preferred place of work.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

This is a temporary full time position until October 15, 2021 or return of the incumbent. Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00.

If this sounds like a perfect opportunity for you to hone your skills and work with a fantastic team, apply today!

Education, Training, and Experience
• A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.
• Five to seven years of recent, related experience in a multi-union healthcare environment with emphasis on classification and analysis.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – communicates effectively; listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnership and networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers and service, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities
• Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Ability to influence, negotiate, advocate, and relate effectively with others.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all levels of staff.
• Ability to conduct research, analyze, strategize, plan, and problem-solve.
• Ability to organize and manage multi-projects simultaneously.
• Ability to work independently and as a team member.
• Ability to operate related equipment and software applications.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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