Human Resources Consultant

BMO Financial Group - New York, NY (30+ days ago)3.8

The Human Resources Consultant collaborates with the designated business group(s) across all aspects of HR including employee relations, recruitment and staffing, compensation, talent review, organization design, resource planning, learning and career development. Reporting to the Director & HRBP, the incumbent works with leaders as well as HR Centre of Expertise (COEs) to define needs, provide input on the development of people strategies, and actively participate in the execution of the strategy for HR enterprise programs as well as business groups’ initiatives.

Strategy Insights and Planning
  • Understand business strategy, plans and activities, assess needs and barriers in order to drive business performance through delivery of the group people strategy and solutions (e.g. addressing recruitment and retention challenges, reviewing compensation plans, assessing and addressing employee skills and knowledge gaps, reviewing learning and development options etc.)
  • Support and execute people related solutions aligned to business groups priorities and plans (e.g. brand promise, customer experience, risk management and compliance, etc.), by partnering with COEs as appropriate
  • Provide ongoing HR consulting services through advising leaders on HR programs, practices, policies, legislation and regulatory requirements including interpretation of policy, identification of risk, impact to the business and recommended solutions (e.g. diversity and inclusion, annual performance management and compensation review process, etc.)
  • Partner with COEs in translating business needs into actionable solutions (e.g. project planning, consulting on organization structure changes, implementing changes to business group HR programs, etc.)
Relationship Management
  • Collaborate proactively with COEs to provide business context as the COE designs, develops and implements annual HR programs (e.g. performance assessment planning, talent management activities including assessment of potential planning, compensation reviews, etc.)
  • Act as liaison between the COE and business to positively influence and align the agendas of both the business and HR and to ensure the business context is communicated and understood
  • Provide thoughtful and effective coaching to employees and leaders on performance management, compensation, organization design, employee engagement and overall organizational effectiveness
  • Identify partnership opportunities to foster effective relationships between business and broader HR community (e.g. monthly update meetings, cross functional project teams, Town Halls, etc.)
Data Analysis, Processes and Systems
  • Collaborate with Workforce Solutions (WFS) and Management Information (MI) teams to ensure business context is applied to data analysis
  • Execute on workforce planning strategy in partnership with business group, Strategic Initiatives team, HRBPs and Strategic Workforce planning teams by identifying resourcing issues and making recommendations based on predictive modelling and analytics (e.g. monitoring FTE levels, forecasting contingent and global resourcing talent)
  • Oversee and encourage the use of BMO HR systems (e.g. myHR) to employees and managers to ensure data is accurate and relevant
Change Management
  • Collaborate with the COEs to execute new, and revise HR policies, processes, systems and programs
  • Operate as an agent of change for initiatives within the business groups, providing change management recommendations and supporting the business to manage and sustain the change
  • Demonstrate ability to proactively think through potential outcomes of a people project/initiative
Risk Management
  • Apply governance as it relates to Bank policies and procedures, government legislation and regulatory requirements across various jurisdictions
  • Engage Employee Relations to advise/guide leaders on difficult/complex ER matters (harassment, fraud, discrimination, termination)
  • Comply with audit processes
  • Adhere to policy and procedure documentation controls
  • Understand BMO’s risk management framework
  • University degree/ college diploma
  • Certified Human Resources Professional designation or equivalent completed preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible and related experience in Human Resources including Performance Management, Talent Management, Learning and Development, Organization Design, Compensation principles as well as policies and related legislation
  • Experience working in the financial services industry is an asset
  • Good relationship management and consulting skills
  • Ability to earn trust/respect of the business groups and leaders team
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of use of the HR processes and HR practices
  • Solid change leadership and management skills
  • Sound knowledge of business strategy and financial acumen
  • Solid presentation, written and verbal communication skills which bring clarity and precision at various decision-making meetings
  • Solid problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Ability to manage shifting priorities and to prioritize tasks
  • Good project management skills and effective execution skills to ensure successful delivery/implementation of special initiatives, processes and policies
  • Strong technical skills including: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word
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At BMO Harris Bank we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the center of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all, inclusive of Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities.

Job Human Resources
Primary Location United States-New York-New York

Organisation Human Resources&Comm's-X000075
Schedule full-time
Job Posting 08/10/18
Unposting Date Ongoing