HR Business Partner needed at Berkley Canada (a Berkley Company) Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Apply now

Jun 24
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Why Berkley?

Berkley Canada is a boutique Specialty and Accident, Health & Travel Insurer that delivers

exceptional expertise and service to our broker partners and insureds. Our mission is to be the best for our employees, customers and shareholders. By being the best we mean generating better experiences and better outcomes for these three stakeholders. In order to achieve this our strategy is simple. Find the industry expert in a line of business and empower them to better serve that specific niche, we do this by encouraging each other to think outside the box, be innovative and create new opportunities.


Position Summary

The HR Business Partner will hold one of the most important jobs in this company: helping us ensure that our true assets – our people – are energized and fully invested in team success, as well as personal and professional development.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of HR, this position will be responsible for providing ongoing support to several HR functions including, recruitment & selection, onboarding & offboarding, learning and development, health & safety, HR administration, employee relations & engagement programs. With a heavy focus on full-cycle recruiting, the ideal candidate has a proven track record in administering successful recruiting initiatives.

You will help oversee and administer the daily activity of the Human Resources Team, and play a vital role in ensuring the company’s continued growth. Wearing many hats, your diverse capabilities, energetic, outgoing personality will assist the team in keeping the company’s enthusiasm and spirit alive every day.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment and Selection: Perform the full range of recruitment activities to help source and fill a wide range of positions including; creating engaging job postings, reviewing and qualifying resumes, pre-screening and/or interviewing candidates, coordinating interviews, and conducting background screenings.
  • Onboarding: You will oversee and work with the HR Coordinator to manage the onboarding process for all new employees, including new hire documentations, orientation, and ensuring a smooth transition into their new role.
  • Employee Relations: You will serve as the primary point of contact for employee relations issues, including addressing concerns, providing guidance on company policies, and ensuring compliance with employment laws.
  • Performance Management: You will collaborate with managers to ensure effective performance management, including setting performance goals, conducting performance evaluations, and provide coaching and feedback.
  • Learning and Development: Assists in the development and delivery of management and/or employee training sessions related to strategic initiatives, performance management, skill building etc.
  • Employee Engagement: Partner with the HR Coordinator to conduct regular surveys and focus groups to gather feedback on talent and belonging initiatives and identify key areas for improvement. Be the driving force for all HR special events and programs, i.e. Health and Wellness events and assist in the coordination and execution of Community and Company culture events.
  • Compensation and Benefits: You will have full understanding of our overall compensation and benefits programs including administering employee benefits, managing payroll, and ensuring compliance with legal requirements and be the back up for the HR Coordinator when needed.
  • Wellness, Health & Safety: Become a certified member of JHSC Committee and collaborate with the HR Coordinator on all responsibilities for the JHSC and Health & Safety initiatives. Help manage the AODA action plan to maintain compliance.
  • HR Projects: You will participant in HR projects as needed, such as engagement initiatives and HR process improvements.
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You will also have the chance to…

  • Visualize a career in insurance as you discover more about our exciting, evolving industry
  • Build relationships and networks to support your professional growth and success
  • Expand your skills through collaboration with and training from our experts
  • Collaborate with colleagues on developmental projects and share your knowledge



  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma, preferably in Human Resources, Business Administration or Communication.
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation or working towards it.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a HR Partner, Generalist or similar role.
  • 2-4 years of experience in full cycle recruitment.
  • Proficiency in Workday, ICIMS and LinkedIn Recruiter would be a major asset.
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of all relevant Government and legal regulations including Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, AODA, Occupational Health & Safety Act, etc.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with employees and business leaders.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a commitment to delivering high-quality results.
  • Takes initiative, professional attitude, confident and ability to maintain confidentiality.

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