Human Resources and Labour Relations Business Partner – Halifax, NS


Dovre Canada Limited is pleased to offer the following opportunity: Human Resources and Labour Relations Business Partner, located in Halifax, NS.

This is a permanent full-time position.


Reporting to the HR Manager, this role will help to enable the organization to be a world class developer of people through the effective implementation of HR policies, procedures and programs for a specific business unit or group within the organization. The HR and LR Business Partner will seek to align business objectives with employees and management of business groups assigned. They will be a trusted advisor to leadership as well as an employee champion and a change agent. As part of solutions-based consulting, this role will formulate partnerships across the HR functionalities to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the objectives and goals of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As a trusted partner, provide strategic advice and support to employees and managers in a broad range of HR functions building deep client understanding and relationships to help coach, mentor, and develop others on HR issues.
  • Support full employee life cycle; advising employees at various stages of employment from recruitment and onboarding to departure. Single point of contact for HR needs.
  • Operationalize and implement people programs for a large multifaceted business unit or division. Ensure alignment throughout our business.
  • Bridge the operational requirements to the HR departmental programs to ensure effective, timely, and applicable implementation to successfully meet all business objectives.
  • Ensure HR programs are optimized in the business and fully integrated/institutionalized after the initial launch. Continual promotion, communication, and coaching.
  • In partnership with HR subject matter experts and COEs, ensure the tactical delivery of HR programs so that the organization has best in class talent in the right places and doing the right things to achieve business objectives (this may include involvement in Talent Acquisition, Succession Planning, Workforce Planning, Compensation Reviews, training & development, etc.).
  • Partner closely with business unit leaders to deliver on Employee Engagement and Retention strategies.
  • Prepare and deliver employee communications, presentations and correspondence.
  • Understand our HR systems ensuring they are optimized. Compile and complete HR Reporting and data analysis; using the HR data to inform business strategies and ensure the achievement of objectives.
  • Participate in process and policy improvement projects that realize efficiencies and improve employee and internal client experience.
  • Ensure client groups follow established processes and procedures to achieve efficient and fair outcomes and mitigate risk to the business.
  • Facilitate a Safe and Respectful workplace by providing training and coaching to leaders and employees, conduct workplace investigations, determining fair and equitable outcomes and recommending prevention plans to address systemic or individual issues.



o Completion of Post-Secondary degree in HR or a related field.
o CPHR designation, or ability to achieve.


o 5-7 years’ progressive experience in HR.
o Experience working in a variety of HR functional areas including demonstrated experience leading several of the following functions within a designated business unit:

  • Employee Engagement Activities.
  • Talent Management & Succession Planning.
  • Recruitment & Selection.
  • Labour & Employee Relations.
  • Total Rewards including Compensation Strategy & Recognition Programs.

o 1 year experience partnering with senior level executives to advise on HR matters.
o Demonstrated ability to drive business results using metrics and data.
o Superior communication skills including the ability to negotiate and mediate difficult situations between parties.
o Autonomous with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
o Business acumen and organizational savvy, with the ability to link HR programs to business priorities and objectives.
o Collaborative and relationship focused, you quickly establish yourself as a trusted advisor who can be counted on to find creative solutions to organizational issues.
o Fast and flexible, you thrive in an environment that is constantly changing and evolving and can effectively manage multiple conflicting priorities.

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).


Dovre Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from anyone meeting the requirements for this position.

What We Offer:

Our client is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan.
  • Employee & Family Assistance Programs.
  • RRSP matching program.
  • Health & Wellness reimbursements.
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development.
  • Growth and progression opportunities within the company
  • Relocation costs (if eligible).


For more information about the position above or working for Dovre Group, please contact:

Shauna Pierce
Senior 360 Recruiter

Jessica Ellis
360 Recruiter



Job ID: #31980