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Generalist, Human Resources

Equitable Bank, 30 St. Clair Ave West, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Req #1050
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Canada's Challenger Bank™

Equitable Bank manages over $34 billion in assets and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equitable Group Inc. It was founded in 1970 as The Equitable Trust Company and has become Canada’s ninth largest Schedule I bank. Equitable Bank offers a diverse suite of residential lending, commercial lending, and savings solutions, including high-interest savings products and GICs.

At Equitable, we have no doubt that financial services are changing. Consumers increasingly prefer to interact remotely through digital channels and are less likely to visit brick and mortar locations. That’s why we launched EQ Bank in 2016. Its approach to simple and convenient banking makes it a strong contender in the industry. We believe there’s an opportunity for something different, to provide better service and a better deal for our customers through digital banking.

Job Title:            Human Resources Generalist     

Department:     Human Resources

Reports To:        Manager, Human Resources

Purpose of Job


The Human Generalist will cover a full range of HR support services including but not limited to employee relations, HRIS expertise, Recruitment, Health & Safety, general day-to-day employee assistance and a variety of special projects. The incumbent will be expected to support the TA team, the DE&I Manager as well as the L&D Manager as required.  You will collaborate with the Human Resources Manager on projects and assist with supporting the HR team on day to day HR initiatives.

The incumbent will be an integral part of the HR team and will work to ensure EQB remains a top employer of choice.


Main Activities:

HR Administration - 50 %

  • •Act as point of contact for all staff and management
  • •Manage employee relationships
  • •Respond to all e-mails/inquires for staff including, but not limited to, benefits questions, vacation inquiries, etc.
  • •Assists with the company-wide communications involving wellness, training, health and safety, culture and engagement
  • •Follow up on outstanding matters
  • •Provide managers with feedback from their employees and advise on best course of action to deal with problems, as required
  • • Oversee the maintenance of the HRIS system, Dayforce HCM
  • •Ensure compliance with laws, regulations and Company policies; proactively identify, correct and report issues
  • •Collaborate with HR team to ensure consistent business practice and share learnings
  • •Maintain HR social media channels
  • •Assist with Anniversary and Birthday recognitions

Recruitment - 20%

  • •Be a key member of the Student programs (intern and Leadership Development Program) and be involved in all aspects of the recruiting, university/college relationship building and promoting
  • •Leading full cycle recruitment, as required, including: posting positions, resume screening, , interviews, pre-employment aptitude testing, reference checks, background checks, and negotiating/issuing offers
  • •Participate in exit interviews as required
  • •Manage the job posting process on the Applicant Tracking System. Work with managers on preparation of job descriptions/job postings
  • •Assist in the maintenance of annual headcount, post job positions on HRIS and update the intranet


Health & Safety and Wellness - 10%

  • •Work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations
  • •Conduct risk assessment on a monthly basis to ensure all workplace accidents/injuries/illnesses and unsafe acts can be prevented
  • •Encourage and participate in the ongoing health and safety program through membership in and cooperation with the Workplace Health & Safety Committee
  • •Apply good housekeeping standards and maintain work environment in a clean and safe condition, adhering to applicable health & safety issues
  • •Become knowledgeable with and conduct all work-related activities in accordance with company policies and procedures regarding Environmental objectives
  • •Maintain and continue to expand EQ Strong, Equitable’s health and wellness program


Special Projects - 20 %

  • •Key project member for all HRIS module additions and other projects
  • •Compensation, with SVP, HR and HRIS
  • •Assist in the implementation of new Job Evaluation system
  • •Ad-hoc projects as assigned by the SVP, HR and Director, HR
  • •Ad-hoc projects as assigned by the DE&I Manager and/or the L&D Manager

Knowledge/Skill Requirements:


  • 3-5 years’ progressive HR experience, preferably in a Financial Institution
  • CHRP designation preferred
  • Post-Secondary education in Human Resources (degree or certificate)
  • Strong experience with MS Office Suite of products
  • Advanced experience with HRIS, Ceridian Dayforce is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to ensure goals and deadlines are met
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, be highly organized and flexible to pivot with competing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and perform under pressure and within tight time constraints
  • Willing to think outside the box and challenge the status quo, while also fairly evaluating all possible solutions in making strategic decisions
  • Knowledgeable of all federal legislation and corporate HR-related compliance matters
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of staff and management and the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with external contacts
  • Effective problem-solving capabilities
  • Possess the ability to work with a high degree of confidentiality
Equitable Bank is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. All candidates considered for hire must successfully pass a criminal background check and credit check to qualify for hire. While we appreciate your interest in applying, an Equitable recruiter will only contact leading candidates whose skills and qualifications closely match the requirements of the position

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  • Equitable Bank, 30 St. Clair Ave West, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada