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Employee Relations Manager

Mississauga, ON, Canada
May 14, 2020

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Sarita Das, MCIPD L*M *K* Mississauga Ontario Cell: 437-***-****

Human Resource Generalist /Business Partner

Highly skilled results-oriented Human Resources Generalist with diverse experience and proven track record working within Engineering, Electrical, Marine Survey, Geotechnical, Consulting, and Retail industries at Division, Shared Services and Corporate levels. Proven ability to great relationships and support employees of all levels within an organization.

Experienced HR Professional with 10+ years of experience in Talent acquisition and management, performance management, planning, training & development, learning and development, benefits administration, organizational development, employment law, HRIS, and innovative HR services.

Experienced in SuccessFactors modules including EC, Recruitment, Onboarding, and PMGM.

Self-motivated and detail-oriented Human Resources professional with a Master level background in Human Resources and Chartered Member of CIPD. CHRL Certification in progress.

Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information with absolute discretion & tact

Always respond positively under pressure and with a sense of urgency. Good time management skills.

Strong ability to work well in structured and unstructured environments and with changing and competing priorities and timelines. An energetic, self-starting team-player with a “can-do” attitude.

Ability to proactively identify and seek out opportunities to learn. Collaborative team player and excel in a team environment. Highly Organized, Detail Oriented, Accurate, and Sound Judgement.

Strong learning ability, flexible, agility and adapt quickly to new tasks and environments, effective interpersonal, negotiation, communication, leadership, and presentation skills, proven to build strong working relationships with stakeholders including Senior Management.

Advanced Microsoft Office knowledge specifically including Excel (functions, pivot tables, macros, advanced formulas, etc.

Areas of Expertise

Talent Acquisition Performance Management HRIS & ATS systems

Change Management Consulting Experience Employee Relations

Employment Law Learning and Development Succession Planning


2020 People Analytics - Certificate Program - AIHR Academy to Innovate HR (Ongoing)

2018 Employment Law for Leadership Development - Sheridan college, Canada

2013 Master of Arts in Human Resource Management Middlesex University, UK

1999 Master of Business Administration Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India

1997 Bachelor in Economics Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India

Professional Experience

HR Generalist – Rexel Canada Electrical, Toronto Sept 2019 – April 2020

Managed entire end-to-end recruitment and onboarding process including preparation of effective job descriptions/postings, resume reviews, prescreening, interviews, reference checks, background checks, negotiation, offer letters, and onboarding.

Provided guidance, direction, and advice to the Managers regarding employment-related issues including but not limited to the interpretation of the Collective Agreement and Company policies & procedures, attendance management, recruitment & selection, disability management, workplace investigations, employee exits, performance management, terminations, and training & development.

Hands-on experience in SuccessFactors production support and project leadership

Coach managers to ensure associates receive proper training appropriate for their position eg. Health and Safety, WHMIS and HCMS. Responsible for SuccessFactors system administration and support.

Responsible for absence, recruitment, onboarding and PMGM modules across the organization

Developed reports and analytics to provide information and insights to answer business questions and requests.

Provided training to support users’ roles and strengthen the organization’s ability to effectively and efficiently use SuccessFactors.

Hands-on experience in ATS systems, SharePoint, Crystal report, HR information, MS Office applications, and gazette communications

Developed and delivered effective onboarding and orientation programs that ensure all employees have a great experience in their first days on the job and are lined up for success.

Supported Talent acquisition and employee relation across the country

Ensured all the job requisite approvals are in place, produced offer letters, contracts, extensions, and established new employee onboarding process. Manages the internal employee referral program.

Leads and supports employer-branding initiatives to improve talent attraction and retention.

Acted as the Talent Acquisition Subject Matter Expert to leaders throughout the hiring process, from the initial requisition review through to the hiring decision, compensation, and onboarding

Experience in tracking leave programs including short-term disability and personal leaves.

Managed employee surveys and different HR initiatives also monitored and reported on workforce and succession planning. Led special HR projects and other duties as assigned.

Work closely with payroll function ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulatory and legislative practices.

SuccessFactors Consultant - SAPSOL Technologies Inc., Toronto April 2018 - July 2019

Implementation, support & project coordination for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, Recruitment, and PMGM using SAP Activate Methodology.

Part of discovery meeting with the customers by identifying the customer’s current process and future needs also provide functional guidance and knowledge in architecting a best practice solution.

Perform fit-gap analysis during the explore phase and generated Process Design Documents (PDD's) describing the preview setup of system configuration.

Good knowledge in preparation & execution of Test Cases / Test Plans, cutover, and post-go-live support.

Developed UAT test scripts and monitored training materials (InfoMapping / Version Control)

HR Manager - Fugro Survey ME Ltd. Abu Dhabi, UAE April 2013 - Sept 2017

Senior HR Advisor - Fugro Survey ME Ltd. Abu Dhabi, UAE June 2008 - Mar 2013

Creatively developed recruitment strategies capable of attracting top talents; this included job posting optimization, recruitment marketing channel development, job board procurement, digital and non-digital employment marketing, campus recruitment strategies, comprehensive recruitment campaign planning, talent planning, etc.

Managed entire end-to-end recruitment and onboarding process including preparation of effective job descriptions/postings, resume reviews, prescreening, interviews, reference checks, background checks, negotiation, and onboarding. Good at Planning and control budget and expenditures.

Managed the organization performance management system that includes timely and accurate communications at each stage in the performance process, worked collaboratively and cross-functionally with teams including IT, Communications, Analytics, and HR also reviewed, monitored, and analyzed performance results and reports them accordingly.

Subject matter expert for HRIS; researched and resolved complex HRIS problems and ensures system optimization, analyzed, and interpreted HR metrics.

Resolves conflicts and provides coaching and counseling on HR matters for functional or organizational leadership.

Part of the global implementation team to the successful implementation of SuccessFactors for the organization.

Participated in annual budgets, strategic plans, estimates, forecasts, statistics, analysis, and financial information in conjunction with ongoing business requirements, priorities, policies, and procedures pertaining to Human Resources.

Partner with the leadership team in the planning and implementation of human resources initiatives and policies.

Mentored and advised managers and staff for career development matters. Managed staff counseling and disciplinary actions. Coach and support managers and employees on various topics related to the employee life cycle.

Led Fugro program implementation this includes overseeing the adoption and change management of regional and global HR initiatives, programs, and policies. Led the annual year-end compensation cycle.

HR Generalist - Al Qudra Holding. Abu Dhabi, UAE Apr. 2007 - May 2008

Human Resources Executive - Al Reyami Group, Dubai, UAE Jan 2006 - Mar 2007

Human Resources Officer - Al Mazidi Project Management Company, Kuwait Jan 2003 - Jan 2005

Deputy Manager - HR and Administration - Saraswati Informatic, India Sept 1999 - Sept 2002

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