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HR Advisor

Posting Start Date: Sep 20, 2021

Location: Surrey, BC, CA

Company: Cascades

Job Description

Reporting to the Western Human Resources Manager, the HR Advisor’s mission is to contribute to the achievement of his or her unit’s objectives by recruiting a competent and engaged workforce. You therefore participate actively on your unit’s Management Committee and collaborate with the HR centers of expertise and shared services to maximize operational efficiency. You apply HR best practices within your unit, including succession management, workforce planning, compensation, training and skills development to meet business needs and objectives. Finally, you train Super Users assigned to the various business processes and support supervisors in managing their employees and applying the various HR processes. As a result, you contribute to the development of a committed, high-performing workforce that is aligned with Cascades' business strategy, values and culture.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Assist managers and/or supervisors in dealing with employee issues.  Prepare documentation, provide advice and/or prepare letters/memos related to individual employee issues or situations.
  • Work with HR centers of expertise with the full-cycle recruitment process including placing ads, prescreening resumes/applications, conducting preliminary interviews, arranging interview schedules, completing the necessary background checks, pre-employment, and preparing letters of offer, etc.
  • Manage the relationship with the staffing agencies to ensure they understand our staffing requirements and our need for qualified employees.
  • Assists with developing appropriate human resource polices and procedures.  Ensure that managers, supervisors and employees are aware of and are complying with the Company’s human resources policies and procedures.
  • Assists with administering the employee performance review process, ensuring that Managers and/or Supervisors are given adequate training, guidance, and information for them to be completed effectively and following-up to ensure that performance reviews are being completed as required.
  • Assist with Community involvement, employee engagement and mental health initiatives.
  • Ensure the maintenance of adequate employee records and personnel files in accordance with legal and Company requirements.
  • Provide managers and supervisors with the relevant information, training, payroll and resources they need to carry out their human resources responsibilities. 
  • Work with managers on succession planning, performance management, collective agreement interpretation.
  • Support the engagement of your unit’s human resources based on Cascades’ values and business strategy.


  • Demonstrates discretion and has a positive and professional demeanor
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and change focused environment
  • Excellent relationship builder and ability to establish and navigate partnerships
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to make effective presentations, both oral and written. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate above average knowledge and use of the following computer programs: Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, etc.
  • Knowledge of appropriate legislative requirements and standards

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