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Absence and Disability Advisor

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Date: Oct 10, 2017
Req Id 74161



REPORTING TO: Senior Manager, Human Resources and Labour Relations



The Absence and Disability Advisors works with the Absence and Disability department to facilitate the Regional Attendance Management Program (RAMP) for over 2000 employees and contributes to attaining the regional goals for absenteeism. This position will also be responsible for the effective and efficient management of corporate absenteeism ensuring optimal customer service and achieving professional and productive results.



* Managing the Regional Attendance Management Program by managing culpable and non-culpable absenteeism for unionized and non-unionized employees
* Updating absenteeism, tardiness, no call/no show trackers to track meeting numbers for reporting and documenting purpose
* Working closely with staff employees for continuous improvements in absenteeism within the organization
* Managing and implementing disciplinary actions as needed and to ultimately reduce absenteeism according to the collective agreement
* Conducting attendance meetings with employees to discuss factors contributing to their absenteeism and tardiness in order to develop a plan to assist the employee to improve
* Providing daily and weekly updates to Absence and Disability Team in regards to RAMP numbers
* Managing and updating Regional Attendance Management Program files
* Assisting the Human Resources Business Partners by analyzing and calculating the absenteeism numbers for employee evaluations
* Assisting the Absence and Disability Team in creating absenteeism action plan by analyzing absenteeism trends within the organization
* Responding to general HR inquires in regards to absenteeism by employees
* Assisting with employee complaint investigations and meetings as needed by the Human Resources Business Partners
* Coordinating and managing the employees’ incentive programs and employee engagement


* Assisting the Absence and Disability Advisor with Workplace Safety Insurance (WSIB) and accommodation as needed
* Coordinating with the Training and Resources department on employees return to work from medical and others leaves as needed
* Assisting with employee complaint investigations and meetings as needed by the Human Resources Business Partners
* Consults with labor relations expertise to support day to day collective agreement issues, grievance investigation and resolution with management and the union up to preparation for arbitration as it relates to absenteeism and WSIB
* Applying good housekeeping standards and maintain work environment in a clean and safe condition, adhering to applicable health & safety issues

Education and skills required

* A university degree or college diploma, preferably in Human Resource, is required or equivalent experience
* 2- 4 years experience in Human Resources and Absence management.
* Demonstrate understanding of employment related legislation such as: Canada Labor Code, Occupational Health & Safety Act and Ontario Human Rights Code
* Strong knowledge of WSIB and Health and Safety practices
* Strong leadership, decision making, and problem solving abilities
* Ability to multitask and produce results in a fast paced environment
* Effective verbal and written communication skills
* Flexibility in schedule with the ability to work outside of regular office hours
* Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Visio and PowerPoint

We thank all applicants who apply, preference will be given to internal employees or candidates with prior managerial experience. Only candidates with suitable qualifications will be contacted.

“GardaWorld Aviation is an equal opportunity employer and takes pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status or any other protected status.”

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