Human Resource Business Partner supporting Technology Solutions

Job ID : 7308
Category : Human Resources
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada
Posting Range : $84,000 - $154,700

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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

As the Human Resources Business Partner with the Technology Solution team. The successful candidate for this role will partner with various TS leaders to implement and roll out various HR programs; drives projects aligned with the team goals.

What can you expect in this role?

  • Be the voice of the customer within HR as well as being accountable for presenting a unified voice of HR to the business.  
  • Partner with business leaders to drive toward the achievement of organizational objectives.
  • Be a trusted advisor for senior leaders across all aspects of HR including employee relations, recruitment and staffing, compensation, talent review, organization design, resource planning, learning and career development.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts within HR on the design, implementation, and sustainment of HR systems and processes that enable the successful achievement of strategic business goals. 
  • Assess needs and barriers in order to drive business performance through development and delivery of people strategy and solutions.

Guide and support the design of our operating and interaction models.

  • You will partner with leaders on developing short and longer term people strategies and annual goal setting processes to ensure alignment to business group’s strategic priorities.
  • You’ll provide ongoing HR consulting services to employees and leaders on HR programs, practices, policies, legislation and regulatory requirements including interpretation of policy, identification of risk, impact to the business and recommended solutions  (e.g. annual performance management, compensation review process, engagement etc.).
  • You will guide and influence decisions on talent management, including succession planning, assessing candidates, and identification of enterprise wide talent.
  • You will provide thoughtful and effective coaching to leaders on performance management, structural and staffing issues, including: compensation, organization design, employee engagement, and overall organizational effectiveness. 
  • You will partner with other HR functions to effectively provide business context for the design, development and implementation of HR programs (e.g. performance assessment planning, talent management activities including assessment of potential and succession planning, compensation reviews, etc.)
  • Interpret and analyze management information and data to assist in making appropriate business decisions based on HR metrics and trends for business unit.

What do you bring to the role?

  • University degree or College diploma.
  • CHRL designation or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of progressively responsible and related experience in Human Resources including Performance Management, Talent Management, Learning and Development, Organization Design, Compensation principles as well as policies and related legislation.
  • Prior experience in successfully working with high performing Information Technology teams.
  • Experience working in the financial services industry is an asset.
  • A high level of critical and logical thinking, analysis and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons or facts.
  • Advanced knowledge of business strategy and financial acumen to align both business objectives and HR strategies with corporate goals to maximize shareholder value.
  • You have strong diagnostic skills followed by a good ability to evaluate options/alternatives and to develop solutions/recommendations for solutions to complex and multi-dimensional problems/issues.
  • Strong project management skills and effective execution skills to ensure successful delivery/implementation of special initiatives, processes and policies.

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting [email protected].

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of background checks (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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