HR Business Partner in Montreal, Quebec for sale

HR Business Partner

SweetIQ by ReachLocal delivers industry leading location-based marketing analytics and automation solutions. SweetIQ location and reputation management software enables multi-location brands, marketing agencies, and SMB resellers to manage their location data, measure consumer engagement, and convert online searches to in-store foot traffic. SweetIQ is offered by ReachLocal, a subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

We are looking for an HR Business Partner to join our team. The HR Business Partner will work closely with key leaders within the organization to provide resources and build relationships focusing on the objectives set by the organization. The role will be focused on all the critical areas of HR including organizational development, compensation, coaching, talent management, performance management, employee relations, talent acquisition and engagement.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in implementing talent strategies that enhance the employee experience. They will also provide sound advice, effective coaching and build relationships with leaders, managers and employees. The HR Business Partner will also lead change management for their assigned business groups. The ideal candidate will be a problem solver and possess impeccable integrity, good judgment and professionalism.

In your role, you will focus on the following areas

Client Partner

  • Builds strong business relationship with internal clients and acts as single point of contact for the leaders, employees and managers of the assigned business units
  • Proactively supports the delivery of HR processes at the client’s side
  • Partner with leadership team to drive retention
  • Actively identifies gaps, proposes and implement changes to cover risks to the organization


  • Partners with clients to create and drive a strong culture of engaged people to ensure high performance culture stays fun, innovative and remains a great place to work
  • Proactively provides recommended strategies to improve ongoing culture improvements and experience
  • Leads cross functional HR projects to help drive and improve culture
  • Monitor and nurture employee morale, safety, welfare and wellbeing of employees

Talent & Performance Management

  • Acts as performance management driver and promotes positive change for people management
  • Designs succession plans for key talents and key job positions
  • Conducts exit interviews and provide feedback to assigned clients
  • Takes an active role in performance management program. Ensures 100> compliance with performance reviews and employees receive timely, objective and actionable feedback

Talent Acquisition

  • Partner with clients and the recruiters to define the talent needs for the organization
  • Work with recruiter and manager to determine the compensation package for new requisitions and candidate offers
  • Coordinates employee transfers or promotions into open positions ensuring a smooth process for both employee and manager

Learning & Development

  • Partner with client groups and the Learning & Development team to identify and facilitate activities that meet your client’s needs
  • Actively participate in all onboarding activities including but not limited to new hire orientation, performance management goal setting and new hire surveys

Employee Relations

  • Continuously coach managers on how to address employee relations issues and provide feedback to help improve their management skills
  • Coach and advise employees on problem resolution
  • Support managers in employee discipline actions

HR Leadership, Operations, HRIS & Metrics

  • Partners with other HR leaders in Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Benefits and Operations
  • Acts as a member of the HR Management Team
  • Keep HRIS system up to date for your employee groups
  • Manages complex HR projects cross-functionality


  • College diploma or University degree preferably in business administration or Human Resources. A master’s degree would be an asset.
  • More than 7 years’ experience in Human Resources and 3-5 years of HR Business Partner experience, ideally in an international company with similar business groups (professionals)
  • Demonstrated the ability of playing an advisory role and displayed your leadership, your capacity to navigate sensitive areas and your ability to adapt to changing and unexpected priorities.
  • You are able to question the status quo and work with initiative, creativity and proactivity to drive positive change and improvement of the HR services.
  • Advanced project management skills
  • PHR or SPHR preferred
  • Bilingual: English and French, written and spoken
  • Sound understanding of employment law, employee relations, compliance and training
  • Strong knowledge in Microsoft Office and HR Management systems.

What SweetIQ Offers

We love collaboration, desire and commitment - so we’ve built our team that way. The number one benefit to working here is working with people that love what they do and love getting the job done.

Here’s what else we’ve got going on:

  • Comprehensive group insurance benefits
  • Great downtown location
  • Dynamic work environment with mentoring and plenty of internal growth opportunity
  • Caffeine on the tap with a number of other health focused food choices
  • Company activities such as softball, yoga, summer BBQ, running club just to name a few!

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