HR Generalist (Bilingual) - 1 yr contract

Toronto, Ontario, Canada Human Resources Fixed-term Full-Time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

Reporting to the HR Manager, the HR Generalist is responsible for developing and enhancing the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices.

Key Accountabilities

  • Partner with regional HR Managers to provide support and guidance for issues related to discipline, training, staffing, promotions, transfers and other similar matters.
  • Provide operational support for all HR related activities including but not limited to: managing the new hire onboarding process, responding to unemployment claims, conducting employment verifications, and preparing employee communications.
  • Assist with addressing employees’ general concerns and inquiries, ensuring appropriate follow-up and responsiveness. Escalate complex issues to appropriate team members.
  • Provide employee relations support by investigating employee complaints and documenting the actions taken.
  • Keep abreast of changes to the regulatory environment, legal requirements and government reporting regulations to ensure all policies/procedures are managed within compliance parameters.
  • Maintain the job description library, ensuring the most current documents are filed in the appropriate document structure; update current job descriptions when needed.
  • Maintain employee files, both electronic and paper, and coordinate with employees on leaves of absence.
  • Provide recruiting support including: reviewing resumes, coordinating and conducting interviews, conducting pre-employment and other initial evaluations, coordinating and sending offers.
  • Assist in the termination process, including manager and employee discussions, performing exit interviews, completing necessary documentation, and analyzing termination data.
  • Conduct periodic audits of files/forms; conduct HR audits in accordance with the cyclical calendar of audits; conduct ad hoc research and report generation for HR management.
  • Establish strong and effective working relationships with internal/external customers to promote and support positive employee relations, company culture and employee engagement efforts.
  • Provide administrative support (including mail merges, spreadsheet formulas, forms, etc.).


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English is required.
  • College or bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, business administration or related. Pursuing or completed CHRP is an asset
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive Human Resources experience preferably with at least 1 year in a HR Generalist role.
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Office Suite is preferred, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Familiarity with maintaining databases is required.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • In-depth knowledge of Canadian labor laws and regulations.
  • Ability to adapt, sense of initiative and ability to work with remote teams
  • Skills in recognition, evaluation and risk control
  • Attention to detail, discretion, tact and impartiality
  • Ability to multi-task and high sense of priorities
As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit and follow @Cision on Twitter.
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