HR Assistant

Location CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/8/2018 3:52 PM)
Human Resources


Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world's leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at



We are looking for a self-motivated Human Resources Assistant to support our HR department and Managers in the field. This role will provide support to the daily operations of the HR and LR team thereby contributing to the efficient and professional delivery of HR programs, processes and services across the organization. This is an excellent learning opportunity for candidates interested in pursuing a career in human resources.

This position is a 12 month contract with potential of going permanent.

Location: Aramark Head office, 811 Islington Avenue. 



The successful candidate will report to the HR Director, will have national scope and will be responsible for a range of activities including the following:


Responsibilities include:

  • Administrative support to the Growth team and field managers for New Business, Closures, RFP’s, etc.
  • Provide support to field managers for the management of all leaves of absence including non-occupational disability leaves. This will include all correspondence with employee, third party adjudications and the return to work process.
  • Handle general HR inquiries related to corporate policies and procedures, employee benefits, leave plans, leave of absences, collective agreements, tuition reimbursement, HR legislation, etc.
  • Prepare employee internal offer letters for promotions, lateral moves, transfers, leaves of absences, layoffs, employment and salary verification letters etc.
  • Work with managers to update and store job descriptions.
  • Coordinate our People on the Move announcements
  • Support managers on Criminal Background Checks and Vulnerable Sector Searches
  • Development and maintenance of the HR Master Tracking tool for HR and LR activity
  • Leading employee Engagement initiatives such as Take Your Kids to Work Day and Aramark Building Communities Days
  • Supporting the Labour Relations team with maintenance of CBA library, CBA comparisons, etc.
  • Participating in the Joint Health & Safety Committee
  • Support project work



  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field, HR designation an asset
  • Overall 2 years HR experience; minimum 1 year with disability management
  • Strong knowledge of current legislation in ESA, Human Rights Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act and experience working across provincial/territorial and federal employment laws
  • Results oriented with an ability to simplify complex information
  • Able to leverage and synthesize data/analytics and develop insights
  • Creative problem solver
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent judgement
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines; strong project and change management skills, organized and able to prioritize according to business needs
  • Working knowledge of Human Resources information systems
  • Ability to work independently, managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Bilingualism preferred

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