University Health Network Compensation Specialist in Toronto, Ontario

Compensation Specialist - Toronto, Ontario

JOB POSTING # 794560

Position: Compensation Specialist

Site: Toronto General Hospital

Department: Human Resources

Reports to: Director, Compensation and Benefits

Status: Temporary, Full Time (37.5 hours per week, 1 year assignment)

As an integral part of the Human Resources Department, the Compensation Specialist will be responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, communication and day-to-day administration of UHN compensation programs for both union and non-union employees.

Specific accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert for UHN for all aspects of compensation, including providing advice and guidance internally within the Human Resources department and, externally, to all levels of the organization in such areas as job design, job evaluation, internal equity and various salary administration-related policies.

  • Researching best practices, maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of applicable legislation and recommending and implementing policy changes, as required.

  • Providing consultation and issue resolution through the interpretation of UHN programs, policies, collective agreements and past practices.

  • Participating in projects involving the development and/or negotiation of compensation plans, pay equity plans, job and wage harmonization and related policies, etc.

  • Participating in the design, development and delivery training tools for stakeholders.

  • Participating in the research and development of new or the updating of current human resources policies, practices and procedures related to compensation.

  • Assisting in a variety of HR-related projects, as assigned.

  • Conducting and participating in various third-party and ad hoc compensation surveys to support the ongoing development and maintenance of corporate salary programs.

  • Researching economic indicators, compiling results, analyzing/interpreting data, and developing recommendations.(market analysis).

  • Participating in the development, maintenance and administration of the non-union Performance Management Program and Pay-for-Performance Program for both hospital and research staff, including examining the potential for incentive-based pay.

  • Participating in all aspects of job evaluation (both union and non-union), including providing advice and guidance to managers throughout the process.

  • Preparing and analyzing cost estimates for potential salary increases for various employee groups.

  • Conducting periodic audits of UHN's various union and non-union groups to ensure the ongoing maintenance of pay equity in compliance with legislation.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management or related discipline

  • Minimum three (3) years compensation-related experience

  • Healthcare sector experience, preferred

  • Excellent project management, analytical, research, organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Highly detail-oriented

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to recommend solutions to complex compensation issues

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Strong computer skills - expert Excel skills, proficient Word and PowerPoint skills and knowledge of HRIS applications

  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative and creative and to manage priorities

  • Proven ability to work well independently, as well as within a team environment

  • Previous experience working in a multi-union environment, preferred

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

POSTED DATE: November 29, 2016 CLOSING DATE: Posted Until Filled

Posting # 794560

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.