Bilingual Human Resources Generalist

Date Posted May 8, 2023
  • Department Human Resources
  • Location Toronto, ON
  • Job ID 116036

YM Inc. is one of North America’s leading apparel retailers operating over 750 stores under the following banners: Stitches, Urban Planet, Urban Behavior, Sirens, Urban Kids, Suzy Shier, Le Chateau, Thrifty’s, Bluenotes, West 49, Mandee and Charlotte Russe.

We are committed to creating a culture where people feel valued and inspired to achieve results. We attract and nurture the best people by providing leadership opportunities, career development and continuous learning. We are committed to leading by example and with integrity. We treat people with respect and dignity and promote the benefits of diversity. That is our Philosophy.

How you will make a difference:

The Bilingual (English/French) Human Resources Generalist is responsible for managing day-to-day HR duties including onboarding, recruitment and retention, training and development, records maintenance, employee relations, Health and Safety, Benefits administration as well as assisting in assigned HR projects and reporting.

What You’ll Do:

· Address employee inquiries and ensure a timely resolution through a solid understanding of legislation and Company policies and procedures

· Support the recruitment process through job postings, interviewing, screening, background checks including all aspects of onboarding

· Develop and administer Company training and development programs

· Assess employee performance, including appraising pay scales, assisting with annual reviews, coordinating disciplinary action as needed

· Maintain physical and digital files for employees and their documents

· Partner with senior management, employees and third-party vendors

· Create employee engagement programs

· Prepare and deliver HR communications

· Manage assigned HR administrative tasks and projects

· Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends

· Prepare offer letters, salary adjustments, leave of absence letters, employment verification and termination documents

· Support Health and Dental benefits inquiries

· Spearhead the Company Health and Safety program including reporting investigating and properly documenting employee and customer incidents and injuries

What You’ll Need:

· 1 to 2 years of HR experience

· Bilingual (English/French)

· Excellent computer skills with solid working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook

· US employee relations experience an asset

· Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

· Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure

· Well-organized, detail oriented, with ability to prioritize and multi-task

· Acts with integrity and maintains a high level of confidentiality

What we offer:

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Health and Dental Benefits Plan
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Employee Discount
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Being part of an amazing, supportive and collaborative team

YM Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Monday to Friday


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • North York, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)



  • Human resources: 1 year (required)



  • French (required)


Work Location: In person

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