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2023 Spring/Summer Co-Op - People HR

  • Location
    • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


The People HR Intern will work closely with the Senior Manager HR, Business HR, and People HR Representatives to assist in the creation of an engaging experience throughout the employee lifecycle! Applying organization and time management skills, you will successfully conduct a broad range of tasks and data sources to help drive efficiencies, and generate insights. This information will then be used by the business to create am outstanding and engaging work experience! Also, you will build upon the knowledge acquired in school.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support with the onboarding and offboarding of employees by participating in orientation, and processing Workday tasks and exit interviews

  • Generate Insight reports into Attrition using data collected from our HRIS system and exit interviews

  • Work with Field HR and functional leadership to assist in the creation of insights into a Business Functions Workplace of Choice data

  • Assist with ensuring the integrity of our data within our HRIS system (Workday) by working with Field HR, Finance, and Business Analysts for each function

  • Support Field HR representatives in the creation of safety and diversity & inclusion messages that align with creating the most inclusive and safest employer in the world

  • Assist in collecting, analyzing, and generating reports and presentations that can be implemented effectively by Field HR

  • Assist the business with finding and developing non-technical training needs

  • Support in the organization of HR Data within our shared drive, OneNote, and physical files within our various sites

  • Assist in organizing our Hourly PDC sites to ensure they are using one common HR policy manual

  • Assist in updating Business Development plan for HR monthly

  • Assist in the preparation and execution of New Leader Transition sessions


  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's (2nd or 3rd year) degree with Co-Op in the following areas: Human Resources, Business/Commerce

  • Enrolled in a qualifying Ontario co‑operative education, or internship program

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week in Canada and for 8-month term (2 consecutive semesters) starting May 2023

  • Proven experience working with data in Microsoft Excel

  • Successful candidates will be required to attest to their vaccination status (or indicating that they do not wish to disclose), and any job offer will be conditional on the candidate providing that attestation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual, with proficiency in French language

  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Power BI

Desired Skills:

  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience

  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed

  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust

  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric

  • Excellent project management skills and the proven track record to manage numerous projects at any given

  • Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Fundamental digital literacy including understanding of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

  • Hybrid: The position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee's role enables them to work a GM facility, or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.


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About GM

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We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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