Find HR & Talent Acquisition Jobs In Vancouver

At SWIM we love helping people find the job they love, and perhaps this is never more important than for the HR and TA professionals who are culture ambassadors for their company.

In the 14 years since our founding, we’ve helped place hundreds of candidates in HR and  and Talent Acquisition roles with some of Vancouver’s best employers- the kinds of companies that show up on all sorts of “great place to work” lists. We specialize in understanding the nuances and uniqueness of each HR and TA team, and how to make a great match. See below for a listing of all our currently active HR and Talent Acquisition searches. If you see one that you think may be a fit for you, we invite you to send us a resume. If we also think you’re a match, then we’ll be reaching out shortly to further discuss your search for your dream job.  Thank you!

Coordinator, Recruitment & Human Resources

HR & Talent Acquisition
Contract
Remote - Anywhere in Canada
Posted on May 19, 2022
We are looking for an up & coming HR and Recruitment professional with at least 2 years relevant administrative work experience within fast-paced environments. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a successful multi-national company. Candidates must have experience using HRIS and/or ATS. Remote- anywhere in Canada. 6+ month contract to start.  Read Full Description
We are looking for an up & coming HR and Recruitment professional with at least 2 years relevant administrative work experience within fast-paced environments. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a successful multi-national company. Candidates must have experience using HRIS and/or ATS. Remote- anywhere in Canada. 6+ month contract to start. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is an innovative and publicly-listed life sciences company that is developing a fascinating product.  This is a company that you can feel truly proud to work for and contribute to! Operations in Canada and the US. 

What- the Position: 

Our client is seeking a new Recruitment & HR Coordinator who will support the company’s HR and talent acquisition team.  The person in this well-rounded role will have a variety of responsibilities including:
  • Scheduling phone, video, and in-person interviews across multiple time zones
  • Arranging travel and accommodation for out-of-town senior-level candidates 
  • Ensuring an excellent candidate experience with professional, personable, and punctual communication 
  • Preparing offer letters
  • Submitting background checks
  • Posting jobs on the company career site and external job sites 
  • Contributing to an efficient, consistent, and positive onboarding experience for new employees
  • Liaising with new employees between signed offer and start date. 
  • Participating in career fairs and recruitment events
  • Providing support to internal recruiters with sourcing, screening, interviewing, and references 
  • Contributing to process improvement projects within talent acquisition and human resources  

Who- the Candidate: 

Candidates will have at least 2 years of recent and relevant administrative experience, ideally in a similar HR Coordinator or Recruitment Coordinator position. 
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education is preferred, ideally within HR, Business, or Life Sciences. 
  • The successful candidate will be someone with the professionalism, enthusiasm, hustle, and confidence necessary to make a positive contribution in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment. 
  • Qualified candidates will understand the value of an exceptional candidate and new employee experience and the importance of being a strong brand ambassador for the organization. 
  • Excellent systems skills, including proficiency using video platforms such as a ZOOM and Teams. Experience using Jobvite ATS or Bamboo HRIS is highly desirable.  
  • Strong communication skills- written & verbal.

Where: 

REMOTE- the Coordinator can be based anywhere in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or Ontario. The company is headquartered Vancouver, BC.  

How Much: 

Competitive compensation commensurate with experience, skills, and education- please discuss with SWIM. When this contract converts to permanent, employees will receive an RRSP match, bonus program, great benefits, and other employee perks. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving VERY quickly and interviews commence immediately! SWIM is presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume. Thank you!
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Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Remote - Anywhere in Canada
Posted on May 13, 2022
Working remotely from anywhere in Canada. Our client is an incredibly successful, stable, and well-established Canadian company that is growing extremely quickly- both organically and through acquisitions. The company is looking for an experienced full-cycle recruitment superstar with excellent relationship building skills (candidates, hiring managers, colleagues). TA Specialist can be based anywhere in Canada, with preference for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or Ontario.  Read Full Description
Working remotely from anywhere in Canada. Our client is an incredibly successful, stable, and well-established Canadian company that is growing extremely quickly- both organically and through acquisitions. The company is looking for an experienced full-cycle recruitment superstar with excellent relationship building skills (candidates, hiring managers, colleagues). TA Specialist can be based anywhere in Canada, with preference for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or Ontario. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client was established decades ago and has evolved to become one of the largest in their industry in Canada. The company has been growing by leaps and bounds- both organically and via acquisitions.  Many of their employees have been with the company for 10 years or more, which speaks volumes about the organization’s values and commitment to their people and their customers.  In the last couple years the organization has undertaken major business and digital transformations. 
The company has been hiring very impressive leadership, and it’s a very well-respected and well-managed business in a backbone industry that is relatively recession-proof (for example, no lay-offs occurred due to Covid-19). This company already has a strong employment brand that is building momentum across Canada.

What- the Role: 

Our client is looking to hire a new Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist or Talent Acquisition Specialist (title depends on level of experience).
Reporting into the experienced Senior TA Manager and working on a robust People & Culture team of over 20 people, the TA Specialist will be responsible for full-cycle recruitment for diverse searches across 5 provinces (East of the Rockies) and providing candidates and new employees with an excellent experience. 
The TA Specialist will work alongside HR colleagues in learning & development, HRIS analysis, HR projects & operations, payroll & benefits, etc., and also collaborate with departments outside of HR. 
The TA Specialist will have the opportunity to support various TA-related projects and initiatives, such as post-acquisition integration of TA functions, career website redesign, ATS implementation, employment branding, networking and career fairs, etc. Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a more detailed job description. 

Who- the Candidate: 

We are looking for a proven full-cycle recruitment professional with at least 2 years (ideally 5+ years) of relevant and recent experience in agency and/or internal recruitment (preference for candidates who have worked in both).  Senior TA Specialist title for individuals with 5+ years of full-cycle recruitment experience. 
Experience with a high-growth company is a definite asset, particularly with a company growing through acquisitions and doing post-acquisition integration. 
Relationship building skills are crucial! Candidates will be strong at all facets of the recruitment life cycle- from qualifying the search with hiring managers to job posting to sourcing to screening & shortlisting to interviewing to offer & negotiation. 
In addition to excellent recruitment skills, we are seeking individuals who are down-to-earth, humble, assertive, knowledgeable, helpful, and curious. Great communication skills are crucial, as is a self-motivated work style and a team-player attitude.  
Our client is a values-based company that seeks out employees who embody their culture of mutual respect, efficiency, honesty, and customer service. 

How Much: 

Competitive base salary commensurate with the hired individual’s experience and qualifications. The employee will also receive great health benefits, L&D support, and other great employee perks. This company offers great work/life balance. Please discuss further with SWIM. 

Where: 

Working remotely from home from anywhere in Canada, or perhaps working from a corporate office depending on where the TA Specialist lives. 
The preference is for the TA Specialist to be based in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or Ontario. That said, we are also open to strong candidates based in BC, Quebec, or the Atlantic provinces or the Territories, as long as the individual is comfortable adjusting interview availability for candidates in the Prairie Provinces and Ontario. 

When & How to Apply: 

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this fantastic Talent Acquisition Specialist opportunity with a high-growth and stable company, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible as this search is moving very quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume. Thank you so much! 
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Human Resources Business Partner, Senior

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Hybrid - Anywhere in Greater Vancouver, CA
Posted on May 10, 2022
Are you a GAMER and an HR BUSINESS PARTNER, but frustrated that you can’t combine your PASSION with your PROFESSION? Well, CONSOLE yourself, because we have the solution for you- become an HR BUSINESS PARTNER with a Video Game Company! There are plenty of video game companies in Vancouver, but this one is among the very best. Values based, people-focused, well-resourced, exciting, and growing. The company makes great games and treats their employees super well. If you are an HRBP who has already worked in gaming, visual effects, or animation, or you’re a gamer who’d love to get the chance to work in gaming, we’d love to hear from you!   Read Full Description
Are you a GAMER and an HR BUSINESS PARTNER, but frustrated that you can’t combine your PASSION with your PROFESSION? Well, CONSOLE yourself, because we have the solution for you- become an HR BUSINESS PARTNER with a Video Game Company! There are plenty of video game companies in Vancouver, but this one is among the very best. Values based, people-focused, well-resourced, exciting, and growing. The company makes great games and treats their employees super well. If you are an HRBP who has already worked in gaming, visual effects, or animation, or you’re a gamer who’d love to get the chance to work in gaming, we’d love to hear from you!  

Who- The Company: 

Our client is a successful multi-national video game company that is very values-based and that has a long-term vision. The company already has a very well-known flagship game, and they have several other great games in the works. They have a dynamic, people-first, fun-loving, fast-paced, and collaborative work environment. SWIM will be happy to share more insight into the company’s culture, values, and leadership. 

What- the Role: 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join this exciting and growing company! Our client is hiring a new senior-level HR Business Partner for their People & Culture team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting, well-resourced, and growing company! This is a diverse role spanning employee relations, performance management, leadership coaching, employee engagement, total rewards, change management, etc. The new HR BP will support employees on certain projects and/or in certain domains or business lines. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description.  
 

Who- the Candidate: 

We are seeking someone who aligns well with the company’s culture and values and who has the high potential to develop in their HR career as the company grows. 
Candidates must have worked in the gaming industry (or something similar, like a visual effects shop, film production company, or animation studio) or, if not, must be very passionate about video games! 
Qualified candidates will have at least 7 years of progressive HR experience, including minimum 2 years in a similar HR business partnership capacity. 
Great candidates for this role will be strategic and business savvy as well as hands-on. A positive attitude and innovative approach are crucial for success in this rewarding role.  

Where: 

The company is headquartered in Greater Vancouver, and they also have operations in a few other countries. The HRBP must be based in or close to Greater Vancouver, and able to get to the office on a flexible hybrid schedule- please discuss with SWIM. 

How Much: 

Very generous and competitive base salary commensurate with experience, skills, and education. This company also provides an RRSP match, excellent health benefits, and a very generous paid time off program! Please discuss total compensation with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply: 

Swim Recruiting will be presenting shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring team for review. This search is moving quickly so please don’t hesitate to apply if you are qualified and interested to hear more about the company.  If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. Thanks! 
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Senior Manager, Human Resources Operations

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Hybrid - Anywhere in Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on May 6, 2022
FULLY REMOTE or Hybrid role if near Vancouver, BC. Fantastic opportunity to lead transformation in a large global and high growth company doing amazing things. This role is managing a team of 10+ in HR Operations including HRIS in Workday, Shared Services teams and building out HR governance and analytics. This is an exciting role with growth. This is a 16-month contract position filling in on a maternity leave however they are growing like crazy and there is a lot of opportunity to pave your way and lead to a permanent role.  Read Full Description
FULLY REMOTE or Hybrid role if near Vancouver, BC. Fantastic opportunity to lead transformation in a large global and high growth company doing amazing things. This role is managing a team of 10+ in HR Operations including HRIS in Workday, Shared Services teams and building out HR governance and analytics. This is an exciting role with growth. This is a 16-month contract position filling in on a maternity leave however they are growing like crazy and there is a lot of opportunity to pave your way and lead to a permanent role. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client located in Vancouver is a fascinating scientifically oriented company that would be amazing to be a part of. This company is growing quickly with lots of opportunity and already an established global organization of 1000+. They are scaling in all areas so this is a great opportunity to lead a broad team for an organization that has a love for science and is doing amazing things! 

What- the Role: 

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, purpose based creative and dynamic environment doing great things. Managing a large team of 10+ in HR Operations this is a key role supporting HR operations in key pillars: HRIS in Workday, Shared Services teams and building out HR governance and HR analytics. This is a 16-month contract position filling in on a maternity leave however even a year ago looks very different from today and there is a lot of opportunity to pave your way and this could absolutely lead to a permanent role.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, operational planning, project coordination, and management to a global HR operational support function that meets current and future business needs and provides high quality service to HR, our employees and leaders.
  • Work with the Director and the team to provide input into our strategy and roadmap that helps move the business towards continued growth, innovation and improvement. 
  • Develop and/or consult on strategic plans, roadmaps, and business cases in collaboration with business partners and other business leaders that align with company objectives
  • Drives a culture of continuous improvement to ensure transactions are executed correctly, proper governance is in place, risks are mitigated appropriately and the employee experience is always top of mind.
  • Provide leadership and oversight of the HR Policy & Compliance function, ensuring proper governance of our employment contracts, policies, and practices and compliance with local laws and regulations. 
  • Provide leadership and oversight of new markets/jurisdictions, and/or new business concepts, on behalf of HR, ensuring scalability, forward focused, and global application are carefully considered.
  • Research market and industry trends in people systems and recommend strategies, new functionality, or technology based on findings in partnership with the Director and HR Systems team. 
  • Uses their management skills to organize, plan and execute projects to respond to changes in the business. 
  • All other duties as assigned by management.

Who- the Candidate: 

Strong leadership background with experience in managing shared services team and experience ideally with Workday or comparable HRIS systems in size and scale. Experience working with global organizations highly preferred.  
Other preferred responsibilities include: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and/or Business Administration strongly preferred; CHRP preferred.
  • 10+ years of relevant HR experience including 3+ years in a management capacity specifically leading HR Delivery and HR Systems teams preferred.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, global company
  • Experience with HRIS Systems (Workday preferred)
  • Expert Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills (G-Suite experience preferred)
  • Experience with HR Processes required.
  • Experience in process redesign and technology support to improve organizational effectiveness. 
  • Ability to see broadly and understand strategic changes in the business and effectively translate that into necessary process changes in Global HR Delivery and HR Technology Services in order to support the needs of the business & HR team.
  • Experience in HR Metrics and Analytics preferred
  • Strong communication, relationship building, presentation, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong leadership, customer service, and organizational skills required.
  • Proficiency in understanding and application of HR related laws (BCESA, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, ERISA, GDPR, PIPL, etc.) required.
  • Ability to effectively influence the thinking and behaviors of others
  • Team building and coaching skills required.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities, think tactically as well as strategically, demonstrate objectivity, be results oriented, show initiative and creativity and have a bias for responsiveness/action

Where: 

This role can be fully remote for employees across Canada. If close to Vancouver many of the company’s corporate employees are still working from home and that will continue to be the case for the next couple months.  There will be hybrid work-from-home flexibility (a couple days a week) on a permanent basis in future- please discuss with SWIM. 

How Much: 

Competitive base salary in-line with the hired individual’s experience, education, and qualifications along with great benefits. Please discuss further with Swim Recruiting.   

When & How to Apply: 

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this fantastic HR Leadership opportunity with a high-growth, successful, and stable company, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible as this search is moving very quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume.  We also love referrals, if you know someone else who may be interested and qualified. Thank you so much! 
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Compensation Advisor

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Hybrid - Anywhere in Greater Vancouver, CA
Posted on May 5, 2022
Swim Recruiting is delighted to be exclusively representing the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to the Vancouver market! The VFPA is the largest port in Canada and is the major hub of trade between Canada and the rest of the world. SWIM is currently partnering with the VFPA on multiple searches for their growing People, Process, and Performance team.  Read Full Description
Swim Recruiting is delighted to be exclusively representing the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to the Vancouver market! The VFPA is the largest port in Canada and is the major hub of trade between Canada and the rest of the world. SWIM is currently partnering with the VFPA on multiple searches for their growing People, Process, and Performance team. 

Who- the Company:

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the lands and waters that make up the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port. Trade through the Port of Vancouver connects Canadian businesses and consumers with the variety of products that we use every day from markets across the globe and generates revenues and secure employment for local communities.
The Port provides a fantastic corporate culture that involves many “best of both worlds” factors. On the one hand, the VFPA is a mature organization with job stability, good work/life balance, and a very competitive earned time off program. On the other hand, the VFPA is growing and there is plenty of opportunity to take on interesting challenges and work on innovative projects. 
Locally owned and operated, Swim Recruiting is a boutique recruitment firm founded in 2007 with an experienced and well-established practice. Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) has engaged Swim Recruiting as their partner on this search. Recruiters from SWIM will be conducting all preliminary screening and interviewing and will subsequently present shortlisted candidates to the hiring team at VFPA for review and consideration. 

What- the Role: 

The Compensation Advisor, working closely with the Manager, Compensation and Workforce Planning, leads the job design and evaluation for the organization. The position contributes and supports all areas of compensation and pay equity. The role performs complex interpretation and application of job evaluation plans, compensation policies, and related language in collective agreements.

What- Responsibilities:

Job Design and Evaluation:

  • Leads job design process; involving the collection and analysis of job content information, advises managers on job design for both exempt and unionized positions, develops job descriptions and ensures all principles of job design are well integrated into the job.
  • Actively involved in implementing a gender-neutral job evaluation plan for exempt employees. Assists in preparation towards the implementation of the job evaluation plan including project plan communications and change management materials.
  • Reviews and evaluates all job descriptions for both exempt and unionized positions in tandem with the job evaluation committee and provides the committee with appropriate information on the jobs to make an informed decision. Prepares job evaluation packages for the job evaluation sessions and ensures accurate and timely documentation; complies with job evaluation process.
  • Advises talent acquisition team and hiring managers on job design, job evaluation and salary administration and ensures that the job classification tables and pay band structure is up-to-date at all times.
  • Participates in job appeal and grievance process; researches, reviews and responds to the job appeals, follows the collective agreement and collaborates with the union representatives to arrive at a consensus.
  • Researches and prepares materials for labor relations team on variety of job classification and evaluation requests as needed. 

Compensation:  

  • Carries out a variety of compensation-related data analysis, including cost analysis and preparing annual compensation forecasting. Documents findings and makes recommendations towards compensation matters.
  • Completes market benchmarking surveys by matching internal jobs to survey benchmarks and providing corresponding compensation information. Reviews jobs for internal parity and highlights any red flags to the manager.
  • Researches best practices in compensation. Provides input to development and streamlining of compensation policy and processes that support efficiency. Participates in introducing and coordinating new or revised compensation practices and procedures.
  • Conducts research and prepares costing in support of collective bargaining. Assesses, analyzes, and supports the implementation compensation-related revisions to collective agreements.
  • Assists in implementing the compensation module in HRIS and ensures that all compensation rules and procedures are well captured in the module to be able to function accurately. 

Pay Equity Act Compliance and General:

  • Supports the Manager in implementing the federal pay equity act requirements as required. Assists in providing organization wide communication and responds to queries as required on the pay equity act readiness during the roll-out. 
  • Participates in health and safety initiatives and complies with established policy, procedures and guidelines to protect yourself and your work colleagues. Reports concerns, hazards, risks and incidents to managers. 

Who- the Candidate:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree with 4 years job design, analysis and compensation related experience in a unionized environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation.
  • Hands-on experience with an HRIS is essential. Must be proficient in the use MS Excel.
  • Must be a self-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and flexibility to perform multiple tasks is required.
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of contacts, internally and externally. 
  • Must have good judgment and be able to safeguard confidential information. 
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative to ensure accurate and timely completion of duties and projects. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy are required. Must have the tact and the courtesy to work collaboratively and effectively at all levels of the organization and unionized environment. 

Note:

Please note that the VFPA is a federally regulated organization and proof of Covid vaccination is as requirement of employment. Candidates may be accommodated for this requirement if they are approved for a legal exemption. If you’re seeking accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please indicate your request during the recruitment process.

Where:

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver inside the iconic Canada Place building. The beautiful office has an on-site gym and some free first-come/first-serve employee parking. Employees have the opportunity to work from the office full time or can choose to work on a hybrid schedule and work from home a couple days a week. 

How Much:

As a leader in the industry, the VFPA offers a generous and competitive compensation program. Base salary is commensurate with experience, education and skills- please discuss directly with SWIM. Additionally, VFPA employee are eligible for an RRSP matching program, incentive program, a professional development allowance, excellent health & dental benefits, insurance coverage, an annual fitness allowance, etc. Perhaps most attractive is the VFPA’s unique earned time off program whereby employees can choose to work a bit of a longer day throughout the year and accrue additional paid time off. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. SWIM will be presenting the profiles of shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring team. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Thank you! 
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Employee Engagement & Experience Advisor

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Hybrid - Greater Vancouver
Posted on April 27, 2022
Swim Recruiting is delighted to be exclusively representing the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to the Vancouver market! The VFPA is the largest port in Canada and is the major hub of trade between Canada and the rest of the world.  SWIM is currently partnering with the VFPA on multiple searches for their growing People, Process, and Performance team.  Read Full Description
Swim Recruiting is delighted to be exclusively representing the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to the Vancouver market! The VFPA is the largest port in Canada and is the major hub of trade between Canada and the rest of the world.  SWIM is currently partnering with the VFPA on multiple searches for their growing People, Process, and Performance team. 

Who- the Company:

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the lands and waters that make up the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port. Trade through the Port of Vancouver connects Canadian businesses and consumers with the variety of products that we use every day from markets across the globe and generates revenues and secure employment for local communities. 
The Port provides a fantastic corporate culture that involves many “best of both worlds” factors. On the one hand, the VFPA is a mature organization with job stability, good work/life balance, and a very competitive earned time off program. On the other hand, the VFPA is growing and there is plenty of opportunity to take on interesting challenges and work on innovative projects. 
Locally owned and operated, Swim Recruiting is a boutique recruitment firm founded in 2007 with an experienced and well-established practice. Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) has engaged Swim Recruiting as their partner on this search. Recruiters from SWIM will be conducting all preliminary screening and interviewing and will subsequently present shortlisted candidates to the hiring team at VFPA for review and consideration. 

What- the Role: 

The Employee Engagement & Experience Advisor is responsible for developing innovative engagement, and leading initiatives that drive employee satisfaction and success, increase retention, build a dynamic and engaged culture aligned with VFPA’s mission, values and strategic goals. This position works to ensure consistency and appropriate application of employer best practices, the collective agreement, and port authority policies, while building a workplace that brings people together. This role reports to the Manager, HR Strategic Initiatives. 

What- Responsibilities:

  • Assists in implementation of an employee engagement strategy that identifies key deficiencies in the employee experience, and delivers insight by utilizing data from pulse surveys, employee focus groups and other experience data to provide meaningful insights and trends to leadership.
  • Establishes action planning methodologies and programs that address gaps in the employee experience; partners with leaders at all levels of the organization to track, deliver, and report on results.
  • Actively involved in implementing an employee engagement strategy that cultivates a collaborative, open and innovative culture.
  • Executes the employee engagement surveys including the pulse and annual surveys for the organization; manages vendor partnership and liaises with internal communications closely to ensure timely roll-out.
  • Partners with teams to design and manage employee engagement activities to promote engagement, culture, and community among employees.
  • Develops and administers employee recognition, appreciation, and engagement programs, to enhance employee engagement and employee experience.
  • Develops processes for communication to gather and disseminate key achievements, milestones, and updates within the team and to other key stakeholder groups.
  • Assists in the creation of an optimized workplace environment at a site that builds community, brings people together, maintains a safe, secure, and healthy workplace, and ensures a productive and engaging setting. Uses thoughtfulness and creativity to develop the VFPA space, culture, and employee experience to enhance employee engagement and demonstrate VFPA values.
  • Manages committees (social, thrive, resilience, health & safety) to plan and execute company-wide social events and activities.
  • Provides research, trends and best practices so they are translated into pragmatic insights for VFPA to leverage for employee engagement and employee experience.
  • Partners with internal communications to amplify VFPA culture as the organization grows, enable performance and drive employer brand reputation and on content management of all engagement initiatives within all employee channels.
  • Generates and implements ideas that support a cohesive and empowered culture.
  • Maintains a pulse on employee morale and engagement, continuously identifying opportunities to create an engaged workforce.

Who- the Candidate:

  • A university degree in human resources or another acceptable field, along with 4 years of experience in developing and implementing employee-centered programs and events or a combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent.
  • Understanding of collective agreements and employment terms.
  • Strong knowledge of various Human Resources systems and programs including HRIS, LMS, ATS and employee engagement platforms.
  • Working knowledge and experience with change management approaches to successfully deliver programs.
  • Subject matter expertise to elevate the employee work experience in a hybrid work environment.
  • Proven collaborator, with the ability to provide guidance and support to business clients and develop strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically and collaborate across divisions.
  • Must be a self-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and flexibility to perform multiple tasks is required.
  • Strong customer service orientation and ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce and across multiple organizational levels.
  • Must have good judgment and the ability to safeguard confidential information is essential.
  • Ability to engage others professionally and diplomatically on sensitive issues.
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to work in a high volume, dynamic environment and respond to changing business needs.

Note

Please note that the VFPA is a federally regulated organization and proof of Covid vaccination is as requirement of employment. Candidates may be accommodated for this requirement if they are approved for a legal exemption. If you’re seeking accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please indicate your request during the recruitment process. 

Where:

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver inside the iconic Canada Place building. The beautiful office has an on-site gym and some free first-come/first-serve employee parking. Employees have the opportunity to work from the office full time or can choose to work on a hybrid schedule and work from home a couple days a week.   

How Much:

As a leader in the industry, the VFPA offers a generous and competitive compensation program. Base salary is commensurate with experience, education and skills- please discuss directly with SWIM. Additionally, VFPA employee are eligible for an RRSP matching program, incentive program, a professional development allowance, excellent health & dental benefits, insurance coverage, an annual fitness allowance, etc. Perhaps most attractive is the VFPA’s unique earned time off program whereby employees can choose to work a bit of a longer day throughout the year and accrue additional paid time off. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. SWIM will be presenting the profiles of shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring team. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Thank you! 
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Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Hybrid - Greater Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on April 25, 2022
REMOTE or Hybrid role near Vancouver, BC. Fantastic Talent Acquisition leadership opportunity with an organization that is purpose based and growing! Leading a team of 10+ Recruiters, the Senior Manager of TA can be based out of any province in Canada- with preference for BC, Alberta or Saskatchewan. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a large team as they are scaling in an exciting, purpose-based bio-tech industry! Read Full Description
REMOTE or Hybrid role near Vancouver, BC. Fantastic Talent Acquisition leadership opportunity with an organization that is purpose based and growing! Leading a team of 10+ Recruiters, the Senior Manager of TA can be based out of any province in Canada- with preference for BC, Alberta or Saskatchewan. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a large team as they are scaling in an exciting, purpose-based bio-tech industry!

Who- the Company: 

Our client located in Vancouver is a fascinating scientifically oriented company that would be amazing to be a part of. This company is growing quickly with lots of opportunity and already an established global organization of 1000+. They are scaling in all areas so this is a great opportunity to lead a broad team for an organization that has a love for science and is doing amazing things! 

What- the Role: 

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. This newly created Senior Manager, Recruitment (North America) is leading a large and impressive team of 10+ in Recruitment supporting searches across North America. This team is experienced and broad in supporting varying skill-sets including Corporate, highly scientific, manufacturing, research oriented and other specialized and purpose oriented roles.
This role will partner with the Senior Leadership team on headcount planning and lead all aspects of Recruitment for North America in supporting the team to achieve deliverables. You will provide hands-on training, coaching and management to the North American team of recruiters, as well as ensure continual improvement in our internal and external recruitment activities. 
Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description. 

Who- the Candidate: 

We are looking for a proven Talent Acquisition Leader with at least 8-10 years of progressive and relevant experience- preferably with experience in both agency and internal recruitment (although experience in only one or the other will certainly be considered). Bachelors required at a minimum with a strong preference of interest in or education in Sciences. 
Qualified candidates will have experience in leading a team of at least 5 direct reports. Experience with supporting hiring of various skill-sets and partnered with various leaders is highly preferred.  Experience leading the operations of a coast-to-coast Canadian recruitment portfolio or global is even better, with a blend of corporate office hiring and regional hiring, is highly preferred.  
We’re looking for a motivating and inspiring manager who leads by example, and who can coach their team to execute on strategic vision and to embody and represent the Employee Value Proposition. Great communication skills are crucial, as is a team-player attitude.  This is a very values-based company that seeks out employees who embody their culture of mutual respect, efficiency, honesty, and customer service. 

Where: 

As of right now, many of the company’s corporate employees are still working from home and that will continue to be the case for the next couple months.  There will be hybrid work-from-home flexibility (a couple days a week) on a permanent basis in future- please discuss with SWIM. Given their nation-wide operations, our client is open to a Senior Manager based in any province; candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to lead and inspire remotely. If local this role is Burnaby based and hybrid.

How Much: 

Competitive base salary in-line with the hired individual’s experience, education, and qualifications. PD support, great benefits, and other employee perks. Please discuss further with Swim Recruiting.   

When & How to Apply: 

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this fantastic Talent Acquisition Leadership opportunity with a high-growth, successful, and stable company, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible as this search is moving very quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume.  We also love referrals, if you know someone else who may be interested and qualified. Thank you so much! 
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Talent Management Advisor

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Hybrid - Greater Vancouver, CA
Posted on April 13, 2022
Swim Recruiting is delighted to be exclusively representing the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to the Vancouver market! The VFPA is the largest port in Canada and is the major hub of trade between Canada and the rest of the world.  SWIM is currently partnering with the VFPA on multiple searches for their growing People, Process, and Performance team.  Read Full Description
Swim Recruiting is delighted to be exclusively representing the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to the Vancouver market! The VFPA is the largest port in Canada and is the major hub of trade between Canada and the rest of the world.  SWIM is currently partnering with the VFPA on multiple searches for their growing People, Process, and Performance team. 

Who- the Company:

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the lands and waters that make up the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port. Trade through the Port of Vancouver connects Canadian businesses and consumers with the variety of products that we use every day from markets across the globe and generates revenues and secure employment for local communities. 
The Port provides a fantastic corporate culture that involves many “best of both worlds” factors. On the one hand, the VFPA is a mature organization with job stability, good work/life balance, and a very competitive earned time off program. On the other hand, the VFPA is growing and there is plenty of opportunity to take on interesting challenges and work on innovative projects. 
Locally owned and operated, Swim Recruiting is a boutique recruitment firm founded in 2007 with an experienced and well-established practice. Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA) has engaged Swim Recruiting as their partner on this search. Recruiters from SWIM will be conducting all preliminary screening and interviewing and will subsequently present shortlisted candidates to the hiring team at VFPA for review and consideration. 

What- the Role: 

Working closely with the Manager, Learning & Development, the Talent Management Advisor will be responsible for supporting design, implementation, delivery, evaluation of organizational development and training programs that will meet VFPA’s short and long-term business objectives. This position works to ensure consistency and appropriate application of employer best practices, the collective agreement, port authority policies and statutory requirements. 

What- the Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Manager in the design, implementation and ongoing management of core talent programs including development of learning materials for performance management, succession planning, learning and development, career development, and career mobility. Ensures these programs meet the objectives of the evolving organization needs and long-term business strategy.
  • Leads core talent management modules implementation and ongoing administration for the human resources information system (HRIS). 
  • Contributes to the implementation, and continuous improvement of a competency framework including development of career ladders and learning pathways for talent mobility. 
  • Organizes and facilitates learning and development courses for various levels across the organization to ensure effective adoption and use of talent management program.
  • Supports the development and delivery of course content and training programs to employees.
  • Partners with various stakeholders to create and implement communication and change management approaches that lead to successful talent programs implementations. 
  • Provides research, trends, and best practices so they are translated into pragmatic insights for VFPA to leverage in its talent solutions.
  • Partners with business to promote talent management strategies, identify gaps, and plan processes to support business initiatives.
  • Supports manager with data analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and process and look at continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Participates in health and safety initiatives and comply with established policy, procedures, and guidelines to protect yourself and your work colleagues.
  • Reports concerns, hazards, risks, and incidents to management for follow-up

Who- the Candidate:

  • A University degree in human resources or another acceptable field, along with 3 years of experience in human resources, including talent management and the development and implementation of talent programs, practices and tools, or a combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent.
  • Understanding of collective agreements and employment terms.
  • Prominent exposure to talent programs, leadership development, assessment, performance management, succession planning.
  • Experience implementing and supporting enterprise-wide programs and projects within a complex organization.
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills and strong stakeholder engagement skills.
  • HR technology and implementation of talent programs.
  • Working knowledge and experience with change management approaches to successfully deliver programs.
  • Must be a self-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and flexibility to perform multiple tasks is required. 
  • Proven collaborator, with the ability to provide guidance and support to business clients, and develop strong interpersonal relationships
  • Strong customer service orientation and ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce and across multiple organizational levels. 
  • Must have good judgment and the ability to safeguard confidential information is essential. 
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a dynamic, action-oriented team.

Note

Please note that the VFPA is a federally regulated organization and proof of Covid vaccination is as requirement of employment. Candidates may be accommodated for this requirement if they are approved for a legal exemption. If you’re seeking accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please indicate your request during the recruitment process.

Where:

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver inside the iconic Canada Place building. The beautiful office has an on-site gym and some free first-come/first-serve employee parking. Employees have the opportunity to work from the office full time or can choose to work on a hybrid schedule and work from home a couple days a week.   

How Much:

As a leader in the industry, the VFPA offers a generous and competitive compensation program. Base salary is commensurate with experience, education and skills- please discuss directly with SWIM. Additionally, VFPA employee are eligible for an RRSP matching program, incentive program, a professional development allowance, excellent health & dental benefits, insurance coverage, an annual fitness allowance, etc. Perhaps most attractive is the VFPA’s unique earned time off program whereby employees can choose to work a bit of a longer day throughout the year and accrue additional paid time off. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. SWIM will be presenting the profiles of shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring team. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Thank you! 
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Manager, Labour Relations

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Hybrid - Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on April 12, 2022
This organization is beloved by Vancouverites and by people around the world and is considered top of class in their sector. This is a business that values people, diversity, and community.  Read Full Description

Who- the Company:

This organization is beloved by Vancouverites and by people around the world and is considered top of class in their sector. This is a business that values people, diversity, and community. 

What- the Opportunity:

Our client is looking to add an experienced Manager, Labour Relations who will be responsible for providing senior-level strategic labour relations expertise and advice to management on the interpretation of the collective agreement, and labour legislation and policies. This position will establish and maintain a collaborative working relationship with union representatives to foster a respectful and constructive labour relations environment and play a key role in the collective bargaining process, grievance administration, and performance management.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist people leaders to ensure legal compliance, consistent and appropriate application of practices and policies, and the interpretation and application of the collective agreement.
  • Provide support and guidance to people leaders on incident investigations and disciplinary matters.
  • Manage all grievances from their initial stage until final resolution, up to and including arbitration if necessary.
  • Actively promote strategies/processes that advance organizational/management business objectives; monitor management practices to identify those that are not conducive to promoting sound labour relations practices. 
  • Integrate innovative, effective labour relations processes and systems into the organization to support organizational change efforts.
  • Research and explain laws and legal affairs concerning employment to people leaders and employees.
  • Advise and train managers in best employee relations practices and strategies for managing management problems and employee grievances. Develop further training as needed.
  • Provide consultation and coaching in sensitive and confidential employee relations matters; facilitate the performance management process.
  • Represent organization in contract negotiations, meetings, and negotiations with employee and labour organizations. 
  • Collaborate with leadership on matters of policy and terms of memoranda of understanding before and throughout negotiation process.
  • Collaborate with legal counsel and departments in the preparation for and participation in negotiations with employee and labour groups.
  • Remain current by conducting research and analysis of new case law, labour arbitration cases and awards to determine trends and precedence.
  • Clarify or develop business process and workflows. 
  • Create and present training content for people leaders/employee workshops and seminars.
  • Credible and knowledgeable advice in all areas of labour relations, including interpretation of the collective agreement, the Canada Labour Code, health and safety issues, arbitrations and jurisprudence to management and personnel responsible for bargaining unit employees

Leadership and Management

  • Participate in the development of departmental plans and be responsible for the development and implementation of activities and programs designed to meet the intention of specific strategic priorities.
  • Participate as a member of various management and inter-departmental teams in the planning, implementation and management of business initiatives.
  • Plan, implement and review departmental staffing requirements for areas of responsibility, including the determination of clear position descriptions, accountabilities and reporting arrangements to optimize service delivery to all stakeholders.
  • Manage subordinates, ensuring that team and individuals are motivated, have defined position descriptions and reporting arrangements, their performance goals are clear and actively managed and development needs are defined and addressed.
  • Represent the organization in negotiations, at conferences and conventions, and in the media as required, ensuring clear communication of the business strategy and key messages.
  • Participate in the planning and the review of departmental operating costs, particularly with regard to staffing requirements, overheads, planned business programs and service provision.

Who- the Candidate- Technical Skills & Experience:

  • A degree in industrial/labour relations, human resources, labour law, or a related discipline plus at least 5 years’ of related human resources experience in progressively more senior labour/industrial relations roles in a large, complex unionized environment, including a minimum of three (3) years’ at a strategic/leadership level.
  • Thorough knowledge of human resource principles and labour relations methods and procedures
  • Skilled in applying negotiation and mediation techniques in a business environment
  • Advanced knowledge in all areas of HR policy and compliance, including but not limited to return to work, employee/labour relations, grievance management, policy management, compliance, conduct and risk, and employment law
  • Understand the unique challenges of working in both a union and non-union environment, ensuring risks are proactively addressed and considered in alignment with our clients strategy
  • Proven track record of leading through operational change and implementing new ways of working across a broad, diverse team

How Much: 

Attractive overall compensation package with level of relevant experience, skills, and education - please discuss with Swim. And how do you put a number on working with some of the most fun, most creative, and most innovative minds in Vancouver? 

Where: 

This company is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver with the opportunity to work remotely (2 days/3days). 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume as soon as you can. Thanks! 
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Onboarding and Orientation Specialist

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on April 12, 2022
This organization is beloved by Vancouverites and by people around the world and is considered top of class in their sector. This is a business that values people, diversity, and community.  Read Full Description

Who- the Company:

This organization is beloved by Vancouverites and by people around the world and is considered top of class in their sector. This is a business that values people, diversity, and community. 

What- the Opportunity:

The Onboarding and Orientation Specialist will be responsible for leading and facilitating all onboarding and orientation programs ensuring a smooth onboarding process for new hires. In this role, you will also provide guidance to internal stakeholders involved in recruitment, offboarding and managing in a unionized environment. You will report directly into a wonderful and experienced Manager, Talent Acquisition. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop, schedule and deliver training/orientation programs for new employees
  • Develop training materials including quick reference guides, videos, e-learning material etc. 
  • Assist employees when they are promoted and/or choose to move to a new position or department
  • Provide guidance and advice to people leaders regarding recruitment, on-boarding and off-boarding services, requirements, collective agreement language, labour relations interpretation, and organizational hiring
  • Provide how to manage in a unionized environment training to people managers. Develop and design additional training as program evolves
  • Create and utilize on-boarding and off-boarding checklists to guide employees through necessary actions and processes, and solicit feedback from employees who are joining or exiting the organization
  • Gather feedback from newly hired employees about their experience and develop key strategies to continuously improve employee experience and time to productivity
  • Monitor retention and turnover rates of new hires
  • Ensure appropriate information and learning occurs at the right time and the right place
  • Rapidly establish a positive working relationship with people managers and employees
  • Communicate with people leaders and employees about onboarding status 
  • Work closely with the recruitment team to ensure a strong handoff and positive experience is created for all employees

Who- the Candidate- Technical Skills & Experience:

  • A university degree in human resource management, adult education or a related discipline plus a minimum of 3 years of related onboarding and orientation experience, or a combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent
  • Experience with learning management systems/HRIS system
  • Proven experience in the design and delivery of training for multiple environments, including classroom-boarded and web-based learning formats
  • Understanding of collective agreements and employment terms
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of labor legislation and various HR practices.
  • Must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, the ability to build rapport, and the ability to deliver impactful, informative, effective presentations.

How Much: 

Attractive overall compensation package with level of relevant experience, skills, and education - please discuss with Swim. And how do you put a number on working with some of the most fun, most creative, and most innovative minds in Vancouver? 

Where: 

This company is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver with the opportunity to work remotely (2 days/3days). 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume as soon as you can. Thanks! 
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HRIS Analyst

HR & Talent Acquisition
Contract
Remote - Anywhere in Canada
Posted on March 30, 2022
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Remote working conditions and open to candidates across Canada
Have you previously operated as a HR Analyst or Business Analyst with hands on experience and thorough understanding in the back-end design/functionality of HR Technology systems?
Are you curious and inquisitive? If so, we would like to hear from you.

Who- the Company:

Exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing international Vancouver based company and one of Vancouver’s finest! They are a people-centric organization and known for their collaborative team culture.

What- the Role:  

This role supports and partners with P&C Product Managers and P&C Functional Analysts to manage an optimized experience for our client’s people through the delivery of recurring program work, projects, system/process enhancements, data/reporting and maintaining data quality. Areas of focus would include P&C Products which have been designed around ‘moments that matter’ to our client’s employees. From a technical standpoint, the Functional Analyst would be supporting the delivery of these products through our client’s various digital solutions: HRIS (Workday), ATS (Avature) and LMS platform (Docebo). 

Who – the Candidate:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in HR Ops as a HR Analyst (or similar) with a focus on system and process optimization, data integrity and the enablement of people programs 
  • Experience with HRIS processes (headcount management/HR core data preferred) 
  • Strong working knowledge of HRIS (Workday preferred), ATS (Avature preferred), ServiceNow and Jira (to support Agile/SCRUM methodology)
  • Strong requirements management skills incl. elicitation, scoping, prioritization, risks/issues management
  • Experience identifying, analyzing and resolving issues identified through audits and testing activities 
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent steams of work with a drive to get things done within tight deadlines 
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills – both with internal stakeholders across all levels and external vendors 
  • Very organized, detail oriented, analytical thinker 
  • Confident creating and delivering training and communications 
  • Enjoys identifying and executing on process improvement strategies 
  • Expert knowledge in PowerPoint & Microsoft Excel to produce accurate presentations & reports

How Much: 

Competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience

Where: 

Remote across Canada

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving very quickly, and interviews start immediately! Swim will be presenting short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for consideration. If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon.
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People & Culture Manager

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Delta, CA
Posted on March 29, 2022
Diverse, fulfilling, and senior-level Human Resources role with a complex, reputable, and values-based company. Located in Delta, BC. Fun-loving and friendly corporate culture.  Directly supporting a corporate employee population of around 75. Reporting into Director of HR. Fulfilling work, diverse responsibilities, tightknit family feel culture, working within an engaged and loyal employee base.    Read Full Description
Diverse, fulfilling, and senior-level Human Resources role with a complex, reputable, and values-based company. Located in Delta, BC. Fun-loving and friendly corporate culture.  Directly supporting a corporate employee population of around 75. Reporting into Director of HR. Fulfilling work, diverse responsibilities, tightknit family feel culture, working within an engaged and loyal employee base.   

Who- the Company:  

A well-known and respected company with wonderful and well-known products purchased by happy customers around North America. This company has a wonderful corporate culture and a great working environment. Very values-based organization. 

What- the Opportunity: 

Our client is seeking a new People & Culture Business Manager. Reporting into an HR Director and working on an HR team of around 12 people. The new Manager will directly support an employee population of around 75 people working in various production and operational capacities at a facility in Delta. Collaborating closely with HR peers based in the Canadian head office and in the US. 
Responsibilities are very diverse and include employee relations, performance management, talent development & succession planning, employee engagement & retention, HR system usage and optimization, learning & development, recruitment & onboarding, rolling out new policies, etc.  
The facility the new Manager will be supporting has an exceptionally tight-knit employee base, with very high engagement scores and relatively low turn-over- many of the employees have worked at the facility for many years. They have a family-feel work environment, and are looking for a new P&C Manager who can embody that friendly culture and provide diverse support to the employees. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a thorough job description

Who- the Candidate: 

We are seeking a candidate with 5 to 10 years’ of progressive HR experience, with at least 3 years in a senior level capacity. Prior specialization in a certain area of HR (HRIS analysis, recruitment, employee relations, comp & bens, etc.) could work well for this role, as long as the candidate has a truly diverse HR tool kit and feels comfortable taking on all areas of the holistic HR portfolio. 
Experience supporting a similar employee population is highly preferred, but not required (i.e. production, operations, distribution, manufacturing, etc.)
Qualified candidates will have a friendly and clear communication style and will be confident being the go-to in the operations to answer a variety of HR questions and supporting senior leaders. 

Where: 

The P&C Manager will work out of the facility in Delta, BC- good commute for people living in Delta, Surrey, Ladner, Richmond, New Westminster, etc. 

How Much: 

Base salary commensurate with HR experience, skills, and education- please discuss with SWIM.  The People & Culture Manager will be eligible for a performance-based bonus, an RRSP match (after 1 year of tenure), a wellness allowance, an L&D allowance, PD support, generous health benefits, and other great perks like product discounts! 

When & How to Apply: 

If you are qualified for this P&C Manager opportunity with a well-established and values-based organization, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible as this search is moving very quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume.  We also love referrals, if you know someone else who may be interested and qualified. Thank you so much! 
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Talent Acquisition Specialist

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Hybrid - Greater Vancouver, CA
Posted on March 29, 2022
Fantastic full-cycle recruitment opportunity with a global technology company headquartered in Greater Vancouver. Permanent role. Hybrid work (work from home/work from office). Recruiting on roles across North America.  Read Full Description
Fantastic full-cycle recruitment opportunity with a global technology company headquartered in Greater Vancouver. Permanent role. Hybrid work (work from home/work from office). Recruiting on roles across North America. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a successful international technology company headquartered in the lower mainland with over 20 years’ history of innovation, around 1000 employees, many global offices, and exciting projects on the go. The company has a fun-loving yet hard-working corporate culture with friendly and down to earth employees. If you are a passionate about conducting recruitment on challenging searches across North America and a top-notch communicator who is looking for an innovative technology company to work for, this could be the place for you!

What- the Role: 

Our client is hiring for a new Talent Acquisition Specialist who will work on a close-knit HR team in the headquarters. The TA Specialist will recruit on searches across Canada and the US (and potentially into countries in Europe and Asia in future). 
The focus of the portfolio, at least initially, is engineering recruitment and sales recruitment- including searches in hardware engineering, software engineering, manufacturing engineering, R&D, business development, strategic account management, inside sales, etc. 
This is a full-cycle recruitment role- the TA Specialist will be directly involved from initial kick-off with hiring team to headhunting & sourcing to 1st-step interviewing right through to negotiation and offer stages.  The new TA Specialist will report directly into the HR Director and will work alongside several colleagues in Human Resources.  SWIM will provide interested candidates with a more thorough job description. 

Who- the Candidate: 

We are looking for friendly, hard-working, intuitive, resourceful, fun-loving, business-minded, and confident recruitment professionals who are clear communicators. 
This role involves both a lot of teamwork and autonomy, and we’re looking for someone who can partner effectively with hiring managers and also provide an excellent candidate experience.  
Candidates will have at least 3 years full-cycle recruitment experience, and ideally 5+ years. 
Experience in engineering and sales recruitment is highly preferred. 
Ideally candidates will have worked in both agency and in-house recruitment but one or the other is also fine. 

Where: 

Hybrid work-from-home/work-from-office flexibility provided. Likely entirely work from home for the first couple months.  The Corporate HQ is in Greater Vancouver- accessible by transit and plenty of free parking provided. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving very quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. Thank you! 
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Recruiter

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Remote - Anywhere in Canada
Posted on March 25, 2022
REMOTE- Vancouver-based is preferred, but this Recruiter can work from almost anywhere in Canada! A fast-paced, fun-loving, and tremendously successful technology organization with a global brand is looking for a recruitment superstar who will be a natural fit with their dynamic, very fun, people-first culture. Candidates must have at least some experience recruiting in technology- the more the better.   Read Full Description
REMOTE- Vancouver-based is preferred, but this Recruiter can work from almost anywhere in Canada! A fast-paced, fun-loving, and tremendously successful technology organization with a global brand is looking for a recruitment superstar who will be a natural fit with their dynamic, very fun, people-first culture. Candidates must have at least some experience recruiting in technology- the more the better.  

Who- The Company: 

Our client is a highly reputable and well-established B2C tech company that has become a global household name over the years. They have a very fun-loving and dynamic corporate culture and their employees really embody the “work hard/play hard” mentality of Vancouver’s vibrant tech scene. The company hires and further develops top performers from around North America. 

What- The Role:  

Our client is seeking a new Recruiter who will manage the company’s cutting-edge talent acquisition strategies and programs. Working closely with the People & Culture team and reporting into the Director of P&C, the Recruiter will be responsible for active and full-cycle recruitment for the corporate head office on a variety of technical and corporate roles, working alongside another Recruiter and with the support of additional external sourcing and recruitment resources.  
 
Additionally, the Recruiter will get involved in employment branding and various talent attraction projects. There are long-term development opportunities within this organization. 

Who- the Candidate:

We’re seeking dynamic, professional, and friendly individuals with at least 2 years and preferably 3 to 5 years’ full-cycle talent acquisition experience. A blend of in-house recruitment experience and foundational experience in recruitment agency is highly preferred, but can be one or the other. IT/Tech recruitment experience is almost required, but as this search evolves, we may be able to consider recruiters who are very eager & able to learn tech recruitment and who have solid full-cycle recruitment experience in other fast-paced industries. The people working at this company are passionate, confident, professional, and down-to-earth, and a sense of humour is a must! 
  1. Confident and polished communication skills, with experience interacting with, collaborating with, and influencing executives and senior decision makers.  
  2. Strong business acumen so as to provide credible, professional, and value-added services to hiring managers and candidates. 
  3. Experience with employment branding projects, improving the candidate experience, representing the company at networking events and career fairs, etc. A strong existing network and business relationships in Vancouver is very beneficial. 
  4. We cannot over emphasize how fast-paced and dynamic this organization is- things are go-go-go, and we’re seeking self-motivated recruiters who are happiest when they are busy!
  5. Passionate about representing a positive employment brand and providing a great candidate experience. 
  6. Ability to collaborate well within a fun-loving, dynamic, and ever-evolving corporate culture. 
  7. Efficiency in planning and organizing req load, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines.

Where: 

Vancouver is preferred so the Recruiter can have some in-office/in-presence with the team, but our client will hire the best person for the job anywhere in Canada.    

How Much: 

Competitive total compensation commensurate with experience and education, including amazing benefits and employee perks. Please discuss further with Swim Recruiting. 

When & How to Apply: 

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this great Recruiter opportunity with a successful tech organization, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible as this search is moving quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume.
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Recruiter

HR & Talent Acquisition
Contract
Remote - Anywhere in US and Canada
Posted on March 21, 2022
Recruitment Portfolio- Corporate & Life Sciences. SEATTLE, Washington or VANCOUVER, BC preferred, but Recruiter can also work remote from elsewhere in the US or Canada. Successful multi-national BIOTECHNOLOGY company. Strategic full-cycle talent acquisition. GENEROUS COMPENSATION. Open to permanent employees, term employees, or consultants.  Read Full Description
Recruitment Portfolio- Corporate & Life Sciences. SEATTLE, Washington or VANCOUVER, BC preferred, but Recruiter can also work remote from elsewhere in the US or Canada. Successful multi-national BIOTECHNOLOGY company. Strategic full-cycle talent acquisition. GENEROUS COMPENSATION. Open to permanent employees, term employees, or consultants. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is an innovative biotech & life sciences company that is developing a fascinating product. This is a company that you can feel proud to work for and contribute to! Operations in Canada and the US. 

What- the Position: 

Our client is seeking a new Recruiter who will manage full-cycle recruitment for a variety of interesting corporate and biotech searches. Reporting into the Director of Human Resources. Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description. 

Who- the Candidate: 

Candidates will have at least 2 years and ideally 6+ years full-cycle recruitment experience. Experience recruiting in the biotech sector, or another scientifically-inclined organization, is highly preferred. Qualified candidates will be excellent communicators with strong sourcing skills who love providing a great candidate experience and building trusting relationships with hiring managers. 

How Much: 

Very competitive compensation commensurate with experience, skills, and education. If a permanent employee, the Recruiter will receive excellent health and dental benefits, a 401K / RRSP employer contribution, and other great employee perks. If a contractor, the hourly consulting rate will be calibrated to compensate for not receiving benefits and other employee perks.  

Where: 

Preference is for the Recruiter to work from one of the corporate offices in Seattle, WA or Vancouver, BC, with work from home flexibility. That said, for the right person there is also the option to work remotely from another Canadian province or US state (Ontario, Quebec, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, etcetera, etcetera). 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving very quickly. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume. SWIM is presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring Director for review. If you are interested in this recruitment opportunity with a fascinating company, please don’t hesitate to reach out soon. Thank you! 
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Talent Acquisition Specialist

HR & Talent Acquisition
Contract
Remote - Anywhere in Canada
Posted on March 3, 2022
Remote work-from-home opportunity, anywhere in Canada- but with preference for Vancouver or Toronto. Excellent opportunity for a Recruiter who wants to work for a large and complex company with operations across Canada and the US. Emphasis on strategic sourcing and headhunting.   Read Full Description
Remote work-from-home opportunity, anywhere in Canada- but with preference for Vancouver or Toronto. Excellent opportunity for a Recruiter who wants to work for a large and complex company with operations across Canada and the US. Emphasis on strategic sourcing and headhunting.  

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a very high profile global company with significant operations in North America. They have a reputation for hiring top talent and for providing their employees with interesting and challenging work in a positive and professional environment. Working at this company looks great on a resume and opens new opportunities for accelerated career development. Swim Recruiting has been engaged to aid with this important search.

What- the Opportunity: 

Reporting directly into the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition, the successful candidate will be doing conducting sourcing, headhunting, and recruitment on a variety of corporate roles at all levels. Using a top-notch ATS and HRIS, as well as a Linked-in Recruiter license. 
This is a contract role to start, with very good chance of converting to permanent for a high performer. SWIM has placed dozens of contractors at this company over the years who were converted to permanent roles.  

Who- the Candidate:  

We are looking for a passionate talent acquisition professional who loves headhunting and enjoys a diverse req load. 
  • Experience sourcing and headhunting through LinkedIn Recruiter. 
  • At least 3 years- and ideally 4-plus years- progressive experience. 
  • Experience in both agency and in-house is preferred, but can be one or the other as long as the type of recruitment is relevant (mix of corporate and operational) 
  • Any exposure to US-based recruitment is beneficial. 
  • Ability to track and analyze recruitment metrics 
  • Systems savvy, with experience using an ATS and HRIS, and conducting video interviews. 
  • Experience working with a global company is highly preferred. 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Top-notch communication skills are important- ability to communicate effectively with individuals in all departments. 

Where:

If the Recruiter lives in Vancouver or Toronto, can work from a corporate office and will likely have a higher chance of converting to permanent. Otherwise, working full-time remotely from home- preferably based in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, or Calgary. 

How Much:

Very competitive hourly consulting rate commensurate with experience. Please discuss with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply: 

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this excellent opportunity with a high-profile corporation, please do not delay in applying as this search is moving quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out to that consultant directly. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 
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Human Resources Advisor

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Downtown Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on February 25, 2022
Diverse, fulfilling, and senior-level Human Resources Advisory with a complex and exciting global company headquartered in Vancouver. Opportunity to directly impact a new employment brand. Competitive total compensation package.  Read Full Description
Diverse, fulfilling, and senior-level Human Resources Advisory with a complex and exciting global company headquartered in Vancouver. Opportunity to directly impact a new employment brand. Competitive total compensation package. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a global organization with a complex, exciting, and interesting story- SWIM can fill you in! The company is based in Vancouver, with major operations overseas. The employee population size in Vancouver is approximately 60 people, in a mix of corporate departments such as accounting & finance, legal, administration, IT, etc. This company has a reputation in Vancouver and beyond for hiring top talent, and for providing their employees with interesting and challenging work in a positive and professional environment. 

What- the Opportunity: 

Our client is seeking a new HR Advisor who will be the dedicated HR expert for the ~60 employees here in Vancouver. This is a very exciting opportunity to contribute directly to an evolving corporate culture, and to establish a new employment brand and a robust employee value proposition for the Canadian employees. The HR Advisor will be working autonomously in the Vancouver HQ, with some administrative support. The HR Advisor will report directly into a wonderful HR Director (who does not work in Canada) and will have other HR Advisor peers in other countries. The HR Advisor will also have a dotted line reporting relationship with the executives in Vancouver, including the CEO and CFO.  
Responsibilities are very diverse and include Canadian employee relations, performance management/development, employee engagement, HR system usage and optimization, recruitment & onboarding (there will be more of an emphasis on talent acquisition in the first 6 months, but then the recruitment will even out in Vancouver), compensation analysis, benefits administration, payroll support, and HR projects. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a thorough job description attached

Who- the Candidate: 

We are seeking a candidate with 5 to 8 years’ of progressive HR experience, with at least 2 years in a true generalist capacity. Prior specialization in a certain area of HR (HRIS analysis, recruitment, employee relations, comp & bens, etc.) could work well for this role, as long as the candidate has a truly diverse HR tool kit and feels comfortable taking on all areas of the holistic HR portfolio. 
Candidates must have Canadian HR employment law knowledge as the new HR Advisor will be considered the go-to expert on Canadian-specific HR matters. Experience working in a global company is of course highly preferred, but candidates may also come from a mid-size BC-only organization with the eagerness to gain global exposure. 
Qualified candidates will have a friendly and clear communication style and will be confident being the go-to in a 60-person office to answer any and all HR questions and supporting senior leaders. 

Where: 

Headquartered in the centre of downtown Vancouver’s financial district. Beautiful corporate offices with a great view! For the first several months, the HR Advisor will likely want to work from the office full time or close to full time as they establish relationships with the employees, put in place HR processes, and contribute directly and in-person to the corporate culture. Longer-term, the HR Advisor can choose to work from home and from office on a hybrid schedule, depending on what is going on at the office on any given day. 

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with HR experience, skills, and education- please discuss with SWIM.  The HR Advisor will receive a performance-based bonus, an RRSP match, a pension plan, a flexible health allowance, PD support, generous health benefits, and over 3 weeks of paid time off. 

When & How to Apply: 

If you are qualified for this HR Advisor opportunity with a very high-profile global company, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible as this search is moving very quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume. We also love referrals, if you know someone else who may be interested and qualified. Thank you so much! 
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Project Manager

HR & Talent Acquisition
Contract
Remote - Anywhere in BC, CA
Posted on December 23, 2021
As part of the Learning + Leadership team you will have the opportunity to lead the planning and implementation of Product Onboarding Programming.  Read Full Description
As part of the Learning + Leadership team you will have the opportunity to lead the planning and implementation of Product Onboarding Programming. 
Who- the Company:
Exciting opportunity to join a Vancouver based fast-growing performance apparel company and one of Vancouver’s finest! Our client is an equitable, inclusive and growth -oriented organization and known for their collaborative team culture.
What- the Role: 
The Program Manager for the Product Team manages active projects and sustainment of Learning + Leadership development programs that are specific to the Product Team.
The purpose of the Learning + Leadership team is to support our client’s collective in discovering, developing, and activating their unique potential for the world. 
  • Lead the planning and implementation of Product Onboarding Programming
  • Drive the execution of project goals through project plan creation and maintenance, issue identification, project governance and oversight
  • Support Initiative Leaders to define strategy, roadmaps and Key Performance Initiatives (KPIs)
  • Lead project scope definition, design and implementation
  • Partner with change and training leads, talent acquisition partners, subject matter experts, project sponsors and other stakeholders to execute against initiative deliverables
  • Lead the planning, implementation and adoption of new onboarding programming
  • Deliver regular project updates to Initiative Leader and other cross-functional leaders
  • Manage workplans, status, and budget reporting for projects
  • Assess program impact, engagement, and evaluate learning outcomes
Who – the Candidate:
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in project management, strategy, operations or other related field, preferably in a vertically integrated, global retail environment
  • Proven track record of managing multiple diverse projects within related field
  • Experience creating or managing onboarding programs preferred
  • Ability to interface with Product leadership, subject matter experts, business users and talent acquisition partners to solve complex business problems
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage multiple priorities, work in a fast, changing environment and deliver high quality product under tight timelines
How Much:
Competitive hourly rate commensurate with level of experience
Where:
location is Vancouver, but open to remote-working conditions across Canada 
When & How to Apply:
This search is moving very quickly. Swim will be presenting short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for consideration. 

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Compensation Analyst

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Remote - Anywhere in BC, CA
Posted on December 15, 2021
Fantastic opportunity for a compensation analysis professional to work remotely from anywhere in BC for one of Canada’s best managed and best loved companies!  Read Full Description
Fantastic opportunity for a compensation analysis professional to work remotely from anywhere in BC for one of Canada’s best managed and best loved companies! 

Who- the Company:

Our client is one of the largest private sector “living wage” employers in Canada and is known for being a very values-based organization that champions diversity, social responsibility, business ethics, and philanthropy. The company has been recognized as a best local employer, a best managed company, and a best corporate citizen. The company has close to 3000 employees and is headquartered in Vancouver. 

What- the Role:

Swim Recruiting is seeking a new Compensation Analyst on behalf of our client. Reporting directly to the Manager of Compensation and working on a tight-knit compensation team of 5 people, the Analyst will be responsible for managing compensation policies and ensuring the company is following compensation procedures. The Comp Analyst will be helping to develop and optimize the company’s ongoing total rewards strategy. The Comp Analyst will conduct job evaluations, job leveling, and participate in annual performance & compensation review cycles. Compensation analysis is the main focus of this role, with some benefits analysis.  SWIM will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description

Who- the Candidate: 

Qualified candidates will have at least 2 years’ experience in compensation analysis/total rewards, and ideally 5+ years. The CCP designation is considered an asset but not at all required. Candidates will have experience in designing and implementing compensation programs, as well as experience evaluating and benchmarking corporate and operational positions. Strong communication and collaboration skills are crucial. We are looking for professionals who are proficient at conducting Excel-based compensation analysis- the stronger in Excel, the better! HRIS analysis skills are also important. Experience working in large, complex private sector company with operations in geographic locations across BC is a significant asset. 

Where:

The company is headquartered in Vancouver; however, the Compensation Analyst can work remotely from ANYWHERE IN BC!  Remote working is perfectly suitable for this role. Ideally the Analyst will be located within driving distance to Vancouver for occasional visits to the office (important team meetings, social events, etc.). These in-office visits will be scheduled in advance so if the Comp Analyst lives in the Interior, on Vancouver Island, in Northern BC, etc., they can work it into their lives and perhaps combine an office trip with a personal reason for wanting to be in the Lower Mainland. 

How Much:

The Compensation Analyst will receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and education- please discuss with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply:

This search is moving extremely quickly! Swim Recruiting will be representing the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume. Thank you!
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Senior Manager, HR Employee Service Centre

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Remote - Anywhere in BC, CA
Posted on December 15, 2021
Fantastic opportunity to lead a large team in HR, building out processes and best practices for a service centre delivery model working with a complex multi-entity company!  Read Full Description
Fantastic opportunity to lead a large team in HR, building out processes and best practices for a service centre delivery model working with a complex multi-entity company! 

Who - the Company: 

Longstanding and reputable Canadian company. The company is very diversified and this has been a large contributor to their success. Known for their emphasis on safety, quality, and integrity, this company has a large HR team with a great group of people. This company is known for family values and for being a generous community citizen through charitable donations and philanthropic involvement!

What - the Role:

Reporting to a great boss that is extremely supportive and well respected in the business, this Senior Manager HR Employee Service Centre will play a key role in establishing and delivering on service partnership agreements (SPAs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) for the Employee Service Centre. 

In this role, you'll bring operational oversight and foster a spirit of teamwork in this 20+ person team and bring unity among team members, while continuously looking for innovative solutions that can be utilized. This is a key leadership role leading transactional elements of HR through a call centre structure. This team is responsible for delivering offer letters via Workday to the business, HR reporting, data audits and manages a ticketing system for HR inquiries. 

What- the Responsibilities:  

  • Lead, coordinate and direct Employee Services Centre operations alignment with the Company’s Human Resources goals, priorities, policies and procedures.
  • Lead, develop and coach direct report teams to enable each to maximize their individual and team performance by fostering a culture focused on continuous process improvement and customer service excellence.
  • Establish Employee Service procedures and identifies best practices, ensuring quality, consistent and efficient customer service is being provided.
  • Collaborate with all areas of Human Resources, ensuring Employee Service Centre processes, systems and procedures are effective, efficient and responsive to business requirements.
  • Build positive, constructive relationships with each internal customer group (operating groups and shared service functions), by liaising with leadership to establish Service Partnership Agreements (SPA) and review performance levels and future service delivery opportunities.
  • Develop and report on key performance indicators that help identify opportunities to reduce transaction costs and processing time, and recommend action plans to improve performance and responsiveness to internal customer needs.
  • Manage strategies focused on the enhancement of the ESC’s capacity through technology and innovation and assist in the timely rollout of all technology solutions.

Who - the Candidate:

We are seeking an experienced HR leader that has built out this structure successfully in an HR contact centre and that is excited about this builder opportunity! 
Additional ideal requirements include: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or equivalent
  • 10+ years of relevant Human Resources experience, including 5+ years leading an HR Service Centre or significant related function within a Shared Service Centre.
  • Experience in managing shared services, process improvement and management of operational Human Resources service delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage for results, including an ability to set goals and to measure and monitor key performance indicators and team performance
  • Experience with case management technology such as ServiceNow
  • Experience with HRIS technology such as Workday, PeopleSoft, Success Factors
  • Solid understanding of applicable employment and privacy legislation
  • Effective leadership and coaching skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a very strong customer service and service resolution focus

Where: 

This role can be entirely remote or based in their beautiful Vancouver office. Open to candidates based in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary or Toronto. There will be travel once or twice a quarter required for the role. 

How Much:

Commensurate with level of experience and depth of skills, plus performance-based bonus. Please discuss with Swim.

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving very quickly, so please don’t hesitate to apply if you are qualified for and interested in this great opportunity. If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out to that person directly. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume.
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Technical Recruiter

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Remote - Anywhere in Canada, CA
Posted on December 14, 2021
Fantastic career opportunity for a Technical Recruiter early in their career to get in-house experience with a great entrepreneurial, high-growth tech company. The person, this reports to, is fantastic, leadership team is very down to earth with very approachable leaders and a fascinating high growth business with a great purpose!  Read Full Description
Fantastic career opportunity for a Technical Recruiter early in their career to get in-house experience with a great entrepreneurial, high-growth tech company. The person, this reports to, is fantastic, leadership team is very down to earth with very approachable leaders and a fascinating high growth business with a great purpose! 

Who- the Company: 

Our client, a high growth entrepreneurial tech company that is purpose driven and rapidly growing! This company has an impressive leadership team with a wealth of experience that is very approachable. They have a fun and innovative culture, with friendly and down to earth employees. If you have a passion for the environment, that is exciting in tech and are working towards a purpose, this could be the place for you!

What- the Role: 

Reporting the Recruitment Leader, this is a high-volume Technical Recruiter role looking for someone who genuinely cares about people, is passionate about creating a great candidate experience, and has a good understanding of technology. You’ll know the difference between Javascript and Java, have an understanding of different tools, and be motivated by contributing to the growth of high-performance teams in a scale-up environment.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Relationship Building - We understand that not everybody is always actively looking for a new opportunity. Building those relationships is key and we don’t expect our Recruiters to push candidates to interviews but more so, create quality relationships for when the time is right.
  • Sourcing - You’ll love the LinkedIn rabbit hole and utilizing other platforms for sourcing candidates. We’re also part of the Global Talent Stream too allowing us to source from all over the world!
  • Screening - You love learning about a candidate’s background, future career aspirations and have the ability to align that to our values and environment.
  • Collaboration - Liaise with candidates, leads and your team to learn about team-specific hiring requirements. Our people team is a small but mighty bunch and we meet regularly to discuss various people-related topics across the company.
  • Networking - Attend local events, webinars and meetups to help increase Jane’s reach in the community and your own self-knowledge about our industry

Who- the Candidate: 

Self motivated Technical Recruiter that enjoys working in a fun, fast paced environment!  
  • 2+ years of full-cycle recruitment experience in a competitive tech market with a successful track record of placing Software Developers, Product Managers, Data Engineers etc
  • Familiarity with the skillsets of different tech professionals from JS and Ruby Developers to Product Managers and QA’s
  • You’re able to start a candidate search project from scratch through requirement gathering, job posting, sourcing, networking, previous applicants follow-ups etc
  • A solid understanding of what makes a great candidate experience
  • A continuous improvement mindset with an iterative approach to making things better. Whether it’s your interview technique, pipeline optimization or anything else that you discover.
  • You have awesome verbal and written communication skills, attentiveness to detail, and are comfortable asking questions for clarification and understanding
  • You have experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and LinkedIn Recruiter. Lever is our ATS but this isn’t a dealbreaker!
  • Last but not least, you’re a down-to-earth and fun person to be around!

Where: 

Remote anywhere in Canada! They have a dispersed global team. 

How Much: 

Competitive base salary commensurate with experience and skills as well as options and a great vacation and benefits package. Please discuss your expectations with Swim. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume in Word format.
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Payroll & or HR Administrator

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Richmond, BC, CA
Posted on October 27, 2021
Full time or Part time business hours Read Full Description
Full time or Part time business hours

Who - The Company: 

Looking for a fabulous Richmond BC Company, well known for making the world a better place and with an excellent reputation? This organization is a well-known and reputable tech company known for their collaborative environment and exciting work culture. 

What - The Role: 

  • Working alongside the HR Manager this payroll administer will assist with Full cycle payroll up to 80 Canadian employees
  • Answer payroll inquiries from staff related to earnings, deductions, taxable benefits, salary, vacation and sick leave.
  • Preparation of hiring/termination documentation, typing of general correspondence.
  • Maintenance of payroll files and records and Manage the payroll function, process new hires, timesheet, payroll changes
  • Identify and suggest solutions for problematic situations
  • Ensure that provincial and federal legislation is being followed
  • Ensure that all employees’ hours are correctly paid
  • Assist with Human Resources if the candidate would like a mixed role!

Who – The Candidate:

  • 2 years’ minimum related experience in a full cycle, end to end payroll processing. 
  • Experience using various software
  • Working knowledge of payroll best practices and legislation.
  • An individual who wants to learn and grow with the organization with additional tasks.

Where: 

Richmond, BC and work from home right now until further notice.

How Much:

If Full time a base salary commensurate with level of experience, benefits, 3 weeks’ vacation.

When & How To Apply: 

This search is moving quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 
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Recruitment Consultant

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on September 24, 2021
At Swim Recruiting we believe that every recruiter is unique and that everyone has their own style when it comes to being a successful recruitment consultant. We do not believe in placing unrealistic and over-bearing KPIs on the day-to-day running of your desk; instead, we trust your ability and give you the tools, space, training, and resources to do your job effectively and efficiently. As a result of the way we believe in doing business we have experienced tremendous success in attracting the strongest candidates and developing solid relationships with some of the best and most respected employers in Vancouver and beyond.  Read Full Description
  • Do you feel restricted by the strict KPIs placed on you by your current agency?
  • Do wish you were given more room to show your creative side and personal brand in recruitment?
  • Prefer treating candidates and clients like people, not numbers?
  • Looking for uncapped commission potential? 

Who- the Company: 

At Swim Recruiting we believe that every recruiter is unique and that everyone has their own style when it comes to being a successful recruitment consultant. We do not believe in placing unrealistic and over-bearing KPIs on the day-to-day running of your desk; instead, we trust your ability and give you the tools, space, training, and resources to do your job effectively and efficiently. As a result of the way we believe in doing business we have experienced tremendous success in attracting the strongest candidates and developing solid relationships with some of the best and most respected employers in Vancouver and beyond. 
  • Opened for business in 2007, and have many long-tenured and loyal Swimmers who have been with the firm for many years 
  • 100% Vancouver owned and operated Company
  • Very diverse and inclusive culture with a big focus on team collaboration 
  • Very generous and transparent commission structure that hasn’t changed since our inception over a decade ago 
  • We are very busy!!! You will always have good searches to recruit on with many of Vancouver’s best known companies 

What- the Role: 

We are seeking an experienced, talented, and self-motivated Recruitment Consultant to join our close-knit and top-notch recruitment team. The new Consultant can recruit within Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Administration, and/or Marketing & Communications. This will be a permanent role, in which you will be surrounded by some of the best and most experienced recruiters in Vancouver under the leadership of well-networked and knowledgeable Vancouver recruitment veterans. The new Recruitment Consultant will be working on a variety of searches- contract and permanent, entry-level to senior level individual contributor, diverse corporate functions (not IT)- and for reputable companies of all sizes across the lower mainland and in all industries. Our recruiters are not limited to certain sectors, functions, or geographies. 

Who- the Candidate: 

  • At least 12 months- and preferably 18+ months- of full-cycle recruitment experience in a Recruitment firm is required 
  • Vancouver recruitment experience is preferred but not required for someone who is confident they can quickly establish a local network 
  • Experience recruiting on corporate office-based searches 
  • Excellent communication skills- written, verbal, and non-verbal 
  • Experience working on a high volume of diverse searches
  • Experience using an ATS, with strong ATS documentation, as well as recruitment platforms such as LinkedIn Recruiter
Culturally, our ideal candidate will be the type of person who loves to have a laugh with colleagues and who does not take themselves too seriously. You have an entrepreneurial mindset, take initiative, are results oriented, and have a strong sense of urgency. We thrive on the thrill of headhunting and filling tough searches, but we are also fun-loving and believe playing hard to be just as important. Our relaxed, trusting, and down-to-earth attitude has been key to our success with both candidates and clients who find it easy to relate to us on a personal level.

Where: 

Swim Recruiting is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver inside the iconic Waterfront Station building (super transit friendly). SWIM provides the opportunity for work-from-home days for our Recruitment Consultants who are ramped up and can be productive from their home office.  

How Much: 

  • SWIM offers two options- full commission (this has the highest earning potential!) or base salary plus lower % of commissions. We are very transparent about realistic earning potential and happy to discuss in detail. 
  • 23 “SWIM DAYS”- to be used for vacation, personal days, family days- whatever you want!  Plus you get your birthday off and occasional bonus days. 
  • Health & Dental benefits, including paramedical allowances 
  • Cell phone plan reimbursement
  • Annual reward trip for top performers… at least, when there isn’t a global pandemic raging! Our early 2020 trip was to Mexico!
  • Etcetera…. let’s talk!

When & How to Apply: 

If this role sounds like you and you want to hear more, please hit “APPLY NOW” to send us your resume. Recruiting will of course fully and completely respect all candidate confidentiality, and we can navigate questions about non-compete clauses. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you! 

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Recruiter

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Greater Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on September 17, 2021
Exciting opportunity to bring your top-notch recruiting skills forward where you’ll have the opportunity to grow your recruitment career! Read Full Description
Exciting opportunity to bring your top-notch recruiting skills forward where you’ll have the opportunity to grow your recruitment career!

Who - The Company: 

A growing and reputable organization known for its collaborative environment and family-oriented culture. 

What - The Role: 

You will be responsible for our Client’s full cycle recruitment process including creating job postings, sourcing and screening candidates, participating in interviews, checking references, verifying background checks, and preparing offer letters for successful candidates. In addition, you will be responsible for managing the career page, developing strong relationship with hiring managers and the HR team in developing strategies to attract the best talent. 

Who - The Candidate: 

We seek a Recruiter with 2-3 years of high volume, full-cycle recruitment experience. This experience can come from in-house or agency or a combination of both. You possess great energy, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ‘can-do’ positive attitude. In addition, you enjoy networking, and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You have good comfort with Applicant Tracking systems, and a solid understanding and enjoyment of sourcing candidates on LinkedIn and Indeed.

Where: 

Tri-cities area- convenient location for someone living in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge or surrounding areas

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with level of experience, benefits, 3 weeks’ vacation

When & How To Apply: 

This search is moving quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume.  

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Director of HR

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 28, 2021
Great career opportunity to lead the Human Resources function across North America with a high growth dynamic organization making an amazing difference in the world! We’re looking for a dedicated HR leader who is motivated and enjoys building processes.  Read Full Description
Great career opportunity to lead the Human Resources function across North America with a high growth dynamic organization making an amazing difference in the world! We’re looking for a dedicated HR leader who is motivated and enjoys building processes. 

Who - the Company: 

Our client is a CPG product line found in retailers across the United States, focused on developing products for a niche market. The organization is headquartered in US with operations supported by a dedicated team based in Vancouver. The reputable executive team is very experienced, and the company had shown incredible growth year over year. 

What - the Role:

Director of Human Resources, reporting to the CEO. The Director will own the HR function for the organization and will be responsible for the team across North America, and will develop and implement policies and procedures for various areas including performance management, compensation analysis, develop initiatives that diversify the team and create an inclusive culture, and assist with recruitment.

Who - the Candidate:

We are looking for a proven HR leader with 8+ years of progressive HR experience and at least 3 years in a leadership role, experience with being part of top-level leadership in a high growth environment and understanding of Board Governance. Must have knowledge of Canadian Employment Standards Legislations. CPHR designation would be an asset.

Where: 

Downtown, Vancouver

How Much:

Competitive total compensation- please discuss with Swim Recruiting. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 
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IT Recruitment Consultant

HR & Talent Acquisition
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on June 30, 2021
We are looking for the next amazing 'Swimmer' to join our tight-knit IT Recruitment team. First we’d like you to learn about us and what makes us special: Read Full Description
We are looking for the next amazing 'Swimmer' to join our tight-knit IT Recruitment team. First we’d like you to learn about us and what makes us special:

Our leadership & management style: 

We believe that everyone is unique and that everyone has their own style when it comes to being a successful recruitment consultant. We do not believe in placing unrealistic and over-bearing KPIs on the day-to-day running of your desk; instead, we trust in your ability and give you the tools, space, and resources for you to do your job effectively and efficiently.

Our reputation: 

As a result of the way that we believe in doing business in an ethical and transparent way, we have experienced tremendous success in attracting some of the strongest candidates and developed solid relationships with some of the best and most respected employers in Vancouver.

Our IT Recruitment team 

Key cultural pillars of the IT team are Accountability, Performance, Creativity, Commitment, and Fun. You will be surrounded by some of the best and most experienced tech recruiters in Vancouver under the leadership of well-networked and knowledgeable Vancouver recruitment veterans. We are a fun bunch of people who share a competitive edge, respect for each other, passion for recruitment, and love of chocolate snacks. We love to win as a team (and celebrate winning!) and we are diverse with over 50% female and only 20% Canadian natives. We are proud of our inclusive culture and are active participants and supporters of many socially responsible initiatives.

You:

You will be recruiting any role that falls under the broad spectrum of Information Technology - from level 1 helpdesk analysts to CTO and everything in between. We typically have over 50 open requisitions open and any one time which are split roughly 50/50 between contract and permanent roles. You have an entrepreneurial mindset, take initiative, are results-oriented, have a strong sense of urgency and value ethics. You are naturally competitive and hate losing. You bring over 2 years of technical recruitment experience and love working in this space.

How to Apply: 

If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit “APPLY NOW” and send us your resume. Thank you! 
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Associate Business Partner