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Employee Relations & Retention Specialist

Employee Relations & Retention Specialist

Wages : DOE

Job Description

The Universal Group is a full-service company committed to providing outstanding service and competitive pricing in industries such as construction, industrial projects, property management, film, municipal work, event support and utilities. Our support services are tailored to specific needs creating best in class customer valueWe are industry leaders in Traffic Control PersonnelTraffic Management PlanningTraffic suppliesOccupational Health and Safety TrainingLandscapingand Staffing services. We offer an entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for job advancement and continued education.

As part of your application, include the answer to the following question (no application will be considered without an answer): What is your least favourite thing about humanity?


Looking to expand our Human Resources Department with an Employee Relations and Retention Specialist.  It will be your responsibility to ensure the employees are “taken care of”.  Reporting directly to the Director – Human Resources, half the day will be monitoring and returning calls from the UG Cares dedicated support line for employees while the other half of the day will be “boots on the ground” meeting with new, requested, or exemplary employees in the field.  If you hate the same routine day in and out, then this is the HR role for you.  Tight knit group of HR professionals will provide support and humour as needed.  Fast growing company with opportunity for advancement.  This position will work out of our new Aldergrove location and will require someone with a valid drivers license and the ability to walk onto a worksite without fear, and with a smile, but also be prepared to present to C-Suite Executives.  Are you our needle in a haystack?  I hope so!


  • Relevant HR experience (3 years), OR HR diploma/certificate, OR social work/psychology experience/degree
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that have either come from direct experience or you were “just born with it”
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to produce relevant metrics and report on them
  • Team-oriented yet able to work autonomously
  • Results-driven – our team is super awesome, and we want to keep it that way!
  • Able to problem solve, be flexible, and pivot as needed, with no drama.
  • Fact driven but able to be compassionate and relatable

Reasons you'll love working for us