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HRG/Recruiter & Retention Specialist – Okanagan

HRG/Recruiter & Retention Specialist – Okanagan

Wages : $50-55K with other perks

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 value. We are industry leaders in Traffic Control Personnel, Traffic Management Planning, Traffic supplies, Occupational Health and Safety Training, Landscaping, and Staffing services. We offer an entrepreneurial environment with opportunities for job advancement and continued education.

We are looking for a responsible, autonomous individual to fill the role of HR and Recruitment/Retention Specialist for all our valued employees in the Okanagan.

Duties and responsibilities

This role requires someone who loves a varied day, including days in the office and on the road.  Your day may include travel to a work site to deliver corrective action, return to the office to conduct a group orientation and hire 5-10 new employees, including onboarding and training, then back out to another office to recruit directly from a course.  Your next day may be spent at a hiring fair and then visiting employees on the road to check how their first week is going.


  • 3+ years of related Human Resource experience
  • Experience within the construction or traffic control industry
  • Experience with HRIS/ATS (we use BambooHR)
  • Effective supervisory and leadership skills, ability to work cooperatively in teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and management
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Service-oriented, responsive, self-motivated and proactive
  • Detail-oriented and committed to quality
  • Autonomous, but able to meet deadlines
  • Able to see the big picture and put forth solutions
  • Passionate, driven and authentic
  • Demonstrated success in recruitment and full-cycle recruitment
  • Experience using social media for recruitment purposes
  • Experience with hiring/career fairs, out of the box recruitment initiatives
  • Ensuring retention with “boots on the ground”

Reasons you'll love working for us