Training & Development / Employee Relations Specialist

Remote (Canada)

VanHack is growing! VanHack brings the world's best tech talent to top companies. We are creating a borderless world by empowering software engineers from around the world to improve their soft skills and achieve their goal of getting hired abroad. To date, we've helped more than 1,700 hires at companies like Accenture, Booking.com and Traction on Demand. Our first company Value is "We Hack Together" and what makes us different is our community-based approach to recruiting.


We offer the opportunity to change the lives of thousands of people from around the world by connecting them to their dream jobs in their dream cities. We don't just help people get hired, we literally impact the history of their families forever by helping them immigrate. We have a competitive salary plus full benefits. And we're a remote team that is very much in startup mode, so you'll have full flexibility and control of your schedule (and no commute...!)


Do you want to be a part of something BIG and come to work excited to change lives each day?

We are growing our HR team and looking for the next culture ambassador! You will report to the Head of HR and join the team with two more amazing teammates: a Talent Acquisition Specialist and a HR Admin. This will be a blended role so expect to spend 60% of your time with Training & Development initiatives and 40% with Employee Relations.


Training & Development responsibilities:

  • Develop & implement high-impact learning & development programs in line with business needs and priorities.
  • Establish strong partnerships with leadership to gain a strong understanding of current training needs and opportunities, as related to learning and development.
  • Conduct organizational needs analysis and create training plans to ensure that all employees have the required competencies to excel in their roles.
  • Reviewing and revising course materials to ensure they are in line with operating processes, trends, and demand.
  • Collate feedback from completed training to evaluate and measure results and make improvements where required.
  • Develop, organize, conduct and evaluate training programs for lower - upper management teams
  • Implement various learning methods companywide (e.g. coaching, job-shadowing, online training)
  • Design and deliver e-learning courses, webinars and other team training
  • Help managers develop their team members through career pathing
  • Design and deliver structured learning experiences/onboarding sessions for new hires
  • Develop programs that groom lower-level employees for executive positions
  • Evaluate training effectiveness

Employee Relations responsibilities:

  • Implement and administer employee policies and promote positive employee relations
  • Manage and monitor performance-related issues and implement changes that could increase productivity
  • Organize and conduct annual performance reviews in the company
  • Provide ongoing support for employees
  • Explore new ways to further-improve employee well-being
  • Conduct exit interview and offboarding process

Who you are:

  • Minimum of 4 years experience with Training and Development Initiatives and Employee Relations in an organization or consulting company. 
  • You have Prior experience in Learning & Development in organizations. Experience in delivering training is a strong plus
  • Coaching certification
  • You have a good knowledge of the latest Learning & Development trends & software
  • You have good knowledge and expertise in HR policies and procedures
  • You have excellent communication & presentation skills
  • You feel comfortable working in a rapid growth changing agile environment
  • You are able to manage processes while also executing and getting things done
  • You know the value of training and development and how it contributes to a good employee experience
  • You are able to build relationships across Vanhack’s Departments, including Success, Growth, Events, HR, Recruitment, Global Mobility, and Tech in order to improve skillsets
  • You have a strong knowledge of training processes and procedures
  • You have good budgeting skills
  • You have good time management and organization skills

What's in it for you?

  • You’ll be joining a proven scale-up that’s growing fast with tons of success cases, interesting data, and potential
  • The chance to be part of a movement that is changing the lives of thousands of new Canadians and to positively impact a struggling tech recruiting industry
  • 100% remote work
  • Fun and friendly work environment with an amazing HR team


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