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Talent & Culture Lead

Posted on: October 29th, 2019 Kelowna, BC Strawhouse

Two of the most important concepts to you are “Meaningful Work” and “Meaningful Relationships”.

We are searching for a driven and passionate people leader to take care of all things “Human” in our next phase of growth. This role will develop and drive HR initiatives such as recruitment and hiring, onboarding, performance measurement, role descriptions and evaluation, employee development, retention and most importantly team culture and happiness.

In this role you will work closely alongside other members of the Administration and Leadership teams to foster a pleasant, effective and efficient workplace for our high performing teams. As Talent & Culture Lead, you will contribute to driving strong employee engagement, as well as be responsible for ensuring that the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of human resources plans and programs are realized.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Own full-cycle recruiting including collaboration with stakeholders to develop role descriptions, deploy employment postings, utilize the ‘top grading’ process to final selection, and will be involved in the selection of suitable candidates and presenting offer of employment.
  • Create and implement recruiting strategies ie: job fairs and support and outward facing PR strategy for recruitment.
  • Facilitate onboarding and continuously work to improve the onboarding process to ensure new team member success. This involves development of an employee handbook.
  • Manage all offboarding processes including paperwork preparation, asset return, data entry, and exit interviews.
  • Be the SME and accountable party for the accuracy of our internal HRIS - BambooHR
  • Maintain & update all employee and contractor personnel files and role descriptions, ensuring data accuracy and integrity.
  • Prepare employee letters (employment verification, employment agreements, role change letters, etc.) announcements, and other communications as needed
  • Champion employee engagement and culture, including engagement strategies
  • Administer our Employee Benefits program
  • Research information for policy development or revision
  • Design and implement ongoing education curriculum program for employee development
  • Gather and analyze market data and make recommendations on employee compensation
  • Oversee Health and Safety programs
  • Apply for funding grants & conduct government program research


A Bit About You: 

  • You have at least 3-5 years of progressive experience in Human Resources
  • Degree or Diploma in HRM or a related discipline (preferred) and hold or are working towards a CPHR designation
  • You have a sound understanding of HR principles, policies and practices and nerd out over your ability to apply this knowledge to develop creative, effective solutions
  • You have a full grasp and understanding of BC Employment Standards and the ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive matters with complete professionalism
  • You have Impeccable integrity with personal and professional values that are aligned with Strawhouse’s
  • Enthusiastic and curious: you are always eager to learn and pass on knowledge to the rest of the team
  • HRIS proficiency (bonus points if you’ve used BambooHR), with the ability to learn new systems quickly
  • You have demonstrated experience driving processes improvements and have a passion for people and innovative HR solutions
  • You are a results driven individual who works well autonomously and as part of a team
  • One of your main goals as an HR Leader is to build credibility and trust with employees across all levels
  • You are an effective communicator who can tailor communication styles as needed
  • You can easily step into another person’s shoes! You are an empathetic individual who can coach team members and leaders through complex situations
  • Prior experience in the tech and/or marketing industry strongly preferred


A Bit About Strawhouse


Many a moon ago (in 2013), two marketers named Naveed Avery and Jason Kryski met in an internet backwater for digital marketers. Once they started chatting, they quickly realized they both lived in the same small Canadian town, in the same building, only a floor apart.

Avery and Kryski also found they shared a vision of the digital landscape: they foresaw an evolving e-commerce ecosystem that leverages digital advertising and data to grow emerging e-commerce brands rapidly and profitably. 

With barriers to market entry starting to fall away for consumer product companies leveraging the internet, Avery and Kryski aimed to make success in the market even more attainable, further reducing the friction to entrepreneurial success for their partners.

They envisioned a high risk, high reward business model that shifted risk away from e-commerce businesses and onto themselves. And so, Strawhouse was born at the tip of the spear of the Digitally Native Brand movement.

Today, Strawhouse lives as an unusual blend of performance-based capital and growth. In the shadows, we work quietly alongside dozens of the world's most interesting and fastest-growing consumer product companies as one of Facebook's largest performance partners. Our expertise is leveraging digital advertising and consumer behaviour to acquire customers for emerging e-commerce brands.

Through a mix of proprietary data, innovative humans, internal technology, and financial resources, Strawhouse invests and grows a diverse portfolio of digitally-native, vertically-integrated brands.

Wander into the Strawhouse office and you’ll find a team of hungry, collaborative marketers: copywriters, visual designers, and media buyers working together to strategize, build, and scale customer experiences that convert and ultimately build strong e-commerce brands.

Our culture celebrates diversity of thought in a respectful idea meritocracy. Hypothesis are generated, debated, tested and interpreted through data. We iterate ever closer to optimal outcomes, both in terms of who we are as individuals and the work we create. We stop at nothing short of being global leaders.

You’ll also find a team of supportive office doggos, some people walking around in slippers, inspiring art, a ping pong setup that also serves as our boardroom table, billiards, a massage chair, and other trope-y tech accoutrement.

We treat people the way we want to be treated, in and out of the office. That means a comprehensive health, dental and wellness plan, an employee stock option program and profit sharing that aggressively rewards those who drive success.

So, do you want to dent the universe with us?

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