Reporting to: VP, Culture and Operations
Direct Reports: People and Culture Assistant
At Think Shift, we believe our unique culture and philosophies makes us different in a good way. Our talented team of multi-disciplined creators and strategists have one thing in common: the desire to Outperform, and we help our clients do the same. We think this difference will drive great things both collectively and individually.
As one of the largest ag-focused agencies in the world, we help agriculture and agri-food organizations imagine their future — then re-invent themselves accordingly.
We’re looking for creative and strategic minds who share our desire to outperform in their careers and in their lives. We also believe if we are very clear about who we are and what we are for, we will attract and grow those people seeking to outperform without compromise, and that with enough uncompromising outperformers, we will create great outcomes for clients, employees, and Think Shift.
As the People and Culture Manager, you'll be at the forefront of shaping our culture, driving recruitment efforts, and leading the employee experience. Your role will encompass diverse responsibilities that are integral to the growth and success of our organization and our people.
You will collaborate closely with department leaders, hiring managers, and team members to develop and execute recruitment strategies that align with our company's goals and values. To foster our culture of outperformance, you’ll focus on developing HR strategies, processes and initiatives that are rooted in our narrative and beliefs, championing them through the organization with the support of our People and Culture Assistant.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Collaborate with leadership and employees to develop, drive, and implement cultural strategies that reflect our values of stewardship, accountability, transparency, and teamwork.
Coach managers and teams to inspire a culture of excellence and innovation, where outperformance is the expectation.
Lead employee engagement, training and development initiatives, fostering our growth philosophies.
Ensure alignment between cultural philosophies and organizational tactics, policies, processes and procedures. Leading this alignment by example.
Contribute to and execute tactics in Think Shift’s strategic and operational plans.
Partner with hiring managers to understand their unique talent needs, taking a collaborative and tailored approach in developing recruitment strategies.
Implement proactive sourcing techniques, employer branding initiatives, and creative recruitment marketing campaigns to reach candidates who align with our values.
Manage the end-to-end recruitment process with the support of the People and Culture Assistant, including job posting, candidate sourcing, interviewing, assessment, and offer negotiation.
Continuously assess and improve the candidate experience to ensure an outstanding recruitment process.
People Operations Leadership
Design and implement retention strategies that align with our employee-driven, opportunity-based culture, with the goal of retaining an unfair share of the best talent in the industry.
Define and reinforce the onboarding experience by implementing new tactics, with the goal of evolving our approach to training, touchpoints, and philosophies and values delivery.
Proactively approach employee relations by fostering a positive, transparent and open work environment, addressing concerns and resolving conflicts as soon as they arise.
Stay current on HR trends, laws, and best practices, ensuring the organization remains compliant and competitive.
Annual review and ongoing delivery of employee benefits.
Support the VP, Culture and Operations with delivering and ensuring adherence of annual budgets such as professional development, staff connection and functions.
Develop the HR data strategy to measure the effectiveness of culture-building initiatives, recruitment efforts, and employee retention strategies.
Explore innovative approaches to HR data and reporting to gain insights that inform decision-making at all levels of the organization.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field. CPHR is an asset but not required.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar or related role.
Track record of successful talent acquisition and retention within a competitive industry.
Strong understanding of employment laws and regulations.
A deep desire to outperform and to drive outperformance organizationally through strong culture.
Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
Innovative mindset with a proactive and forward-thinking approach.
Dedicated team player with an ability to take criticism and learn from it.
Commitment to quality and detail, with an “everything matters” approach.
Demonstrates ethical behavior and the ability to maintain confidentiality in dealing with sensitive employee information.
We believe in providing guidelines for our staff to operate within instead of putting up fences that can restrict out of the box thinking. Giving our staff the freedom to operate in a way that best works for them, allows them to bring their best selves to work. However, with freedom comes responsibility, and the expectation to follow through on what you say you will do. We understand this approach is not for everyone. Think Shift is for those who blaze the path for their own growth, those who challenge the status quo to find a better way, those who are committed to protecting, preserving and overall, enhancing what has been entrusted to them.
Think Shift provides an attractive, market-researched comprehensive compensation plan, which includes base salary and company bonus. Employees enjoy a range of benefits, some of which include:
Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits coverage
Semi-annual bonuses (based on Company performance)
Flexible work arrangements (remote position)
Year-round opportunities for internal and external training and development programs