META (formally Metamaterial Technologies Inc.) is a smart materials and photonics company that specializes in nanofabrication, design, and manufacturing of highly-functional products that harness the power of light.
Through applied physics and advanced design, we are pioneering a new class of multi-functional materials called metamaterials, which have engineered properties that go beyond what is found in nature.
META is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has offices in London, England and Pleasanton, California.
About the role :
We offer an exciting opportunity to join our head office team, located in Dartmouth, NS, as a Human Resources Co-ordinator.
This part-time position will support all departments of the company, working closely with all levels of management in the recruitment and retention of the best talent, to ensure execution of META’s mission statement and commitment to excellence in all aspects of both internal and external human relations.
The HR Co-ordinator will also oversee and implement best policies and practices, in alignment with applicable legislation globally.
Key Responsibilities & Duties
Work with management to set objectives and priorities in all Human Resource functions;
Oversee implementation of policies that align with META’s commitment to an environment of personal responsibility, mutual respect, and healthy work / life balance;
Oversee company compensation and benefits plans and manage relationships with relevant vendors and other service providers;
Provide resources, guidance, and leadership to managers and employees with regard to performance management, learning, and professional development;
Gather and maintain relevant data to monitor and report on key HR metrics;
Develop and monitor HR initiatives;
Oversee immigration and relocation processes;
Maintain HR practices that comply with both applicable labour regulations and internal policies & procedures, for all locations, including timely addressing of employee requests and grievances;
Spearhead Recruitment functions, working with hiring managers, and outside recruitment agencies when needed, bringing all parties together in the ultimate goal of exceptional hiring to meet company objectives;
Oversee onboarding and offboarding processes;
Work with in-house and / or outside corporate counsel to ensure documentation and compliance in all HR functions.
Basic Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources management required or equivalent experience;
Strong knowledge of current law matters relevant to the position and, in particular, concerning legal requirements with regard to employment and privacy;
Knowledge of principles, theories, and techniques related to job classification, job analysis, and job descriptions;
Knowledge and experience with industry-current recruitment and retention practices, including relevant software applications;
Strong presentation, written, and verbal skills;
Computer literacy, including effective working skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and e mail (Outlook);
Knowledge of, experience with, and ability to use general office equipment.
Desired Qualifications :
Experience with start up companies highly desired;
Experience with wage subsidy programs : application, administration, and oversight;
Experience with a highly-technical employee pool, specializing in various engineering fields, and appreciation of the relevant specialties;
Experience assisting international candidates navigate the Canada and NS Immigration systems would be considered an asset.
Must have :
Exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to set priorities, manage time efficiently, and work with a minimum of supervision;
Ability to identify developmental needs of employees and to provide coaching, mentoring, and other assistance;
Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization;
Ability to work efficiently as a part of a team, as well as independently;
A profession and discreet manner, and be politically and culturally sensitive.