Talent Acquisition Specialist

Job Code: 8375
Location: Waterloo, ON
Department: Human Resources
# of openings: 1
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 24/01/19



Because a changing industry calls for a new way of doing things. An ambitious, innovative and fast-paced company, we offer exceptional training and development programs, competitive pay, great benefits, a company-matched savings plan, and paid volunteer days — all within an engaging, fun, and collaborative work environment.

Founded more than 145 years ago, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurance companies. We rely on our national network of more than 800 independent brokers to sell a range of car, home, business, and farm insurance solutions. With Sonnet and Petline, we’re extending our reach through the direct-to-customer channel. With more than 2,400 active employees across the country and a commitment to rethinking the insurance experience, we’re poised for great things.

We’re now adding to our high-performance team to take us into the future. Let’s rethink insurance, together.

In this role you will:  

  • As a natural hunter of talent, you will work with hiring leaders and the HR team to deliver full cycle recruitment including developing and deploying proactive sourcing and selection strategies to ensure Economical is hiring the best talent based on knowledge, skills, experiences and alignment to our culture.

Your Responsibilities: 

  • In collaboration with hiring leaders, you will use your creativity to come up with multi-pronged sourcing strategies to meet hiring needs
  • You will use behavioural interviewing techniques and expertise to provide support and counsel to hiring managers throughout the selection process.
  • With your understanding of how to leverage social media and recruiting tools, you will attract talent and build talent pipelines.
  • The employment brand ambassador in you will lead you to identify & participate in industry networking activities to ensure a robust talent pipeline at all times including career fairs, local college/university/business schools, etc.
  • You will participate in the delivery of talent acquisition programs such as: campus recruitment, employment brand, summer student hiring, new employee onboarding.
  • Let’s not forget about your development! You will get to work with a tight-knit, ‘talented’ team (pun intended!) that will allow you to learn and grow constantly; we want to feed your passion for self-improvement and development.

Your Skills and Experience:

  • University degree or college diploma in a related program.
  • CHRL designation (or currently working towards completion).
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in talent acquisition specifically in developing and executing on proactive sourcing strategies and recruitment programs.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute proactive sourcing strategies that build the candidate pipeline and guide the recruitment process to closure.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish credibility, collaborate with and influence hiring leaders while building strong relationships with internal stakeholders and candidates.
  • Ability to understand and support business strategy by sourcing key talent.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills to present alternative solutions and minimize high-risk situations.
  • Expert interviewing and assessment skills.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills to manage multiple activities and maintain a focus on stakeholder relationships.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and ATS software.
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Some travel is required.
  • Bilingualism in French is an asset

At Economical, we all work together to come up with big ideas — then bring them to life. We focus on our customers first, we bring our best, and we’re stronger together. If you’ve got the passion and the desire to help us reinvent insurance, let’s talk.


To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume before you apply for the role you’re interested in. Please note that only one document can be uploaded, so be sure to combine your resume and cover letter.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that welcomes diversity and supports accessibility across the organization. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: hrsharedservices@economical.com.

Visit economical.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.

Economical Insurance includes the following companies: Economical Mutual Insurance Company, Family Insurance Solutions Inc., Sonnet Insurance Company, Petline Insurance Company.

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