People Business Partner

Kira Systems

This job listing expired on June 25, 2021, 6:15 p.m.
Location: Toronto
Employment Type: Full-time
We’re Kira Systems. We’ve built machine learning software that enlightens the world’s enterprises by enabling them to truly know what’s in their contracts and documents. We’re deliberate in our decision making, clear on our mission and – most importantly – passionate about pairing the power of human know-how with a powerful product. 

We’ve got an HQ in Toronto, but we’re a global workforce. From building trusted partnerships with our clients to delivering an employee experience that is second to none, our people are at the center of all that we do. 

KIra Systems is looking for a People Business Partner who will be a strategic partner to multiple client groups, providing them with sound HR advice to solve complex organizational and people challenges, while maintaining and improving our robust programs and initiatives. As an integral part of the People Team, this individual will report to the Director of People and Programs and also participate in multiple People Team projects. 

What you will be doing

  • Partners with client groups, people team, managers, and employees to provide HR advice and make recommendations as necessary throughout the employee lifecycle
  • Collaborates with People Team specialist roles. For example: Payroll for employee changes, new hire updates and benefits administration; Compensation for reporting and salary survey support; Talent Acquisition for new hire set up, background checks and orientation.
  • Updating and building procedures and policy documents alongside the People Team 
  • Makes evidence-based decisions
  • Manages performance management throughout the employee lifecycle
  • Manages the rollout of some People programs, policies, and initiatives to ensure consistent implementation and application of programs

What you bring

  • 5+ years of experience of relevant HR Business Partner experience owning and partnering with client groups as a trusted advisor
  • Exceptional listening skills and ability to partner with diverse client groups and employees at all levels 
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management or equivalent experience. CHRP designation is an asset
  • Experience with Canadian employment law (US and UK is an asset) 
  • Experience providing HR advice and solutions to senior leaders to support employees or organizational issues
  • Strong project management experience as a self-starter, problem-solver, and team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator Ability to work independently, as well as an active member of both business and HR teams
  • Capacity to navigate ambiguity and find creative solutions.
  • Comfortable working virtually
  • Extremely trustworthy and capable of handling highly sensitive and confidential information

Meet the Hiring Team

  • Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist: Mirae Lee - Mirae has been in Talent Acquisition at Kira Systems for the past two years. Mirae has supported many departments at Kira Systems including the Client Support team. 

  • Hiring Manager: Ruth Boyle - Ruth is a Director of People and Programs at Kira Systems who has thrived in several senior positions in Human Resources prior to her current role at Kira. With more than 18 years of experience in People Operations, Ruth always brings her eyes to detail to provide the best people solution for our team’s needs.

  • Technical/Team Fit Interviewer: Joe Kim - joined Kira Systems in 2017 as the Director of Talent Acquisition and has helped lead the transformation of the company's strategy for finding and attracting the most diverse world-class talent. During his time at Kira Systems, he has led growth efforts to scale the company by more than 500%.
Why join Kira Systems? 
We’ve got a dream team. Kira Systems is filled with smart, curious, independent, and self-motivated people. Together, we make up a culture that values diversity of thought, creative thinking and fun.
There is room to grow.We work on challenging problems. It’s hard (in a good way) and it gives ample opportunities for growth. We also believe in the power of learning. We provide an annual learning budget to all Kirans, as well as regular learning sessions hosted by internal and external experts. 
The future is flexible. While we’re all remote right now, we have a number of fully remote team members around the world. Covid-19 has reminded us that our health and well-being come before anything, which means you have flexibility when it comes to designing your work day. It also means that we have a flexible vacation policy that allows you to take time off when you need it. 
We’ve always got your back.Literally. Got a knot in your back? We have a comprehensive health and benefits plan for you and your family, as well as access to Employee Assistance Programs. We’ve also implemented “Kira Days” in the past year, otherwise known as “company shut-down days.” These provide an opportunity for everyone to step back and recharge at the same time. 
We are award-winning! For two years in a row, we’ve been named one of Canada's Top 10 Best Workplaces for Companies with 100-999 Employees by Great Place to Work Canada. We’ve also been named one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital.

Kira Systems believes that at the foundation of our success are the people who work here. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe our diversity is a driver of success at our company. Any race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status are welcome here. Accommodations are available on request for all aspects of the selection process.

Please be aware that due to the nature of our business all successful candidates must clear a background check before beginning employment.

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