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HR Generalist, People & Talent

​​Regular, full-time

Are you an enthusiastic HR professional seeking an exciting opportunity to use your skills and experience? Do you work closely with your client groups, and understand that trust and collaboration are essential to strong working relationships? Are you interested in growing professionally?

The BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) is adding a role for an HR Generalist in our downtown Vancouver office. Our People & Talent team have a lot of exciting work underway! This role reports to the Manager, People & Talent and is an integral part of the People team of six staff. Every day is different and we promise no day is ever boring. Your work will include full-cycle recruitment, performance management, onboarding, researching and recommending policies and procedures, and advice on policies.

About you

You love challenges and looking for efficient solutions. You have outstanding computer skills and can learn new systems quickly. You can tackle small or large projects and you know how to manage your time. Your communication skills are excellent. You want to add value to the workplace by driving best practices and coming up with creative ideas that you are excited to share with the team. You live and breathe the organization's values.

Who we are

BCCNP is a regulatory college empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners in British Columbia. Regulation helps to protect the public by ensuring that professional care or service received by the public is competent, ethical and meets the standards that society views as acceptable.

At BCCNP each of us strives to meet our commitment to the following values to maintain a workplace that is respectful and supports the well-being of every BCCNP employee:

  • Trust is essential
  • Better together
  • Speak the truth
  • Protect the public
  • Stay curious

As a member of the team, you can expect to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. While your workload will be busy, the college supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance.

What you'll do

The HR Generalist deals with highly sensitive and confidential matters that can have a significant impact on the college overall. This position works independently to balance priorities and workflow to provide efficient and effective support to staff within the college. The HR Generalist follows policies and procedures and receives general guidance on specific tasks. The nature of the work is at times complex and demanding, and requires adaptability to ensure time-driven goals and deadlines are achieved. The HR Generalist exercises initiative, judgment and problem-solving skills to complete the work.


  • Act as subject matter expert of our HRIS. Enter all people related information in the college's HRIS and produce and analyze a variety of reports to maintain the integrity of our system.
  • Create and maintain a variety of documents, mostly of a confidential nature, including but not limited to: offer letters, excluded terms of employment, employee performance plans, correspondence, organizational charts, letters including letters of discipline, job descriptions, postings, reports, external compensation surveys.
  • Advise staff on HR process or procedure and providing solutions to issues.
  • Manage full-cycle recruitment by posting jobs online, screening, creating interview guides, coordinating and conducting interviews, reference checks, administering background checks, developing offer letters and providing onboarding.
  • Support Professional Development and Performance Management processes by meeting with your client groups, creating reports and following up with stakeholders within agreed upon timelines.
  • Create process efficiencies by developing documents and processes utilizing various word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software packages, including creation of files, graphical images, tables, spreadsheets, databases and presentations.
  • Actively support organization culture through work in the Social Committee and Culture Committee.
  • Support continuous improvement by researching and advising on HR processes efficiencies.
  • Research and compile information for the preparation of presentations and reports, the content of which may result in significant and confidential changes related to any aspect of the people and talent infrastructure.
  • Participate in a variety of projects as directed by Chief Officer, Communications & People and Manager, People & Talent.

Education & skills

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, plus 3 – 5 years of relevant experience or an equivalent level of education, training and experience.
  • Advanced skills related to the Microsoft Office suite, spreadsheet, database, project scheduling and presentation software required.
  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit tact and discretion in preparing, disclosing and handling information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature. 
  • Proven analytical skills with superior accuracy and attention to details.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand HR systems and provide suggestions and solutions for system's efficiency.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the BC Employment Standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including the ability to respond politely and confidentially to both internal and external inquiries.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to build trust and rapport with others.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload and work under time pressures to meet deadlines.
  • Strong ability to work independently and resolve administrative issues/problems.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to meet and adapt to changes in organizational priorities.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance to others.
  • Experience recruiting in the information technologies field is an asset.

Compensation & benefits

As the successful candidate, you will enjoy a generous compensation and benefits package.

How to apply

Please forward your resume and cover letter, indicating where you learned of this opportunity, to The closing date for applications is Nov. 24, 2019.

Please tell us in your cover letter what interests you in this role.

While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.​