Talent Acquisition Specialist

People and Culture · Toronto, Ontario
Department People and Culture
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

BlueDot is growing and as a result, we are looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our team to support BlueDot’s full-cycle talent acquisition activities. 


Reporting to the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will work cross-functionally with all teams supporting talent acquisition requirements through effective results-driven talent sourcing strategies tied to our growth. You will ensure an exceptional candidate experience that aligns with BlueDot’s values and culture. 


You must LOVE recruiting and truly believe in people, recognizing that culture comes first and our goals as an organization can only be achieved through exceptional people who feel valued, cared for, and are challenged in their roles. 


Who we are:  
BlueDot protects people around the world from infectious diseases using human and artificial intelligence. Our software-as-a-service solution combines medical and public health expertise with advanced data analytics to track, contextualize, and mitigate infectious disease risks. Our global early warning system combines more than 100 datasets with proprietary algorithms to deliver critical insights on the spread of infectious diseases. In December 2019, we flagged an undiagnosed respiratory syndrome in Wuhan, China. In January 2020, we published the world's first scientific paper on COVID-19, accurately predicting its global spread. Our team understands the complexity of the challenge in front of us – and that the urgency to solve the problem has never been greater.   
Our culture: 
We are a Certified B Corp, have a Glassdoor rating of 4.7, are Diversio certified, a 2020 LinkedIn Top Start-Ups, and have been recognized as a Top 50 Best Place to Work in Canada, Best Place to Work for Women, Best in Technology, Best for Giving Back, Best for Youth, and Best Start-Ups 
Driven by a Purpose Bigger than Ourselves 
United by a common purpose to create a healthier, safer, and more secure world, free from the impacts of dangerous infectious diseases, we understand the complexity of the challenge in front of us, and that it is so much bigger than any one of us. Together, we are motivated to positively impact lives around the world, to do no harm, and to elevate each other through respect and encouragement. Building careers through collaborative discovery and learning, our people tackle complex challenges with diverse expertise not assembled elsewhere.  We promote personal fulfillment in the workplace by removing barriers, politics, and exclusion, believing in the philosophy that by creating a positive environment we all have the opportunity to do the most meaningful work of our lives. 
Our values: 
Our values are not just words on a wall. They are our compass and they guide us in our work, in the decisions we make, and in how we treat each other: 

  • Be the Change  
  • Think Without Borders  
  • Lift Others Up  


What you will do in more detail 

  • Manage the Talent Acquisition process for all assigned roles from scorecard development through to offer and every step in between 
  • Manage the Candidate Experience for all assigned roles using the BlueDot approach 
  • Proactively build and manage pipeline of talent for future needs in support of all current and future roles at BlueDot 
  • Support Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in coordination, sourcing, and pipeline fill for all roles including those not assigned directly   
  • Develop an understanding of our business needs and each role in order to find the right talent for BlueDot 
  • Build strong relationships with internal clients 
  • Identify perceived difficulties with searches and research solutions by collaborating with leadership and hiring manager as appropriate 
  • Working with the People Culture team to coach hiring managers and anyone involved in interviewing at BlueDot on the interview process, interview skills and candidate communication 
  • Support all DEI efforts in alignment with our DEI strategy and talent acquisition goals 
  • As part of the People and Culture team, participate in various projects as identified in BlueDot’s people strategy/roadmap and OKRs 


What you bring to BlueDot 

  • Passionate about wanting to help make the world healthier, safer, and more prosperous 
  • Alignment with our vision and our values 
  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources or business and/or equivalent relevant experience 
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of results-oriented full-cycle talent acquisition experience preferably working in-house in a fast-paced start-up/scale-up environment or agency environment
  • A minimum of 2 years experience using ATS, LinkedIn, and HRIS systems (BambooHR preferred) 
  • Expertise in social recruiting and networking using traditional and innovative sourcing methods 
  • Proven experience supporting talent acquisition in technical roles 
  • Experience supporting campus recruiting initiatives and programs 
  • Possess a strong sense of confidentiality, integrity, and the ability to deal with sensitive information 
  • Exceptional interpersonal, negotiation, and relationship skills 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products 
  • Work with others to deliver results, meaningfully contributing to the team and prioritizing group needs over individual needs 
  • Possess resilience, is calm under pressure, and has a tolerance for change and ambiguity to effectively cope with change continuing to find ways to advance work and projects 
  • Focus time and energy on the most important issues and opportunities and clearly understand how to assess the importance of tasks and decisions 


What we offer our team: 

  • Meaningful work that truly has a purpose 
  • As a smaller, agile team, we offer roles with impact 
  • Your contributions are integral, your voice will be heard 
  • A competitive comprehensive compensation package 
  • Outstanding health, vision, and dental benefits  
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan 
  • A health and wellness spending account  
  • Generous vacation and other PTO 
  • A home office setup allowance  


We are working fully remotely due to COVID-19 until at least January 2022 – post-pandemic we will continue with our remote-first culture with the opportunity for a hybrid/flexible office space in downtown Toronto accessible to our team but without the requirement to work from the office. 


Together let’s create a healthier, safer, and more prosperous world.  


For more information, visit us at: http://bluedot.global. 


BlueDot recognizes that challenges remain in achieving the full participation of equity-seeking groups (including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority/racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+) in tech careers and is committed to identifying and eliminating barriers that may exist within its own hiring process, programs, and practices. 


BlueDot is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please let us know how we can best meet your needs and advise us of any accommodations required to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. 


We thank and appreciate all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no agency calls. 

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    People and Culture
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience