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National Talent Acquisition Manager

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Date: Mar 2, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: LifeLabs

At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada!  We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 350 collection centres, 16 laboratories and service over 20 million patients each year. 


Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team - We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers.  With over 5,700 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us. 


This is an exciting time to join our LifeLabs team, grow your career with us and support numerous business initiatives, innovations, best practice and business development opportunities.


The National Talent Acquisition Manager is responsible for leading the Talent Acquisition strategy and executing the plan across the business.   The incumbent will further evolve the TA function to be a recognized, value added business partner applying best practice standards and customized services to meet business hiring needs.  In addition to leading a national team of 6 – 8 Talent Acquisition Specialists, the Manager will lead a number of key optimization projects to advance the function including the ATS and process related initiatives.   This role reports to the Director, Talent & Organizational Effectiveness and will be based out of 100 International Blvd.  Occasional travel to British Columbia is required.


  • Develop customized strategies and plans to meet business short-term and long-term hiring needs
  • Evolve the campus talent acquisition strategy and programs to establish sustainable candidate pipelines for current and future hiring needs
  • Build the LifeLabs talent brand and standardize go to market strategies & social media activations to increase candidate engagement across Canada
  • Team Management:
    • Hire, onboard, train/develop, performance management
    • Volume management – escalations, cross-training, contract resource support
    • Client relationship and escalation management
    • Team engagement
  • TA Optimization:
    • Lead ATS upgrade and TA change management initiatives
    • Process improvements, defined workflows & task owners
    • Reporting standards, KPIs, Dashboards and system capabilities
    • Hiring manager interview training & improved hiring capabilities
  • Agency and Job Board vendor management



  • University or college diploma in Human Resources/Business Administration, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of eight years of progressive HR and talent acquisition experience with at least five years of people management experience
  • Solid understanding of HR governance, legislation, and regulatory environment to effectively identify issues, build programs, and appropriately consult managers and employees
  • Demonstrated knowledge of talent acquisition current best practices including assessment, sourcing, and measurement
  • Demonstrated business acumen and consultative skills with ability to partner with leaders in defining their talent needs while developing innovative approaches and HR programs that meet these needs
  • Experience in sourcing hard-to-fill roles





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