Talent Acquisition Specialist

January 13 2020
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories HR, Training, Recruitment, Staffing
Vancouver, BC


Founded in 1987 by Barry F. Lorenzetti, BFL CANADA is one of the largest employee-owned and operated Risk Management, Insurance Brokerage, and Employee Benefits consulting services firms in Canada. The firm has a team of over 700 professionals located in eighteen offices across the country. BFL CANADA is a founding Partner of Lockton Global LLP, a Partnership of independent insurance brokers who provide Risk Management, Insurance and Benefits Consulting services in over 130 countries around the world.

Here at BFL our employees have the freedom to demonstrate their own creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship because we strongly believe in them. We are a national collaborative team that thrives in a fast-paced environment.

BFL CANADA is looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist for its Vancouver Office!

As a member of our Human Resources division you will be responsible to support hiring managers in identifying and sourcing collaborative, passionate, entrepreneurial team members through full cycle recruitment. You role will be to build relationships and create pipelines for hiring managers in the West.

If you’re looking for a dynamic work environment, keep reading!


  • Accountable for the entire recruiting cycle of various roles; from posting vacancies, sourcing talent, resume reviews, scheduling interviews, creating offers and overseeing the onboarding processes
  • Lead onboarding sessions with new hires
  • Partner with hiring managers in coordinating and executing the onboarding process
  • Conduct "first month check-ins" and “90 day check-ins” with new hires
  • Leverage social media sites such as LinkedIn, Indeed etc., to proactively source and vet candidates for open positions
  • Proactively build and maintain a strong candidate pipeline for key roles
  • Recommend new, innovative and other means of sourcing where appropriate
  • Thoroughly and proactively, document interactions, outreach, status, and screening results in the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Ultimate Software.
  • Proactively provide status updates to hiring managers and weekly recruitment status reports to the HR Directors.
  • Manage assigned roles on the platforms in which they appear to ensure the proper standards are met as well (i.e. tracking of clicks, traffic, applications, and collaborating with the proper resources to make the necessary adjustments)
  • Collaborate with the HR team/Team Leaders to create meaningful, attractive job descriptions created to target key audiences.
  • Participate in recruitment events such on-campus, career fairs, conferences and meet-ups to network with industry professionals.
  • Lead the hiring process for students, interns, and graduates
  • Be an advocate for the BFL CANADA, employer brand, making recommendations and driving the brands through communication with potential candidates and vendors
  • Improve processes within the HR team and share best practices and to ensure the adherence to them
  • Coordinate with team leaders to forecast department goals and hiring needs
  • Champion diversity & including values within the Talent Acquisition standards & overall process
  • Collaborate to help the improvement and overall execution of the ultimate candidate experience
  • Promote the company’s Employee Referral Program and create new ways to engage employees
  • Provide training and support to Team Leaders to share best practices in recruitment and interviewing etiquette
  • Create database of interview questions available for all Team Leaders
  • Assess needs/requests for pre-employment testing and research best options.


  • Post-Secondary Education in Human Resources or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in recruiting for a variety of positions; ideally in the Insurance industry.
  • Strong understanding of technical skills and knowing how to attract high-performing candidates
  • Experience recruiting for multiple office locations
  • Experience utilizing an ATS and social media platforms, as a sourcing technique, throughout the recruiting process
  • "Hands-on" experience with various interview formats (i.e., Skype for Business, phone, etc.)
  • Enthusiasm and passion for working with people and making a positive impact on others around you
  • An overall vision and philosophy oriented towards a diverse and strong cultural presence in the workplace
  • A strong sense of urgency and good communication skills
  • A strong focus on the candidate experience and engagement
  • An analytical and detail-oriented approach


  • You will be working in a thriving, progressive and well-established insurance brokerage company
  • Competitive salary, group insurance benefits, and RRSP matching plans from your first day
  • A culture that encourages and supports continued education


Our Vancouver office is situated in Coal Harbour, half a block from the world renowned Seawall. Employees often enjoy activities along the Seawall during their lunch break with Stanley Park being close by. Our office is easily accessible for employees by car and public transit and there are bike storage lockers in our building.

Let’s stay in touch: follow us on LinkedIn to see what we are up to and check out our other job openings.

Learn more about us on our website: http://www.bflcanada.ca/

BFL CANADA is an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Apply now!

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