Talent Acquisition and HR Specialist

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada | Full-time


Role Summary:

This is an opportunity in the exciting and fast-growing transportation technology industry. Public transit is being transformed from a system of static, scheduled fixed-routes, to a dynamic on-demand network, and as a pioneer shaping this transformation RideCo is experiencing triple-digit annual growth. You will be one of the earliest members to join our growing HR team, and shape the development of our talent acquisition and human resources strategy as we scale up.


  • Partner with management and team leads to own talent management and identify areas for improvement and develop/deliver HR projects to support organizational and cultural development
  • Manage and perform the full-cycle recruiting process including the preparation of job postings, sourcing & screening, scheduling, interviewing, preparing offers, administrative duties, and recordkeeping.
  • Proactively seek market intelligence to gain a competitive advantage in attraction, assessment, and sourcing methodologies
  • Deliver company onboarding to new team members to promote learning, development, benefits, and culture
  • Confer with management to identify personnel needs, job specifications, job duties, qualifications, and skills.
  • Develop and execute innovative recruitment strategies that leverage employee referrals, social media, networking events, headhunting passive candidates, university recruiting initiatives, and external agencies.
  • Continuously improve our efficiency, candidate experience, and employer brand.
  • Maintain an extensive, up to date database of candidates available as needs arise
  • Conduct regular follow-up with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation.
  • Work closely with team leads to support regular staff performance reviews, goal setting, feedback, and development.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Pay Equity, human rights, and employment standards guidelines and laws.
  • Prepare and maintain employment records.
  • Manage the selection and the implementation process of a new HRIS/payroll system
  • Project yearly recruitment expenditures for budgetary consideration and control.
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures.
  • Improve the company website careers/recruiting page to assist in recruiting, and work closely with the marketing team to develop creative ways for addressing talent acquisition challenges
  • Perform other special projects as assigned.


Qualifications and Experience:


  • Diploma/Degree in Human Resources or relevant field.
  • 3+ years of recruitment experience.
  • 1+ years of HR generalist/coordinator experience
  • Familiar with HR management platforms (e.g. BambooHR / Workday)
  • Innovative thinker, able to use and develop new sources for recruitment.
  • Willing and able to work days and sometimes evenings and weekends, if necessary.
  • Some travel, including attending job fairs


Compensation and Benefits:

Salary: $70K - $90K

Work-Life Balance: Flex time, work from home, vacation time

Set-up: Adjustable height desk, high-end computer/laptop, multiple monitors, ergonomic seating

Benefits Plan: Dental, prescription, disability, massage and more

Food & Fun: Gourmet coffee, teas, juice, snacks, team lunches


Who we are:


RideCo powers on-demand transit. Public transit agencies use RideCo's cloud-based software platform to provide on-demand shared rides in dynamically routed buses and shuttles. Our clients include some of the world’s largest transportation operators such as San Antonio Metro, Los Angeles Metro, Calgary Transit, San Diego County, and Grab.

Have you experienced getting frustrated with transfers and waiting while taking a public bus? Have you seen buses drive around in low-density areas with very few passengers on-board and wondered how inefficient that seems to be? You're likely aware of the first & last mile access challenges faced by transit hubs. We are solving these problems by re-imagining shared mobility. Imagine a world where vehicles have dynamic routes responsive to real-time trip demand. This 'dynamic shuttle' (or van /sedan) would pick you up, on-demand, at or near your doorstep and take you to your destination or transit hub. Along the way, it may pick-up other passengers going in your direction. Your experience will be seamless: less waiting, less walking, fewer transfers, shorter travel time, and timely pickups and drop-offs. RideCo's 'dynamic shuttle' platform enables this seamless experience and low-cost shared rides for vehicle fleet operators and their passengers. By seamlessly moving more people in fewer vehicles we are catalyzing a generational shift in how people get around cities and towns. This means commuters spend less time in transit and more time doing what they enjoy.

RideCo powers a diverse range of use cases, including residential/ suburban travel; first-mile-last-mile connections for transit hubs; and corporate employee transportation. We are investing to scale up and capture the growing demand for on-demand shared rides solutions.



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