Have you ever been stuck at a company where you didn't feel valued, the culture made it hard to make friends, and your work didn't matter or wasn't challenging? It sucks. That's what the people and experience team is here to prevent.
Unlike the rest of the team, the people and experience team at NiceJob doesn't serve our customers, they serve our employees. Their role is to make NiceJob a kickass place to work, and to find the right people to make sure it continues to grow.
Since January 2018, NiceJob's gone from 2 employees to 18 (as of August 2019), processed over 5,000 job applicants, and has been featured as one of the fastest growing tech companies in BC by multiple sources.
Right now our main sources of candidates come from several channels. Every job we post is syndicated across +50 different job boards automatically, shared by most major university and business school career centers across Canada to their students, and sometimes promoted via paid advertising. We also proactively reach out to potential candidates via Angel.co and Linkedin, share jobs across multiple social media groups and pages, and work with a recruitment firm to source candidates. We attend career fairs, networking events, and write content such as this page and blog posts to be found by active job seekers. Most of our candidate sourcing is inbound.
To keep employees happy we regularly run team socials, such as events or theme days, we celebrate birthdays and milestones as a team, as we survey employees on their happiness, preferences, and other data we use to make their work lives better.
On the People & Experience team at NiceJob you’ll learn tons. It’s a great way to either start or propel your career forward by having autonomy to make decisions and see the impact of your work, while being given the feedback to improve.
You’ll become proficient in modern day tools used by leading businesses, such as Breezy and Angel.co.
You’ll receive professional recruitment training in things such as what sort of candidates work best in which positions, how to identify people risks, or what an effective organizational culture looks like.
You’ll learn about every different department, what makes them tick, management techniques to make people happier, more productive, and stay longer.
Your ability to interview people will improve through coaching designed to enhance your ability to use techniques such as putting candidates at ease, asking the right questions, and how to get candidates excited about the role.
You’ll become an industry expert in People & Experience functions within the SaaS and technology industry, learning about the broader technology ecosystem, digital marketing and SEO, as well as how startups achieve the acquisition of incredible talent at every level.
And much more!
At NiceJob, your professional development will be nurtured, and you will gain a multitude of experience you’d rarely find at a large company.
You should have some experience in recruiting, even if not in a professional capacity.
You should understand why people leave jobs and what makes people stay.
You should be curious, be very good at reading people, and be good at putting people at ease.
You should be fun, and love organizing and directing people towards fun events or learning opportunities.
You should have a passion for people.