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Research Associate, Total Rewards

The Organizational Performance group is seeking a Research Associate to join our Compensation Research team. The Research Associate will be part of a professional research team dedicated to delivering a variety of information and research services to customers in the area of compensation, benefits, pensions, and total rewards. 

The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate creativity, foresight and mature judgment in independently anticipating and solving problems. Solid research, writing, and customer relationship management skills are essential. You will be expected to undertake research projects of varying size and complexity, provide research support to the Compensation Research Centre’s meetings program, respond to customer information requests, and support business development activities.

Reporting to the Principal Research Associate, Compensation Research Centre, this is a full-time permanent position located in Ottawa and is available immediately.

Principal Duties

  • Helps to advance the department’s research portfolio and reputation in total rewards research and related good practices.
  • Undertakes research projects of varying complexities utilizing appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies (literature reviews, benchmarking, interviews, case studies, surveys, models, and quantitative methods).
  • Produces high quality, well written research reports, executive summaries, articles, and proposals.
  • Analyzes and quickly translates complex research results into key messages for senior executives and decision makers.
  • Ability to think strategically and respond quickly to multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Supports projects to ensure deliverables are on-time, within budget and meets client expectations.
  • Supports products and services related to workshops, webinars and conferences.
  • Builds content and research expertise in order to speak with credibility on talent management and key people-related issues providing insights to colleagues and customers through presentations and business meetings.
  • Communicates effectively with team members, colleagues, research advisors and external stakeholders.
  • Delivers excellence in product and customer service.
  • Participates in internal and external meetings.
  • Works closely with the Principal, Director and other research staff to ensure timely delivery of products and services, conceptualizes new research opportunities/projects, prepares research proposals and secures funding. 

Skills & Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years of research experience in a professional applied research or business environment in which qualitative and quantitative research methodologies were utilized.
  • A Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of compensation practices in both the private and public sectors.
  • Advanced writing skills with the ability to write clearly, concisely and quickly; published work is a requirement.
  • Demonstrated success in handling multiple responsibilities.
  • Proven project management skills (establishing goals, priorities, deadlines and managing towards expected outcomes).
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to make recommendations or decisions based on a wide range of criteria and information.
  • Some experience using SPSS would be a definite asset.
  • Ability to travel in Canada as some travel will be required.
  • Bilingualism is a definite asset.

We thank all applicants who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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