Research Associate, Human Capital

Employment opportunity: Permanent, full-time

Reports to: Director, Human Capital

Location: Remote work arrangement within Canada

We are seeking a Research Associate to join our Human Capital team. The successful candidate will be part of a professional research team and will undertake integrated, non-partisan, applied research for private and public sector business leaders. The role involves work on human resources and total rewards research and related events.

Our Ideal Candidate is… solid research, writing, and customer relationship management skills. You will be expected to undertake research projects of varying size and complexity, provide research support to the Human Capital area’s networks, respond to customer information requests, and support business development activities. The ideal candidate is creative, has foresight and mature judgment in independently anticipating and solving problems.

We are a virtual organization and as a remote worker you must be comfortable and able to work 100 per cent of the time from a home office. To be successful as a remote worker you need to have a self-starter attitude, possess strong organizational and time management skills and be a proactive communicator. Having a home office environment that provides for a productive, professional, and safe work environment during regular working/business hours is a requirement of this role.

About the Role

Some of the things you will do every day:

  • Help to advance the department’s research portfolio and reputation in total rewards and human resources research and related good practices
  • Undertake research projects of varying complexities utilizing appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies (literature reviews, benchmarking, interviews, case studies, surveys, models, and quantitative methods)
  • Produce high quality, well written research reports, executive summaries, articles, and proposals
  • Analyze and quickly translate complex research results into key messages for senior executives and decision makers
  • Ability to think strategically and respond quickly to multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Support projects to ensure deliverables are on-time, within budget and meets client expectations
  • Support products and services related to workshops, webinars and conferences
  • Build 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
  • Communicate effectively with team members, colleagues, research advisors and external stakeholders
  • Deliver excellence in product and customer service
  • Participate in internal and external meetings
  • Work closely with the Director and other research staff to ensure timely delivery of products and services, conceptualizes new research opportunities/projects, prepares research proposals and secures funding
  • Commitment to producing high quality work and demonstrating professional values in all aspects of work and interactions with colleagues and customers.

About You

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business, organizational behavior, organizational psychology, human resources management, the humanities, social sciences or other related discipline
  • Minimum of two years of research experience in a professional applied research or business environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of human resources and total rewards (compensation, benefits, pensions) related issues facing Canadian organizations
  • Demonstrated understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies including surveys, literature reviews, case studies, and quantitative data analysis
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely and quickly; published work would be an asset
  • 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
  • Experience using SPSS or other statistical analysis program would be a definite asset
  • Ability to travel in Canada when it is safe to do so
  • Bilingualism would be an asset
  • Having a home office environment that provides for a productive, professional, and safe work environment during regular working hours is a requirement of this role.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through our Careers’ page.

We value the unique skills, experiences, and insights that each employee brings to The Conference Board of Canada. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please email and we will work with you to meet your needs.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest in The Conference Board of Canada. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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