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Director of Recruitment and Retention - Shannex Incorporated (Filled)

Director of Recruitment and Retention
Bedford, NS

“For 35 years, the most important part of our business has been hiring Great People who take pride in making our communities a great place to live, work and visit. As we grow and expand into new markets, I encourage emerging leaders and established professionals to consider Shannex as a next step – the rewards, connections and career potential is limitless.”
- Jason Shannon, President

Lead Shannex with Heart and Purpose!

Step into a career where every action you take has the power to bring comfort, joy, and dignity to the lives of seniors. Shannex, synonymous with compassion in seniors' home care, retirement living, nursing homes, and now, transitional care, is seeking an empathetic and driven individual as their Director of Recruitment and Retention.

About Shannex:

Shannex is dedicated to creating vibrant communities where seniors thrive. Their comprehensive continuum of services is designed with the understanding that residents' needs evolve over time, ensuring individuals have the support they need, precisely when they need it most. With hearts full of compassion and hands eager to serve, they are on a relentless pursuit to create communities where the golden years truly shine. They are also embarking on an exciting phase of expansion, constructing new facilities spanning various sectors and markets, notably adding Transitional Care to their continuum of services. As they expand, they need an experienced leader to spearhead recruitment efforts and join them in shaping the future of senior care in Canada.

The Role:

The Director of Recruitment and Retention plays a pivotal role in shaping the organization's talent landscape. Reporting to the Vice President, People and Culture, this position involves leading and nurturing a dynamic team responsible for all facets of talent acquisition and retention. From guiding recruitment strategy to ensuring compliance with policies and legislation, the Director is tasked with fostering a positive candidate and hiring manager experience. Moreover, they will spearhead initiatives to tap into diverse talent pools, adapt recruitment strategies to market trends, and foster partnerships with key stakeholders, including Senior Operations Management teams. Balancing leadership, strategic thinking, and operational efficiency, this role is essential in driving Shannex's mission to attract and retain top-notch team members who embody the company's core values.


To excel in this role, you should possess a Bachelor’s Degree, with a concentration in Human Resources or relevant work experience. A minimum of 10 years of HR experience, with at least 5 years focused on recruitment and 3 years in a supervisory role, is required. Furthermore, you should possess the ability to cultivate strong relationships, lead teams with finesse, and efficiently manage and delegate tasks within a dynamic and fast-paced setting. Experience in international recruitment, immigration processes, healthcare sector, and unions is an asset.

Why Join?

In addition to an attractive compensation, benefits include:
• Health and dental benefits, including an Employee and Family Assistance Program.
• RRSP Program (with employer matching).
• Free onsite parking and modern office space in Larry Uteck
• Employee discounts on select apparel, fitness, and retail partners through the Perks Program.
• Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence.
• Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives, contributing to positive change in the industry.
• Recognition and Rewards program for service excellence and safety, because Shannex believes in celebrating the contributions of its dedicated team members.

Apply now to be a part of something truly special at Shannex.

Visit View Great People Magazine (PDF) or the Shannex website at to learn more about the organization and the incredible work being done.

Please submit your resume online by clicking “Apply.” For more information, contact Bailey Murphy confidentially at If you need accommodation during the selection process, please let us know.

We believe in employment equity, welcoming individuals from all backgrounds. We encourage applications from the following under-represented groups to self-identify in their resume or cover letter: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

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