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Senior Consulting Analyst

Department: Research - HR Division
Location: Toronto

Position Title: Senior Consulting Analyst
Department: HR Research
Reports to: Associate Director
Location: Toronto, ON

Position Summary 

The Senior Consulting Analyst creates project-based, practical research that helps HR leaders drive measurable results in their organizations.

Major Responsibilities

  • Participate in development of structured research projects throughout the year leveraging our best practice research processes and methodologies. These research projects, called blueprints, are “Do It Yourself” guides on specific types of client projects that outline a step-by-step process for completing the project.   
  • Conduct primary and secondary research to identify best practices in a subject area, develop frameworks around unstructured topics, and create/integrate memorable insights into practical research blueprints.
  • Partner with more experienced analysts in advising clients on how best to apply McLean & Company’s practical research solutions in the context of their specific organizational environment, and help solve their problems through advisory calls and research requests.
  • Contribute to a research agenda that meets the needs of members by developing a deep understanding of what McLean & Company members require to be successful HR professionals.
  • Participate in paid workshops for clients who require more assistance implementing our research.
  • Participate in critical sales calls (telephone and in-person) to assist the sales staff in pitching the McLean & Company value proposition and in matching our content to the needs of the client.
  • Participate in ongoing peer review (online and in person) to give and receive constructive feedback to continuously improve quality of research projects.

Education and Experience

Essential:

  • A strong record of academic achievement, with formal postsecondary education in Business or Psychology.
  • 2+ years of professional experience, ideally in Human Resources, with some depth in one of the following taxonomy areas: HR Strategy, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Learning & Learning & Development, Total Compensation.

Desirable:

  • Specialized degree or diploma in Human Resources or Adult Education.
  • Experience or interest in the facilitation of workshops or training sessions.
  • CHRP or similar HR professional designation in progress.
  • Marketing or sales experience.  

Skills

  • Written and Verbal Communication: Able to convey complex topics in a clear and concise manner.  Comfortable in speaking with clients and other experts in an investigative capacity. Interest in becoming a facilitator.
  • Structured, Logical Thinking: Able to build frameworks around unstructured or fuzzy topics.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Skills: Able to conduct effective and thorough research within tight timelines.
  • Organizational and Time Management Skills: Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Takes initiative to take on additional tasks. 
  • Microsoft Office Suite: To build blueprints, tools and templates.
  • Adaptability: Navigate through ambiguity and ability to function well within an iterative process.
  • Collaboration: Proven interpersonal and collaboration skills, with strong teamwork orientation.

Additional Comments

  • Intellectually curious about the effect of HR on the business landscape, with a passion for continuous learning.
  • Solid business instincts and a practical understanding of what makes companies tick and how HR professionals operate.
  • Minimal interoffice travel between Toronto, ON and London, ON. Must be eligible to attain a TN Visa.

ITRG is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected factors. To that end, upon request, ITRG will ensure, to the extent possible, that accommodation be made available to applicants throughout the recruitment and hiring process.

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