Recruitment Specialist

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Whether in our kitchens, dining rooms, event venues or offices, our singular purpose is to captivate guests with our unparalleled quality, service, and food and wine knowledge.  We achieve this only through the excellence, innovation and passion of our team members.  If you are seeking a rewarding career that involves first rate training and education, mentoring and development, attractive compensation, and inspiring rewards and recognition, consider joining O&B

With further expansion ahead, Oliver & Bonacini's standards of food and service excellence remain the main focus of the company’s vision.

Job Description

Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality is currently seeking a Recruitment Specialist to join our growing Human Resources team.  You will help build on the existing recruitment strategy, ensuring that our recruitment efforts are finding the right talent to achieve our business objectives. You will work closely with the rest of the HR team, to ensure that recruitment processes are well integrated into the overall talent management strategy. You will represent the O&B brand as our recruitment liaison for schools, colleges and universities.


  • Develop internal and external job postings
  • Manage referral process Manage the application screening (review of submitted resumes, telephone screening, testing (if applicable), and coordination with hiring managers)
  • Utilize knowledge of online recruitment sites and social networking forums to attract and source applicants
  • Receive all job applications, sort and classify resumes according to O&B specifications and job descriptions and distribute resumes appropriately
  • Set the selection criteria and assessment process
  • Organize and conduct interviews and assessments
  • Conduct reference checks
  • Participate and organize career fairs with the partnering schools and internal events
  • Coordination of employee events, including: O&B Connects, Long Service Recognition, Biff’s Cup and Annual Holiday party
  • Work on projects with the HR team to ensure recruitment processes align to overall talent management objectives
  • Provide administrative support to HR Team as requested
  • Assist with other HR duties and projects 


  • University degree or equivalent, preferably in Human Resources
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in recruitment, within the hospitality industry as asset
  • Experience managing a full-cycle recruiting process
  • Experience with an applicant tracking system
  • Up-to-date knowledge of recruitment trends, best practices and sources of candidates
  • Must be able to develop strong relationships with internal clients and external candidates, gain credibility, and be seen as a subject-matter expert in recruiting
  • Excellent food, beverage and wine knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and professional phone etiquette
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to manage time and workload, and ability to multi-task