HR Generalist (Contract)

Hothead Games

Canada 100% Remote


HR General

Sep 12

Hothead Games, founded in 2006, is an award-winning game development studio and publisher. Our purpose is to engage players around the world and create the best games which stand the test of time. We encourage autonomy and creative freedom, and together we define our destiny.

About the Opportunity:

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the HR Generalist will be responsible for recruitment efforts, new hire orientation and onboarding, benefits administration, employee relations, and more. You will help enhance our company policies and procedures while maintaining our employee-focused culture which promotes creativity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and continued development.

At Hothead Games, we highly value employee feedback and are continuously striving to be the best. As a Human Resources Generalist, you will work alongside our talented workforce on a regular basis and will look for ways to continuously improve employee engagement and retention.

This is a 6-month contract position with a strong possibility of extension. The position is available as a remote role across Canada with the option to work in our amazing studio (if located in Vancouver).

Who You Are At Work:

The perfect candidate is dynamic, versatile, and demonstrates a can-do attitude. You are hyper-organized and can embrace a rapidly changing environment with grace and curiosity.

Caring about employees and continuously looking for ways to improve our workforce is of the utmost importance.

Oh, and games… You may like those, too!

What You’ll Do:

  • Support the HR Manager with the development and implementation of HR policies, procedures, and initiatives
  • Act as a point of contact for HR-related queries, including responding to day-to-day questions from employees
  • Support our Recruiter with recruitment activities, employee onboarding & orientations, and employee offboarding
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regulatory changes, best practices, and trends in HR
  • Lead HR projects which support employee engagement initiatives and retention activities
  • Assist the Office Manager in organizing company events and engagement activities
  • Ad hoc projects as required

What You’ll Bring:

  • 3+ years of progressive Human Resources experience within the tech industry
  • Previous recruitment experience is required
  • Familiarity with HR data, systems, and processes
  • Familiarly with Canadian Employment Law and HR legislation
  • Extensive communication skills and high emotional intelligence
  • A can-do attitude who tackles challenges and changes in a positive manner
  • A passion for growing your HR career!

Bonus Points:

  • Previous experience working for a gaming company
  • Completed Diploma or Degree in Human Resources Management
  • CPHR Designation

At Hothead Games, we strive to maintain a healthy workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic - and beyond. The successful candidate must be comfortable working at home, and have functional and private space available for work hours. Compensation includes competitive salary, vacation, RRSP matching, company stock options, and extended health coverage.


At Hothead Games, we are an Equal Opportunity employer and we value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. We strive to build and grow our team that fosters a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and skills. We embrace inclusiveness in our workplace, so we can utilize each person’s talents and strengths to make great games. If you are seeking an awesome new challenge with a fun and engaging team, we invite you to apply and talk about the possibilities of beginning a rewarding new chapter of your career.

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