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In 2002, Chris LaBossiere and Don Riep took their pilot exams. Handwritten and supported with only paper-based textbook training materials, it felt like an ordeal from the 1970s. Why wasn’t the training and testing online? Why wasn’t it better? They looked up at the sky, then down at the new licenses in their hands. They had an idea that soared far beyond flying, an idea that would transform industries.
In our cities and neighbourhoods, on job sites, hospitals, precincts, roads, and offices around the world, we trust millions of people to keep us safe. We trust them to protect our interests and to make good decisions. These people, in return, rely on us to train them, verify their skills, and collect meaningful and reliable evidence. So much depends on how well-informed people are, how ready they are to work in regulated and public-serving industries.
We build everything at Yardstick with trust in mind. We start with secure and easy-to-use software, built in-house or outsourced from proven technology partners. At Yardstick Training, we draw on decades of experience to develop meaningful and engaging training. Subject matter experts and instructional designers ensure that every course, whether an off-the-shelf offering or part of a fully-customized eLearning program, is competency-based and defensible. Yardstick Assessment Strategies designs, delivers, and interprets high-stakes testing and research. Guided by psychometric science and rigorous standards, their mission is to generate smart and actionable results, about a candidate, product, or program. Together, we provide answers that shape hundreds of industries and affect millions of people every day.
A lot has changed since our humble beginning as a small practice exam company. Yardstick has grown, evolved, and acquired to emerge as a $30 million revenue business that employs over 100 people across five offices. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to innovation, customer delight, and excellence. As we’ve grown, our employees have become our most valuable resource. Our corporate culture was designed to empower staff, to inspire them to embrace the bold and entrepreneurial spirit that gave rise to the company back in 2002, and which will fuel the next 20 years of success.
For more information, please visit www.getyardstick.com.
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Direct Reports: 2 – People Operations Coordinator & Creative Director
Indirect Reports: 3
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
The Chief People & Culture Officer provides strategic leadership in planning, evaluating, and implementing Yardstick’s Human Resources, branding and corporate communication strategies, initiatives, processes, policies and procedures.
The Chief People & Culture Officer is responsible for the overall leadership of Yardstick’s Human Resource practice. This encompasses the areas of compensation, litigation, termination, compliance, benefits, policies, recruitment, performance review, skill analysis, learning and development, payroll, as well as rewards and recognition. In addition to HR oversight the Chief People & Culture Officer is also responsible for Yardstick’s creative team which oversees brand, design and corporate communications.
Yardstick has an award winning and strong workplace culture that they are proud of. The Chief People & Culture Officer will work to become a part of, maintain and enhance this culture.
The position will include the following responsibilities:
FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:
The successful candidate will have the following:
Competencies and Attributes
An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.
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