Human Resources Business Partner

Toronto, Canada

Ranked as #12 on Forbes’ List of 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies for 2017, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of over 24,000 people with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty, and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


You are sharp, driven and inquisitive. You are not afraid to take risks and grow by learning from mistakes. You let your voice be heard and love a good challenge. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Human Resources Business Partner. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

EPAM is looking to add an experienced HR Business Partner to collaborate on projects, initiatives and talent strategy that enable EPAM to attract, develop, engage, leverage, and retain talent. This is a key role, shaping and influencing business strategy as it applies to human capital, retention and development as well as change management. Areas of demonstrated focus include organizational effectiveness, retention, employee development and talent management.

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  • Build a close and trusted relationship with stakeholders as the key face of the People organization in Canada;
  • Create and implement a strategic people engagement plan and help managers effectively lead and develop their teams including the provision of feedback, supporting their development, conducting assessments, identifying and managing key talent, developing succession plans, or making decisions about promotions or compensation;
  • Support leaders and managers in effectively dealing with specific people-related issues or challenges. Provide coaching and support across all areas of Employee Relations including absence management, disciplinary, grievances and performance management in accordance with Company values, policies and procedures;
  • Develop and maintain close and positive relationships with employees. Leverage information from various sources that can help implement specific actions that can enhance employee engagement and retention;
  • Cooperate with the business leadership, advise on approaches to reward and recognition practices:
    • Provide input for the salary and bonus decisions and the effective and meaningful use of available budgets;
    • Work with leaders and managers throughout the annual compensation cycle and help ensure adherence to corporate guidelines, and the fairness and consistency of the decisions made.
  • Work with business leaders, local HR and the Talent Acquisition team to ensure job offers and contracts are competitive and reasonable based on market information available and they are in line internal company guidelines and policies;
  • Ensure together with local HR that there is an effective onboarding process in place for new joiners. Support the integration local joiners and people relocating from other EPAM offices;
  • Help identify training and development needs and provide input for budgeting and planning specific training programs;
  • Maintain organizational structure and support changes;
  • Create a communication and people engagement strategy in the form of informal communication (Yammer, videos), town halls, newsletters, and ad hoc updates.


  • Bachelor’s Degree; 5-7+ years of progressive human resources (or related) experience in a fast-paced, innovative environment, including prior experience in an HR Business Partner role, ideally in a technology company;
  • Global organizational experience strongly preferred;
  • CPHR/CPHRA certificate is preferred;
  • Experience building talent strategies and related action plans to achieve the strategy;
  • In-depth experience with human resources practices and disciplines including performance management, employee reward programs, pay systems, employee relations and benefits;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop relationships, establish trust and provide counsel in a thoughtful, sensitive and timely manner;
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable legal/regulatory federal, state and local requirements to effectively reduce legal risks and ensure compliance;
  • Ability to manage competing demands, prioritize, work with a sense of urgency, meet deadlines, exceed expectations, and deliver on commitments;
  • Previous experience supporting a large client base of employees and developing relationships virtually, supporting locations across the country;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Considerable experience identifying and addressing internal needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of relationships and community involvement.


  • Passionate and energetic;
  • Has a positive mind-set and ‘can-do’ attitude;
  • Reliable and responsive. Client-centered, focused on solutions;
  • Able to build rapport and install trust and confidence;
  • Sets the bar high for self and others;
  • Takes initiative and can work independently;
  • Flexible and agile. Able to adopt style to engage with different kind of stakeholders;
  • Resilient. Able to work under time pressure, manage workload and priorities;
  • Able to multi-task and effectively work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations;
  • Sees the big picture but values and implements small, daily positive changes and actions;
  • Enjoys working as part of an international, multi-cultural, cross-border team;
  • Committed to continuous learning and improvement;
  • Careful listener and good communicator (speaking and writing);
  • Consults and involves people, and takes a collaborative approach.