Areefa Sinha

Work History

Work History
Sep 2015 - Present

Manager, Business Development and Recruitment

Torstaff Personnel
Manager, Business Development and Recruitment, Toronto Recruiters dedicated to providing top notch candidates in the fields of: finance, information technology, engineering, human resources and administration. Source and present high quality candidates to clients in Canada and USA. Contribute to business development by proactively expanding client base, as well as maintaining and growing relationships with existing clients. Act as a relationship manager and advisor to both clients and candidates by negotiating employment arrangements that are mutually beneficial for all parties. Develop the business aspects through networking with the clients in Canada and USA.
Mar 2015 - Sep 2015

Talent Acquisition Specialist

East Penn Canada
Talent Acquisition Specialist, Durham Major player in the Automotive Aftermarket; Motive Power; and Standby Emergency Power battery applications. One of the leading acid battery manufacturers in North America and the largest privately held lead acid manufacturer in the entire industry. Responsible for reporting on and organizing the recruitment and selection process of ten locations of Ontario. Identify and execute innovative sourcing strategies which produce a qualified talent pool, including passive candidates. Facilitate the full recruitment cycle including sourcing, interviewing, evaluation, selection and offer process. Build strong relationships with internal clients as well as external candidate pipeline. Collaborate with internal team to determine optimum talent strategy. Ensure regulatory and legislative compliance of recruitment processes.
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Human Resources Assistant

Runnymede Healthcare Centre
Human Resources Assistant Contract, Toronto A Healthcare facility focused on the medical, mobility, social and spiritual needs of patients. The hospital constitutes of over 500 staff in the GTA. Coordinated and facilitated a number of programs including testing and reporting for the 2014 Influenza project and the 2014 Mask Fit preparation program. Managed and participated in the recruitment process including the development and management of job postings, interviewing, reference checks and preparation of all new hire documentations. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and team skills by participating, coordinating and administering employee recognition, and retention events. Supported HR department, management, and employees in the education and administration of HR programs, policies and procedures.
Jan 2012 - Nov 2013

Rental/tenant Consultant

Rental/Tenant Consultant Medallion Corporation, A Real estate development and property management company that manages a number of assets including commercial offices, retail and industrial buildings. Demonstrated highly effective communication skills by managing over 300 clients, employees and service providers ensuring complete customer satisfaction. Utilized strong time management skills in coordinating meetings, documenting minutes, key action items, reports and presentations while ensuring all due dates are achieved. Assisted in budget preparation of operating expenses, capital expenditures, lease agreements, and other significant contractual arrangements.
Feb 2012 - Jul 2012

HR Consultant

Canadian Red Cross
HR Consultant, Ottawa Humanitarian organization assisting the vulnerable focusing on health and social programs, disaster management, community, resilience and capacity building. Conducted HR capacity analysis to determine CRC's staffing requirements across multiple countries. Completed needs assessment/gap analysis to determine organizational needs and priorities-outlining a plan to standardize HR planning across the globe.
2009 - 2011


Canadian Red Cross
HR/Organizational Development(OD) Manager
2006 - 2009

Head of Planning

International Federation of
Head of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting, Red Cross, Dhaka World's largest humanitarian network focusing on healthcare, disaster response and recovery. It stresses on the development and promotion of social inclusion and peace. Demonstrated a strong operational acumen by leading and managing all aspects of HR, training, volunteer management, fundraising, organizational and community development. Led the change management process for the organizational development. Participated in an HR reformation to improve the management and operation of all staff and volunteers by implementing HR strategies. Implemented an effective retention strategy that resulted in a 67% reduction in turnover Developed and trained all branches in leadership, HR and strategic planning as part of our long-term business plan. Reviewed, evaluated, formulated and implemented HR Strategy for 64 branches aligning operations.
2004 - 2005

Program Officer

United Nation World Food Program
Program Officer, Dhaka World's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide focusing on delivery of food and emergency assistance. Recruited and trained over 30 staff within a technical team of environment Planned, budgeted, monitored, evaluated program ensuring activities to be impact orientated and result based resulting in improved lives of 170, 000 beneficiaries Managed and facilitated over 20 training and 3 workshops to sensitize field staff on project delivery and management of staff/volunteers. Developed project proposals, and prepared regular reports. OTHER COMPETENCIES: Distinguished recipient of United Nations and Red Cross Awards Computer Skills: MS-Word, MS-Power Point, MS-Excel, HRIS, QHR, ADP and Newstar.: Current CRC Volunteer; PACE: and International Federation of Red Cross
1997 - 2004

Research Officer

International Federation of
Senior Specia list, Research Officer
2002 - 2003


International Federation of International Federation of
Consultant and Volunteer of Royal Netherl ands Embassy Waste Concern, Dhaka Award-wining Social Business Enterprise forwaste recycling, focusing on environmental improvement, renewable energy, and employment generation for the urban poor Developed, managed and participated in the recruitment process for all positions across the organization. Conducted socio-economic surveys to produce research reports utilized to develop action plans to improve service delivery to 30, 000 beneficiaries in five communities. Disseminated ideas and built capacities through International and National seminars, workshops and training on waste recycling and its impact on global national environment.