Head Talent Acquisition Job Description

Head Talent Acquisition Job Description

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Head talent acquisition provides leadership for the evolution of campus talent acquisition technology, recruiting approaches, hiring tools, and partnership with HR and business functions.

Head Talent Acquisition Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Partnering with the existing sourcing, recruiting, and recruiting operations teams, the broader HR team, and senior leaders to understand, refine, and communicate a compelling vision for talent acquisition at the company, set of concrete initiatives and metrics to realize it
Project/Process Management - Provide guidance and support for developing and implementing cost effective recruiting strategies
Minimum 7 years of full-cycle recruiting and experience leading and managing a team of recruiters
Proven leadership with a vision and strategy for talent acquisition in a highly dynamic organization
Leads the development of the Talent Acquisition global staffing strategy aligned with the IDS AOP to ensure the capture of top talent, organization goal attainment, and compliance with applicable OFCCP regulations and labor laws
Creating and implementing creative sourcing strategies and plans for open requisitions and for building a continuous talent pipeline through referrals, social media campaigns, and the creation of networks
Building and leading a team of 3 Recruiters and 2 Coordinators to manage end-to-end recruiting and build a pipeline in a high volume, dynamic environment
Creating and implementing processes, tools and training to enable HR and Hiring Managers to better define positions, screening and interviewing candidates, and making quality hiring decisions
Building our career site and utilizing social media to develop our reputation as an employer of choice
Partnering with Talent Development to create and implement our College Recruiting Strategy

Head Talent Acquisition Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Head Talent Acquisition

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: SHRM, HCI, PMP, TA, SCP, CP, GPHR, SPHR, PHR

Education for Head Talent Acquisition

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Employers hiring for the head talent acquisition job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Human Resources, MBA, Management, Acquisition, Marketing, Education, Financial Services, Graduate, Technical

Skills for Head Talent Acquisition

Desired skills for head talent acquisition include:

Best practice talent acquisition and HR trends
Building a global talent pool
US and international employment laws/regulations as they relate to recruitment activities
HR practices and legislation's
Project and program management tools and methodologies
Recruitment technology
Social media
Talent communities
Best practices
HR and company objectives

Desired experience for head talent acquisition includes:

Developing a three-year strategy and roadmap, including a staffing plan and success metrics, that advances and integrates the programs and processes we have today
Building a reliable process for measuring the effectiveness of our sourcers, recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates, so that we can continuously improve
Increasing the number of qualified diverse candidates that enter our hiring funnel
Researching and keeping the company apace of promising trends in the talent acquisition space
Representing the company at conferences, and networking with leaders in the talent/tech space
Contributing meaningfully to the development of our vibrant, meritocratic culture through strategic growth

Head Talent Acquisition Examples

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Head Talent Acquisition Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a head talent acquisition. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for head talent acquisition
  • Lead and/or provide input on major recruiting initiatives from improving the candidate experience to an ATS implementation
  • Partner with the Head of Global Talent Acquisition to help design the global recruiting strategy and execute globally
  • Consult and partner with businesses to meet the organization’s near and long-term strategic objectives
  • Enhance the bank’s recruiting capabilities to drive transformative growth, culture, and continuous improvement
  • Develop alternative labor strategies
  • Build relationship with key external talent
  • Provide guidance to team to conduct independent sourcing via social, networking, cold calls
  • Take the leadership role to partner with senior regional stake holders to drive the talent acquisition initiatives in line with corporate goals
  • Provide leadership and guidance on defined strategies, policies and programs to Global Talent Management peers senior leadership
  • Partner with HR leadership and other key internal stakeholders to inform strategies, consider and integrate feedback, and build action plans
Qualifications for head talent acquisition
  • 10 years+ corporate talent acquisition specialist experience
  • Well versed with labor laws in APAC & EMEA
  • Previous experience implementing & executing global strategic programs & projects
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills, able to communicate & influence C-Level stakeholders
  • Targeted external candidate bench/pipeline in place
  • Hiring manager and candidate satisfaction survey scores
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a head talent acquisition. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for head talent acquisition
  • Provide direction to global recruiting leaders and specialists in all areas of talent acquisition, including Executive Talent Acquisition, full-time professional hiring, intern hiring, college recruiting, internal transfers, contract conversions, sourcing and talent attraction activities
  • Play a key role building, maintaining and continuously improving operational processes to drive an efficient, fast-paced, full cycle recruiting operation
  • Manage the recruiting risk/controls for the team
  • Manage the development of the strategic and operational talent management plans and execute plans, execute recruiting strategy, policies, protocols and procedures
  • Use technology and tools to improve efficiency and productivity on hiring
  • Lead , develop and inspire a global team of almost 85 recruiters, sourcers, operational experts, coordinators and other recruiting specialists
  • Create a metrics focused organization that drives accountability and keeps the team focused on creating a world-class candidate and hiring manager experience
  • Provide input for recruiting systems requirements and redesign
  • Identify and negotiate contracts with external recruiting agencies, Executive search firms, technology providers and vendors
  • Serve as the Talent Acquisition policy approver and owner
Qualifications for head talent acquisition
  • Bachelor’s Degree or country equivalent university degree is required
  • Experience leading TA in European market required
  • Must have flexibility to travel globally as necessary and work non-traditional work day as needed to account for global time zone differences
  • Responsible for developing a strong pipeline of global, diverse leaders within Talent Management and across the HR Function
  • Proven experience developing authentic partnerships with enterprise business leaders
  • Degree holder with a minimum of 15 years’ solid Human Resources experience as Talent Acquisition specialist or generalist, with at least 8 years playing people management role
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Head Talent Acquisition Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of head talent acquisition. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for head talent acquisition
  • Act as a strategic partner to HR and business leaders to ensure all Global Talent tools, processes, and programs directly support business needs
  • Drive consistency and quality across all regional, and global, recruiting efforts
  • Recruiting strategy
  • Ensuring the Talent Acquisition organization is best positioned to execute on business objectives
  • Platforms, and tools
  • Build and manage a team focused on sourcing, identifying and creating a pipeline of candidates
  • Focus on proactive sourcing
  • Expand in-house sourcing capabilities and passive candidate generation
  • Team Leadership - Manage team to deliver high quality professional candidates while guiding hiring managers and candidates through our selection process
  • Client Management - Partner with the business to develop recruitment strategy and process that will enable the business strategy
Qualifications for head talent acquisition
  • Strong leadership skills to lead, motivate and develop the team of diversified background
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills to engage and influence keys stakeholders and build relationship with all levels of staff
  • Self driven with strong connection with universities, search firms and recruitment media
  • Talk so people can understand what you are trying to say, some call this interpersonal and communication skills
  • Take calculated risk and chooses options that maximize the benefits and minimize the losses for the company
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related discipline
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of head talent acquisition. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for head talent acquisition
  • Build and enforce efficient process with global systems and tools, drive consistency and remove roadblocks along the entire hiring process
  • Provides leadership, direction, motivation and supervision of the Talent Acquisition team training and development of TA team members
  • Experience in-house, executive search and/or consulting with demonstrated success in building out, leading or managing teams of high-performing individuals
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects across multiple business lines in a fast paced environment
  • Passion for games and working in a high tech, creative environment
  • Create a global TA talent acquisition strategy that aligns with and supports Cengage’s business groups
  • In partnership with Brand Marketing and Communications, create a talent brand and develop an acquisition asset portfolio for prospect pipelining and engagement both within Cengage and external to Cengage
  • Stay engaged with the marketplace and lead the team by example
  • Coach, mentor and guide the TA team
  • Maximizing the performance of our new Applicant Tracking and Onboarding systems (UltiPro) to improve the candidate experience and deliver metrics to enhance staffing efficiency and effectiveness, and improving the quality of hire
Qualifications for head talent acquisition
  • Minimum of 7+years of full life cycle recruitment experience, sourcing, cold-calling, managing staff build-ups within a high volume, hard-to-fill environment, preferably in a technology organisation
  • Embody integrity, passion, respect, innovation, collaboration, and execution (our values)
  • Ability to be a consultant to executives while rolling up sleeves to do detailed tasks
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the APAC market (ANZ, ASEAN, APJ)
  • Driven by delighting, yet data driven
  • Be a leader that people want to follow...helping colleagues be the best that they can be
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of head talent acquisition. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for head talent acquisition
  • Mapping, building, managing, and continuously improving all staffing processes that impact the candidate, Hiring Manager, and new-hire experience, including computer and work space set up, document management, and staffing workflow
  • Managing third party vendor relationships and ensure performance metrics are appropriate and monitored
  • True operational partner to the GTO
  • Identify areas of opportunity within engineering talent acquisition and globally work to implement improvement recommendations and measure effectiveness
  • Develop an outsourced/contract talent acquisition strategy in place that enables team to deliver against peaks in business need
  • Identify areas of opportunity within the talent acquisition function globally and work to implement improvement recommendations and measure effectiveness
  • Translate talent needs into local talent acquisition strategy and plan, in partnership with area Leadership team, HR director and Global HR team
  • Oversee the full sourcing, recruitment and selection process, managing and developing the team of professional recruiters
  • Personally handle recruitment for key executive roles and critical senior positions
  • Create innovative sourcing solutions that expand, deepen and enrich diverse talent pools
Qualifications for head talent acquisition
  • Candidate selected for this role must have previous experience building strategies for the Talent Acquisition/Recruiting space to attract candidates
  • Lead and manage the implementation of the Employee Value Proposition strategy
  • Experience managing and implementing large-scale communication or branding strategies
  • MBA in an applicable discipline such as Business or Marketing or Communications, work force staffing Marketing
  • 3+ years of experience supporting high volume hourly hiring / workforce staffing on large scale
  • 2+ year of leadership experience of small to mid-size teams (up to 10 manager and analysts)

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