Talent Sourcing Specialist Job Description

Talent Sourcing Specialist Job Description

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Talent sourcing specialist provides expertise with relevant tools and programs (e.g., CRMs, labor market data, applicant tracking systems, LinkedIn, referral programs, and job boards) and utilize various online and social media resources to build talent pipelines.

Talent Sourcing Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Deliver high quality professional level candidates by utilizing strategic sourcing and pipelining methodologies, business intelligence, internal and external networks, professional organizations, social media, branding initiatives, and technology tools in support of strategic business objectives in partnership with Recruiters and Hiring managers
Plan and execute Employer branding activities, such as social media posts, events, meetups
Sources and identifies talent that is found through traditional active sourcing channels
Social Networking Tools
User Groups and Blogs
Press Releases, Company Pages and PR
Publications and Associations
Executes and monitors online candidate search campaigns using a variety of interest search engines as a vehicle for producing quality talent for strategic pipelines
Executes targeted search / marketing/ communication strategies to build both active and passive candidate pipeline
Identify, attract and engage talent who would not otherwise be included in the process

Talent Sourcing Specialist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Talent Sourcing Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AIRS, OFCCP, AAP, ADA, EEO, CIR, ARIS

Education for Talent Sourcing Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the talent sourcing specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Human Resources, Business, Education, Psychology, Marketing, Business/Administration, Communication, Acquisition, Communications, Human Resources Management

Skills for Talent Sourcing Specialist

Desired skills for talent sourcing specialist include:

Taleo Applicant Tracking System
Experience in internet navigation
Social media and electronic communications
Relation to position requirements and business need
Relation to position requirements
Social media
Associations and websites
Professional groups
Various recruitment tools: cold call
Information technology

Desired experience for talent sourcing specialist includes:

Monitor success of position postings based on the volume and quality of candidates
Agency experience is very highly preferable with In house or Client based RPO Talent Acquisition expertise and experience including understanding of the latest trends and methodologies
Undergraduate Degree level or equivalent
7+ years of technical recruiting, sourcing, or search firm experience
Versed in Boolean logic, AIRS training, or similar
Experience recruiting for a variety of functions (Sales, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, and Clinical)

Talent Sourcing Specialist Examples

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Talent Sourcing Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a talent sourcing specialist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for talent sourcing specialist
  • Provide and manage the full spectrum of recruitment sourcing and services for the businesses that make up J&J
  • Manage proactive pipelining and candidate care initiatives for functions by leveraging his/her knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies in the talent sourcing/identification discipline
  • Through excellent service delivery and expert consultation, gain the trust and confidence of candidates, recruiters, HR, and hiring managers
  • Exercise appropriate discretion in the expenditure of company resources related to the recruiting/sourcing process, ensuring the appropriate risk/benefit and/or return on investment is provided for expenditures
  • For assigned projects, conducts needs assessments with key stakeholders and HR colleagues
  • Executes and maintains talent acquisition processes and related job aids, tools, and communications
  • Reports and tracks key recruitment operational and performance metrics and analytics
  • Delivers process improvements and technology enhancements
  • Supports management of recruiting agency relationships
  • Maintains referral program
Qualifications for talent sourcing specialist
  • Demonstrated ability to execute in person, internet, telephone based research
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization and implement targeted sourcing initiatives
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking abilities are essential
  • Strong team contributor and collaborator in all forms (new ideas, team calls, mentoring, training, partnerships with Recruiters and Hiring Managers, etc)
  • Recommendations from current supervisor (for internal candidates)
  • Demonstrate ability in utilizing LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and to source talent
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Talent Sourcing Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a talent sourcing specialist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for talent sourcing specialist
  • Supports competitive intelligence activities
  • Utilize direct sourcing strategies, screening methods and selection tools to ensure consistent results and high quality diverse candidate pool
  • Conduct research via multiple channels including mining online resources such as internal/external job boards and associations, social/professional networking sites
  • Cold call, manage email campaigns, network and perform other searches for qualified candidates
  • Evaluate profiles of potential candidates and do preliminary phone screen assessments
  • Build and maintain proactive relationships with potential candidates to create a pipeline of talent
  • Proactively conduct research and investigate innovative ways to identify new candidates
  • Build relationship with local diversity and community organizations
  • Partner with recruiters and hiring managers on building the external sourcing strategy
  • Develop applicant flow for key positions
Qualifications for talent sourcing specialist
  • Highly organized with a sense of urgency
  • A track record in creative problem solving
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in an HR function
  • Minimum 2 years of directly related work experience in recruitment
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry is preferred
  • Formal interview/selection training and/or certifications required
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Talent Sourcing Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of talent sourcing specialist. 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 talent sourcing specialist
  • Primary focus will be to generate a high quality external candidate pool for approved openings
  • Responsible for managing and screening all qualified employee referrals submitted through the ATS
  • Stays in touch with current market challenges and Financial Services industry trends
  • Conducts data management/warehousing of information related to target firms and individuals
  • Investigates and incorporates new sourcing methods and tools to create innovative sourcing approaches
  • Identify, develop, and execute effective sourcing strategies for the HR function
  • Build and own a passive candidate pipeline of the best talent in the industry
  • Partner with other internal Talent Acquisition professionals and leaders to proactively identify business needs
  • Leverage tools such as LinkedIn, Zoom, Hiring Solved, to build pipelines of critical talent
  • End-to-end recruitment process
Qualifications for talent sourcing specialist
  • Self-directed and motivated with proven ability to problem solve, drive for results and excellent follow-up skills
  • Experience with Recruitment technologies (Applicant Tracking System), Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook
  • As we are regional oriented team covering multiple EMEA locations your relevant international executive search / agency / in-house recruitment expereicen is essential to be successful in this role
  • We are utilizing advanced CRM / Aplicant Tracking System so ideally you already have experience in working with multiple tools
  • As IT environment is a candidate driven market you should have solid experience with cold calling, networking, data mining, conducting internal/external job board searches, researching and networking with industry-specific associations and other related tasks
  • Majority of our recruitment projects are focused on IT so ideally you have already experience in high tech environment
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a talent sourcing specialist. 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 talent sourcing specialist
  • Create candidate engagement strategies within the HR, Marketing, Legal, Finance, Facilities, and Strategy space
  • Collaborate with hiring managers, recruiters, HR and others to attract the best talent
  • Plan, develop and drive sourcing strategies in consultation with hiring managers and EMEA recruiters for roles across the business (Product Development, Professionals Services, Sales and Business Operations)
  • Define targeted talent, researching multiple sources and build a technical, social and geographical map of where and how to engage with our current and potential talent community
  • Undertake sourcing tasks for the end to end recruitment lifecycle for all vacancies including activities related to Marketing of Employer Brand, candidate generation, attraction, and relationship management
  • Qualify and pre-screen candidates, and facilitate de-brief sessions
  • Provide advisory services to the businesses through a consultative approach, on insights of talent market
  • Identify interviewers, schedule interviews, follow-up on evaluations, and administer all information in Jobvite ATS to ensure process consistency
  • Utilize traditional, non-traditional, creative and strategic sources to attract and engage passive and active candidates
  • Build an integrated campaign to communicate our employer brand and EVP through advertising, PR, marketing and events, to the target market of highly skilled software professionals in the region
Qualifications for talent sourcing specialist
  • As we are an international company fluent English is a must
  • You will take care of several search project at once so excellent organizational skills are a must
  • As we are navigating within multi-layer matrix oriented organization your attention to details and multitasking skills will be critical in this role
  • We are using Microsoft Office applications so you have to be comfortable with Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Bachelors degree in related field with a minimum 3.2 GPA preferred
  • One (1) to two (2) plus years of experience, four (4)+ years preferred, in sourcing, passive candidate identification, candidate vetting and candidate development preferably within the accounting and finance industry or Accounting/Finance experience preferred
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of talent sourcing specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for talent sourcing specialist
  • Be the "expert in Social Media recruitment", by working your way through a series of trainings and self-development opportunities that would empower you to better use, promote & develop this knowledge in the organization
  • Be the image of the company in front of candidates, by checking all Social Media ads and make sure they are correct, clean of acronyms, attractive for candidates, consistent in design and look, while also keeping a constant communication with candidates throughout the stages of the recruitment process
  • Support the implementation and development of the Graduate Sales Program, including the management of the advertisements for the program on Social Media sites, dedicated graduate sites, university job boards and the proactive search of fresh graduates to whom to propose the program, while also providing support in screening CVs, setting the interviews and running phone screenings
  • Develop internal solutions integrating social media and other methods to achieve forecasted resource demand
  • Source candidates through a variety of search methods (online sourcing and networking through social media, internal database, job boards, user groups, company targets, referrals )
  • Receive and process employment enquiries, always mindful of facilitating a good candidate experience
  • Work on special projects as assigned to enhance recruitment process and employer branding
  • Working in partnership with Recruitment Relationship and TA Managers implement attraction activities to support both specialist and volume hiring demand by fully exploiting all sourcing channels
  • Build relationships in TA, HR and your aligned functions to engage and influence and deliver market intelligence, acting as a talent specialist and thought leader with respect to the external market
  • Contribute to optimisation of direct sourcing tools, pipelined candidates and talent pools as part of the overall sourcing and attraction delivery model to ensure the best ROI
Qualifications for talent sourcing specialist
  • Experience in at least two areas of talent attraction, strategic sourcing, assessment and selection activities preferred
  • Managing and presenting data in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is preferred
  • Understands how to construct complex Boolean queries to drive search results
  • Experience working with recruiting techniques and employment policies and procedures
  • Ability to manage multiple search requests and clients simultaneously
  • Knowledge of any major Applicant Tracking System

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