Talent Acquisition Specialist

Toronto, ON M5J 1E6 | Temporary

Job ID: 58869 Industry: Human Resources
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Location: Downtown Toronto
Duration: 12-month contract
Compensation: $65,000 - 70,000
Our government-sector client is looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join their Human Resources team. The successful candidate will be accountable for the execution of the full talent acquisition cycle including providing consultative services to an assigned client group while delivering effective and innovative sourcing solutions to meet business needs. If you excel working in a fast-paced environment, managing a high volume of recruitment activities and changing priorities with high attention to detail, this may be the perfect position for you!
  • Conducts research and recommends sourcing strategies for positions including professional association job boards, data mining
  • Develops and deploys passive and active position-targeted search strategies such as talent/data mining, search engine optimization, social media, boolean search, referrals
  • Researches, recommends, and develops talent pipelines for specific positions
  • Develops candidate profile to determine best technical and organizational fit for the role
  • Crafts suitable job postings for targeting the appropriate candidate demographic
  • Short-lists and pre-qualifies candidates for Hiring Manager review based on candidate profile
  • Develops and recommends interview questions to ensure relevant information, as indicated by the candidate profile, is gathered to make an informed hiring decision
  • Reviews internal salaries and conducts analysis to recommend appropriate new hire starting salary; recommends internal transfer/promotional salary changes according to policy and/or collective agreement
  • Assists Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant with special recruitment campaigns and/or projects
  • Collects, analyses and completes reports on talent acquisition KPIs, metrics and trends to determine effectiveness of talent acquisition strategies and initiatives; recommends improvements or new initiatives where indicated
  • Researches and stays informed of labour market trends
  • Delivers training sessions on the talent acquisition process; facilitates orientation sessions for new hires
  • Provides consultative advice to assigned client group on matters pertaining to talent acquisition and sourcing
  • Provides talent acquisition advice to HR Business Partners on best practices and recruitment strategies
  • Develops and maintains strong partnerships/relationships with clients and other stakeholders, as well as Union representatives
  • Participates in job fairs, industry functions, municipality events and other talent acquisition-related functions to promote the client as an employer of choice
  • Liaises with external partners and stakeholders on strategic sourcing strategies for key positions
  • Works closely with temporary staffing agency vendors to coordinate staffing requirements on a short-term, short-notice basis
Operational Excellence
  • Develops talent acquisition initiatives and plans for assigned client group based on department needs; evaluates results of talent acquisition strategies to recommend new or adjusted techniques that improve recruitment outcomes in compliance with collective agreements, legal and regulatory requirements, and corporate policies and processes
  • Monitors data integrity in documentation for all staff movement and to retain historical data, with attention to confidentiality, security, and sensitivity
Financial Stewardship
  • Develops sourcing plans that maximize talent acquisition dollars and reduce the length of time to hire
  • Prepares, delivers, and negotiates job offers with successful candidates
  • Completion of a degree in Human Resources Management, or a related discipline – or a combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent
  • Minimum 4 years of related experience, conducting full-cycle recruitment activities with preferred focus in a unionized, public sector organization
  • Certified Human Resources Leader designation is an asset
  • Experience with contemporary strategic talent sourcing, outreach, and selection using a variety of approaches
  • Highly proficient strategic sourcing abilities to implement creative and innovative strategies of active and passive sourcing to attract and hire top talent.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources function, specifically in recruitment and staffing and related legislation
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office and experience in Human Resources Management Systems as well as talent acquisition software
  • Excellent consultative skills with a strong customer focus and keen understanding of business requirements.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to interpret and apply related policies, legislation and collective agreement provisions to monitor and deliver all aspects of the staffing process
  • Ability to work in a fast- paced environment, managing a high volume of recruitment activities and changing priorities with high attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, oral/written/presentation and consultation skills

To apply, please click Apply Online or submit your resume by email to: JSHresume@bagg.com

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Accommodations are available upon request to support your participation during all stages of the recruitment process.


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