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Pearson Talent Acquisition Specialist in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Description

Summary

This position will report to the Director of HR and will be responsible for the recruiting of talent to join the Pearson Online Learning Services (POLS) team. This role will be a blend of volume sourcing to full lifecycle recruiting, with an emphasis on volume sourcing/recruiting. You will own the process from requisition approval through offer acceptance stages. This process includes leveraging and/or creating attraction strategies, sourcing of positions, managing candidate pipelines, interviewing and interview process coordination, hiring recommendations through offer acceptance to meet workforce demands. Although you will be working with other Talent Acquisition Specialist this role is accountable to independently plan, lead and monitor recruitment efforts to ensure successful delivery of talent to Pearson Online Learning Services.

General Responsibilities

  • Have a passion for the recruiting and sourcing functions with strong experience in candidate development and a focus on delivering an exceptional candidate experience

  • Flexes from volume sourcing engagement (which is a majority of the workload) to full lifecycle recruiting when needed across all functional groups within Pearson Online Learning Services

  • Analyze hiring manager requirements, translate those requirements into effective and efficient passive and active candidate generation/attraction plans

  • Own the process from posting to offer acceptance (posting/pipeline management, interviewing, selection, offer acceptance processes)

  • Maintains seamless process in selection, including candidate screening, interview and offer

  • Conduct appropriate research of the industry and competitors for determination of qualified candidates

  • Identify candidates through job board databases, online tools, advertisements, social media and existing candidate inventory to define appropriate candidates based upon needs of the hiring managers

  • Lead and coordinate interview processes that maximize efficiencies, establishes accountabilities, and enables successful hiring

  • May lead salary negotiation with candidates to maximize probability of meeting the needs of the candidate and hiring managers

  • Possess excellent communication and client management skills while displaying the highest degree of integrity and implementing the industry’s best practices (sourcing, recruiting, candidate assessment)

  • Help coach hiring managers on the intricacies of interviewing to gain specific insights and conduct debrief with candidates and hiring managers

  • Ensures compliance within the hiring practices to meet all state and federal employment regulations and laws

  • Communicates with vendors and third-party administrators

  • Provides employee orientation and administers employee on-boarding plans

  • Liaise with HR Business Partners and other Talent Acquisition Specialists to ensure effective functional support across sites

  • Effectively support hiring managers at remote sites

  • Ownership and maintenance of Applicant Tracking Systems; Taleo

Qualifications

General Qualifications

  • 4-year degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Business or equivalent discipline OR appropriate combination of experience and education

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible recruitment (volume sourcing to full lifecycle recruiting) or talent management experience within a mid-sized or large organization

  • Ability to manage high volume, high variety workloads in deadline driven environment while balancing quantity of hire with quality of hire

  • Highly skilled with recruiting software tools; Taleo and MS Office/Google

  • Well-developed internal consulting skills, exercising strong listening and mediation skills to interpret HR strategies and align department strategies and tactics

  • Above average ability to leverage technology (social media and internet) as a sourcing tool

  • Strong process improvement mindset that ensures continuous improvement of processes

  • Ability to build strong relationships with team members and work in a collaborative and consultative manner

  • Critical thinking, good judgment and the ability to recognize communication needs and opportunities

Supervisory Responsibilities

None.

Principal Responsibilities: The responsibilities and duties of this position include but are not limited to:

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  • _ Have passion for the recruiting and sourcing functions with strong experience in candidate development and a focus on candidate exceptional experience

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  • _ Analyze hiring managers requirements, translate those requirements into effective and efficient passive and active candidate generation strategies

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  • _ Manage the job requisition approval process and maintain the weekly open requisition report and associated metrics

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  • _ Maintains seamless process in selection, including candidate screening, interview and offer _

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Conduct appropriate research of the industry and competitors for determination of qualified candidates

_

  • _ Identify candidates through job board databases, online tools, advertisements, social media and existing candidate inventory to define appropriate candidates based upon needs of the hiring managers

_

  • _ Lead and coordinate interview processes that maximize efficiencies, establishes accountabilities and enables successful hiring

_

  • _ Lead salary negotiation with candidates to maximize probability of meeting the needs of the candidate and hiring managers

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  • _ Possess excellent communication and client management skills while displaying the highest degree of integrity in implementing the industry's best practices (sourcing, recruiting, candidate assessment)

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  • _ Help coach hiring managers on the intricacies of interviewing to gain specific insights and conduct debrief with candidates and hiring managers

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  • _ Leads the full life cycle of recruiting processes across all functional groups/business units

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  • _ Ensure compliance within the hiring practices to meet all state and federal employment regulations and laws

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  • _ Communicate with vendors and third party administrators

_

  • _ Provides employee orientation and administers employee on boarding plans

_

  • _ Liaise with HR Generalists and Talent Acquisition Specialists to ensure effective functional support across sites

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  • _ Effectively support hiring managers at remote sites

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  • _ Ownership and maintenance of Applicant Tracking Systems; Taleo. Requirements

  • University degree in human resources, business or related fields highly desired

  • 6 - 8 years of progressively responsible recruitment or talent management experience within a large organization

  • Ability to manage high volume, high variety and work in deadline driven environment while balancing quantity of hire with quality of hire

  • Highly skilled with recruiting software tools and MS Office/Google

  • Well-developed internal consulting skills, exercising strong listening and mediation skills to interpret HR strategies and align department strategies and tactics

  • Excellent ability to leverage technology (social media and internet) as a sourcing tool

  • Strong process improvement mindset that ensures continuous improvement of processes

  • Ability to build strong relationships with team members and work in a collaborative and consultative manner

  • Critical thinking, good judgment and the ability to recognize communication needs and opportunities

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Primary Location: US-IL-Elk Grove Village

Work Locations: US-IL-Elk Grove Village-50 Northwest 50 Northwest Point Rd Elk Grove Village 60007

Job: Human Resources

Organization: Human Resources

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 23, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1911219

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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