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Pearson Talent Acquisition Specialist in Orlando, Florida

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

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 volume 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 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 a focus on delivering an exceptional candidate experience

  • 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

  • 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


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

  • Minimum of 2 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


Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at


Organization: North America

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 1186