Under minimum direction, the Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist manages full life cycle recruiting activities to attract and hire exceptional talent needed to Move Mercury Forward Together. This role will recruit high level roles and complex requisitions. Recruiting activities include advertising, sourcing, screening, interviewing, selecting candidates in partnership with business leaders, and providing an excellent onboarding experience.
Screens and interviews appropriate candidates to present a qualified talent pool to hiring managers for final selection. Evaluates candidates based on employment factors such as related experience, education and training, job-related assessments, skills, knowledge and abilities and other data pertinent to the selection and referral of candidates. Engages with outside vendor to conduct background screening of finalist. Extends offers of employment, which may include negotiation within approved level of authority. Ensures a smooth and positive onboarding experience.
Effectively utilizes colleges, employment agencies, media, internet sites, social media and community services to attract high potential applicants to build talent pools for current and future openings. Identifies and contacts potential passive applicants. Attends events to represent Mercury and generate awareness of employment opportunities. Serves as a strong representative of Mercury’s culture and direction and ensures a positive applicant experience.
Establishes effective partnerships with business leaders and HC business partners to understand and prioritize talent needs, identify strategic talent attraction/development initiatives, and serve as a trusted adviser throughout the talent selection process. Uses research, data, and expertise to effectively consult with business leaders and positively contribute to the recruiting experience and decision-making process.
Maintains regular communication with hiring managers, HC business partners and top candidates regarding status of openings. Informs hiring managers and HC business partners of challenges sourcing or identifying qualified candidates. Mitigates legal risk by following employment laws, and escalates concerns. Updates applicant tracking system with applicant status.
Analyzes market and industry data to remain familiar with the labor market and trends. Recommends strategic recruiting plans that will attract top talent and meet business objectives. Seeks new methods to attract top talent. Remains current on immigration matters related to employment. Liaises with outside counsel to process required paperwork.
Remains current on employment laws related to talent acquisition, and assists with updates to department procedures and applicant tracking system. Assists with training new talent acquisition staff, and provides guidance to talent acquisition staff in manager’s absence.
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS) in Human Resources or related field preferred.
PHR or SPHR certification preferred.
5 to 8 years of directly-related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.