The Talent Acquisition Specialist will support, source and partner with the Talent Acquisition Consultant team in an effort to maximize the hiring experience through superior project management, continuous improvement, proactive sourcing / pipelining and critical thinking skills.
The Talent Acquisition Specialist will be responsible to identify top talent through different sourcing channels, pipelining passive / active candidates for our future hiring needs.
The selected candidate will also balance a high volume of candidates through the interviewing process and offer management (inclusive of compliance checks), managing departmental projects designed to improve the hiring process or experience, and making recommendations, and executing, on the team's hiring strategy.
This individual will utilize project management, independent thinking to solve problems and make decisions, and continuous improvement skills to improve the quality of the Talent Acquisition processes and ensure candidates, hiring managers and interview teams are having the best experience.
Demonstrate exceptional project management skills through the following :
Develop work plan to support Talent Acquisition Consultants on a daily basis Create and maintain necessary documentation for tracking of hiring and project management work, including project plans, process documents and policies.
Collaborate with Consultants, TA Leadership, and hiring managers to develop customer focused hiring plan
Proactively manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project or the hiring process
Successfully meets deadlines while leading, or participating on, intradepartmental project teams
Embody continuous improvement focus and skills through :
Provides strategy recommendations through analysis of key trends with candidates, recruiters, and hiring managers.
Display excellent communication, independent thinking, and critical decision making by
Communicating effectively with a diverse audience, exercising professionalism, with all internal business partners and external candidates
Challenging Talent Acquisition Consultants and internal partners if hiring process is not followed
Exercise strong problem solving skills but know when to escalate issues with vendors, team members, or internal partners as needed.
Supports hiring decisions or recommendations based on Background / Drug Check
Responsible for sourcing / pipelining in a proactive recruitment approach :
Identifying, sourcing and qualifying candidates from internal and external databases and sources such as LinkedIn, Indeed, CareerBuilder, Boolean searches, etc.
Interacting with potential candidates on social media and professional networks
Utilize modern technology systems for marketing, Search Engine Optimization, brand awareness, Pay per click, Artificial Intelligence, predictive analytics, ATS, engagement campaigns
Interviewing and evaluating prospective job seekers (both passive and active)
Maintain candidate databases using our Applicant Tracking System
Build and effectively manage multiple talent pipelines of pre-qualified candidates for future hiring needs
Provide pre-screening support for the Talent Acquisition team & sourcing firms
Conduct any testing to our internal / external candidates
Perform specific recruitment searches for the Talent Acquisition team
Responsible for Candidate management and hiring process ownership with the following processes :
Candidate tracking through applicant tracking system
Coordinate and Schedule Interviews (phone and in-person)
Travel and Expenses o Audit and track pre-hire process (background, drug screen, references) o Management, collation, communication and storage of candidate information new hire documents within the applicant tracking system
Provides interview materials for candidates, interview teams, and hiring managers
Required education & experience :
BA or equivalent preferred
3-5 years of related experience required
Demonstrate high sense of urgency, strong work ethic and can manage ambiguity in a fast paced environment
Excellent project management, event planning, organizational and facilitation skills with strong attention to detail and minimal amount of direct supervision.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with ability to establish effective relationships with internal / external customers, business partners, and colleagues
Hands-on experience with sourcing techniques and channels
Ability to positively articulate our opportunities through our company and roles to potential candidates
Exceptional customer service skills while managing multiple priorities
Ability to work on cross-functional teams and foster team commitment to tasks.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks in an interrupt and deadline driven atmosphere
Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
Experience working with an Applicant Tracking System or CRM is a plus
Grainger strives to be an employer of choice, to attract and retain top diverse talent, and to provide a safe and positive work environment for all of its team members.
As part of Grainger hiring process, pre-employment background checks will be required for all external candidates. Internal candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment background check when they move from a non-driving role to a driving role and / or a director role and above position.
In accordance with Performance Excellence guidelines, team members are encouraged to apply for positions closely matching their experience / background and that are aligned with their Individual Development Plan.
Grainger is committed to the principles and practices of employment equity. We invite all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal Peoples to apply for our career opportunities.
Accommodations are available on request for all persons with disabilities taking part in the selection process.