Talent Development Job Description

KWP Standard Talent Development Specialist Job Description-Recruiting

Talent Development Specialist Role

Talent acquisition continues to be one of the most challenging issues for organizations, and the pressure to hire the right people has fostered a competitive recruiting environment. The Talent Development Specialist is an integral contributor to the success of talent attraction, interviewing, and selection process. The TD specialist will carry out a variety of tasks and be involved in projects including recruitment process support, candidate screening, and new hire processing. The TD specialist also analyzes recruiting metrics and related data to report on the productivity and achievement of the talent acquisition strategy. The specialist works closely with hiring managers to conduct job analyses, understand the required job competencies and skills, set up the recruiting and selection process, and oversee the project through new hire processing. The role is both strategic and tactical, requiring strong prioritization and task management skills.

Talent Development Specialist Responsibilities

The talent development specialist works as an integral team player coordinating the talent attraction and selection process among hiring managers, human resources managers, and recruiting partners. They fulfill the following responsibilities for recruiting through new hire processing:

  • Work with hiring managers on job opening requirements, competencies, skills, and qualifications in order to understand the job opening and fill the position with the strongest candidate.
  • Work with human resources supervisors to create the job opening according to internal policy and procedure and initiate the recruiting process.
  • Work with external recruiters, as needed, to fulfill the talent attraction and selection process.
  • Develop recruiting advertising and place appropriately in local media, online career sites, social media, and other recruiting channels to attract qualified candidates.
  • Plan and coordinate job fairs for internal and external candidates, as assigned.
  • Coordinate and conduct all applicant screening for experience, skills, and qualifications through telephone interviews, resume analysis, and pre-employment testing.
  • Coordinate the interview schedule and appointments with hiring managers, HR staff, and other stakeholders in the selection process and conduct interviews as assigned.
  • Prepare job offer packages as assigned and directed by the HR Director or supervising personnel, perform reference checks, and related tasks necessary to secure candidate job acceptance and secure a starting date.
  • Create and maintain records of all recruitment and selection activities.
  • Prepare a variety of recruitment reports and make recommendations when appropriate
  • Coordinate new hire orientation activities, benefits enrollment, payroll enrollment, technology access and security, and training during the employee orientation period, including facilitating the new employee review of personnel policies and procedures.
  • Talent Development Specialists may also support other employee-related activities such as processing employee satisfaction surveys, salary increases, transfers and promotions, terminations, benefit enrollment administration, company meetings, training, and other assigned projects.
  • Recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the department and services performed.

Human Resource Specialist Qualifications and Skills

  • Basic knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration
  • Customer service, consulting, and interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly establish rapport, and build strong relationships
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and handle sensitive information in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently and handle multiple tasks
  • Display strong organizational and project management skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Use sound judgment and independent initiative to solve problems
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both oral and written, showing a mastery of grammar and technical editing.
  • Ability to deal with all employees and visitors in a professional manner.
  • Able to set a good example by following all work rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate technical skills including MS Office Suite and proficiency with software programs such as an applicant tracking system
  • BA degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Certified Talent Development Specialist, KWP-TDS, desired

Human Resource Specialist Attributes

  • Positive, helpful, customer-focused attitude
  • Professional appearance and outgoing demeanor
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Strong work ethic
  • Creative and resourceful

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Specific KPIs are set by your Talent Development Director, including those for which the TD specialist can affect as well as overall talent acquisition metrics critical to the overall talent acquisition strategy that the specialist may track and report. The KPIs listed below are commonly tracked and measured as a part of the recruiting role:

  • Maintain complete and accurate candidate information, communications, talent acquisition records, and new hire processing data.
  • Achieve recruiting goals, including number of qualified applicants attracted to fill the open position.
  • Recruiting and onboarding metrics:
  • Source of hire
  • Total number of people who applied, number interviewed, number of offers, number of offers accepted
  • Candidate submittals to business/hiring manager acceptance rate
  • Time to hire
  • Hiring manager satisfaction
  • Candidate satisfaction
  • Cost per hire
  • First year quality rate
  • New hire turnover rate

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