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  • Posted: May 10, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Head Talent Acquisition

    Job Summary

    • Provide complex advice and support in the positioning of operating models and frameworks in a broadly defined business functional strategy to enable and develop the Talent Acquisition practice to international best practice status.

    Job Description

    • Stakeholder Management: Build relationships with and gain an understanding of what drives the business by engaging effectively with business stakeholders and internal business partners (i.e. Reward, HR, Candidates, internal clients and internal and external vendors/suppliers)to drive the ABSA Human Capital Development experience. Be a trusted advisor and strategic partner by delivering the basics consistently well and adding value to the business Challenge the thinking of the business when appropriate in terms of their resourcing strategy. Build relationships vertically and horizontally in Resourcing. Effectively manage and engage external PSL and recruitment agencies Manage agency and third party spend Manage channel usage, targets and agency utilisation Partner with HRBP’s and Hiring Managers in the recruitment of Specialist positions Lead and coordinated to end Talent Acquisition services to the business and be accountable for proactively communicating and updating key stakeholders Agree service levels with business areas/HR Leads/HRBP’s and ensure that Talent Acquisition service provided to the business areas complies with internal operating levels between Business and Resourcing. Liaise with BU Stakeholders across ABSA Africa in order to gain a comprehensive view of their core business, strategic objectives, employee value proposition and culture and using this understanding and interaction to drive the placement of the right candidate with the right skill and ability to thrive in the relevant environment Provide regular feedback to cluster Resourcing Head, Cluster HR Heads and BU Leaders on the Resourcing scorecard. Drive Excellence within the Resourcing Team | Talent acquisition and selection: Define and ensure implementation of innovative sourcing strategies that will enable the establishment of a diverse pool of talent geared to meet the evolving needs of the Cluster Workforce Plan. Proactively explore all available channels and processes to build diverse pools of talent across Africa. Develop and drive a cost saving resourcing strategy for the Cluster and proactively explore solutions which will decrease the dependency on external resourcing partners by implementing creative direct to market talent capturing solutions; i.e. Headhunting, Talent Mapping, establishing candidate data base, advertising on web based job search sites, researching competitors, building industry networks, attending industry specific events and fairs, partnering with Government Labour Agencies, tapping into Global networks etc. Manage the delivery of search strategies designed to recruit senior and niche candidates. Partner with Group Talent to deliver an increased capability for internal mobility by ensuring that internal candidates are considered before moving to external sourcing solutions. Engage in recruitment for senior level positions for the relevant Cluster’s Participate in interviews on request for key roles Ensure that the recruitment and selection of senior leaders takes place according to policy and governance Assess candidates to ensure cultural fit for the Group, values alignment, long term potential, and technical fit for roles, setting realistic role expectations before presenting candidates to Business; Advise hiring managers on which candidates to progress to the next stage, ensuring the right recruitment decisions are made, challenging the business’ recommendations as required Work with Cluster head to compile high reward package offers and buy-outs Assisting in the negotiation of release dates and backfill requirements where applicable. Ensure timely on-boarding of senior hires and adherence to onboarding policies and procedures Identification of critical senior vacancies – build proactive pipelines Agree transformation plans with the Cluster seniors including targets and timelines Scan the external market to understand future challenges and ensure that the team is resourced to deal with multiple and often contradicting scenarios across the African Continents. Drive the Group’s transformation agenda Together with HR Heads, identify key senior roles for succession planning in the portfolios | Delivery: Bring the best talent, at the right time, at the right cost, at the right place and gain our unfair share of the talent market. Develop a cost effective Talent Acquisition strategy Deliver on the basics consistently by overcoming challenges. Meet and exceed clients resourcing expectations Providing reporting in terms of Management Information to the resourcing team and to internal clients. Ensure the Resourcing team provides quality and timely MI via the recruitment system Agree the overall metrics for Talent Acquisition with internal partners and clients i.e. time to fill, quality and cost. Analysis, interpretation and distribution of monthly/quarterly/annual resourcing strategy, demand planning/forecasting and associated costs. Contribute to the completion of forecasted recruitment demand/MTP working with the business and HRBP’s. Deliver on the Go to and One HR strategy. Build diverse talent pools by proactively exploring all channels and processes | Leadership: Build the teams capability through, but not limited to, acquiring the right talent, succession planning, team performance development, team motivation acquiring the right talent and being accountable for the team structure and architecture to enable delivery. Translate vision and strategy into tactical goals. Apply situational Leadership principles when managing team and others. Gain an understanding of your people and play to their strengths. Wear the right hat at the right time. (have the resourcing view, as well as the business view -be a business person who specializes in resourcing) | : | : | : | :


    • Bachelors Degree and Professional Qualifications: Human and Social Studies (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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