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  • Posted: Nov 22, 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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    Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist (6 Months Contract)

    Job Description

    Sourcing and Selection:

    • Contribute to the definition and design of innovative sourcing strategies that will enable the establishment of a diverse pool of talent to meet the evolving needs to the business workforce plan

    • On a regular basis, proactively explore all channels and processes to build diverse pools of talent

    • Implement creative direct to market talent capturing solutions for the Business; i.e. create and maintain a ‘potential candidate’ database, advertising on web based job search sites, e.g. LinkedIn.

    • Conducting research on competitors, building industry networks, attending industry specific events, job fairs, partnering with labour agencies and tapping into global networks

    • Provide support to the Resourcing Lead and Senior Resourcing Consultant in the sourcing and acquisition of P/MP roles.

    • Utilise agencies, talent pools and pipelines, e.g. graduates and learners, Absa Group Limited internal and external databases and other data mining approaches to source candidates

    • Draft direct to market advertisements taking into consideration the recruitment criteria and the current business needs with regards to talent.

    • Control and manage candidates responses received from the direct to market campaigns by creating a centralised database of applicants and tracking progress within the recruitment process\

    • Provide candidate information to Resourcing to Resourcing Administrators/Officers to be added to the pipeline of candidates to ensure effective tracking of all recruitment activities

    • Manage an updated pipeline of candidates through the Resourcing Administrator to ensure that a pipeline of available candidates are a true reflection of availability


    Agency and Third Party Management:

    • Act as liaison and manage all communications between Absa and the applicable recruitment agencies and other third parties such as direct to market publications

    • Send out communication or requests to recruitment agencies in accordance with current resourcing needs and brief agencies regarding business and vacancy requirements

    • Liaise with recruitment agencies regarding candidate engagement with the organisation throughout the recruitment process


    Stakeholder and candidate management:

    • Work with hiring managers to establish and ensure an understanding of the of the recruitment needs for Specialist roles (AVP/VP)

    • Manager candidate expectations from the first point of contact with Absa and throughout the recruitment process by providing a realistic view of the process to be followed, role requirements, business environment and feedback

    • Manage post interview responses and feedback to candidates with support from the Resourcing Administrator/Officer and oversee the Resourcing Administrator/Officers candidate management experience

    • Act as a representative of the organisation during all engagements with candidates throughout the recruitment process by continuously communicating with all stakeholders

    • Manage the engagement between candidates, hiring managers, HR Business Partners (HRBP’s) from first point of contact until the on-boarding process through continuous feedback to business and candidates

    • Provide hiring managers with continuous feedback on candidate progress throughout the recruitment process

    • Up skill, educate and train hiring managers regarding end to end recruitment processes, tools and assessment methods, e.g. Competency – Based Interviewing etc


    Reporting and Metrics:

    • Determine with the Resourcing Lead / Senior Resourcing Consultant what metrics are relevant and ensure that data is collected and captured to measure performance against metrics

    • Calculate and submit cost to hire to the Resourcing MI/Operations team to offset against budget

    • Manage and update Resourcing Scorecard and vacancy tracker for the business to enable monitoring of performance against sourcing plan for the Resourcing Lead/Senior Resourcing Consultant


    Resourcing Administration, governance, and on-boarding:

    • Ensure that the application of the Resourcing Policy and process in the business adheres to the Resourcing Policy and process.

    • Ensure that Resourcing Administrator/Officer adheres to pre-employment screening processes prior to offers of employment being issued to employees

    • Review adverse risk assessments and provide recommendations to the Resourcing Lead to approve or decline.

    • Educate hiring managers on the relevance and importance of risk assessments Liaise with Reward when approvals are required on external and internal green zone


    Knowledge Sharing:

    • Regularly report on industry developments to ensure knowledge sharing within resourcing team.

    • Continuously ensuring that relevant stakeholders are kept updated with current market trends and changes by attending workshops, doing research and networking.


    What do you need to get in?

    • B-degree in Human Resources or Industrial Psychology or NQF equivalent

    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a direct headhunting / sourcing role resourcing preferably for a large corporate:

    • Experience with online tools and platforms.

    • Experience with creating candidate pipelines

    • Experience in successful hiring to meet business needs

    • Experience with applicant tracking systems and sourcing channel toolsExperience in proactive enticement

    • Deep understanding of talent acquisition

    • Understanding of recruitment processes and tools

    • Knowledge of recruitment system capabilities

    • Influencing Skills


    Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: 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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