• Talent Acquisition Manager

    Job Locations United Kingdom-London
    Human Resources
  • Introduction

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    The Economist is a leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs, published weekly in print and tablet editions, and daily through our Espresso app and Economist.com. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences, films and digital editions. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


    Currently, we are seeking a Talent Acquisition Manager who will be responsible for the sourcing, identification and recruitment of qualified candidates that match our strategic and operational business needs within the US and EMEA regions.


    As a Talent Acquisition Manager representing The Economist Group you will proactively support our recruitment efforts in a cost-effective and efficient manner identifing world-class, diverse talent to drive our business results.


    As part of a global team of recruiters, the Talent Acquisition Manager will support the continued development of innovative, creative and proactive recruitment strategies while providing coaching and counsel to hiring manages and HR business partners on hiring trends and recruiting processes.




    How you will contribute:

    • Support recruitment processes including needs analysis, requisition creation and job postings, pre-employment processes and reporting on a timely basis
    • Follow through on all resumes and applications to ensure proper correspondence is sent to applicants
    • Ensure diverse candidate slates are presented to hiring managers as well as  proper candidate qualification decisions are made
    • Help develop and implement key recruitment strategies for internal and external candidate identification
    • Proactively pipeline, recruit, and retain world-class diverse talent to drive business results
    • Ensure that all interview and applicant screening processes are consist at all levels and across all businesses
    • Collaborate with hiring managers and/or HR Managers in developing job descriptions, ensuring an understanding of the job responsibilities and position requirements
    • Identify candidate identification innovation opportunities that will enhance the ability to attract qualified and diverse candidates
    • Demonstrate focus and discipline in delivering the staffing process to ensure process and delivery excellence
    • Ensure that all selection decisions are made in accordance with company policies

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or a combination of education and equivalent work experience
    • Attention to detail and be highly organised as well as be a natural relationship builder
    • Experience in full life-cycle recruitment and staffing with a demonstrated ability to identify and deliver qualified candidates 
    • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the areas of talent identification and attraction, strategic sourcing, assessment and selection
    • Strong project management and facilitation skills; experience managing multiple projects, engaging stakeholders, driving accountability and meeting deliverables in a timely manner
    • Consultative and collaborative style with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across the organization. Demonstrated ability to effectively engage and influence all levels of staff and management
    • Effective at managing multiple priorities under tight deadlines, ability to prioritize conflicting demands, organize time and resources to deliver solid and consistent results for the business and bring assignments to successful completion
    • Strong written/verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and presentation abilities with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals both internal and external to the organization with proven ability to communicate to customers/clients in a clear, focused and concise manner
    • Demonstrated ability to establish credibility, lead by influence, coupled with the ability to recognize and support the organization’s priorities
    • Effective in problem solving crossing organizational and geographic lines, strong organizational savvy necessary to understand business needs and structure
    • Must possess the ability to manage processes and assignments independently along with the  ability to network, influence and collaborate
    • Strong business acumen as well as a demonstrated ability to establish priorities in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
    • Global perspective and sensitivity to international recruiting practices as well as culturally aware and able to operate effectively across multiple geographic boundaries





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