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IDC South Africa: Talent Acquisition Specialist

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31 Jan, 2014

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A permanent position exists within the Human Capital Business Partners Department for a Talent Acquisition Specialist at the IDC Head office in Sandton, reporting to the Senior Human Capital Business Partner.



To provide a comprehensive talent acquisition function and service to the corporation. These involves workforce planning, sourcing of candidates, advertising of vacancies, conducting competency-based interviews and assessments as well as recommend candidates for appointment.
Key Roles & Responsibilities include:

• Manage recruitment channels and liaise with agencies, including career fairs and universities (if & where required)
• Work with line managers in planning and implementing recruitment activities to generate most effective and cost efficient hiring solutions
• Network with external stakeholders with the purpose to build a Talent Pool for the Corporation
• Develop agreed resourcing and recruitment service levels with the business unit
• Ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations, minimizing the company’s exposure to adverse outcomes of complaints, litigation, audits and inspections
• Source diverse and qualified candidates through various means including direct sourcing, industry networking, internet, internal recruitment database, employee referrals, as well as appropriate trade and industry organizations.
• Maintain all new job descriptions
• To ensure on-going and effective communication with stakeholders
• Maintain a detailed understanding of “recruitment and talent acquisition best practice” initiatives in HR
• Develop position profile, interview, selection, and matching templates
• Establish recruiting effectiveness and recruiting performance matrics e.g., recruit cycle time, cost etc.
• Conduct assessments as required and provide feedback to line managers through most appropriate mediums
• Conduct the recruitment and appointment process in the most cost effective way
• Participate in HC Business Partnering projects that may be allocated from time to time
• Review and manage effective talent acquisition reporting information for the portfolio allocated
• Guide and support the talent acquisition administrator in the delivery of recruitment outcomes



• Excellent written and interpersonal skills
• Strong Planning and Organizing ability
• Comprehend, interpret and apply a variety of HC policies with accuracy and clarity
• Ability to work effectively under time pressure
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to prioritize projects
• Problem solving
• Negotiating and influencing skills


Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or Industrial Psychology
Registration as a Psychometrist with HPCSA will be advantageous
• 3 – 5 years Corporate Recruitment Experience in a fast paced environment



• Knowledge and implementation of all employment legislation
• Knowledge of resourcing channels
• Knowledge of Applicant Tracking System
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
• Practical knowledge of the SAP system
• Proven Head Hunting experience
• Knowledge and training in Job evaluation and role profiling
• Trained in Competency-based interview
• Trained in Psychometric assessment administration and provision of feedback


Click here to apply online

Requisition #: 207.1
Job Type: Full-time
Closing Date of Advert: 31/1/2014
Organizational Unit: Industrial Development Corporation Ltd -> Human Capital and Support -> Business Partners
Location: Sandown Office – Sandown, GT ZA (Primary)


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