TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST,HR Human Resources, Talent Acquisition
Internal Number: 6568
Boston University, Office of Human Resources seeks a skilled Talent Acquisition Specialist who will deliver quality, timely and custom-tailored talent acquisition services utilizing proactive and creative sourcing strategies to recruit high quality and diverse pool of candidates. Our Talent Acquisition Specialists serve as consultant to vibrant schools/colleges/departments and offer expertise relative to 'outstanding' recruiting practices and strategies and workforce planning. If you are looking for an opportunity to diversify your book of business and join a team that supports the infrastructure of a growing and impactful research university, we encourage you to apply!
Lead the full cycle recruitment process for all open positions in assigned business and academic units which includes sourcing candidates, diversity initiatives, screening resumes, coordinating interview process, interviewing candidates, conducting reference and background checks, making salary recommendations, negotiating offers and initiating the onboarding process for new employees.
Partner with hiring departments to identify and attract the best diverse talent. Initiate recruitment advising meetings with the hiring managers to discuss open position needs/requirements, candidate selection criteria, and an appropriate recruitment strategy.
Develop standardized interview methodologies (including behavioral interviewing techniques) for hiring managers to ensure objective evaluation of candidates and compliance with all regulatory requirements. Communicate effectively with the hiring manager/interview team to ensure preparedness throughout the interview process.
Ensure all recruitment and hiring practices are in accordance with federal and state employment law ensuring fair employment practices.
Drive a strategic sourcing approach for all assigned using multiple recruiting sources (ATS, job boards, social media, professional associations, job fairs etc.) and techniques to identify and engage applicants and build pool of high value applicants. Utilize the Applicant Tracking System, (and other databases, as appropriate) for screening, sourcing and reporting of applicant pool and resulting metrics. Proactively build a talent pipeline for current and future staffing needs.
Provide support to the recruiting process including posting positions and coordinating background and reference checking process. Schedule and conduct interviews and in-depth phone screening, make recommendations to hiring managers and coordinate all communications with applicants.
Participate in the candidate selection. Negotiate and close offers. Utilize applicable metrics to drive hiring and workforce planning strategies in collaboration with the hiring departments. Provide positive candidate experience by providing timely feedback of the progress and next steps in the hiring process.
Proficiency in web-based recruiting tools, including social media and job boards, and applicant tracking systems. Proven experience in recruiting high quality candidates at all levels with a focus on sustained pipeline development and sourcing passive candidates. Deep knowledge of HR processes and systems, HR legal compliance and the use of social media to support recruiting. Excellent planning, time management, communication, decision-making, presentation, organization, and interpersonal skills.
Bachelors degree. One to three years of professional level experience in recruiting. Strong written and communication skills along with the ability to establish strong working relationships with members of the organization. Demonstrated ability to operate as part of a collaborative team. Familiarity with Silkroad Recruiting and SAP, project management and process deployment expertise is desirable.
Boston University's generous benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and hefty paid time off! Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University. Note: the remission benefit extends to dependents as well. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page at https://www.bu.edu/hr/employee-resources/benefits/.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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