Head of Talent Acquisition

Virtual Req #511
Monday, April 4, 2022
Seeking a Talent Acquisition Director - accountable for the overall strategy and execution of recruiting activities globally for staff recruiting. In addition to leading day-to-day operations, this leader will build and enhance relationships with business leaders, coach and develop a team of recruiting professionals and drive continuous improvement.


  • Align and develop talent acquisition strategies with key business drivers; with a focus on people management, DE&I, sourcing strategy, data driven decision making and candidate experience

  • Continually assess business needs and priorities to develop recruiting strategies and programs to identify and address gaps to ensure an ongoing pipeline of diverse talent to fill positions at all levels of the organization globally.

  • Partner with leaders and People org to strategize and execute on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion priorities and drive recruiting-related initiatives to support diversity hiring efforts.

  • Develop trusted relationships with senior leaders and hiring leaders acting as a subject matter expert to recruit, select hires, onboard, and retain high performing talent at all levels.

  • Provide leadership, training, coaching, and guidance, to the recruiting team and hiring leaders on selection of most qualified candidates, interviewing best practices, compensation philosophy, offer recommendations and negotiations, and building diverse teams.

  • Lead a high performing team of recruiters to execute full life cycle recruiting from sourcing, screening, interviewing, offer and onboarding.

  • Provide ongoing performance management, coaching, and career development for the recruiting team members managed.

  • Ensure the recruitment process lifecycle is completed in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring compliance with all federal and state regulatory requirements, while minimizing the time to hire and creating a positive candidate experience.

  • Continually innovate hiring processes, systems and training necessary to scale and consistently deliver top Talent to the organization timely.

  • Build talent communities and talent pipelines for critical skill areas and diversity sourcing efforts that yield into hiring outcomes for the business.

  • Maintain constant awareness of external factors, trends and innovation to maintain competitive advantage in attracting and hiring the best talent.

  • Partner with marketing on employer branding efforts and strategy for the company.

  • Partner with finance, analytics and HR Business Partners to refine and manage hiring forecasting capabilities, and reporting on key recruiting metrics to measure team effectiveness and provide data-driven, actionable insights

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Experience in managing a team with a strong understanding of talent acquisition, management and development

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, counseling, and negotiation skills.

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Excellent leadership skills.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Thorough understanding of recruiting methods and best practices, as well as applicable policies and federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.

  • A big picture, creative problem-solver with the ability to prioritize, create actionable plans, manage and deliver tangible outcomes

  • Success in leading, influencing and building relationships at all organizational levels in a matrixed environment

  • Strong execution skills (strategy through implementation)

  • Strong leadership qualities and skills with the ability to inspire and motivate staff gaining buy-in, building trust and coaching.

  • An adaptive leader and ability to lead change management in rapid growth, highly dynamic organizations

  • Experience driving innovation and process improvement

  • Digitally savvy and experienced leveraging technology to create efficiency

  • Demonstrated experience developing and using data to understand trends, establish strategic talent practices, build compelling business cases and drive sound decision-making.

Education and Experience

  • 10+ years of broad HR experience including talent management, progressive recruiting, and performance management.

  • Recent experience recruiting in multiple discipline areas and levels, including hiring for nonexempt, exempt and leadership positions.

  • 5+ years leadership experience managing high performing recruiting teams of 5+ recruiters.

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field

  • Experience in all areas of sourcing such as the internet, social media, networking, employee referrals, job postings, as well as conducting open houses and virtual job fairs.

  • Experience in working with applicant tracking systems and affirmative action plan requirements.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to successfully work within a remote/virtual environment.   

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time


About Aquent:

We are a global workforce solutions company that helps organizations find, grow, and support their most valuable resource - people. More than 30 years ago, we invented the creative and marketing staffing speciality. We continue to be the largest creative staffing firm in the world. By challenging conventional wisdom, we continuously innovate across talent, services, and technology within the creative space and beyond. 

What We Offer: 

  • Work/life balance: we say it, we mean it!

  • Generous benefits package: medical, vision and dental benefits, generous 401(k), FSA, tuition reimbursement, paid sick/vacation time, and more

  • An unusually generous and flexible vacation offered - AKA vacation when you need it

  • Free use of company's Hawaii beach house

  • Individualistic approach: we encourage a personal touch to your work - we don't believe in a "one-size-fits-all" approach

  • Industry reputation: we are the world's largest creative staffing firm

Vitamin T/Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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