Talent Acquisition Specialist

human resources business & economic development
Posted On: Aug 2, 2019
Closing Date: Aug 21, 2019
Department:    CAO's Office
Division:    Human Resources
Position:    Talent Acquisition Specialist
At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
This is a temporary full-time position for 12 months, working 35 hours per week. 
Halton Region is a supportive, challenging and rewarding place to work where you will be recognized for your accomplishments and contributions, and encouraged to grow and succeed in your career. We are committed to the delivery of high quality programs and services in support of making Halton Region a great place to live and work.  As a recruiter for Halton, you will support hiring of talent to deliver key programs and services to residents.  If you are looking to make a difference, we want to hear from you!
This role supports the Region’s strategies to source and secure talent, through a full-cycle recruitment process. This role will also represent the Region fostering awareness as an employer of choice and with the goal of attracting candidates.
Preferred Background:
The ideal candidate will possess a degree in Human Resources or a related field with a minimum of three years’ experience recruiting in a high volume recruiting environment with demonstrated experience in hiring talent in a variety of roles. This role requires an individual with a commitment to customer service and the candidate experience with demonstrated ability to build relationships at various levels of an organization. A strong propensity to source and select top talent and sound communication, influencing, project management and collaboration skills along with the ability to manage sensitive information, demonstrated resourcefulness, problem resolution and decision-making skills is required. The ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, changing environment and ability to work independently with urgency and professionalism is key. Advanced technical skills with MS Office Suite, Recruitment Management Systems software and web recruitment tools including, social media is required.
Working Conditions:
There will be the occasional need to work outside of core business hours. Some travel within Halton Region required, incumbent must supply their own transportation.
  • Partner with hiring managers through a full-cycle recruitment process.
  • Develop job postings, screen applicants, develop interview questions and assessments.
  • Participate on interview panel, complete reference checks and job offer.
  • Ensure a positive candidate experience throughout the recruitment process.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Source candidates and cultivate relationships to build a candidate pipeline.
  • Support summer student and intern hiring.
  • Represent the Region at networking event and job fairs.
  • Support initiatives related to employer branding.
  • Leverage social media sites to attract and source talent.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of talent acquisition practices and resources.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Posted: August 2, 2019
Posting Expiry: August 21, 2019
Posting #: CAO-288-19
Apply Online at: Halton Job Postings
If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.
NOTE:  Personal information collected through the job application process will only be
used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.