Goscor Careers

Open Position

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Location: Goscor (Pty) Ltd – Chloorkop

Commencement: ASAP

The Purpose of this Position:

The successful candidate will provide recruitment services to the company’s business units, sourcing quality employees within a reasonable period and facilitating the placement and on-boarding of new employees.

Job Duties:

Strategic planning of recruitment initiatives

  • Collaborate with the hiring manager to analyze and identify business hiring needs.
  • Co-develop and implement an effective sourcing strategy for scarce talent.
  • Conduct research and provide insight on competitors and peer organizations.
  • Develop and maintain a talent pool for current and future hiring needs.
  • Analyze hiring metrics, compile reports, and provide insights into the recruitment lifecycle to guide and inform decision making.

Setup and preparation of recruitment initiatives

  • Design job descriptions and interview questions that reflect each position’s requirements.
  • Administration and configuration of recruiting software.
  • Compile all recruiting related documentation in line with the company standard recruitment process.
  • Create and post job advertisements on various platforms.

Recruitment lifecycle

  • Collaborate with the hiring manager to identify staffing needs, selection criteria and to manage sourcing and recruiting activities.
  • Source and headhunt potential candidates through online platforms (e.g. LinkedIn, PNet, Wamly).
  • Screen candidates’ applications and select appropriate candidates to be shortlisted.
  • Schedule screening calls, interviews and assessments.
  • Conduct screening calls, assess technical ability and evaluate culture fit for shortlisted candidates.
  • Shortlist qualified candidates to be interviewed by hiring managers.
  • Provide psychometric feedback to hiring managers.
  • Conduct at least 2 phone call reference checks on every shortlisted candidate CV.
  • Support hiring managers in the evaluation and assessment of candidates to determine suitability for a given position.
  • Foster long-term relationships with past applicants and potential candidates.
  • Ensure that “best practice” recruitment guidelines are administered throughout the recruitment process.

Internal talent interventions

  • Collaborate with Business Unit Heads to train and advise hiring managers on competency-based interviewing techniques and other assessment methods.
  • Job Grading and Salary Benchmarking.
  • Contribute to succession planning of individuals to meet future business needs.
  • Track internal candidate movements to plan for recruitment needs.
  • Assess candidates’ information including CV’s, portfolios, and references.
  • Promote the company to enhance the company image and branding to potential candidates.
  • Identify opportunities to source and retain candidates.
  • Provide weekly stats with regards to recruitment progress.
  • Organise and attend job fairs and recruitment events to build a strong candidate pipeline.
  • Keep records of all materials used for recruitment such as interview notes and related paperwork.

Skills / Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years proven experience as a Talent Acquisition Specialist or similar role.
  • A degree in Human Resources Management or relevant field.
  • Hands-on experience with full-cycle recruiting using various interview techniques and evaluation methods.
  • Hands-on experience with sourcing techniques on multiple channels (e.g. LinkedIn, PNet) and developing sourcing strategies.
  • Knowledge and experience working on SAGE 300 People Systems.
  • Recruitment best practice.
  • Proven competency-based interview experience across a variety of roles and levels.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and web-based recruiting and sourcing tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively – verbal and written.
  • Ability to cope under pressure and troubleshoot where necessary.
  • Trustworthy and honesty.
  • Accuracy in execution.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Self-reliant.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Be a team player as well as work independently.
  • Time management.
  • Accountability and dependability.
  • Own reliable transport is essential.
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