Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Employment Type
Direct Hire
Jackson, Mississippi
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Service Specialists is recruiting a Talent Acquisition Specialist for one of Mississippi's largest non-profit organizations. This individual partners will meet the evolving needs of the organization's talent. This position will foster relationships with prospective applicants internally and externally. Identifies top talent, assist hiring managers to fill job openings, and assure fair compensation practices are followed. The Talent Acquisition Coordinator is responsible for attending universities, college, and job fairs as well as talent management metrics reporting.


Job Responsibilities:

• Works with management on making offers and salary negotiations.

• Advises managers and employees on employment policies and procedures.

• Updates and maintains job vacancies through electronically posting internally and ensure postings are compliant with appropriate guidelines.

• Contacts applicants to inform them of employment possibilities, consideration, and selection.

• Screens and refers applicants to hiring managers in the organization, makes hiring recommendations when appropriate.

• Reviews and evaluates applicant qualifications or eligibility for specified licensing, according to established guidelines and designated licensing codes.

• Assists with determining and evaluating competencies in each position.

• Creates structured interview behavior questions and conducts first level interviews; assists hiring managers with evaluating and the selection of candidates.

• Utilizes creative recruiting techniques for qualified candidates according to relevant job criteria using Internet recruiting resources, social networking, referral programs, internships/apprenticeships, cold calls, media, recruiting firms, and employee referrals.

• Develops and maintains ongoing relationships with the local colleges, universities, and the surrounding community.

• Acts as Organization representative at on-site campus job fairs.

• Evaluates the effectiveness of recruiting efforts through maintenance and analysis of detailed hiring metrics.

• Responsible for all other assigned duties given by the Human Resources Generalist and Senior Management.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field required.
  • Previous experience in recruiting or talent acquisition preferred. Must have the ability to prioritize tasks that are time-sensitive.
  • An understanding of the organization’s structure as well as an extensive knowledge of personnel policy and procedure and federal and state laws regarding employment practices.
  • Experience with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) system and proficiency with Microsoft, Word, Excel, and Outlook or other email program preferred.
  • Must be willing to use personal vehicle for organization travel when required.
$42,000-$50,000 + benefits

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