Every company wants talented employees, but how often do candidates with great CVs fail to sparkle when they are faced with the day-to-day reality of their roles? While this can sometimes be down to the employee, it can also be the fault of the company, either for misrepresenting the nature of the job or for failing to follow up the appointment with training and career advancement. This is where the role of director of talent is of vital importance.
The talent director’s overarching role is to be create and interpret a corporate strategy for attracting and retaining the best talent within the company. This is done by designing, implementing and managing candidate attraction proposals via line managers and then ensuring ongoing retention strategies are enacted. The ultimate aim is to fill the company with perfect-fit employees, all pulling in the same direction and minimizing the costly effect of staff turnover and dissatisfaction.
People management skills are at the heart of the director of talent. An understanding of how employees respond to the expectations will guide you to creating successful strategies, so a demonstrable ability to create and manage corporate talent acquisition strategies is vital. This experience could be gained at director level, but employers will of course consider anyone who has the relevant skills and a track record of delivery.
Talent acquisition is a skill that generally crosses sectors, although it is advantageous to the candidate if their talent skills are from within the same or a related sector. Employees in different sectors have different motivations, and an ability to show that you can come up with innovative strategies on their wavelength will signal your future success.
Board-level and managerial candidates choose Cast UK when they are looking to advance their careers. That is for several reasons. Firstly, we are specialists in HR. We source consultants who know our sectors inside out and work hard to maintain quality in their work.
Secondly, we have great relationships with clients, who know that we can help them find the best candidates available. In fact, they often don’t advertise their positions at all and come directly to us, such is the reputation we have built up.
Call us today on 0333 121 3345 if you’re looking for an executive HR role.
The Norfolk town of Great Yarmouth is almost the UK’s most eastern place, pipped to the post by a few metres by Lowestoft 8 miles (13 km) to the south. Norwich, Norfolk’s county town, is 18 miles (30 km) to the west. Great Yarmouth has a well earned reputation for being a holiday resort, and it is one of the most popular in the UK. However its hinterland is actually rather industrialised, and is heavily involved with the gas and oil rig industries. Just offshore there is a large wind farm, with 30 turbines harvesting the North Sea breezes.
Like several towns on the North Sea, Great Yarmouth was unfortunate enough to be bombed in both world wars, by Zeppelins, the German navy and the Luftwaffe. Both times the town rebuild to carry on its tourism industries in peacetime. Great Yarmouth has managed to retain its tourism industry where many others have failed, perhaps because it is a diverse town as far as industry is concerned, and the locals use the same amenities as the tourists. Whatever the reason, its 50,000 population, made up of a mix of families and retirees, is reasonably affluent and the town is steadily growing.
The oil rig plant and the gas industry themselves can be great indicators that Director of Talent work could become available in Great Yarmouth, but the town’s population and its attractiveness to tourists also create an environment where the town has complex logistical needs to be met. With Norwich nearby, opportunities could arise just down the road, too.
Cast UK are constantly working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are devoted to filling each position with the best talent possible.
With decades of experience in the fields between us, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary. If you’re looking for more information on the Director of Talent positions available in Great Yarmouth or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Great Yarmouth or source a new job in Great Yarmouth then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
Our client is a leading Food distribution firm who are looking to recruit a high calibre candidate to write & develop all areas of QSHE including writing Risk Assessments, SSOW & SOPs.
Up to £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a growing Retail business, are looking to recruit a Head of Global Sales.
Following the opening of their new 120,000 square foot distribution centre at Horizon Logistics Park, Dublin, in 2019, Bunzl are seeking to appoint an experienced Operations Director.
Cast UK are working with a leading Yorkshire business who are looking for a passionate, proactive and confident Merchandiser to join there team.
£23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Cast UK are currently supporting a growing business in their recruitment of a Stock Controller, based at their site in Cheshire.
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Cast UK are looking to recruit a Supply Chain Manager for a growing FMCG business in the Knutsford area.
Up to £45000.00 per annum
Our client is a leading consumer product business in London, looking to recruit a Senior Supply Planner into the team.
Up to £24000.00 per annum
Cast UK are supporting one of our growing clients with their recruitment process of a Warehouse Assistant Manager position based at their fast paced operation.
Up to £25000.00 per annum
Our client is a leading logistics provider in the midlands, looking to recruit a Demand Planner into the team.
Up to £36000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are thrilled to be working with a leading fashion retailer based in Manchester to recruit a Merchandiser to join their growing team.