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 0161 825 0825 if you’re looking for an executive HR role.
Although Newport can trace its history back to at least medieval times, when its castle was built, it was the Industrial Revolution that turned the town into what it is now, a city of over 140,000 people. Its location on the south of Wales, adjacent to the Severn Estuary opposite Bristol, made it an ideal place for a port to transport the vast amounts of coal, as well as iron, that were being mined from South Wales. For a time, the town had a larger population than Cardiff.
Although the docks are not as busy as they used to be, the town has remained active, with a diverse range of manufacturing, service industry and governmental offices being based there. It is home to Sims Metal Management’s huge scrap recycling plant, which boasts the world’s largest car crusher and links by road, water and rail. The UK’s HQ of the Office for National Statistics and the IPO (patents office) are based there, as well as the Welsh HQs of the Charity Commission and the British Red Cross.
Panasonic and International Rectifier have large factories in Newport, and EADS’s security division, Cassadian, is also located there. With such a diverse range of industries and great communications, Director of Talent vacancies are quite common in Newport.
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. If you’re looking for more information on the Director of Talent positions available in Newport or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
With many years’ experience in the fields covered, our 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.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Newport or source a new job in Newport then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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