Director of Talent Jobs
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.
The skills required
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.
Director of Talent Jobs in Wales
Known for its stunning coastlines and charming villages, sweeping landscapes and bustling cities and towns like Cardiff, Swansea, Barry, Newport and Aberystwyth, Wales offers an array of opportunities for those seeking Director of Talent vacancies.
With the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the Welsh economy expanded significantly and the few small industries that existed before the 18th century - such as agriculture, milling, textile production and mining - all grew rapidly.
Techniques for copper smelting were developed in Swansea, while ironwork, slate quarrying and coal mining were also big business. Meanwhile, the Cardiff docks were extremely important during the 19th century for the shipment of coal and steelwork.
Today, Wales has a predominately post-industrial economy and the service sector has grown significantly since the end of the second world war. A number of financial companies have regional headquarters here, including Legal & General, HBOS, ING Direct, the AA and BT.
In addition, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is situated in Swansea - it maintains a database of vehicles in Great Britain and deals with other tasks like selling private number plates and issuing licences.
While heavy industry in Wales has declined over the years, the country is still home to a number of manufacturing and steelmaking facilities. Indeed, the Port Talbot Steel Works produces around five million tonnes of steel every year. There are also two oil refineries in Milford Haven, as well as a Ford engine factory in Bridgend.
Agriculture and food production are another element to the Welsh economy, while forestry and fishing are small but thriving industries in the region.
Find Director of Talent Jobs with Cast UK
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.
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