The acquisition of employees with the right skill sets for a company’s needs should not be done on an ad-hoc basis. It’s a strategic task, and that requires a team overseen by a director at board level who can make informed plans and decisions based on corporate goals, forecasts and seasonal demands. This is the role of the talent acquisition director.
Talent acquisition directors may need to work across multiple businesses within a group, creating a talent pipeline that is key to satisfying the unique and diverse needs of each. That demands a very close working relationship with national, regional and site-level managers, as varied positions create a range of recruitment demands. Cultivating relationships with specialist recruiters, as well as internal managers is also an important part of the job as they will in many cases, be your eyes and ears on the ground and in the employment marketplace.
A proven record of people management is a key asset for this job. The ideal candidate will be someone who has risen through the ranks of HR and talent acquisition and is looking for the next logical career step. Experience of managing businesses, branches, departments and budgets will also stand the applicant in good stead, as a deep appreciation of the way in which employees and managers interact within financial constraints is key to the role.
Because all sectors have differing demands when it comes to acquiring talent, it may be necessary for an applicant to have worked in the same sector as the role itself. Acquiring talent for hotels and hospitality is very different to acquiring it for the oil industry, for example. An ability to identify, predict and react to the differing needs of wide-ranging jurisdictions may also be required for multinational companies, where talent acquisition is not a local or national affair.
Cast UK is a specialist recruitment consultancy with offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Out strength comes from our commitment to our clients, our candidates and our own consultants, a triangle of mutual interest that has seen the company thrive.
Recruitment is at last being recognized as a skill in itself, and not a step that is forced on understaffed companies. We help you to fulfil your strategic staffing needs right up to executive level and we do it with professionalism and integrity.
Call us today on 0333 121 3345 if you’re looking for – or to fill – an executive HR role.
Chester is a city on the eastern tip of Cheshire, so far to the east in fact that parts of the city are actually in Wales. The city’s old football stadium actually straddled the border so that one of its goals was in Wales, the other in England. The new ground, the Deva Stadium, is entirely in Wales – but has an English car park! The name Deva comes from Chester’s Roman name. The city still ahs most of its Roman walls and there are Roman excavations in the city, but the architectural style inside the city is much more modern: Tudor, Victorian and Medieval.
The majority of the city, and all of the walled area, is situated in a natural semi-moat formed by the River Dee. Although pleasure trips go along the Dee, it isn’t navigable in and out of the city, but throughout history canals, railways and roads have connected the city with Cheshire, the Wirral Peninsula, North Wales and Wrexham. Chester is at the end of the M56 and M53 which enter its north side, and southwards it is connected by major A-roads.
Despite its somewhat gentrified appearance and affluent populace, Chester does have a relatively strong industrial heritage, although the main sources of income and employment nowadays are retail, tourism, education and government. However, the economically active population with a huge demand for goods and services does mean that Chester has a thriving logistics, supply chain and procurement sector. For this reason, it is a good place to find Talent Acquisition Director work.
With a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
If you’d like more information on the Talent Acquisition Director positions in Chester or anywhere else in the country, do get in touch with Cast UK so we can talk about what’s on offer. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn. We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and try our best to fill each position with the best talent available.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Chester or source a new job in Chester then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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