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 0161 825 0825 if you’re looking for – or to fill – an executive HR role.
Comprising seven metropolitan boroughs - the city of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Sandwell, Walsall and the City of Wolverhampton, the West Midlands is an English county with plenty of opportunities for those seeking Talent Acquisition Director vacancies.
Throughout history, the region has been known for its commerce and industry. During the Middle Ages, wool and cloth manufacture brought a significant amount of wealth to the West Midlands, particularly in Coventry.
By the 1700s, metalworking, small arms manufacture and mining were all important for the local economy, and this expanded to include bicycle building during the Industrial Revolution and beyond. In addition, two large banks - Lloyds and Midlands Bank (which later became HSBC) were both founded in the region during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Fast forward to today and the West Midlands is thriving. Birmingham, which vies with Manchester for the title of Britain's second city, has been called one of the best places in the country to have a business and it seems that big companies agree.
From finance and media, to manufacturing, engineering, tourism, retail and the service sector, there are many well-known organisations with headquarters or other large facilities in the region - including Cooks the Bakery, Marston's, Chubb Locks and Carillion.
Jaguar, Land Rover and MG cars are also manufactured in the West Midlands, along with London's iconic black taxis.
To find out more about the Talent Acquisition Director opportunities available in the West Midlands, get in touch with the recruitment consultants at Cast UK.
Our team works with clients and candidates to find the best talent for every vacancy. We have extensive knowledge of the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors and regional experts are on-hand to provide location-specific advice.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the West Midlands or source a new job in the West Midlands then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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