Outliers and outperformers wanted

Outliers and outperformers wanted

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Talent Acquisition Researcher - UK

Focal Systems

Focal Systems

People & HR
London, UK
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023

What we are looking for

We seek a self-sufficient, results-driven, Talent Acquisition Researcher to focus on target list development and candidate identification. This is a research role. You will not interact directly with candidates. Rather, you will identify profiles through creative research and sourcing techniques and feed those profiles to Focal’s recruiters for them to contact.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent background in organizational research and/or talent acquisition sourcing with advanced search methods via LinkedIn and other social media. You will have a keen ability to read a resume and identify key criteria for success; and you will be comfortable working behind the scenes.

What you will do

  • Own, manage and lead the front-end sourcing process, focusing on daily volume and quality metrics
  • Partner with recruiters and hiring managers to understand hiring needs and develop creative strategies for identifying passive talent across various roles, industries and locations
  • Mine LinkedIn and other social media on a daily basis to identify top passive talent
  • Build a deep understanding of our business and culture in order to provide strategic thought partnership to the Talent Acquisition Team
  • Build and manage company target lists and a library of resources for current and future searches
  • Fully utilize our sourcing tools (Greenhouse & Gem) to mine existing resumes and ensure that data is properly maintained and accurately reflects the status of all sourcing activity
  • Continually research and identify new and up-and-coming trends, practices, and technology that will assist the team with their recruitment efforts
  • Gather and analyze data to identify recurring trends; provide recommendations for new research/sourcing tools platforms that will contribute to the success of our sourcing function
  • Actively monitor industry trades to track key industry moves and assess recruitment trends
  • Join trade organizations, user groups, conferences, hack-a-thons, etc. to get attendee lists, presenter profiles, contact information, etc.
  • Produce reports, presentations, and graphs to showcase the results of the research conducted and improvements that have been achieved
  • Deliver high-impact executive search recruitment research
  • Oversee various team ad hoc projects as necessary

What you need for success

  • Bachelor’s degree in a research-heavy discipline
  • 3+ years of corporate experience, preferably in a talent acquisition environment
  • Strong sourcing foundation with the ability to build custom searches quickly and from scratch
  • Thrive in a fast paced and highly dynamic environment with everchanging priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-driven; passionate about research; highly motivated to solve problems; genuinely curious and interested in people and organizations; in short, you love the hunt!
  • Strong project management skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively from home with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency with Gem, Greenhouse or similar ATS is helpful

Why Focal Systems

Strong Values and Mission - We are a tightly-knit team with an ambitious mission and a strong set of core values, which define our approach to business and have successfully guided us since in­ception.

Exceptional Team - We are a team of hard-working, fun-loving professionals from some of the most eminent universities, research labs, and tech companies of our time. We pride ourselves on recruiting exceptional individuals to help us redefine the state-of-the-art.

Outstanding Partners - We work with 10+ of the largest retailers in the world and have a world-class roster of investors, advisors and partners to support & advise us in our endeavors.

What we offer

We care deeply about the health, happiness, and wellbeing of all of our employees. We offer:

  • Competitive Salary & Attractive Stock Options
  • Paid Time Off
  • Quarterly Team Retreats
  • Education grants