Talent Acquisition Consultant:The Talent Acquisition Consultant is accountable for actively supporting the broader HR Community with four critical areas:- Workforce Planning: proactively identify, understand and assess current and future state talent needs; build and align candidate pipeline.- Strategic Sourcing: offer targeted hiring to support University's mission surrounding Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Veteran and Disabled- Talent Pool Assessment: leverage critical selection factors to evaluate fit and engagement level. Assess talent to ensure alignment with unit culture, expectations and methods of operation.- Successful Selection: create exceptional candidate experience from reference checks to extending an offer, assists units across the University with staff recruiting, including advising on advertising and outreach methods, sourcing candidates, prescreening resumes, interviewing candidates, checking references, and advising on salary levels.Specific responsibilities:- Partners with hiring managers at all levels of the organization to build a strategic recruitment plan; serves as an overall advisor to hiring managers and HR partners to accomplish timely interviewing and hiring objectives.-Researches best practices and market trends; authors strategic and effective resources and training aides on a monthly basis for the broader HR Community.-Proactively develops innovative candidate sourcing strategies such as social media, networking, internet research and partnering with affiliated organizations to develop a pipeline of qualified and competitive candidates for various positions.- Provides a high level of expertise for full cycle talent acquisition. Develops structured interview materials for candidate interviews; maintains appropriate documentation. Presents candidate feedback to hiring managers, advising them on candidates' strengths, development opportunities, and recommendations to make successful hire decisions.- Champions and drives a diversity and inclusion agenda throughout the talent acquisition process.-Conducts outreach efforts to recruit diverse applicant pools by partnering with various University departments, affiliated organizations and local workforce development agencies to attend and/or facilitate programs and job fairs aimed at the recruitment of diverse and qualified candidates.-Communicates various University policies, employment considerations, and procedures to hiring managers and HR partners through written communication, meetings and workshops.-Networks throughout the University and its affiliated organizations with employees and employee groups.-Manages and maintains the applicant tracking system and assists hiring managers, HR partners, and prospective candidates by answering questions and troubleshooting the system. Coordinates skills assessments as requested by units.-Provides consultation to and advises hiring units to ensure University policies and procedures and applicable employment laws are applied appropriately.-Works closely with other Human Resources Centers of Expertise, including Employee & Labor Relations, Training, Compensation, and HR Operations to provide a high-level of customer service to all HR professionals and hiring managers.-Researches inquiries from prospective applicants, hiring managers, and HR Partners throughout campus; provides timely resolution.-Manages special projects and other duties as assigned.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their request.
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