Talent Acquisition Advisor

University of Waikato

  • Permanent
  • Waikato

Te Wāhanga Whakahaere Pūmanawa Tangata

Human Resource Management

Ko wai mātou? - Who are we?

We are a friendly and supportive team who deliver high quality HR services across the University, covering the wide spectrum of human resource business needs and all other processes that support the employee lifecycle.

We work proactively with senior leaders to develop integrated solutions for employee and organisational needs to align with policy and strategy. We provide advice and guidance to empower leaders to execute the people aspect of their business plans.

Ngā kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to add real value to our HR team while we transition our manual HR talent acquisition processes to a new HRIS. You will ensure thatour recruitment efforts continue seamlessly over this period.

The Talent Acquisition Advisor is responsible to identify, attract and recruit fit for future talent and provide professional and high quality advice on all aspects of talent acquisition activities to our people leaders, to enable them to achieve their needs within the different business areas.

Ko wai koe? - Who are you?

You will be comfortable embracing existing processes and the sometimes paper-based ways we do things now, while feeding in suggestions for the future. Day to day you will be providing end to end recruitment support, working closely with HR Advisors. You will be given autonomy in your role and we will welcome your input to improve our talent and recruitment journey.

The successful person for this role should tick these boxes:

  • have a tertiary qualification in HR management, Organisational Psychology or a discipline fostering communication and/or analytical skills
  • thrive in a busy environment, enjoy collaborative and valuable teamwork, believe in continuous improvement and have the ability to offer innovative solutions for our people managers
  • at least five years' of successful current talent acquisition experience or as an HR generalist, ideally in a medium to large complex organisation
  • have in depth knowledge and experience of talent acquisition practices and policies
  • have acute business acumen and understanding of labour market issues
  • be a confident and clear communicator

Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato The University of Waikato is committed to our Māori and Pacific communities and an understanding of the culture is essential. In addition, we strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities.

He aha ngā take me tono mai ai koe? - Why should you apply for this position?

Our University provides an attractive work environment, with many facilities available on campus, generous leave provisions and flexible working opportunities.

Please note: The University has a vaccine mandate in place until 30 June 2022 for all staff working on or entering any of its campuses or sites on or before this date must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If successful and the start date is before 30 June 2022, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination for this role.

This position is permanent with the end date to be discussed.

To view the position description, please click here.

This position will remain open until filled.

Vacancy Number: 420233

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