Talent Acquisition Specialist

12 Dec 2023

CLS is Ireland’s leading provider of sampling, analysis and on-contract analysts to the food, environmental, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Founded in 1994, CLS is renowned for delivering high-quality laboratory data, always on time and in the most customer-focused way.

CLS is currently going through an unprecedented and exciting period of growth and development and is now looking for a committed and motivated Talent Acquisition Specialist/HR Generalist to join the team.

This role will primarily be responsible for supporting all recruitment for the various and diverse business units of CLS. Reporting to the Senior HR Manager, this role will work on their own initiative to competently deliver a variety of tasks including recruitment, selection, onboarding, workforce planning, talent management and attrition. The role requires someone who is excellent with internal and external customers, face to face, virtual and phone manner, excellent organisational skills and likes working with a busy team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish a strong rapport with hiring managers in Services to understand their staffing needs and fill vacancies in a timely manner.
  • Guide the hiring managers through the recruitment process where needed.
  • Manage communications between applicants, hiring managers and others to keep all parties apprised of the status of each search.
  • Recommend creative and alternative advertising venues and strategies.
  • Review online applications, evaluate qualifications of both internal and external candidates, conduct pre-screen interviews to assess candidate experience and fit, present fully screened qualified candidates to hiring managers in a timely manner and coordinate interviews.
  • Manage candidate interview results and selection decision with hiring manager. Provide candidates feedback on interview results as appropriate.
  • Complete reference check and background checks on selected candidates, as requested.
  • Lead the offer process including negotiating offers with candidates. Ensure there is continued engagement with the new hires to ensure submission of all documentation required.
  • Proactive Sourcing Candidates
  • Develop recruitment plans for each campaign, with significant focus on the use of on line platforms such as Indeed, Linked in etc.
  • Recommend system improvements to current recruitment processes to ensure streamlined, cost-effective, high-quality services are provided.
  • Track applicant flow, maintain pipeline of qualified candidates for future consideration, help collect and analyse recruitment data.
  • Build and maintain database of qualified professionals to rapidly respond to talent management needs.
  • · Represent the organisation with professionalism, enthusiasm, and energy to sell the organisation to prospective candidates.
  • Conduct informational interviews with potential candidates.
  • Attend career fairs and conferences to promote the organisation and deepen the pool of potential candidates.

Qualifications/Experience – Essential

  • Degree in Business / HR or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience within talent acquisition or a recruitment agency.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a positive working relationships with hiring managers.
  • Demonstrated ability to be professional, calm, flexible, resilient, solution oriented, and creative.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and representational skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively both in groups as well as independently.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and discretion when handling confidential information.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Competencies – Essential

  • Excellent attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and meet targets
  • Integrity – ability to deal with confidential information discretely.
  • A strong team player, who can also work on their own initiative
  • Have a flexible approach to work and ability to deal with multiple queries
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize work and manage time to maximize efficiency

If you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV into careers@cls.ie

Diversity and inclusion are essential to our mission and achieving our vision at CLS. The diversity we foster is one of our greatest strengths in delivering excellence through collaboration, respect, quality and integrity without compromise. CLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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