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Talent Acquisition Consultant in City Center, NC at Veritude

Date Posted: 2/27/2018

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Job Description

Veritude is looking for a Talent Acquisition Consultant at Fidelity Investments. This position can be  based in Durham, NC, Merrimack,NH, Smithfield, RI or Westlake, TX


The Talent Acquisition Consultant uses effective marketing and sales approaches to identify key markets, source and hire internal/external candidates with the required skills and competencies to meet business unit objectives.  Incumbent maintains relationships with business units with the objective of creating strong partnerships to successfully source recruit and identify talent within that site’s service center. 

In this role you will be responsible for the recruitment of technical professional skill sets.   (Cyber Security, Cloud, Software Infrastructure & Development including Full Stack, DevOps, SET, etc.).   

Engagement: (% of Time 5%)

  • Initiate communication with hiring manager to begin building relationship   
  • Partner with hiring manager to understand business unit objectives related to open job, such as skills, knowledge, experience, and competencies required, and under guidance of Talent Acquisition Managers, develop specific sourcing strategies for immediate need as well as long term branding and hiring for certain geographical markets. 
  • Coach hiring manager on effective development of job description, specifications, and postings, and prepare pre-screening questions  
  • Review staffing process with hiring managers including roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders   
  • Review use of tools (e.g. Hiring Management System) and manager’s role
  • Contact with hiring manager to define mutual success and to agree on expectations for timeframes, candidate pool quality and quantity, ideal profile, and frequency of updates  
  • Take initiative to research and develop knowledge about market trends, through use of available tools and resources  
  • Participate in business partner meetings to discuss staffing needs and industry trends   Share market knowledge with hiring managers 
  • Review staffing process with business unit point of contact including roles & responsibilities of all stakeholders
  • Host an engagement meeting with Candidate Developers to educate on the event, logistics, coordination of roles and responsibilities and discuss sourcing options & market
  • Engage Sourcing Manager in development of research and sourcing strategy

Sourcing:  (% of time 15%)

  • Partner with Talent Acquisition manager, ME, hiring manager, and sourcing colleagues to develop sourcing strategy and identify appropriate candidates for non-class hires
  • Recommend sourcing strategy with an eye to cost implications and timeliness of hiring, both for immediate need as well as longer term 
  • Optimize job postings and screening questions for marketability for both internal & external positions; Participate with third party agencies in process of sourcing external candidates  
  • Review resumes and pre-screen candidates
  • Engage various industry-specific organizations (alumni, clubs, associations, career fairs, etc) for leads and participate in networking activity within these environments  
  • Participate in internet sourcing, exploring niche job boards and resume mining in HMS as part of sourcing strategy
  • Coordinate with other Talent Acquisition groups to share candidates for multiple opportunities 
  • Participate in site specific and/or function specific recruiting and community events such as college on campus recruiting, regional public affairs events, and job fairs
  • Ensure a positive experience for all candidates beginning with initial contact; Keep active candidates interested by sending mailers or initiating other communications to promote Fidelity and/or specific opportunities  
  • Continually monitor sourcing strategy and recommend changes to sourcing channels as needed to improve candidate flow  
  • Stay knowledgeable to the external hiring markets and to the sourcing channels being leveraged
  • Pro-actively share this information with Point of Contact and other appropriate audiences
  • As needed, actively source, qualify, phone interview and schedule candidates

Interviewing:  (% of time 70%)

  • Serve as Fidelity ambassador and talent manager during entire interviewing process  
  • Prepare candidates for screenings/interviews by supplying as much information as appropriate to candidates about Fidelity, the business unit, the job, the hiring manager, the team, etc., either in 1-1 interviews
  • Use deep knowledge of client business to respond to detailed candidate questions about the role and function  
  • Interview and screen candidates for preparation of best candidate slate  
  • Provide timely, accurate, and relevant feedback to internal & external candidates, regardless of hiring outcome, to assure management of candidate expectations and to keep candidates interested  
  • Coach candidates on effectively representing themselves and their skills and experience, in order to set them up for success  
  • Respond to individual candidate needs and expectations while positively positioning Fidelity at all times  
  • Guide hiring managers through interview process; set manager expectations regarding candidate attributes and expectations  
  • Prepare interview guides for hiring managers 
  • Continually monitor interview questions and techniques with hiring manager and interview participants to ensure the right candidate profile; revise strategy as needed
  • Present slate of pre-screened candidates to hiring managers, and provide assessment of candidates under consideration for Fidelity jobs  
  • Ability to effectively educate candidates on Fidelity’s career paths, benefits and compensation
  • Partner with business unit regarding logistics and resources needed for multiple interview sessions per month to determine interview dates, coordinate logistics of the event including presentation room, interview rooms, number of interviewers, etc
  • Serve as Fidelity ambassador and talent manager during entire interviewing process
  • Phone interview a minimum of 60 candidates per month
  • Manage Interview sessions i.e. Hiring Events ranging in size from 20 -70 candidates per day
  • Lead debrief sessions with managers to discuss outcomes of interviews  
  • Host debrief session with Candidate Developers the day following the interviews to review feedback and facilitate discussion regarding execution of offer process

Offer Management:  (% of time 5%)

  • Share point of view and influence hiring decision by consulting to hiring manager on candidate “fit” as aligned to job specifications  
  • Make compelling case for highest quality candidate(s)  
  • Provide information and feedback to assist hiring manager with offer details and negotiation points    
  • Consult with Compensation and Legal departments to develop competitive and complex offers
  • Use well-developed knowledge of market compensation trends and available corporate packages to structure best offer  
  • Close the offer by proactively addressing any reservations or concerns, minimizing multiple negotiation contacts between candidate and hiring manager and/or ME  
  • Conduct telephone references, as appropriate 
  • Evaluate and approve base salary offers and offer letters and make suggestions to
  • ensure consistency within guidelines
  • Serve as point of contact for questions about the offer process for CD’s and SA’s
  • If needed, have direct contact with candidates to “close offer” or discuss counter-offers

Data Management:  (% of time 5%)

  • Responsible for inputting and updating data in HMS on a real time basis  
  • Responsible for updating rescinded offers in HMS on a real time basis
  • Review pipelines and class reqs to ensure data integrity and escalate concerns to Manager
  • Maintain accuracy of overflow candidates and coding in HMS


  • B.S. or B.A. in a related field or equivalent business experience is preferred
  • 5+ years of corporate recruiting experience in a high paced, structured environment
  • Team player, positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to interface with clients
  • Strong attention to detail, operational, and processing skills
  • Outstanding typing skills, need to be able to quickly type detailed notes while conducting a phone interview
  • Availability to work overtime as needed, up to 50 hours/week during busy periods
  • Financial services experience is a major plus
  • Leverages Staffing expertise, organizational knowledge, and sound business judgment in order to contribute to the business and build credibility with clients


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