Director Talent Acquisition at Pearson (Little Rock, AR)

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At Pearson, we're committed to a world that is always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us too always be better.

We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We seek to infuse diversity and inclusion in everything we do while promoting a culture where differences are embraced as strengths; opportunities are equal and accessible; consideration and respect are the norm; and all team members are supported in reaching their full potential.

Through our talent, we believe that diversity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the centre, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce please visit https://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Director, US Talent Acquisition

Reporting into the VP, Talent Acquisition (TA), the Director of TA will be part of the TA Leadership team and is responsible for implementing the TA strategy across the US Pearson business.

This includes developing the appropriate company policies and procedures that can attract and retain the best possible talent. The role will ensure a sustainable DE&I focus and improved quality of candidates across key business areas at all levels of the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Further develop the TA function from operational recruiting to a model/structure which is integrated, optimised, agile and scalable.
  • Lead workforce planning across the US business working with the HRBP's to enable better understanding of requirements and management of hiring in a proactive way ,examining hiring trends and anticipating the organisations response to labour market changes, such as shortages and surpluses
  • Work with the TA Leadership team to implement best practices and methodology to support a world-class global TA team.
  • Create and track effective KPI's for TA and implement metrics that enable informed hiring decisions
  • Supervise the ongoing development of automation for our recruitment and onboarding process.
  • Create a proactive, engaged environment in which advice from TA business partners on current and future needs/ trends/analysis leads to effective Talent Acquisition
  • Work closely with Corporate Communications and our EVP team member to develop an effective employment branding strategy including social media campaigns.
  • Collaborate with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) team to promote DE&I in all aspects of interviewing, selection, and hiring process.
  • Partner with the sourcing team to identify innovative sourcing techniques that will support business growth.
  • Experience recruiting and hiring executive leadership roles including C-suite
  • Ensure that TA projects are in alignment with organizational objectives.
  • Cultivate a culture of excellence and develop clear objectives for TA
  • Collaborate with Business and HR leaders for the purpose of developing effective sourcing and retention strategies.

Skills, Capability & Approach

  • Focused background in Talent Acquisition, managing diverse global teams. 10+ years' experience
  • Proven ability and able to demonstrate strong experience in building operational excellence and expertise in recruiting top talent
  • Proven ability to connect with and influence business leaders, coordinate internally with cross-functional colleagues and build relationships at all levels across the organization.
  • Proven track record of designing, creating, and driving Talent Acquisition strategies
  • Able to work across geographically dispersed diverse team to successfully deliver business outcomes.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Previous experience in the optimisation of ATS (Applicant Tracking System)
  • Solid understanding and able to demonstrate experience of process optimisation, data usage and project management
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Analytical, critical thinking abilities
  • Proficient at using software and leveraging technology for talent acquisition processes
  • Meticulous, hard-working, and goal driven.

The anticipated starting salary for candidates expressing interest in this position is $145K. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: HUMAN RESOURCES

Organization: Corporate Human Resources

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4789
More Information on Pearson
Pearson operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, Iowa City, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tupelo, MS, Concord, NH, Hoboken, NJ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX. Pearson was founded in 1871. It has 29811 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1396 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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