Recruitment & Talent

  • Amazon Operations Managers: Talent Profile Insights Sample

    Amazon hires 1000s of Operations Managers. This is a recurring role within the Amazon Stores organisation. Whilst at Amazon, I led a cross-functional recruitment team to create a talent profile insights document for the top 20 recurring roles our team hired. The document also includes LinkedIn Talent Insight with relevant data showing the talent profile…

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  • How to Build Talent Pipelines to Meet Hiring Expectations

    High performing recruiters build talent pipelines to meet business hiring expectations. Successful recruitment teams regularly create a pool of highly qualified candidates in order to address talent capability gaps in specific hiring organisations. With a view to help drive business outcomes, it is important to ensure that the TA and business leaders are building suitable…

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  • How to Create Talent Profile Insights for Recruiters & Sourcers

    Recruitment teams create talent profile insights for recurring roles or roles that are deemed challenging and hard to fill. In most large or global organisations, TA functions are structured into centres of expertise. That way, recruiters work as specialist for corporate, technical, GTM, product, operations, or other domains of expertise. With this model, recruiter’s are…

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  • Building Talent Capability to Drive Business Profitability

    Building talent capability is a critical aspect of talent management. Talent capability analysis helps leaders to understands the abilities, competencies, expertise, skills and developmental needs of a functional organisation. From my recruitment experience, this discussion comes up when a team are looking to build a certain level of expertise into their function to drive financial…

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  • How to Refresh Your Talent Acquisition Operations Process

    Talent Acquisition Operations is an important component of the hiring experience to ensure people, processes, tools and times are aligned for better productivity. After joining a large, global organisation, I observed that the TA Operations team weren’t working with clear SLAs. Accountability was lacking. The reason was due to a significant number of changes in…

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  • How to Assess Talent Acquisition Team Capabilities

    As a new TA leader in a role, how do you assess talent acquisition team capabilities? During the interview process, you would likely have asked about the talent acquisition team you will be leading. But it is probable that you received unclear insights into their actual capabilities. Your Talent Acquisition Team Once you start your…

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  • 30-60-90 Plan for TA Leadership Role

    Several years ago, I was approached for a EMEA Recruitment Leadership role for a global data analytics software company. As a part of the interview process, I was asked to present a 30-60-90 plan for TA. The plan was to take into consideration the peculiarity of the TA function. Some of the challenges with the…

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  • Talent Acquisition Director Job Profile

    I have interviewed for Talent Acquisition Director roles in my career. Having seen and reviewed multiple job descriptions, here is my revised TA Director profile. Feel free to add specific requirements tailored either to your industry, sector, or region. Talent Acquisition Director Job As the Talent Acquisition Director, you will play a key role in…

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  • Recruitment Strategy for Hiring Success

    Recruitment connects talent to make an impact. As with most people, I fell into recruitment and worked in IT and engineering sectors. I started my career in recruitment within search & selection, building expertise in client engagements and candidate experience. Over my career, I have developed global and regional recruitment strategies for major technology companies.…

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