The Talent Acquisition Manager is responsible for providing the highest level of staffing services to Kiewit business leaders in Canada, with a focus on Western Canada operations. This position will lead a team of Talent Acquisition Coordinators and Advisors to manage high volume trade recruitment across Western Canada operations by acting as the liaison with the centralized recruiting team and the projects/hiring managers. In this role, you will plan and execute recruitment strategies that result in the attraction of both active and passive quality candidates, reduction in the time to hire and a positive client experience. You are versatile, customer oriented and passionate about recruitment. A background in both agency and in-house recruitment is highly desirable. This role has a solid understanding of the industry and the hiring manager’s needs and aligns with the strategic direction of the organization.
- Lead a team of Talent Acquisition Coordinators (TC’’s) and Advisors (TA’s) responsible for sourcing, screening, and presenting hiring managers with pre-screened qualified candidates (both internal and external) to meet the organization’s talent short- and longer-term needs
- Proactively work towards establishing the Talent Acquisition team as a trusted business partner and value added to the business through the delivery of timely and quality client service
- Develop talent strategies to strategically identify, attract, and recruit talent through a variety of avenues, including the use of emerging technology and industry best practices.
- Track all requisition and applicant activity and notes in the applicant tracking system and ensure direct reports comply with the required tracking and accuracy; utilize metrics and analytics collected weekly to adjust recruitment tactics and escalate to remove any bottlenecks in the process; analyze and probe to understand why roles take longer to fill and take action to move those forward more quickly; use a predictive analytics approach to strategically select advertising mediums to maximize the best return of qualified candidates at the optimal cost.
- Lead the team in building networks to manage and maintain a pipeline of craft talent with a focus on the “hard to fill” roles.
- Partner with the Regional Craft Recruiters to develop aggressive sourcing methods to find the best talent by leveraging multiple channels, including but not limited to: networking, direct sourcing, internet recruiting, advertising, job and industry fairs, technical and trade school recruiting, military, employee referrals, and competitor contacts.
- Regularly analyze and recommend changes or improvements to existing recruitment processes to improve candidate experience, hiring manager satisfaction, and recruiter efficiency & effectiveness; identify, research, recommend and implement new recruitment related tools, technologies, and services aligned with the overall HR technology roadmap leading to a fully digital end to end candidate experience
- Develop strong working relationships with business leaders to better understand the individual and varying needs of each business operational talent requirements.
- Coordinate internal and external recruitment activities and events to meet business needs.
- Manage recruitment vendor relationships, and contracts.
- Responsible for developing creative and appealing job postings that effectively market the position and company.
- Commit to timelines that are reasonable yet demanding and hold the hiring managers accountable for engaging accordingly.
- Stay informed of what’s going on in the labour market and within the recruitment industry, share and make recommendations for programs and practices to ensure quality hiring standards are continuously upheld at Kiewit
- Provide guidance to hiring managers on best recruitment practices
- Cultivate a professional brand that exemplifies the Kiewit culture.
- Demonstrate commitment to Core Values by leading, acting and behaving in a manner consistent with these values.
- Follow all company safety policies and procedures and attend all safety trainings related to the job.
- Assume other duties or special projects as directed by management.
- Post-secondary degree/diploma in a related field (Human Resources or Business) or 6+ years of equivalent experience, ideally in Human Resources.
- 5-7 years of full cycle recruitment experience in a comparable sized organization; 2-3 years in a people management role.
- CHRP and/or RPR designation completed or in the process of completion would be an asset
- Knowledge of the Construction Industry and familiarity with associated trade organizations, educational facilities/programs that would provide potential candidate sources.
- Strong leadership skills, strategic understanding of project planning and execution skills, experience with change management, collaborative personality, and strong communication skills. Demonstrated ability to improve efficiency and quality while maintaining/reducing costs
- Must be technology and social media savvy and have previous experience utilizing an applicant tracking system or CRM (SuccessFactors and SAP is a plus), and comfortable with reporting on, analyzing and drawing insights from recruitment data to support decisions
- Customer focused, adaptable, has strong follow up and organizational skills.
- Ability to manage competing demands and priorities/multi-tasking skills.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Results driven, seek accountability, work with sense of urgency, and possess a drive to win, with the ability to follow through with tasks and meet deadlines
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.
How We’re Different
- Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record
- Named to the Best Workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada for the sixth year in a row
- Extended health, dental and vision insurance where employees can get expert support for work, life, and everything in between
- RRSP plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of weekly base wages
- Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year, in addition to statutory holidays per each province’s guidelines
- We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development, and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs
Kiewit believes in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and complies with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.