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Specialist, Talent Acquisition Strategy

August 17 2021
Categories HR, Training, Project Management, Business Analysis, Management, Consulting, Recruitment, Staffing, Human Resources, HR, Training, Management, Consulting, Project management, Business analysis
Ottawa, ON

Employment Type: Full-Time, with the possiblity of extension or permenancy
Employment Status: Temporary 
Language Requirement: Bilingual (BBBB)
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA01 
Job Closing Date : 10/09/2020

Job Description

The Specialist, Talent Acquisition Strategy provides  the full range of specialized recruitment strategy services; designs, develops, implements and monitors strategies, and maintains all career site content by working with internal stakeholders (Marketing, Branding, Communications, and Graphics) to ensure the Company's talent brand aligns with the Corporate brand. Works with recruitment advertising agencies, job boards, employment centres, etc. in order to attract, motivate and retain high quality employees for hard to fill roles. Coaches and supports recruiters in the field with strategic ways to use social media and campaigns to reach targeted audiences, creates and implements student outreach programs, maintains and analyses attrition and retention data solutions. Participates in a range of special projects and recruiting initiatives at the national and regional levels.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for Specialist, Talent Acquisition Strategy.

  • Researches, aligns and leverages optimal recruitment approaches to enhance the company's profile and to build a sustainable and competitive advantage on the acquisition and retention of talent. This includes best practice research on recruitment strategies and a broad range of candidate sourcing channels.
  • Develops and continuously monitors the effectiveness of employment-branding messaging through marketing collateral/web-based training to promote CPC as an employer of choice.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with Universities and Colleges across the country including regular on-site presentations and seminars. Plans and leads the facilitation of recruitment events to attract the right high calibre graduates.
  • Participates in the development and rollout of the e-recruitment model to revolutionize the Corporation's staffing process, including the development of comprehensive change management plans that could significantly impact employees. Maintains a database of internal and external candidates for bargained and management employees up to the director level. Monitors data relevance to maximize benefit to clients and candidates.
  • Analyses and maintains attrition and retention data and develops possible solutions to identified issues. Designs and implements exit and stay interviews such as onboarding, training and development, and talent management. Advises internal stakeholders on attrition and retention issues, trends and best practices.
  • Develops strategies and communications plans for national initiatives and programs such as the national student, intern and/or co-op recruitment programs. Acts as national contact for the programs and works with regional recruitment and staffing teams to monitor program effectiveness, and initiate change management plans where improvements are required.
  • Provides expert advice on recruitment strategies and processes. Identifies training requirements to help up-skill deployed staffing teams. Participates in the development of instructional material and conducts information sessions as required.
  • Develops Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and works with Sourcing Management to negotiate competitive fee agreements to ensure robust supplier lists are in place across the regions.
  • Develops and implements a framework for process controls to ensure regional staffing teams understand and comply with third party recruitment contracts. Monitors activities, communicates with deployed HPM regarding process discrepancies and provides expertise and advice to resolve issues.
  • Participates in projects where recruitment or retention strategies are impacted and provides insight and expertise to stakeholders. Monitors overall recruitment and retention programs/processes and makes recommendations to further improve them.



  • University or college graduate in Commerce, Human Resources or related field.


  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in a human resources role.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in recruitment an asset.
  • Project Management experience, preferably in large-scale and/or niche recruitment.
  • Experience in planning and executive sourcing/recruitment strategies.
  • Experience in utilizing and managing an applicant tracking system (experience in supporting the implementation of an ATS desirable).
  • Experience building and managing candidate pools in anticipation of business needs.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in data analysis and reporting
  • Experience as system analyst working with Microsoft office applications such as Excel, Power BI, Forms, Power automate, Words, Power point.
  • Experience working with spreadsheets, organizing large amounts of data, formatting cells, creating unique formulas, and pivot tables, data visualization and data validation.

Other Candidate Requirements

  • Willing to pursue a CHRP designation or Professional accreditation in the Human Resources field
  • Experience in co-developing/managing a corporate career website

Other Information

  • position is designated as English essential - Bilingual an asset. network