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Talent Acquisition Specialist - Freelance Recruitment

Overview

Talent Acquisition Specialist – Freelance Recruitment

DigitasLBi and SapientRazorfish are looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to drive their freelance and contract hiring in the French market. As the Talent Acquisition Specialist for Freelance Recruitment you will use your in-depth knowledge of the digital / consulting markets in France to deliver high quality professionals at all levels while guiding hiring managers and candidates through the selection process.

As the Talent Acquisition Specialist for Freelance Recruitment our focus will be the sourcing, screening and full life cycle recruiting for across multiple domains for both DigitasLBi and SapientRazorfish. The ideal candidate will have experience of recruiting for skills across Project Management, Creative / User Experience, Data, Client Services, and Business Consulting, however some experience of recruiting for Technical skill sets is essential.

Responsibilities for the Talent Acquisition Specialist include:

  • Source top-level freelance / contract talent using both traditional and creative recruiting methods
  • Leverage recruiting resources including online, networking, and headhunting of contacts to help identify qualified candidates
  • Maintain proper procedures with in-house Applicant Tracking System to track and record all candidates and requisitions
  • Create and foster relationships with colleagues and diverse professional organisations to attract and recruit passive candidates, alumni and diversity candidates
  • Review resumes and credentials for appropriate skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements
  • Provide complete, accurate, and inspiring information to candidates about the company and position
  • Screen and evaluate contract candidates
  • Build talent pools in key disciplines – Technology, Programme Management, Creative / User Experience and Business Consulting
  • Create and present pre-screening questions to hiring managers for collaboration and approval
  • Manage and coordinate all communication with candidates
  • Organise, lead and document post-interview debrief / feedback with interview teams and candidates
  • Extend offers of employment to selected candidates under the direction of the hiring managers and within the guidelines of the compensation policy
  • Maintain accurate and well-ordered documentation on all candidates, searches, hiring manager’s interactions, and other recruiting activities in compliance with company SOX standards
  • Work cooperatively with all members of the staffing team to develop and implement staffing plans and activities
  • Visit hiring-managers to develop a thorough understanding of the department culture and use that understanding to help candidates fully understand opportunities
  • Treat all candidates with respect, ever mindful of word-of-mouth PR for the company, keeping a positive buzz “on the street” about SapientRazorfish and DigitasLBi

Ideally you’ll have the following skills and experience:

  • Be able to demonstrate experience in full lifecycle recruiting specific to the freelance / contract digital industry
  • Ideally you will have hired candidates for Technology and Project Management skill sets
  • In depth knowledge of full lifecycle recruiting including sourcing, qualifying, networking, assessing, job analysis, wage and salary trends, and relationship management
  • Must be able to manage their own time, handling multiple roles at any given time in a fast paced team environment
  • Strong French and English writing, and oral communication skills are required
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit for a broad/deep range of positions Technology, Project Management, Creative / User Experience, Strategy, Business Consulting, and Data Analytics
  • Demonstrated ability to function / recruit on a national, multi-location level
  • Capacity to travel as required, including willingness to attend industry events
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Strong initiative and a focus on always providing a solution
  • Must have the ability to quickly learn systems, processes, and procedures
  • Must be able to quickly take on board technical information and build solutions to the optimal balance of meeting business needs and operating within financial resource constraints
  • Strong negotiation skills

Department Summary

The Talent Acquisition team together with both Capacity and Staffing form the team which ensures delivery of the right people at the right time to allow the business to get the job done for our clients. Talent Acquisition’s responsibility is to expertly advise on all matters relating to the hiring needs of the business, never taking an eye off the top talent in the market and striving to ensure that our hiring process is world class for candidate experience, calibration and creating a diverse, unrivaled workforce.

Every member of the Talent Acquisition team is a key player in our success, we lend our expertise as subject matter experts and recruiting aficionados to enable the business to make hiring decisions critical to the success of the company. We are on a mission to disrupt, entice and deliver top digital talent to Publicis.Sapient.

About DigitasLBi 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, data, media and technology. We’re excited about the accolades we’ve earned – such as Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energises us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: producing amazing creative, day after day.

 

On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’ve also got tons of perks that we’re proud to offer – things like subsidised gym membership; a cycle to work scheme; a childcare voucher scheme; a subsidised cafe and bar; and flexible working arrangements such our parents' term time hours initiative. What’s more, in our London office we get to work in an iconic Brick Lane building which over the years we’ve transformed into a unique, cutting edge work space.

 

And while we celebrate the people who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

 

DigitasLBi is an equal opportunity employer.