Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • Company:
    EQ Bank
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    6 hours ago
  • Category:
    Human Resources

Equitable Bank, 30 St. Clair Ave West, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Req #1079

Canada’s Challenger Bank™

Equitable Bank manages over $35 billion in assets and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equitable Group Inc. It was founded in 1970 as The Equitable Trust Company and has become Canada’s ninth largest Schedule I bank. Equitable Bank offers a diverse suite of residential lending, commercial lending, and savings solutions, including high-interest savings products and GICs.

At Equitable, we have no doubt that financial services are changing. Consumers increasingly prefer to interact remotely through digital channels and are less likely to visit brick and mortar locations. That’s why we launched EQ Bank in 2016. Its approach to simple and convenient banking makes it a strong contender in the industry. We believe there’s an opportunity for something different, to provide better service and a better deal for our customers through digital banking.

Purpose of the Job

The Talent Acquisition Specialist would be responsible for full-cycle recruiting, including sourcing and interviewing candidates. In this challenging role, you will work closely with the Talent Acquisition Lead and all hiring managers to develop, organize and maintain recruiting processes and initiatives.

The incumbent is required to prioritize and re-prioritize multiple role requests at once. Someone who is friendly but firm and has innovative ideas based on sound research will excel in this role.

Main Activities

Recruitment- 90%

  • Manage full cycle recruitment, including:
  • Work with managers on development and preparation of job descriptions
  • Preparing and posting external job openings and advertisements
  • Resume screening
  • Telephone screening
  • Coordinating and conducting interviews
  • Administering aptitude tests
  • Conducting reference checks
  • Conducting credit and criminal checks
  • Coordinate details related to the offer of employment, including approval signatures
  • Issuing/negotiating offers
  • Preparing regret letters for candidates
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of job requisition / description for required competencies, skills, knowledge required of successful applicants
  • Identify and implement sourcing strategies based upon the job position by creatively conducting research and/or utilizing a multitude of resources
  • Generate a group of strongly qualified candidates in advance of need; creating a talent pipeline for the Bank of passive candidates.
  • Work with external agencies that assist people with disabilities, Aboriginals and other employment equity metrics
  • Effectively utilize Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to manage all aspects of the hiring process and keep the ATS up to date.
  • Attend various career fairs to promote and educate job seekers about Equitable Bank’s employer brand and career opportunities
  • Training – 5%

  • Provide managers with interview skills training, as needed
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures
  • Administrative – 5%

  • On an ongoing basis, create, file and maintain filing system for resumes, applications and miscellaneous paperwork
  • Construct thorough sourcing reports to assist team in recognizing practical sourcing channels
  • Work jointly with the Human Resources department to develop strategies in branding Equitable Bank to attract candidates on Linked In, job boards, Careers page
  • Keep up to date with all Employment law legislations on hiring practices
  • Assess best source to attract highly qualified talent
  • Communicate with managers and employees to support the employee referral process
  • Knowledge/Skill Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years of combined agency and corporate recruiting experience in IT recruitment, or in banking and finance
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Clear understanding of the end to end recruitment lifecycle processes
  • Experience using applicant tracking systems (ATS). Dayforce is an asset
  • Adept in Boolean Search
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • In depth experience in conducting internet research, including sourcing candidates through social media
  • Abreast with the Canada Labour Code and all Canadian employment regulations in relation to recruitment
  • Some background in Marketing is an asset
  • Experience liaising and building business relations with various staffing agencies
  • Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a high volume, fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision
  • Able to perform under pressure and tight time constraints
  • Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately