Job ref no.: 1900001407 (CT3114814-01#0325)
Standard Chartered Bank

Talent Acquisition Specialist (12-month contract)

Standard Chartered Bank

The Role Responsibilities

We are currently looking for Talent Acquisition Specialist under Retail Banking.

Job Purpose

Responsible for developing appropriate resource acquisition strategies, and managing the end-to-end resourcing process to deliver agreed targets for roles within assigned business areas for the high value segment ensuring that the right candidates are recruited, at the right time, at the right price. Partnering with the business, the role holder will provide both consultative and transactional Resourcing support to deliver a comprehensive and value added service, covering the recruitment of all employed worker (internal and external) hires.

Key Responsibilities

Targets & Budgets:

  • Guiding the business on resource planning (first principles);
  • Agreeing and delivering annual sourcing targets;
  • Delivering the budgeted resource plans for hires within assigned business areas and providing support to the Regional Head of TA and Senior TA, as required.

Business Needs Definition:

  • Conducting structured business needs discussions with hiring managers before candidate search commences, identifying the key role and candidate requirements, and agreeing the sourcing and selection strategy, SLA and respective roles and accountabilities, updating the JR accordingly;
  • Agreeing sourcing and administration needs with TA Coordinators;
  • Providing a full consultative service to line managers with regards to the recruitment industry and market trends.


  • Designing and delivering innovative sourcing strategies and solutions to meet business growth needs and generate diverse pools of applicants whilst closely controlling cost bases;
  • Developing multi-hire sourcing approaches and working in partnership with colleagues across the network to tap in to overseas sourcing channels and co-ordinate global campaigns;
  • Continuously attracting candidates to work for the Bank by promoting the organization as an employer of choice in the market place, partnering with internal and external stakeholders to drive both short and long term employer branding initiatives.


  • Developing effective pre-screening questions in PeopleSoft to maximize process efficiency, short listing CVs against the JR requirements, actively reviewing and challenging the diversity of talent pools;
  • Efficient end to end applicant management for each JR i.e. timely review and short listing of applications, promptly updating applicants and responding to any queries, liaising with TA Coordinator regarding interview and assessment arrangements, briefing and preparing candidates for interview (directly or via agencies);
  • Conducting preliminary and behavioral interviews, as required, assessing candidates to ensure cultural fit for the bank, values alignment, long term potential, and technical fit for roles (via telephone or face to face where possible), setting realistic role expectations;
  • Advising hiring managers on the selection tools available for different roles (e.g. Gallup interviews), developing relevant interview questions and analyzing structured selection interview reports (as required) to assess the implications of candidates’ strengths profiles,;
  • Advising hiring managers on which candidates to progress to the next stage, ensuring the right recruitment decisions are made, challenging the business’ recommendations as required;
  • Completing legal right to work and address verification during interview process;
  • Managing any rejections who may be potentials for other roles, ensuring that rejections are handled appropriately and candidate contact is maintained (via Resourcing Coordinators, as appropriate);
  • Co-coordinating timely provision of feedback between the hiring manager, suppliers (where relevant) and candidates. Responsible for updating interview notes in PeopleSoft and ensuring timely and appropriate completion of the same by co-interviewers.


  • Negotiating offers between hiring managers, suppliers (where relevant) and candidates, assisting in the negotiation of release dates and backfill requirements where applicable. Working in partnership with Reward and hiring managers to establish competitive, effective total reward packages in line with budgets and global policies;
  • Liaising with TA Coordinator to ensure timely contract issuance following verbal offer;
  • Managing work permit applications and extensions for new hires and in-country transfers, where required;
  • Improving candidate conversion rates (first offer made to acceptance ratio) through effectively diagnosing and selling the most relevant points for each individual about the role, the Bank, the brand, benefits etc
  • Pre-employment:
  • Ensuring pre-employment checks are completed in line with global minimum standards, managing any discrepancies or delays etc highlighted by the Resourcing Coordinator with the vendor, candidate or hiring manager (as appropriate);
  • Responsible for ensuring all Resourcing related Right Start pre-employment global standards are met or exceeded for candidates under remit (i.e. issuing of contracts and induction packs, timely Bank ID creation and issuing notifications to hiring managers, HR RMs and OEs where appropriate confirming start dates and their Right Start responsibilities);
  • Developing innovative pre-joining strategy, maintaining regular contact with candidates and keeping them warm post offer acceptance.

Relationship Management:

  • Effectively interacting with, and responding to, colleagues, candidates, customers and suppliers, building sustainable relationships, setting and managing expectations clearly, identifying and resolving the root cause of any issues and escalating as required;
  • Building strong relationships with hiring managers and HR RMs, coaching them to deliver best practice recruitment and prompt feedback, ensuring that credibility is earned quickly and the role holder is sought out for advice and engaged at the outset of all recruitment;
  • Working collaboratively and sharing knowledge with TA professionals in other countries.

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Job ref no. 1900001407 (CT3114814-01#0325)
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  • Non-management level
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