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Senior Talent Sourcer - Australia

Microsoft - Brisbane Grove, NSW

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin


There has never been a better time to be in Talent Acquisition at Microsoft!

Microsoft is transforming and experiencing growth throughout our footprint in Australia, and the role of the Senior Talent Sourcer is strategically placed to drive and deliver exceptional talent that supports this transformation as a Trusted Advisor to our senior level stakeholders.

If you are an experienced Talent Acquisition professional with a deep passion for delivering excellence at every level - strategy and execution and are looking for a unique opportunity to showcase your capabilities in a business that is growing and transforming, we need to talk. This is your chance to make a significant impact on the speed of transformation in our business across Asia & Australia, by driving high value business outcomes including of course, hiring the very best talent.

As an integral member of the Global Talent Acquisition team, you will report to the Asia Talent Sourcing Manager for Microsoft and provide a country aligned focus on Microsoft’s total talent sourcing strategy for our Sales and Tech Sales roles in Australia.


Talent Sourcing

  • Uses an understanding of talent markets and complex candidate profiles, as well as growing relationships with new talent pools and communities with future potential, to identify and engage candidates for immediate and future talent needs.
  • Develops strategies to generate differentiated talent in emerging roles or highly competitive talent pools to meet long-term business needs (e.g., industry, technical recruiting).
  • Establish a proactive recruitment and targeted talent acquisition program to build talent pools in line with our succession planning and talent review programs
  • Build, own and nurture candidate relationships, staying connected right through to the point of hire
  • Recommend and drive improvements with recruiters and interviewing teams to effectively screen and assess talent
  • Understand and execute against shifts in the marketplace that present recruiting opportunities
  • Research, build and report on competitive and market driven insights to help Microsoft hiring managers better understand their unique talent markets
  • Attend and be active in a range of networking and recruiting events across Australia
  • Embody a truly consultative approach with HR and Business partners to ensure continuous innovation to Microsoft’s talent sourcing and talent engagement strategies

Candidate Attraction
  • Elicits interest in active and potential candidates by telling the business story, and contributes to the development of new stories. Generates awareness through community outreach events and strategic networking.
  • Shares best practices on sourcing, recruiting, and/or closing techniques and stories with their own team. Tracks candidate activity and shares with internal stakeholders.
  • Coaches the client to represent Microsoft’s unique career possibilities, advantages, and rewards that are distinct from those of competitors.

Candidate Experience
  • Gathers requirements and develops hiring plans that meet candidate needs throughout the hiring lifecycle. Owns elements of the candidate experience and prepares candidates for next phases of the process. Enhances the candidate experience at all phases of the relationship by proactively identifying factors that may adversely impact the candidate, and sharing with the business to mitigate.

Candidate Assessment & Screening
  • Leverages tools and assessment frameworks from Operations teams and Center of Excellence to assess candidates. May contribute to the creation of assessment materials by identifying relevant competencies and job criteria.
  • Executes initial screening and assessing of candidates. Qualifies talent pool by assessing relevant factors such as ability to hire, relocation considerations, immigration, and compensation.

  • 7+ years talent acquisition experience (e.g., recruiting, sourcing), HR experience, or industry experience related to role
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field AND 5+ years talent acquisition experience (e.g., recruiting, sourcing), HR experience, or industry experience related to role.
  • Extensive recruiting & sourcing experience within an RPO or internal talent acquisition role
  • Excellent research, sourcing, candidate engagement and stakeholder management skills
  • Passion for and significant experience in building strategic candidate pipelines
  • Demonstrated ability to influence hiring decisions and stakeholders through the provision of solid market insights
  • Strong business acumen to be able to comprehend business needs and structure

Additional Or Preferred Qualifications
  • LinkedIn Certification.
  • Familiarity with IT technology (e.g. Cloud computing, IoT, AI) trends and previous experience in Software/Internet/IT Consulting industry will be a plus
  • Experience with official mind mapping tools to present Sourcing Strategy
  • Talent Intelligence Programs experience

We want our team to be able to bring their full self to work. This is why we offer multiple flexible working options, coaching and mentoring programs and up to 12 weeks paid parental leave with a nil waiting period to access your benefits. See our full list of benefits and why we are recognised as an Endorsed Employer for Women by WORK180 here.

People of all ages, sexual orientations, cultures and backgrounds are welcome to apply - likewise if you're living with a disability, or you have family or caring responsibilities.

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