Human Resources Specialist - Talent Acquisition

  • PMA Companies
  • Blue Bell, PA, United States

Job Description

The Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for full life-cycle recruiting and consulting for PMA's corporate office and assigned regions.


  • Implement and administer a comprehensive talent acquisition strategy that is focused on quality, response time and cost effectiveness.
  • Source, screen and interview candidates for a variety of insurance related positions including: claims, managed care, risk control, sales, underwriting; as well as corporate functions.
  • Conduct pre-employment assessments and screenings in compliance with established policies and standards. Act as advisor to management regarding legal compliance and resolution of all recruitment selection issues and concerns.
  • Determine appropriate compensation using corporate guidelines.
  • Manage salary negotiations, the offer process and on-boarding process for all candidates.
  • Develop active and passive candidate pipelines through research, networking and screening.
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with colleges/universities, local and regional community organizations, professional associations and industry contacts to identify potential candidates.
  • Provide coaching to management in the areas of recruitment and hiring to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Work with management to review, analyze and clarify job specifications, competencies/skills required and to gain an understanding of business operations in order to maximize recruitment efforts.
  • Meet regularly with management to understand staffing model and growth projections for the department, office and/or region.
  • Partner with management to identify internal career paths to improve employee satisfaction and increase retention.
  • Promote and make recommendations on the organization's Employee Referral Program.
  • Serve as a resource to management and staff on non-recruitment topics, such as benefits, employee relations and organizational development. Refer management to appropriate HR staff based upon their needs.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Company's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and apply knowledge of compliance policies and procedures, standards and laws applicable to job responsibilities in the performance of work.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or related field.
  • Seven (7) or more years of full life-cycle recruitment experience in a corporate setting required, insurance industry experience preferred.
  • Extensive experience in managing complex searches.
  • Experience using Linked In Corporate Recruiter as well as other advanced sourcing strategies.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (PHR) or Senior Professional (SPHR) preferred.
  • Experience using Applicant Tracking and HRIS systems, as well as Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to execute a successful sourcing strategy and maintain strong professional network as a recruiter.
  • Strong interview and selection skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of compensation practices for the purposes of formulating, communicating and negotiating offers.
  • Strong consultative skills including ability to persuade and negotiate.
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency and ability to manage multiple hiring needs simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with candidates, internal clients and business partners.
  • Excellent listening, writing and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws/regulations pertaining to employment.
  • Knowledge of other HR related functions including benefits, compensation, employee relations and organizational development preferred.
  • Ability to travel approximately once per quarter, post pandemic.

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