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Talent Manager

SmartStart
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Monday, 15 July 2024
Closed

About the Organisation

SmartStart is a successful national network of NGOs & partners realising quality, affordable early learning for all 3-5-year olds, inclusively — through scaling a network of, and building a platform for, providers; achieving specific ecosystem transformations with governments and partners; and “evangelising” for early learning as a priority societal cause.

About the Job

As the Talent Manager at SmartStart, you'll drive recruitment efforts, ensuring top talent is attracted and retained. Collaborating closely with department heads, you'll oversee onboarding processes and foster a culture of growth and development. Additionally, you'll manage employee information systems and ensure compliance with relevant policies and legislation. Your role will be pivotal in shaping SmartStart's success through strategic talent management initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

Recruitment and Onboarding:


  • Lead recruitment efforts to attract top talent.

  • Collaborate with department heads to define role requirements.

  • Oversee the onboarding process to ensure smooth integration.


Employee Engagement and Development:


  • Foster a culture of growth and development.

  • Support managers in implementing relationship-building practices.

  • Facilitate ongoing performance conversations and feedback.


Compliance and Administration:


  • Manage employee information systems and ensure data accuracy.

  • Coordinate organizational meetings and events.

  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies and legislation.


Strategic Contribution:


  • Contribute to strategic decision-making as a key member of the management team.

Requirements

Qualifications & Experience:


  • Minimum degree or equivalent evidence of learning and capabilities, showcasing excellence and analytic ability, not necessarily in "human resources." Relevant subsequent qualifications advantageous.

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in roles like talent acquisition, talent management, HR business partner, or in people and/or talent-related work such as leadership development, change management, or organizational development. 

  • Experience in recruiting preferred, or a strong appetite to learn.

  • Strongly preferred: People and team management experience and insights, demonstrating self-awareness, interpersonal and relational intelligence, feedback and/or "learning conversation" skills, including handling difficult conversations, and coaching skills or experience.


Required Skills and Behaviour:


  • Demonstrated clear orientations in practice towards seeing employees as individuals operating within complex organizational and broader contexts, and viewing people and team managers as primarily responsible for managing people-in-roles, their performance development, and associated decision-making.

  • Clear curiosity and a track record of learning, including openness to and appetite for feedback.

  • Ability to see and realize the big picture while attending to details, with professional communication skills.

  • Advantageous: Familiarity with (and experience of) "systems thinking" and/or approaches to complexity.

To apply

In order to apply, email your application by Monday 15th July 2024 to recruitment@actionappointments.co.za - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).

About the Organisation

SmartStart is a successful national network of NGOs & partners realising quality, affordable early learning for all 3-5-year olds, inclusively — through scaling a network of, and building a platform for, providers; achieving specific ecosystem transformations with governments and partners; and “evangelising” for early learning as a priority societal cause.

About the Job

As the Talent Manager at SmartStart, you'll drive recruitment efforts, ensuring top talent is attracted and retained. Collaborating closely with department heads, you'll oversee onboarding processes and foster a culture of growth and development. Additionally, you'll manage employee information systems and ensure compliance with relevant policies and legislation. Your role will be pivotal in shaping SmartStart's success through strategic talent management initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

Recruitment and Onboarding:


  • Lead recruitment efforts to attract top talent.

  • Collaborate with department heads to define role requirements.

  • Oversee the onboarding process to ensure smooth integration.


Employee Engagement and Development:


  • Foster a culture of growth and development.

  • Support managers in implementing relationship-building practices.

  • Facilitate ongoing performance conversations and feedback.


Compliance and Administration:


  • Manage employee information systems and ensure data accuracy.

  • Coordinate organizational meetings and events.

  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies and legislation.


Strategic Contribution:


  • Contribute to strategic decision-making as a key member of the management team.

Requirements

Qualifications & Experience:


  • Minimum degree or equivalent evidence of learning and capabilities, showcasing excellence and analytic ability, not necessarily in "human resources." Relevant subsequent qualifications advantageous.

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in roles like talent acquisition, talent management, HR business partner, or in people and/or talent-related work such as leadership development, change management, or organizational development. 

  • Experience in recruiting preferred, or a strong appetite to learn.

  • Strongly preferred: People and team management experience and insights, demonstrating self-awareness, interpersonal and relational intelligence, feedback and/or "learning conversation" skills, including handling difficult conversations, and coaching skills or experience.


Required Skills and Behaviour:


  • Demonstrated clear orientations in practice towards seeing employees as individuals operating within complex organizational and broader contexts, and viewing people and team managers as primarily responsible for managing people-in-roles, their performance development, and associated decision-making.

  • Clear curiosity and a track record of learning, including openness to and appetite for feedback.

  • Ability to see and realize the big picture while attending to details, with professional communication skills.

  • Advantageous: Familiarity with (and experience of) "systems thinking" and/or approaches to complexity.

To apply

In order to apply, email your application by Monday 15th July 2024 to recruitment@actionappointments.co.za - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).

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