Talent Acquisition Specialist


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Talent Acquisition Specialist


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

We are seeking a dynamic and customer focussed Talent Acquisition specialists to be accountable for the delivery of recruitment services to the Pearson Technology and Operations business,based in Sri Lanka.

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the technical recruiting function. You will use your outstanding relationship building skills to form partnerships with stakeholders. In addition to this, you will use your knowledge of the technology industry to develop and implement an effective sourcing, screening and selection process.Initially, this position will report to the Director, Talent Acquisition for Technology.


  • Develop strategy and implement the service model to support delivery of consultative talent acquisition services for full cycle recruiting - sourcing, screening, selecting, and hiring.

  • Continuously improve selection programs and tools to increase effectiveness of talent selection,Develop and execute comprehensive long-term strategies in branding, marketing, and sourcing designed to attract key talent through all media channels.

  • Enhance the recruitment process by soliciting feedback from candidates and all stakeholders.

  • Guide and educate stakeholders on process, policies and programs that support the talent acquisition efforts.

  • Identify, implement and administer technology applications (Applicant Tracking, Onboarding, etc.) to improve process efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.

  • Support, plan and actively advocate Pearson’s diversity goals and initiatives.

  • Manage relationships with vendors and partners.




  • Requires five to eight years of related recruiting experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated success with client engagement including ability to build and maintain effective partnerships.

  • Ability to influence business partners and key decision makers at all levels of the organization.

  • Understands the importance of a great candidate experience and models that behavior

  • Track record of building innovative and creative recruiting programs.

  • Excellent leadership, presentation and people management skills

  • Strong business acumen, analytical and planning skills

  • Solid acumen in the fundamentals of project management enabling effective management of multiple projects and candidates.

  • Passion for recruiting and often goes "the extra step" to ensure the best possible result for both the candidate and internal clients

  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to drive and deliver results with little supervision.

  • Ability to understand the business and can effectively articulate the culture, business strategies and initiatives.

  • Strong proficiency with all technologies – ATS, MS Office, Social, Web


  • Prior experience working in a Asia-Pac regional or multinational company with matrix environment outside of Sri Lanka

  • Experience working in IT Industry

Personal Style and Behaviour

  • Respect for our values: Brave, Imaginative, Decent and Accountable

  • Organised

  • Proactive

  • Positive

  • Adaptive

  • Collaborative with peers and colleagues to drive involvement and engagement

  • Comfortable operating in a changing and ambiguous environment

Pearson’s corporate values are Brave; Imaginative; Decent and Accountable. It is crucial that these values resonate with you and you are able to embody these values. You will be naturally positive, adaptable, proactive, organized and comfortable operating in a changing and ambiguous environment.

In exchange for your hard work you will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package, potential eligibility for an annual bonus, supportive peers and management team, opportunities to participate in sporting and social events, career development, training programs and other benefits. Other benefits include transportation services, potential eligibility for Pearson Shares (save for shares scheme), and OPD / Insurance / Medical.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter and please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted via phone

Primary Location: LK-Western Province

Job: Human Resources

Organization: Human Resources

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 13, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1800768

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