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Recruitment Business Partner / TA Consultant - 6 Month FTC

Date: Apr 13, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

6 Month FTC
***Any UK office base location considered***


Role Overview:

The Talent Acquisition (TA) teams in KPMG are responsible for leading and delivering the Firm’s recruitment strategy, attracting and hiring high calibre diverse talent into the firm. Our aim is to ensure that KPMG is a “magnet for talent”. TA teams include TA Business Partners, the Brand Centre of Expertise, and the TA Operations team.
The TA Operations Team is a team of highly specialist TA managers and consultants, responsible for recruiting diverse talent into KPMG.

The core responsibility of a TA consultant within the delivery team is to provide an end to end recruitment process for Senior Manager and Manager grade vacancies and facilitate an exceptional client and candidate experience. In times of heavy volume, they may be called upon to support Director hiring as well. Reporting to a TA Manager the TA consultant role will retain a functional specialism but where necessary will flex across more than one market to respond to business demand.

The role requires significant experience of the end to end recruitment life cycle including strong relationship management, the ability to prioritise in a changing landscape and excellent client service ethic as well as delivering data/policy compliance, together with high levels of organisation and attention to detail.


Deliverables and Accountability:
Recruitment Planning and Oversight:


•Work closely with TA Business Partners and TA Managers to understand current and predicted demand
•Develop sourcing strategies and delivery plans to fulfil open vacancies and create talent pipelines for future needs
•Work closely with Brand and Attraction counterparts to understand the EVP in order to ensure clear messaging and to be an ambassador for KPMG in the market
•Add value to the business by building and sharing a thorough knowledge of the external market, trends and innovation and competitor activity in their functional area
•Provide advice and guidance to hiring managers at each stage of the recruitment process to ensure positive hiring manager experience, robust and compliant assessment and alignment with KPMG policies and employment legislation
•Deliver an exceptional candidate experience at each stage of a candidate’s journey
•Provide advice and guidance to RPO teams as required, including supporting issue resolution


End to end recruitment delivery:
- Candidate sourcing:
- Take business briefing in order to fully understand the role required
- Provide guidance on Job Specs where necessary to ensure that they will attract diverse talent with the skills required
- Use market knowledge to determine sourcing strategy (e.g. choice of agencies, job boards, events, networks use of direct sourcing etc)
- Post roles internally and externally as appropriate and carry out supplier briefings as required
- Directly source candidates through use of networks, LinkedIn, events and other available tools and use direct sourcing to create talent pools
- Maintain regular communication/engagement activities with talent pools to maximise opportunity of conversion at the appropriate time
- Maintain stakeholder relationships with core agency suppliers
Candidate assessment:
- Produce a diverse shortlist of qualified candidates to the business
- Engage with candidates to encourage them to pursue an application with KPMG
- Review C.Vs and screen against job description
- Conduct screening interviews including testing motivation of candidates
- Provide timely feedback to candidates throughout the process
- Liaise with business and provide timely and accurate details to Interview arranging team to ensure that interviews are set up as quickly as possible
- Review interview feedback to ensure it is in line with KPMG expectations
- Provide interview feedback to candidates (both successful and unsuccessful)
Offer management:
- Liaise with hiring manager to propose appropriate offer details based upon knowledge of firm policies, external market and candidate expectations
- Once relevant approvals obtained, prepare Total Reward Statement and make verbal offer to candidate including sharing details of benefit package and reasons to join and any relevant policies (e.g. personal independence rules)
Data and document compliance:
- Accountable for timely updating of system to ensure that reporting accurately reflects current position and all required documentation is in place and stored compliantly

Essential skills
- Previous in-house recruitment experience, preferably gained within professional services
- Strong networker with excellent market knowledge and understanding of the complexities of recruiting for specialist markets with experience of working within a matrix environment
- Able to support a diverse group of senior stakeholders often with conflicting requirements
- An effective and persuasive communicator who seeks insight into the business and acts as an expert advisor
- Understands and champions the importance of data integrity, timely and accurate reporting and uses this information to run efficient and compliant processes
- Experienced in working with recruitment systems and working within agreed HR policies and processes
- Demonstrates innovation in approach to problem solving and delivering service
- Collaborative team player, who also seeks continuous self-improvement
- Adapts well to an ever-changing landscape, demonstrates resilience, flexibility and energy


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