Talent Acquisition & People Specialist

Herd MSL represents one of Australia's largest and most awarded group of independent agencies – N2N Communications, Fuel Communications and Touch Creative. We solve complex business problems through outstanding creative ideas, technically excellent execution and content led multi-channel campaigns. Our difference is our dynamic, fearless and ambitious team- more than 55 specialists passionate about creative and integrated campaigns with impact. Our skills span creative, communication, social media, content and paid media.  


Our strategy is simple - recruit brilliant people, provide great work and the ability to learn in a creative environment. Our talented team is most passionate about complex and disrupted sectors and large scale strategic projects. We work with an impressive portfolio of clients, ranging from established multi-national companies and leading consumer brands to innovative industry leaders and fast growth start-ups.


We’re growing and have a role for an experienced Talent Acquisition and People Specialist to join our support team.


Reporting directly to our CEO, this role works closely with the executive and senior leadership team on people related initiatives, and is critical in ensuring we have a proactive talent pipeline to efficiently and effectively recruit talent across the agency group.


This role is best suited to an experienced HR generalist with a strong interest and background in talent acquisition.


The ideal person will have strong experience recruiting in a highly competitive industry environment, ideally within an agency or consulting firm, and have worked closely with high performing teams on engagement, development and retention.


This person will be a go getter – someone who’s passionate about growing their career in a supportive environment, and highly adept at managing their own work along with the demands and priorities of the business. 


Day to day, you will:


  • Use your experience and creativity to engage passive talent pools to build a pipeline of candidates via a variety of channels
  • Manage the end to end recruitment and on-boarding process for multiple roles including talent sourcing, screening, interview coordination, facilitating the feedback and decision making process with the leadership team, along with references, offer, contract generation, on-boarding and induction
  • Use your strategic outlook to work effectively with a high performing team across development, performance, payroll, ER/IR, remuneration and benefits
  • Use your strong negotiation, persuasion and influencing skills in order to assist with employment offer and acceptance, as well as navigate complex people related issues within the agency group 
  • Use your strong problem solving abilities to navigate complex problems through to solution
  • Interpret, review and update people related policies and work with the senior team on outcomes.


To be considered for this role, you will have:   

  •  A Bachelor in Human Resource Management, or business related discipline
  •  8 to 10 years' experience, ideally 5-6 years experience in similar role
  •  Previous Human Resource Management and generalist experience
  •  A strong talent acquisition background
  •  Experience in public relations, creative industries or professional services (highly regarded)
  •  A genuine interest in driving candidate engagement strategies
  •  A passion for partnering with the team; enjoy building strong relationships, engaging and collaborating with people
  •  A team player approach with a ‘can do’ attitude to help support the team
  •  Equally as passionate as the team about the work they deliver and the results they achieve
  •  Strong leadership skills and a love for coaching and support
  •  Passion for continuous learning and development.


With multiple recent award wins including two PR Cannes Lion Awards for Creativity and local industry, this is a rare opportunity to join our successful and growing team.   


We invest heavily in training and development, are passionate about our culture and believe our team are at their best when they can actively pursue great opportunities, challenge themselves and have fun while they do it.  


Herd MSL offers flexible working arrangements to suit personal commitments, a fast-paced and fun environment, a people focused learning oriented culture, variety and new opportunities, and a heap of added benefits including birthday days off, Friday 3pm finish throughout summer, additional leave with longevity, fresh fruit and more! Plus you get to work in our creative and open office in the heart of Surry Hills.  


We are proud to say that our team actively welcomes, promotes and celebrates the diversity and inclusion of people from a variety of backgrounds and reflects this attitude in all business practices. We encourage people with disability, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.


If you’re passionate about supporting a high performing team and thrive in a fast paced, creative and entrepreneurial environment, we would love the opportunity to chat about this role!