Role: Talent Acquisition Associate

Position Profile: Talent Acquisition Associate, London


Come and join our team!

We are hiring a Talent Acquisition Associate to join our fast-growing team in our London office.



Sheffield Haworth is a global talent consulting firm advising customers on people and transformational change. Our aim is to help individuals and organisations realise their potential. Our solutions span Executive Search, Consulting Solutions and Talent Development across the Financial Services, Consulting, Technology and Services sectors.

Established in London in 1993, Sheffield Haworth has undergone significant growth and expansion, now employing over 140 professionals in 12 global offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions, with a client list that includes a substantial number of leading global organisations.


Overview of the Role

Sheffield Haworth has the ambition to become the number 1 challenger brand in people led transformation and change. Internally, this is called Vision 2025. The group will achieve its goals by a combination of acquisitive growth, the development of our internal talent, and the acquisition of external talent.

We are searching for a Talent Acquisition (“TA”) Associate to be part of the growth of the internal Sheffield Haworth Talent Acquisition function.   Reporting to the Global Head of TA in New York, you will be involved in the full lifecycle of our recruitment processes, across all geographies for job openings within the company.


Key Components to the Role

Knowledge Management

  • Track and record market moves in the Executive Search & Talent Consulting industry.
  • Utilize the company database (Invenias) and other desk analysis tools, e.g., Internet, LinkedIn, target company websites, press releases, event attendee lists etc. to generate target candidates for internal search assignments.
  • Create biographical profiles on candidates. This information can be found on LinkedIn, press articles, conference bios, website bios, and the company database Invenias.
  • Create and update organizational charts by cross checking information sources including LinkedIn and company websites, reflecting changes in the company database.
  • Research and extensive market mapping of relevant practice areas of target companies, keeping abreast of new developments, changes to company structures, moves, key themes and insights etc.
  • Compilation of the research report: Ensure all biographical information/profile information on candidates is accurate.


Data Entry & Data Management

  • Work with the Global Head of Talent Acquisition to enter candidate and company related information into the Invenias database. This could take the form of cross-checking information currently in the database or adding new entries as a result of internet research.
  • Addition of data from legacy research reports to the company database.
  • Ensure all information gathered is entered into the database and that all new and updated entries follow the company minimum requirements, are correctly skill coded, are GDPR complaint and that contact logs reflect contact made.
  • Assist in the creating of regular reports to be presented Managing Directors and the EMC (Executive Management Committee).


Telephone Work

  • Extensive phone contact will be required in conjunction with talent mapping projects.
  • Network extensively via the telephone with candidates and sources. Map the universe via sourcing and cold calling.
  • Qualify candidates on both their hard and soft skills, whilst continuously assessing culture fit for Sheffield Haworth.
  • Present Sheffield Haworth as an attractive new workplace; accurately pitch our capabilities and articulate our strategy.
  • Gather market intelligence (salaries, clients, fee levels, fee structures, bonus structures, organisation structures, business results) and report back to senior stakeholders.


Assignment Work / Project Work

  • Assist in formulating a research strategy to meet hiring requirements, including specifying target companies and target universe.
  • Identify new target companies within industry. Present intelligence to senior stakeholders.
  • Conduct full competency-based interviews, present notes to senior stakeholders.
  • Manage the Invenias database in real-time, to reflect the accuracy of candidate contact points.
  • Format candidate CV’s and supporting interview notes.
  • Regularly update senior stakeholders on progress & market intelligence.


Experience required

  • 2 plus years of work experience.
  • Experience or understanding of the Executive Search, Recruitment or Talent Consultancy industries.
  • Excellent data mining skills / desk-based research skills.
  • Confident phone manner and willingness to make extensive contact with people via the telephone, including making cold calls.
  • Ability to exercise absolute discretion and professionalism with confidential information.
  • Positive attitude to work and high attention to detail.
  • Strong technology office application skills e.g., PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheet skills including production of presentations, reports, charts and graphical analysis.
  • High energy and work ethic, team player.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to archive and assimilate information.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Time management skills. Capable of meeting tight deadlines and prioritising effectively.


SH Values & Ethics

Sheffield Haworth employees adhere to the following set of values. The successful candidate will show attributes which will complement the firm’s ethos in this respect.


Client Focus

·      We are committed to always deliver what’s best for our clients. We aim to be diligent, thorough and unbiased, and to create innovative solutions and exceed expectations. We’ve spent the past 20+ years doing so and will continue to put our clients at the centre of everything we do.


·      We foster strong, respectful relationships and deeply value our clients and our colleagues. We work as one firm and succeed through teamwork, collaboration, inclusion and valuing diverse points of view.


·      We operate at the highest levels of ethics and integrity at all times. Our integrity guides principled outcomes that impact our clients, our colleagues and ourselves. We are stewards of excellence and consistently demonstrate our values.


·      We are all accountable and our shared success depends on our talented individuals taking initiative, owning opportunities and seeing things through. We take pride in our own results and are always accountable for our actions, inactions and results.