Talent Acquisition Partner (fixed term contract)


Company Description

YouGov is an international data and analytics group. Our core offering of opinion data is derived from our highly participative panel of 9 million people worldwide, with 33 million interactions and billions of data points. We combine this continuous stream of data with our deep research expertise and broad industry experience into a systematic research and marketing platform. We have 34 offices in 22 countries and panel members in 38 countries.

Job Description

Please note: this role is to start immediately. Duration 9 -12 months.

Reporting to the Global Talent Acquisition Lead, the Talent Acquisition Partner is focused on two key areas:

  1. Responsible for driving talent attraction strategies, in partnership with the HR Business Partnering community and our Business leaders, across our mainland Europe and Sport businesses.
  2. Driving the strategic direction of attraction and assessment of talent, and delivering on this utilising proactive sourcing methods.

What will I be delivering?

  • Manage the end to end process for a portfolio of vacancies across mainland Europe and our Sport business (global).
  • Drive the development of talent pools, and drive internal and external talent mapping activities to support workforce planning.
  • Maintain an active presence on social media and other digital channels to drive relevant talent and traffic to YouGov.
  • Work in collaboration with the Business leaders and the wider HR community to understand business challenges and areas for focus.
  • Share best practice on commercial recruiting with the rest of the Talent team, through knowledge sharing sessions and coaching on live vacancies.
  • Utilize recruitment data to provide metrics as a suite of management information that influence hiring decisions across the commercial functions.
  • Responsible for staying current on salary and skills benchmarking data to influence workforce planning and budget management and to ensure we remain competitive.
  • General recruitment administration activities such as keeping ATS up to date, refining job descriptions with hiring managers, advertising roles, creating content for social media etc.


Demonstrated knowledge and experience

  • An expert in house recruiter with demonstrable experience of attracting and assessing top talent. 
  • Recruitment experience across Europe is essential, wider international experience desirable.
  • A second European language would be hugely desirable.
  • Experience of internal and external hiring;  A creative and true ‘brand ambassador’, with experience running successful ad campaigns and being able to measure their ROI to writing engaging copy for job adverts.

Technical skills and qualifications

  • Expert sourcing skills, with experience of LinkedIn Recruiter and other recruitment tools, and keeps up to date with the latest talent attraction trends.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, in particular Excel.
  • Previous experience of SmartRecruiters would be desirable.

Behavioural competencies

  • Demonstrated partnering skills, with the ability to influence both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Highly motivated to provide a high quality hiring experience for both stakeholder and candidate.
  • Self-driven but also a highly effective  team player – whilst you will be confident working autonomously, you will be held to account for being collaborative and bring ideas to the table for the benefit of the wider team.
  • First class communication skills.
  • A keen eye for detail.

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