Bilingual Talent Acquisition Specialist



Posting Date

March 12, 2019

Position type


The Talent Acquisition team supports recruitment for all shared services groups nationally. This is a full-time position based in Toronto.


  • Executing full-cycle recruitment for shared services positions at every level (Marketing, Legal Support, Finance, IT, HR, etc.)
  • Partnering with hiring managers, consulting on hiring decisions and advising on recruitment best practices
  • Evaluating applicant qualifications by interviewing applicants, analyzing responses, effectively using and interpreting assessment results, verifying references and comparing qualifications to job requirements
  • Partnering with the Manager, Talent Acquisition to deliver on projects to improve Firm policy, procedure and tools related to Talent Acquisition
  • Regularly tracking and reporting on recruitment metrics using Microsoft Excel
  • Determining applicant requirements by studying job descriptions, competency profiles and job qualifications
  • Drafting job postings and job descriptions according to Firm guidelines
  • Working with external recruitment vendors to ensure qualified representation externally, and timely and cost-effective solutions to hiring needs
  • Providing support to the Firm in the interpretation and execution of policy and procedures used for requisitioning and obtaining new talent
  • Attracting applicants by using innovative sourcing strategies including online search methods, professional networking and campus and social media networks
  • Building applicant pipeline for frequently recruited positions including maintaining applicant engagement
  • Building MT branding in the marketplace by recommending communication channels including social media platforms
  • Collecting and providing recruitment statistics for dashboard reporting and workforce planning
  • Improving organization attractiveness by researching best practices, monitoring job offers and compensation practices and emphasizing benefits and perks
  • Understanding current legislation in order to ensure that hiring managers are compliant with regulations, recommending new procedures and conducting training as required
  • Maintaining job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, maintaining professional networks and/or participating in professional organizations


  • Fluently bilingual (French/English)
  • Post-secondary education with HR focus
  • Minimum 5 years’ proven success in a corporate Recruitment or Talent Acquisition role, conducting full-cycle recruitment in-house
  • Experience participating in and/or leading process improvement initiatives
  • Additional experience in a search firm/agency environment an asset
  • Client-service oriented and ability to influence without authority
  • Strong computer skills including online sourcing and familiarity with various search methods, and Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills, including presentation and consulting skills
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and creative thinking skills
  • Adaptable and able to respond to urgent requests and changing priorities
  • Collaborative approach to problem-solving and relationship development, and ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the Firm
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
  • CHRP designation an asset

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume to:

E-mail : [email protected]

McCarthy Tétrault is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. We thank all applicants for their interest in McCarthy Tétrault; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.