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Senior Technical Recruiter (Contract)



The job description is for a Talent Acquisition Specialist position at PlayStation, a global leader in entertainment. The role involves partnering with hiring managers to source the best talent in the EMEA region, managing the recruitment process from brief to offer, and ensuring a positive candidate experience. The ideal candidate should have experience in hiring within the tech industry, be a self-starter with strong problem-solving skills, and be able to build long-lasting relationships with internal and external customers. The company values diversity and inclusivity and encourages everyone to apply. The position is a contingent worker position, and remote working is possible.

Job description

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Role Overview:

You will will focus on delivery of hires predominately in the UK, partnering with local and international hiring managers to source the best talent in the EMEA region. You will be passionate about candidate experience and DE&I, taking pride in sourcing candidates from a diverse group of backgrounds to help our teams to pioneer in our industry. This is the perfect role for someone who enjoys building productive relationships quickly, with a mixed group of people to enable you to deliver on hires into our key growth areas.

Please note: this is a contingent worker position.

Remote working: the Talent Acquisition team spend Wednesdays in our office in Soho, London. Outside of Wednesdays, you can work remotely or go into the office depending on your preference.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Ownership of recruitment across key technical areas of PlayStation
  • Managing the recruitment process from brief to offer across permanent and fixed term requirements for your business areas.
  • Partnering with hiring managers to support with attraction and selection of suitable candidates.
  • Account management of recruitment agency suppliers for their dedicated business areas when needed.
  • Directly and proactively source permanent hire candidates; you will also partner with a Sourcer to do this for some areas
  • Work with managers to develop compelling job adverts that really resonate with prospective candidates.
  • Work with the Talent Acquisition Coordinator to support hiring managers with interview bookings and candidate management through their hiring process.
  • Manage the offer process and partner with HR Operations to ensure paperwork is generated correctly and efficiently
  • Ambassador for PlayStation when promoting the business to candidates and agency suppliers.
  • Ensure the ATS and recruitment reporting is regularly updated to aid with metrics i.e. sources, agency against direct, time to hire, time to offer, average cost per hire etc.
  • Talent pooling and recycling candidates across the divisions. Championing silver medalist candidates to other departments.
  • Attend and coordinate external careers fairs and events to promote the PlayStation brand.
  • Support and coach on best practice interview techniques / process where required.
  • Collaborating with your HR Business Partner to ensure collaborative, transparent relationship is achieved.
  • Driving specific D&I activity and initiatives for recruiting by upskilling hiring managers and the Talent Acquisition team on best practice and ensuring data is tracked successfully.

What we are looking for:

  • Personable, clear communicator who can partner with a variety of internal & external customers at all levels and build long lasting relationships.
  • Self-starter with strong problem-solving skills who can work on their own initiative.
  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of hiring within the tech industry
  • Ability to prioritise by partnering with leaders to understand the urgency and need for hiring
  • Can deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong resilience with a pragmatic approach
  • Have a blended career background of both agency but majority of experience working in-house
  • A sourcing champion with the ability to adapt your search methodology to the diverse hiring needs

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience of working in a Talent Acquisition/ Recruitment department set up.
  • EMEA based tech hiring experience
  • Strong In-house experience of hiring tech, studio or engineering roles would be desirable
  • Experience of partnering with hiring teams to promote diversity & Inclusion hiring campaigns or initiatives.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Location: United Kingdom, London

Country: United Kingdom

Date found: 2023-03-21

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