Talent Specialist

Company Name:
Pinnacle Entertainment
Job Title: Talent Specialist
City: Harvey
State: LA
Work Schedule:
Job Type: Full Time
Average Hours per Week:
Category: Human Resources
Job Description:
Responsible for managing the recruitment process from requisition through the first 90 days of employment, including the referral program. Ensures positions are filled according to Pinnacle and property guidelines, all federal and state employment laws including ADA and EEOC guidelines.
Assesses property wide employment needs and opportunities working with the VPs, Directors and Managers. Holds departments accountable to fill positions within time allowed for open positions by Pinnacle Entertainment. Partners with all levels of leadership to ensure adequate staffing levels are met.
Oversees the job posting process through HR Logix system, including initial screening of applicants to assess individual experience and ability. Refers qualified candidates for the culture interviews, consults with department managers as to the status of interviewed candidates.
Recruits for all open positions in partnership with hiring managers. Develops and executes talent recruiting processes and programs- job fairs, community networks (Dept. of Labor, various agencies) and colleges, walk-in application process, including the creation of an environment that is welcoming and efficient. Creates, builds and maintains relationships with agencies and schools to promote Boomtown New Orleans as an employer of choice.
Directs and administers the Culture Audition process; this includes scheduling the auditions with both the candidates and the panel; discussion with the panel regarding their recommendations and follow up with candidates based on outcome of the auditions. Partner with hiring managers to determine final decisions on department interviews for selection. Works with Career Development Manager to "train the trainer" for anyone from leadership that is selected to participate as a new panel member.
Oversees the on-boarding process, including new hire paperwork, pre-employment testing and any necessary licensing requirements working with the Human Resources Coordinator to ensure the process is smooth and efficient, minimizing the time it takes to hire a candidate for those items within our control.
Analyzes metrics such as turnover, retention, etc. to strategically adjust recruiting efforts as necessary
Directs and coordinates New Hire Orientation including presenters; facilitates portions of NHO; facilitates, with the Career Development Manager, the "train the trainer" with presenters for New Hire Orientation to ensure effective delivery to newly hired team members.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining updated dates of New Hire Orientation and culture auditions on the HR calendar, including the participant list and payroll input for New Hire Orientation, working with the HR Coordinator.
Overseesthe first 90 days of the new hire experience by partnering with department managers to ensure effective onboarding through scheduled and documented check backs with team members.
Directs and manages the recruiting referral program.
Maintains Human Resources calendar.
Oversees and coordinates quarterly "Living the Values" awards from nominations, voting and to the completion of the event with the assistance of other HR staff.
Interprets Federal and State Employment Laws (EEOC) and company policies to ensure consistent application and staff compliance.
Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and other employment laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Other duties as assigned, including planning, leading, coordinating, executing and follow-up for Team Member functions and events.
Job Requirements:
Minimum of 4 years in a service-oriented environment is required, ideally in a heavily regulated environment
Bachelor's degree preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of employment law
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Provides superior customer service by utilizing P.E.A.K. Demonstrates ability to positively affect interactions with customers and team members, and has the resiliency to deal with difficult customers in all types of business conditions and the ability to work harmoniously with team members.
Highly organized with the ability to work with multiple deadlines and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment to meet deadlines
Commitment to quality customer service for both internal and external customers; ability to exemplify the culture and values of Pinnacle
Possesses the ability to adapt and to solve problems proactively and creatively
Effective collaborative and partnering skills
Strong computer skills including MS Office programs, applicant tracking systems, etc.
Ability to lead and influence those around you
Knowledge of all State and Federal employment laws including but not limited to EEOC laws and ADA.

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