Talent/HR Manager

at SmartStart
Published May 15, 2024
Expires June 10, 2024
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Category Human Resource  
Job Type Full-Time  



As the Talent Manager at SmartStart, you'll drive recruitment efforts, ensuring top talent is attracted and retained. Collaborating closely with department heads, you'll oversee onboarding processes and foster a culture of growth and development. Additionally, you'll manage employee information systems and ensure compliance with relevant policies and legislation. Your role will be pivotal in shaping SmartStart's success through strategic talent management initiatives.


Key Responsibilities

Recruitment and Onboarding:


Lead recruitment efforts to attract top talent.


Collaborate with department heads to define role requirements.


Oversee the onboarding process to ensure smooth integration.


Employee Engagement and Development:


Foster a culture of growth and development.


Support managers in implementing relationship-building practices.


Facilitate ongoing performance conversations and feedback.


Compliance and Administration:


Manage employee information systems and ensure data accuracy.


Coordinate organizational meetings and events.


Ensure compliance with relevant policies and legislation.


Strategic Contribution:


Contribute to strategic decision-making as a key member of the management team.



Qualifications & Experience:


Minimum degree or equivalent evidence of learning and capabilities, showcasing excellence and analytic ability, not necessarily in "human resources." Relevant subsequent qualifications advantageous.


Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in roles like talent acquisition, talent management, HR business partner, or in people and/or talent-related work such as leadership development, change management, or organizational development.


Experience in recruiting preferred, or a strong appetite to learn.


Strongly preferred: People and team management experience and insights, demonstrating self-awareness, interpersonal and relational intelligence, feedback and/or "learning conversation" skills, including handling difficult conversations, and coaching skills or experience.


Required Skills and Behaviour:


Demonstrated clear orientations in practice towards seeing employees as individuals operating within complex organizational and broader contexts, and viewing people and team managers as primarily responsible for managing people-in-roles, their performance development, and associated decision-making.


Clear curiosity and a track record of learning, including openness to and appetite for feedback.

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