A Glimpse into the World of Internal Talent Acquisition

Ever wondered what it’s like to be part of an internal talent acquisition team? Our agency division has spoken to one of our clients, Charlotte Duke who is Talent Acquisition Assistant at IPG Mediabrands about her role.

1. Tell us a bit about you and your current role/responsibilities
I’m 2 years out of university and have been working at IPG Mediabrands for 10 months where I recruit for entry-level roles, including grads and apprentices, across all agencies. I also support the HR Generalist team in writing all contracts for new starters and managing the onboarding process.

2. What does a normal day look like for you?
It’s difficult to say what a typical day looks like, but that’s what I love about my job. I get to work closely with hiring managers to find out more about their needs and team culture and speak to a whole variety of candidates from different backgrounds. There are so many specialists within our business, each of them fiercely passionate about their work, and that’s why I work very hard to ensure we recruit the very best entry-level talent to support their goals.

3. What are the main challenges you face in your role?
As the graduate and apprentice market is incredibly fast-paced and competitive, the biggest challenge I face is keeping up with this. We maintain meaningful company values and offer fantastic career progression to candidates – this is why they often choose us over our competitors.

4. What value do recruitment agencies bring to your role and the business?
I hire all my roles directly but support my two colleagues on the Talent team when they need an extra pair of hands. As we’re a small team with a high volume of roles, recruiters are essential to hiring the best talent for our company. They get to know our business back to front and provide market insight that helps us manage the recruitment process from day 1.

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