Recruiter / Talent Acquisition

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(17/06/2022 3:35 AM)
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Human Resources & Administration


Job Position            : Recruiter

Discipline                 : Group

Reporting to           : Director, Talent



Ogilvy has been producing iconic, culture-changing marketing campaigns since the day its founder David Ogilvy opened up shop in 1948. Today, Ogilvy is an award-winning integrated creative network that makes brands matter for Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses across 132 offices in 83 countries. The company creates experiences, design and communications that shape every aspect of a brand’s needs through six core capabilities: Brand Strategy, Advertising, Customer Engagement and Commerce, PR and Influence, Digital Transformation, and Partnerships. Ogilvy is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WWPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.


The Mission

Our group objective is to be a world class centre of excellence which attracts the best local and foreign talent to suit our local and regional business needs.


An integral part of Ogilvy is to remain the employer of choice in the media industry in Singapore, attracting, developing and retaining the best talent available


Within the Talent function, Human Resources provides processes, policies and tools to contribute to the achievement of this goal through a balance of global standards applied consistently within business units and regions and the consideration of local and business specific requirements.



The Recruiter will be based in Singapore and will play a key role in the Singapore Talent Team. Reporting to the Talent Director, the Recruiter is responsible for building strong relationships with Managers, following up on employee referrals, proactively sourcing top talent and maintaining a strategic recruiting pipeline. This person is a credibility builder, a Talent champion, an agency facilitator, and talent advocate. Also demonstrates ability to provide excellent customer service, multitask and prioritize effectively to meet group and business unit needs.


  • Strategically produces candidates through all means necessary. In particular, this individual must be comfortable with all aspects of recruiting with strong communication skills both verbally and written, in order to properly engage candidates.
  • The individual will have access to a variety of tools including LinkedIn Recruiter, iCIMS (mining internal search database) and outside resources; direct sourcing; networking; and attending industry events
  • Achieves staffing objectives by recruiting and evaluating job candidates. Proactively builds pipelines of diverse talent related to key business and hiring initiatives across the divisions, as well as for high turnover and hard to fill roles.
  • Advises managers on best practice for recruitment and assists in relocations and immigration cases. Willing to be objective in order to achieve best results.
  • Monitors industry trends and new business initiatives in competitive industries, shares information with the team as appropriate, and maintains data in Talent database (iCIMS) on a real time basis
  • Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting universities, community services, employment agencies, recruiters, media, and internet sites; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations; and maintaining rapport.
  • Determines applicant requirements by studying job description and job qualifications.
  • Determines applicant qualifications by interviewing applicants, analyzing responses, verifying references, and comparing qualifications to job requirements.
  • Arranges management interviews by coordinating schedules.
  • Evaluates applicants by discussing job requirements and applicant qualifications with managers and interviewing applicants on a consistent set of qualifications.
  • Manages new employee relocation by determining new employee requirements, negotiating with movers, arranging temporary housing, and providing community introductions.
  • Improves organization attractiveness by recommending new policies and practices; monitoring job offers and compensation practices; and emphasizing benefits and perks.
  • Manages intern program by conducting orientations; scheduling rotations and assignments; monitoring intern job contributions; coaching interns; and advising managers on training and coaching.
  • Avoids legal challenges by understanding current legislation, enforcing regulations with managers, recommending new procedures, and conducting training.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.


  • At least 2 to 3 years of experience in hiring/recruiting with heavy emphasis on search, preferably with at least 1 year in agency.
  • Knowledge of recruitment practices, relevant job markets and research processes
  • Knowledge and experience of the Advertising and PR industries
  • Must be an expert in various sourcing techniques (i.e. internet search, cold calling)
  • Excellent relationship management skills. Ability to interface with senior hiring leaders
  • Knowledge of applicable employment laws and practices
  • A problem solver who can adapt to various situations and personalities
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, with a sense of urgency and the ability to prioritize
  • Strong project and process management skills
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems, job boards, social media sites, etc.
  • Experience managing others is a plus
  • Advanced computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)


Personal Data Protection Act

At Ogilvy we are committed to ensuring your personal information is protected and never misused. Personal data collected will be used for assessing and evaluating your suitability for employment in any current or prospective position within the organization and verifying your identity and accuracy of your personal details and other information provided.


By submitting your application for this position, you are authorizing Ogilvy to: a) collect and use your personal data, and disclose such data to any third party with whom Ogilvy or any of its related corporation has service arrangements, in each case for all purposes in connection with your job application, and employment with Ogilvy; and b) retain your personal data for 1 year for consideration of future job opportunities (where applicable)


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