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Talent Scientist At Canonical – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldData, Business Analysis and AI  , Human Resources / HR 
  • As a Talent Scientist, you will work closely with these Hiring Leads to drive initiatives, automation and best practice whilst offering an expert viewpoint on talent assessments. This is not a recruiter position; it’s about the science of talent and performance, raising awareness and insights across the business so that we make, as a company, outstanding choices in the selection process.

We have a number of entry to mid level openings in our team seeking the following:

  • A passion to be involved with how an organisation thinks about hiring talent
  • A Bachelors or Masters + degree in Psychology, and exceptional academic track record.
  • Ability to interview candidates using behavioural interviewing techniques (competency based and psychometric assessments)
  • Exceptional analytical problem solving abilities with experience using statistical analysis to identify behavioural patterns
  • A high level of personal organisation to work remotely and be effective.

We have a number of open roles in the team, ranging from junior to mid level roles, all based remotely in the EMEA region.
Location: EMEA – Home based
What your day will look like
As a Talent Scientist you will:

  • Drive talent analytics to provide our business with real-time insight, partnering with the business to help them move through their hiring processes efficiently.
  • Conduct in-depth behavioural talent interviews providing considerable insights into motivations and behaviours.
  • Build key relationships with global stakeholders to ensure we deliver against our hiring agenda, closely monitoring hiring activities, driving results and ensuring that there is consistency in our operational processes
  • Drive data driven insights, making sure our decision making process is robust and supportive to inform our decisions.
  • Consider our employer brand and how our interactions with a candidate impacts their experience
  • Review and streamline hiring processes and tools to drive continuous improvement.
  • Work with external third parties and platforms to ensure we maximise our return on investment.
  • Bring a passion for diversity and inclusion, ensuring we remove unconscious bias from our hiring process and ensuring our sourcing strategy underpins this.

What we are looking for in you

  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in psychology/industrial psychology, or a compelling narrative about your alternative chosen path, together with an exceptional academic track record throughout your education years.
  • Great analytical skills to run statistical analysis on hiring data using metrics to fuel decision making and influence positive change.
  • Exposure/appreciation of psychometric assessments, including interpretation, validity and reliability metrics
  • An demonstrative viewpoint on talent, with a deep appreciation of how to predict and measure success of people.
  • Experience of conducting behavioural, competency based interviews with the ability to train stakeholders and advise on how to get the best out of an interview.
  • Successful track record of scoping and delivering projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written English.
  • Willingness to travel to company events 2-4 times a year, for up to two weeks each.

Other Skills You May Bring

  • Experience in statistical significance testing and experience in Bayesian inference and/or predictive analytics and ML.
  • Python/R/SQL.
  • Experience on building data dashboards.
  • Exposure to the following tools: LinkedIn Talent Insights, Greenhouse, DISC profiling.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Canonical on boards.greenhouse.io to apply

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