Talent Acquisition Partner

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii (HI), US, 96840

Company: hawaiianel

Thank you for your interest.


Applications will be screened based on the information provided; in order to assist us in determining qualifications, please upload a current resume and take some time to update your employment information, certifications, etc., on your Employee Profile before continuing. The information will flow over to your Candidate Profile.  If no updates need to be made to your profile, please continue to submit your application.


Thank you,
Human Resources



The Talent Acquisition Department of the Human Resources Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 vacancy available for a Talent Acquisition Partner



Leads the full recruitment lifecycle and talent acquisition for all management, bargaining unit and hard to fill roles.  Partners in developing annual recruitment plans that are diverse and align to EEO/AAP hiring goals, sourcing, marketing, recruitment workflow tactics and contingency factors based on client drivers and business conditions.  Works with HR Business Partners and their clients ensuring quality of hires through an understanding of the line of business, competencies and skills required for the roles, and employment law.  Applies recruitment expertise to assess and overcome hiring challenges and seek continuous efficiency gains with SAP SuccessFactors tools.



  • Project manage the Company's hiring through the development, design, execution, and delivery of recruitment strategies to competitively hire, develop, and retain a high-performing, diverse workforce. Serves as the subject matter expert bringing insight on best practices and leading methodologies related to recruitment.
    • Serve as an internal consultant to process area leaders and HR partners for translating business strategies and thoroughly understanding leadership talent needs to successfully deliver against the Company's vision, long term strategy and annual goals. Drive facilitation of continuous improvement via measurement tools and recruitment analytics.
    • Sources talent to achieve the Company's strategic workforce initiatives by building candidate pipelines, researching and networking with community services, colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, media, and internet sites; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations; and maintaining rapport.
    • Avoids legal challenges and minimizes Company risk by understanding current legislation, enforcing Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) and Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) regulations with managers, recommending procedures, and providing interviewing and hiring training (e.g. unconscious bias).
    • Evaluates candidate qualifications by any combination of screening, interviewing, testing, verifying references, and thoroughly understanding position/job description, job qualifications and standards. Serves as an unbiased advisor to hiring managers.
    • Develops, manages, and leverages a broad professional network and remains current on market trends, innovative sourcing practices, and talent insights for generating rapid, effective results aligned to business priorities.
    • Promotes the employer brand through emphasizing benefits, perks, competitive pay, and employer of choice practices, remains current with industry best practices, recommending policies and practices; supported by metrics for offer acceptances/declines, turnover, and compensation practices.
    • Supports employment testing program;ensures compliance with vendor testing standards, and license agreements and applicable laws; recommends changes or enhancements to testing program, as needed, to support strategies; handles non-routine applicant queries and disputes.
    • Leverages the Company's corporate deals to provide guidance for the department's arrangement of out of state interviews or neighbor island interviews requiring travel.
    • Oversees the summer intern program recruitment including orientations; scheduling of rotations and assignments; monitoring intern job contributions; coaching interns; and advising managers on training and coaching. 
  • Assist IT with system application upgrades testing, as well as assist in the implementation of new processes and systems for efficient HR recruitment and reporting.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response. Perform other duties as assigned.



Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of Human Resources practices, policies, and principles normally acquired with a bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of recruitment trends and techniques, human capital development, and the retention and continuous engagement of employees.
  • Proven expertise creating comprehensive recruitment and sourcing plans with the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of clients within the Company.
  • A fundamental understanding of principles, practices, and standards of state and federal laws and regulations as related to employment practices, EEO and AA, including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Equal Pay Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Action of 2008, and other federal and state laws related to EEO.
  • Basic understanding of regulated utility or federal contractor requirements.
  • Working knowledge of business statistics and applications normally acquired through college level courses or equivalent experience.
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, applicant tracking systems, etc.
  • Professional certification in Human Resources, PHR or SPHR, preferred.
  • Utilities industry experience highly desirable.


Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership and flexibility in interpersonal style, and ability to influence and persuade various groups or individuals, frequently dealing with time sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy, confidentiality, and professionalism in a fast-paced, demanding work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop programs and initiatives that are aligned with the Company's strategic priorities.
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. Demonstrated ability in the development and delivery of executive level presentations.
  • Energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain cool under pressure, be flexible in a demanding work environment, manage multiple priorities, and to exceed goals successfully.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and develop strong, collaborative relationships.
  • Strong ability to assess issues and situations from a critical and logical viewpoint. Strong attention to detail and ability to quickly analyze data.
  • Innovative and creative problem-solving skills and the ability to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge, and to keep abreast of the latest developments in employment law, business trends, tools, and techniques.


Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years of exempt, non-exempt, executive, and bargaining unit recruitment experience.
  • Experience (3-5) years in administering EEO and affirmative action plans and related federal and state compliance requirements.


Role: Professional

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Ali'i Place – Hawaii (Qualified candidates located on Oahu, Maui or Hawai'i Island may be considered for this position).

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the Talent Acquisition Partner  [Req ID 8342] position is $75,000.00 to $95,700.00. The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. 


Interested individuals who are employees of affiliate companies should apply online. The application must clearly indicate the demonstrated experience/knowledge/skills/abilities the candidate possesses which specifically qualifies him/her for the position.


Applicant Certification
By submitting an application for the position, candidates:
1. Authorize the Hawaiian Electric Companies to confirm all statements contained in the application and/or any materials submitted and made a part of the application as they relate to the position and to the extent permitted by law;
2. Authorize and consent to, without reservation, the Hawaiian Electric Companies sharing any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;
3. Release, discharge, and hold harmless, Hawaiian Electric Companies, from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company;
4. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer; and
5. Authorize, direct, and consent to Hawaiian Electric Companies and/or its authorized agents to conduct investigations into candidates' background. These investigations may include, but are not limited to searches for information about applicants; record of criminal convictions to the extent permitted by law, education records, professional certifications, personal character references, and employment history.


EEO Statement
Hawaiian Electric Companies is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), ancestry/national origin, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws. We further encourage individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.


Hawaiian Electric Companies complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any request for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the candidate to the HR Service Center at (808) 543-4848.


Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii