Talent & Development Specialist

Willis Towers Watson Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 4 months ago

Working alongside Talent & Development COE leaders, this role will support the design and delivery (to the company) of global processes, programs, tools and resources. Will also help evaluate talent and development programs designed to improve retention and engagement, professional development, performance, culture, build capability through talent and development priorities and core processes/programs.

Reporting to the Project Manager in the Talent & Devleopment COE, the Talent & Development Specialist supports projects and processes for the Talent & Development team across all major areas: Talent Management (including Gender Balance), Learning & Leadership development (assessments coordination, research projects, vendor management, intranet content), Inclusion & Diversity (support communications and planning of global diversity calendar, leverageable support to I&D Councils; social media liaison for I&D; intranet content & global I&D surveys); Manager Capabilities (including performance management, feedback, survey work, intranet content, communications); and HR Capabilities (building HR skill set across key strategic activities / to support the success of the HROM), all as described in the HR service catalogue. Approximately 50% of Talent & Development Specialists work load will be in one of these areas, with core projects/responsibilities clearly defined; the balance of responsibilities will be assigned by the Project Manager based on requisite skills and experience, learning needs of team members and bandwidth considerations.

Please note that this role is open to HR Colleagues L63-L58 in any North America or Great Britain location.

The Role

Key Accountabilities

Take ownership of and accountabily for assigned projects and deliver to quality and time specifications.

Work autonomously and flexibly across the team in a collaborative, communicative manner.

Take every opportunity to build I&D principles into all of our Talent & Development programs, processes, tools and resources.

Actively contribute to continuous improvement efforts and the delivery of high-quality, reliable, consistent programs and processes.

Comfort with ambiguity and working fluidly across a broad team to support a multiple of activities with dotted line relationships.

Take responsibllity for own professional development, with support from people manager and team. Maintain a growth mindset for agile learning.

Understand the new HR Operating Model and think and work scalably, leveraging technology/digital solutions, as possible

Key Performance Indicators

Quality of service; feedback from COE and other HR leaders; maintenance of timelines.

Team culture and colleague development; collaboration and engagement across the HR function.

Delivery through measurements of timeliness and responsiveness, willingness to take on new and different responsibilities.

5 - 7 years broad-based experience with a range of HR administration, support and talent & development subject matter.


Proactive in identifying opportunities to educate the HR community, business leaders/managers/colleagues on evolving processes.

Drive for Results

Learning Agility

Organization Acumen


Attention to detail

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries.

We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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Talent & Development Specialist

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