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Talent Advisor

Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Herc Rentals

Req #: 41027

Herc Rentals Inc. is a premier, full-service equipment rental firm – providing our customers the equipment, services and solutions they need to achieve optimal performance safely, efficiently and effectively. A pioneer of the equipment rental industry, Herc Rentals continues to evolve and grow through technological innovations, expanded product offerings and value-added services and consultative solutions to support its customers’ projects.


With more than 55 years of equipment rental expertise, approximately 5,100 employees and approximately 295 company-operated locations across North America, Herc Rentals serves a broad range of end markets, including construction; industrial operations, refineries and petrochemical operations; governmental entities and contractors; disaster recovery and remediation; infrastructure; railroad operations; utilities; film, television, live entertainment and special event production; agricultural operations; and facilities management.


Short Description

The Talent Advisor is accountable to implement recruitment strategies and execute recruitment activities across Canada. He/She focuses on building and maintaining partnerships at colleges, universities and trade schools, specifically focusing on candidates for our sales internships, trainee and apprenticeship programs. This position will be a hybrid role, working from home, attending live events, and doing site visits periodically. 


  • Filling Requisitions as needed by the business.
  • Attend campus career fairs, interact with students and promote the Herc Rentals brand.
  • Conducting interviews and sorting through applicants to fill open positions.
  • Assessing applicants' knowledge, skills, and experience to best suit open positions.
  • Completing paperwork for new hires.
  • Attracting suitable candidates through databases, online employment forums, social media, etc.
  • Contact college, university and technical schools to provide informative materials about Herc programs.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with educational institutions.
  • Collaborating with department managers to compile a consistent list of requirements.
  • Report on recruiting metrics after every careers event, including number of candidates interviewed and hired.
  • Promote Herc’s reputation and attractiveness as a good employment opportunity.


  • Ability to engage in natural verbal interaction with applicants/candidates
  • Ability to follow up with applicants/candidates in a timely manner
  • Able to walk into unfamiliar environments and adjust rapidly to the setting
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer service focused
  • Multi-tasking individual who uses project management skills to accomplish goals
  • Must react to changing business needs
  • Solid and proven computer skill set (knowledge of MS Office is preferred)
  • Works and communicates effectively with all levels of the company

Professional Experience

1-3 years Recruiting or Talent Acquisition experience required

Educational Background

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from accredited institution.

Conditions of Employment

  • Proven work experience as a full-cycle recruiter.
  • Solid ability to conduct interviews at all levels.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to source candidates through databases and social media.
  • Ability to multi-task and work constructively under high pressure.
  • Valid driver’s license with clean abstract.
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time to attend campus and technical recruiting events. 


Our long-term strategy underscores the understanding that our success depends on the dedication and capability of our team members. We are focused on attracting, retaining and empowering talented and dedicated people to build the best team in the equipment rental industry. We also seek to build a team that reflects the variety of people, cultures and communities we interact with every day and to create an inclusive, productive environment in which all team members feel valued and respected.


Herc Rentals provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical, dental, vision care, life insurance coverage, paid vacation and holidays. 


Herc Rentals is an equal opportunity employer



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