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Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • Location: Springfield, 62706-0000
  • Salary: 42.86
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Long term contract Opportunity!
Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist
Location: Springfield, IL 62706
Term: 5 Months Contract

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Identifies and cultivates sources for hiring experienced and entry level personnel through:
  • Networking and Colleague Referrals
  • Development and utilization of Internet Mining technology and capabilities
  • Development and maintenance of a Competitor candidate information database
  • Development and initiation of a candidate relationship “pipeline management” strategy
  • Utilization of current and future staffing technology
  • Manages Recruiting budget for region through cost-effective advertisement and third-party recruiters
  • Develops preferred supplier list of third-party recruiters; works with the the National Director of
  • staffing to negotiate discounted contract rates for staffing needs
  • Screens, interviews and tests job applicants as required; maintains applicant database utilizing the
  • Taleo Talent Management System
  • Provides key staffing metrics for regional hiring; tracks regional colleague retention; and consults with regional management regarding issues affecting turnover
  • Trains and mentors hiring managers as well as
  • Colleague Resource Generalists in the use of the
  • Taleo Talent Management System; builds skill level of regional users by providing training on system updates and new user training
  • Promotes and assists Colleague Resources Managers in training hiring managers in the use of Behavioral Interviewing Techniques, as well as other candidate assessment tools and processes
  • Supports and provides training for the Colleague
  • Resources Generalists in staffing techniques

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • 4 years of staffing experience
  • 3 years as a direct recruiter in a high volume, difficult-to-source industry required. Insurance industry recruiting experience is preferred
  • Experience with Virtual Edge Candidate Management System is preferred
  • Knowledge of employment laws and practices
  • Working knowledge of e-recruiting concepts and systems
  • PC literate, including Microsoft Office products Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • PHR or SPHR Certification preferred
  • Preferred insurance industry experience or specialized background in full life cycle recruitment for specialty roles including legal, finance, warehousing, client support, pooling, etc.

If this sounds like the perfect fit, Apply Today!


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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