Sr. Recruiting and Human Capital Professional
Senior level Human Capital professional with over 15 years of hands-on, progressive experience all facets of recruiting, staffing, talent acquisition, sourcing, human resources, career coaching, training, resume writing and much more. Extensive experience interacting with all levels of an organizations staff ranging from low-level through “C” level professionals with extensive experience working on local, regional and national engagements, primarily virtual/remote environments. Application of federal and state employment laws (i.e. OFCCP, EEO/AA, FMLA, ADA, etc.), internal organizational development and continued education of corporate and industry policies, procedures, HRIS & workflow practices, etc. An extremely dedicated and resourceful individual who constantly thinks “outside the box,” continuing to serve numerous industries and organizations, ranging from Fortune 50, 100, 500, & 1000 companies as well as Pre-IPO, mid-range and start-up organizations.
Industry Verticals Serviced:
Over 15 years experience serving the following industries in a variety of ways including but not limited to: Full life-cycle recruiting, sourcing, strategic information/competitive intelligence, training, recruitment process outsourcing design/implementation, strategic planning, etc. All services performed in a variety of business verticals including but not limited to: HR, IT, Accounting & Finance, Executive, Logistics, Sales, Telecommunications, Bio-Tech, Pharmaceutical, Education, Engineering, Services, Back Office, Administrative, Government, Recruiting, Call Center, Banking & Financial Services and many more.
I provide a variety of Recruiting, Sourcing, Social Media, Talent Acquisition and Human Capital services and solutions to organizations of all sizes and industry verticals.
I am available to help your organization take their talent acquisition team to the next level through a variety of services including but not limited to:
- Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Pooling
- Recruitment Process Outsourcing
- Recruitment Process Design
- Social Media Consulting & Training
- Strategic Recruiting and Sourcing
- Training Webinars
- Custom Workshops and Classes
- Resume Review and Writing
- Job Search Strategy Sessions
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Interviewing and Screening (traditional and behavioral)
My services are available for full-time, contract and contract-to-hire engagements. Salary and hourly rates vary with quotes to be provided upon request.
The Recruiters Roundtable February 2008 – Present
Founder/Managing Editor/Principal Consultant
The Recruiters Roundtable is a professional networking group/association and consulting firm servicing the human capital business vertical. The Recruiters Roundtable was designed specifically for recruiters, human capital professionals, hiring managers and job seekers to come together in an informal setting to discuss market trends, share recruiting methodologies, look for a job, network with fellow professionals and much more. We welcome everyone including but not limited to: HR, Recruiting, Staffing, Talent Acquisition, Benefits, Payroll, IT, Engineering, Finance, Development, etc., and we welcome all business industries, verticals and levels of professionals. In just over a year since our inception we are over 1,100 members strong on our LinkedIn group and equally as large throughout our network of sites. We are averaging a minimum of 25 new members per week and are experiencing tremendous, continued growth as we become a household name and industry standard.
A multi-platform, web driven group, focusing on organizations other social networking sites, acting almost as an aggregator, The Recruiters Roundtable is a demanding challenge which requires me to perform all maintenance, administration, approvals, sponsorships, etc. Through a myriad of vehicles, The Recruiters Roundtable can be found all over the internet on various sites including but not limited to: LinkedIn, Facebook, RecruitingBlogs.com, and many more. The theory behind the vast presence is that not all people like change but would still like to participate. I am trying to accommodate that need for consistency in individuals who are resistant to change, yet also catering to individuals who embrace technology and are always looking for new and exciting tools. Our hope is to maintain this accommodation and continue to allow all to be a part of The Recruiters Roundtable no matter what their tool of choice. Some of my daily responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Internal work for The Roundtable:
Content and technical development and maintenance of all sites/groups, Marketing, Public Relations, Partnerships, Postings, Interviews, Research, Review and editing of work from Contributing Editors and Columnists, Networking and much more. Management of all membership requests and approvals, staff management, and other ancillary duties as they arise.
External work for The Roundtable:
Through the use of technology (e.g. webinars, messaging, telephone, email, live feeds, etc.), I consult to local, regional and national organizations on recruiting and sourcing strategies, offering a wide variety of services including but not limited to: recruiting, sourcing, staffing, talent acquisition, competitive intelligence, credential checking, behavioral interviewing, etc. Additionally I consult to corporate human resources and procurement departments to conduct a cost benefit analysis in order to help make recommendations on upcoming purchases of recruiting software, Applicant Tracking Systems, Outside Staffing Services, etc.
With the increasing popularity and use of social media outlets by businesses world-wide and as a SME (subject matter expert) on several of these technical vehicles, I am asked to provide training on how to use these sites, how to minimize your time and maximize your results on them, the value of networking through a myriad of avenues, however primarily focus on the digital networking world to source, recruit, sell, gather competitive intelligence with, identify key contacts and decision makers, etc., using sites such as: LinkedIn, Plaxo, ZoomInfo, Jigsaw, Ryze, Talkbiznow, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Blogger, RecruitingBlogs, and many more. Training can range from individuals to private instruction for organizations or classes of up to 100+ at a time via a webinar. On-Site classes are on a case-by-case basis as well as multiple day, customized training programs.
Day & Zimmermann 06/07 – 02/08 Sr. Corporate Recruiter/
Training Specialist &
Recruitment Process Consultant
Recruited by the SVP of Human Resources and the Director of Talent Acquisition to join Day & Zimmermann Group’s corporate staffing team in a multi-dimensional capacity serving as a Sr. Corporate Recruiter, Training Specialist and Recruitment Process Consultant, to service not only the corporate needs of Day & Zimmermann, but to also service the needs of all of D&Z’s subsidiary companies and various business lines and service offerings, specifically the Yoh Services, LLC brand. Day & Zimmermann Group, founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, employing over 23,000 FTE’s world-wide and annual revenues exceeding $2.5 billion. Over 150 offices located in 75 different countries is one of the largest privately held and most respected firms in the world, offering a wide variety of services, including staffing services through one of the oldest and most respected names in staffing, Yoh. Operating from 75 locations with over $500 million USD in annual sales, Yoh delivers long-and short-term temporary and direct placement of technology and professional personnel, as well as managed staffing services, for the information technology, scientific, engineering, health care, telecommunications and industrial communities. Founded in 1940, Yoh is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Some of my responsibilities included but were not limited to:
As a member of the corporate staffing team, I was responsible for filling the needs of Yoh offices nationwide, recruiting for; Market Managers, Line of Business Managers, Branch Managers, Account Managers, Technical Recruiters, etc, for all of the Yoh lines of business.
As a member of the Day & Zimmermann corporate staffing team, I was responsible for filling the needs of the company in corporate capacities across all levels of experience. Responsible for full life-cycle recruiting for: Information Technology, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, Logistics, Marketing, Sales, etc. Support all managers directly and staff all executive level positions while reporting to the Director of Talent Acquisition & Senior Vice President of HR.
Reported directly to and work in conjunction with the Director of Talent Acquisition at D&Z to analyze, assess, modify, test, de-bug, deploy, train and maintain the current and coming releases of the new versions of the HR & Applicant Tracking Systems, both SAP products; SAP E-Recruiting & myPortal Modules.
Responsible for all full life-cycle recruiting processes, procedures, activities, etc. Managed a workload that consisted of 5-45 requirements concurrently.
Consult internally with managers to help them define their needs and execute searches.
All aspects of recruiting: i.e. sourcing, cold calling, searching job boards, posting jobs, user groups, etc.
Responsible for new internal team employee hiring, orientation, and training.
As a Training Specialist, I was responsible for training all new employees for all of the Day & Zimmermann Businesses who were under the Human Resources or Recruiting umbrella. Training was always conducted via a webinar and focused on every aspect of the specific business unit that was being trained. Worked with the managers of the trainees to identify needs/wants and would develop a lesson plan to execute.
Training consisted of how to use the ATS (applicant tracking system), understanding and execution of the D&Z recruitment process or Yoh recruitment process (both of which I designed), how to cold call and be successful, how to maximize social media networks, how to data mine, how to gather competitive intelligence, training on posting processes for jobs that needed to be OFCCP compliant, how to maintain an active pool of talent, conduct training on D&Z and Yoh recruiting and souring processes, procedures, tips and tricks (authored by me) and much more.
Worked with and managed outside, 3rd party contingent search firms. Selected, passed over or remove from the preferred vendor listing based on varying factors and responses to the RFI/RFP processes I had designed and implemented. Responsible for all negotiations, contracts and fee agreements, payments, etc. Saved D&Z over $1 million dollars in agency (outside staffing firm) fees.
Maintenance of the Applicant Tracking System, data entry, enforcement and adherence of federal compliance laws, etc. ATS utilized was SAP’s E-Recruiting and myPortal was the time & Attendance module.
Spherion Corporation 02/04 – 06/07
Senior Corporate Recruiter/
Training Specialist &
Recruitment Process Consultant
After four years as Principal Consultant and Founder of Elite Staffing Group, a national HR, Technology & Executive Staffing & Consulting and RPO firm (in which I sold my majority stake), I was recruited and offered the opportunity to join Spherion (Ticker Symbol: SFN/NYSE) as a member of their Corporate RPO Solutions & Development team and as a Training Specialist. These positions allowed me to offer my knowledge and expertise to successfully execute training, recruiting projects and RPO solutions (development/deployment/implementation) across several business verticals for a variety of customers. Spherion is one of the world’s oldest and most respected staffing firms with locations in over 100 cities worldwide and revenues exceeding $2 billion annually. The RPO Solutions group specialized in project-based staffing for all industries in a 100% virtual environment, including but not limited to; finance & accounting, sales, human resources, legal, call center, engineering, recruiting, management, administrative, technology, etc. During my time with Spherion, my responsibilities included but were not limited to:
Worked on several external projects for clients including: SodexhoUSA, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Verizon, Grainger, Clearwire, Cigna, Affiliated Computer Services, MetLife, J.P. Morgan Chase. Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, Citrix Systems, GlaxoSmithKline and several others.
Worked in multiple capacities during my tenure with Spherion including: Sr. Recruiter, Team Leader, Project Manager, Training Specialist and Recruitment Process Consultant. All of these positions were worked concurrently requiring quick thinking, ability to make decisions and superb organizational & communication skills. Time management and subsequent tracking of was also a very large part of my position.
As a Training Specialist, I was responsible for training all new employees who were on my team or in my alphabetical division on the RPO team. Training was always conducted via a webinar and focused on every aspect of the specific business unit that was being trained. Worked with my management team and other recruiters and trainers to develop a uniformed standard that was designed, developed and deployed throughout the entire virtual recruiting team of the RPO Division.
Training consisted of how to use the ATS (applicant tracking system), understanding and execution of the client recruitment process or Spherion recruitment process, how to cold call and be successful, how to maximize social media networks, how to data mine, how to gather competitive intelligence, training on posting processes for jobs that needed to be OFCCP compliant, how to maintain an active pool of talent, conduct training on Spherion recruiting and souring processes, procedures, tips and tricks and much more.
Responsible for all full life-cycle recruiting processes, procedures, activities, etc. Work in conjunction with the internal and client hiring managers to help them define their needs and execute searches.
Maintenance of the Applicant Tracking System, data entry, enforcement and adherence of federal compliance laws, etc. ATS’ utilized were Kenexa Recruiter and PeopleClick RMS. Other ancillary duties as they arise in addition to design and suggestion of new ideas and processes. Elite Staffing Group, Inc. 07/00 - 01/04
Principal Consultant & Founder
As Principal Consultant, Majority Owner and Founder of Elite Staffing Group, a national HR, Technology, and Executive Search and Consulting firm, I was responsible for all aspects of running this 75+ person, $3.7 mm+ business. ESG worked with companies of all sizes and industry verticals ranging from Fortune 500 & 1000 customers to Pre-IPO, mid-range & start-up organizations, providing full-time, contract and contract-to-hire resources in addition to solution and project-based recruiting and sourcing engagements to local, regional, and national clients spanning across numerous business verticals and varying difficulties.
ESG was one of the first to introduce the RPO solution to the Pittsburgh marketplace with “Mini-Pro’s,” one of the first Recruitment Process Outsourcing offerings available to the Pittsburgh business community. As the RPO service was still in its infancy, the service offering was a typical brick and mortar methodology that was uniform to all clients no matter what industry they were in. It began as an experiment at ESG, but as interest in the service offering grew, we decided to shift our primary focus to further develop the RPO with our customization spin added to it which is an emphasis on Process Based Recruiting (PBR).
ESG was made up of a staff of over 50+ billable consultants providing contract services to our clients in areas including: HR, Recruiting, Information Technology, Finance & Accounting Services and Sales. Additionally we provided direct hire services either in a contingent/per hire basis or via a retained service and lastly, a contract-to-hire option for our clients. The internal staff was made up of 25+ professionals ranging from 15 recruiters, 5 sales professionals, 5 management professionals and 3 administrative professionals. Recruiting, salary negotiation, interviewing and placement, management, forecasting, sales, applicant tracking (utilizing ACT! 4.0 and Access), web administration, cold calling, job postings, billing, financials, and all other aspects of running a business.
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
Technical Recruiting Manager
Sr. Regional Account Executive
11/99 – 07/00
Kforce Professional Staffing
Senior Technical Recruiter
Client Services Manager
07/98 – 11/99
KCS Computer Services
Human Resources Generalist
01/95 – 06/98
Technical & Functional Skills:
Microsoft Office Suite –17 years
Lotus 1,2,3 – 3 years
Lotus Notes – 3 years
Kenexa – 1 year
BrassRing – 1 Year
PeopleClick – 3.5 Years
SAP myPortal – 9 Months
SAP E-Recruiting ATS – 9 Months
Sendouts Pro – 1.5 years
CentraOne VoIP Conference – 3.5 Years
Behavioral/Psychological Interviewing – 15 Years
Recruiting & Overall Management –15 Years
Research, Negotiation and Selection of Job Boards and Contracts – 15 Years
Recruitment Workflow/Lifecycle Development – 15 Years
Requisition Writing and Development – 15 Years
RFP/RFI Authoring – 10 Years
Preferred Vendor Management & Selection -10 Years
Client Selection and Prioritizing – 10 Years
HTML Basics – 3 Years
Internet Utilities – Sourcing/Recruiting, Advertisement, Posting, Bundling, etc. – 15 years
Web Based Recruiting Tools – 15 years
Type 65+ WPM
Windows Operating Systems (XP, ME, 98, 95, etc.) - 17 years
ACT! 4.0 – 4 years
Mail Systems – Lotus Notes, MS-Outlook & MS-Outlook Express – 15 years
RPO Design and Implementation – 10 Years
Partial Client List:
Gilbarco – Veeder Root
US Investigation Services
NDC Health (Formerly TechRx)
EFI (Formerly Print Café)
PNC Financial Corporation
Mellon Financial Corporation
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
Confluence Technologies Corp.
H.J. Heinz Corporation
Kurt J. Lesker Co.
Laurel Networks, Inc.
Management Science Associates
Mine Safety Appliances
Michael Baker Corporation
American Video Glass
Union Switch & Signal
Pittsburgh Logistic Systems
Federal Home Loan Bank Systems
National City Corporation
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
84 Lumber Company
JP Morgan Chase
Affiliated Computer Services
IBM Global Services
Yoh Services, LLC
Day & Zimmermann