RequirementsTo meet the basic qualifications for this role you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Contract Recruiter opportunity, you also should have:
- A bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevant experience.
- At least five years of recruiting experience for both exempt and nonexempt positions, including strong Internet sourcing and research skills.
- A demonstrated ability to build relationships with clients and strong attention to customer service.
- Experience with volume recruiting.
- Strong sourcing skills and experience using diverse channels and platforms.
- Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals at all organizational levels in the business community.
- Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing, tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
- Solid technical savvy and the ability to learn new systems and tools quickly.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Proficiency in Google Drive.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor.
- A consultative approach, including the ability to win over difficult clients and come up with solutions for projects that are stuck or not viable.
- The instinct and emotional intelligence to ask the difficult questions.
- General knowledge of employment law, including an understanding of and ability to work within EEOC anti-discrimination guidelines.
- The ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
- A passion for quality.
- An unquestionable work ethic and the ability to work at a fast pace while maintaining high quality.
- Fast keyboarding skills (at times you'll need to document conversations online as they occur).
- The ability to pass background checks and drug screens.
- A modem and/or router that can be configured to allow communication through certain ports that RingCentral (our VoIP provider) uses.
- A computer that is capable of running RingCentral's softphone and supporting our standard USB headset.
- We can't guarantee the length of any assignment, but we will do our best to provide you up-to-date information so you can plan. You may work a two-month assignment and then wait another three months for the next one.
- Assignments may come on short notice.
- You may have more than one assignment at any given time, depending on the scope of those assignments and the volume you request.
- Some assignments may involve 100% sourcing, so you should truly enjoy sourcing.
- We are creating a top-quality hourly team that parallels our existing top-quality project-based team. While it is possible that you could transition from one to the other, our goal is to bring on board people who appreciate the advantages of the hourly model and the flexibility it offers.
The RoleWe always have maintained an informal bench of strong recruiting talent, and we're putting a little more structure around it as we expand our business model. We're creating an Expansion Team (ET) to take on hourly engagements; this new team parallels our existing one, which works on a project basis. We've created an ET portal (no "phone home" jokes, please!) and, once you have been added to the team, you'll go into the portal to set up a professional profile and indicate your schedule availability. As hourly engagements come in, we'll go to the portal to find the team member who best fit's the client's needs.
Each assignment will be different, so we'll look to you to be flexible. For each assignment you will become an extension of the client's talent acquisition team and you may engage in any combination of recruiting activities, from gathering requirements from the hiring manager to supporting post-hire onboarding processes.
If you're the person we're looking for, you'll look forward to the variety:
- You may do full cycle recruiting or focus on just one aspect, such as sourcing or response management.
- You will work virtually, from your home office.
- You will work in the client's ATS for the most part, although sometimes you may work in Recruiting Machine, DT's proprietary ATS. You'll need to be technically savvy and able to learn quickly.
- One assignment may last two weeks while another lasts six months.
- You may work very closely with the client, or you may have a more independent, autonomous role.
- Participating in discovery/brainstorming sessions with the hiring manager.
- Sourcing candidates using database searches, social networking, email campaigns, cold calling and other methods.
- Placing ads using the client's system.
- Screening candidates, sometimes using tools you create for that purpose.
- Presenting the best candidates to the hiring manager or human resources contact.
- Conducting background checks.
- Scheduling interviews and possibly arranging travel.
- Helping negotiate and mediate offers.
- Providing orientation and/or training.
- And more.
Keys to success
On each and every assignment you will represent Decision Toolbox, and we'll depend on you to exemplify the highest standards of quality and professionalism. You'll need to have a strong sense of ownership and accountability. Along with independence and flexibility comes responsibility. If you struggle to manage your time effectively, like lots of training, and prefer to focus on one task at a time, this probably isn't the role for you. Frankly, we are picky about bringing on people who are tenacious, resourceful, highly motivated independent thinkers who regularly go "above and beyond" the call of duty.
You'll answer to multiple stakeholders, and that will require a certain finesse and political savvy. Clients may utilize our hourly model in challenging situations, such as when they are not getting the results they want from their in-house team, or they have a large project under way such as a system implementation. You'll need to remain flexible, solution-oriented and upbeat, and take a proactive approach to integrating into their organization seamlessly.
Some clients may see you as simply "an extra pair of hands," but you should always consider yourself to be a value-adding consultant. Even on a pure sourcing project you can identify market trends and share that insight with clients. On full cycle recruiting projects you should position yourself as a partner who guides the hiring manager (HM) rather than being guided by the HM.
Most importantly, we'll look to you to keep the client informed at all times. Perhaps our only unforgivable offense is to leave a client wondering what is going on with your project. If an issue arises, you should recognize it and take action (including asking for help!) quickly, as opposed to letting a project flounder. Bottom line, we are our clients' recruitment partners, and the more the client feels you are taking care of his/her needs, the more repeat business you will see . . .
More Good ReasonsRewards now and later -- on many assignments you will be a welcome supplement to a client's team, helping relieve pressure. Over the longer term, you will be part of a growing business line and have opportunities to help shape the new model. As the model gains momentum, we may be looking for strong performers to take on leadership roles.
One-of-a-kind position -- this is a great opportunity for you if you appreciate:
- The infrastructure of a larger organization, but the flexibility of a nimble, entrepreneurial company.
- Ready access to learning-on-demand resources.
- Incredible peers who help one another grow and thrive through smart recruitment efforts, collaboration, and overcoming obstacles together.
Vibrant, innovative business model -- Decision Toolbox has been challenging the status quo in recruitment since 1992. Today we boast robust technology, a mature creative team, and a compelling track record. Just as importantly, our focus is not on getting a lot of easy money out of our clients, but on building long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships. We've been delivering RPO since before it was an acronym, and we're recognized as a "thought leader" by organizations such as SHRM, PIHRA, and the NHRA.
Proof in the pudding -- we're thriving, with a nationwide list of clients in just about every industry vertical, including smaller startups as well as major names like Makita USA, Republic Services, 99 Cents Only Stores and Spectrum Brands. We've administered over 15,000 client satisfaction surveys over the years, and our median score is 94%. We're confident enough in the quality of our processes that we offer a 12-month candidate warranty, unrivaled in the industry. In 2010 we doubled in size without a sales force because more than 95% of our revenue is repeat business.
Virtual is its own reward -- everyone at DT is virtual and everyone loves it. When our Chairwoman meets with a client, she calls it a "mascara day." If your assignment calls for you to spend face time with the client, you'll need to dress the part; otherwise it's come as you are. In addition to being unrestrained by geography and time, in the virtual model we are able to:
- Be productive and flexible.
- Work with diverse cultures, geographies, backgrounds, etc.
- Learn new technologies AND we provide input on improving those technologies.
- Collaborate with inter-organizational teams.
- Participate in the direction of the company and in decisions.
- Mentor and be mentored.
- Continuously develop our professional skills.
- Learn best practices from best in class people.
- Work for an incredibly ethical, compassionate, caring company.
- Share knowledge using a variety of technologies.
Excellent benefits -- our comprehensive benefits offering includes medical, dental and vision insurance; prescription drug coverage; a wellness program; flexible spending accounts; a 401(k) plan; paid time off; and more.
About Decision ToolboxAt Decision Toolbox, almost everything about our approach to recruitment is unique, from our tools to our low cost pricing model to our relationships with our clients. Some companies enlist our help for the occasional overflow or difficult-to-fill opening. Others use us as their extended recruiting department on an ongoing basis. In any case, we are not about simply filling positions; rather, we become our client's recruitment partner, and work proactively to drive down costs, identify and solve business problems, and increase retention. Each project concludes with a Hiring Manager satisfaction survey, in which our performance is rated on 11 fronts. This gives us a basis on which to continually improve our service. Since 2000, our cumulative satisfaction score is 94.2%, and repeat business represents over 95% of our revenue.
Our process is known as "Recruitment Engineering", and we are not only the industry pioneers in this space, but we are also recognized as the industry experts.
We've been fine-tuning Recruitment Engineering since our founding in 1992; however, the common thread that remains is our commitment to "doing the right thing" for our clients. We have established and maintained a reputation for fair and honest business practices within our industry. Because of our unique model, our recruiters (particularly those from contingency and/or agency backgrounds) are often surprised by the level of partnership they share with their hiring managers, and the empowerment they have to act as an expert recruitment "consultant" on every project.
Even in a virtual model, DT has nurtured a remarkable corporate culture that is entrepreneurial, high-energy, success oriented and fun. Our people all have a high degree of professionalism, led by a progressive management team. Our Chairwoman, Kim Shepherd, is a well-respected speaker and presenter, and recently published her insights on leadership success in The Bite Me School of Management: Taking a Bite out of Conventional Thinking. The title alone gives you an inkling of our culture!