talent acquisition consultants in United States

united states
job category
Employment & Recruitment Agency
job type
work from home - contract
Market related
reference number
thomas francis bahan, randstad sourceright usa
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job description

Job Overview

As a Talent Advisor you will be a strategic and consultative partner to our client's Key Stakeholders and Hiring Managers with the responsibility of developing a talent strategy that best suits the client needs and market conditions. The position is ultimately responsible for the fulfillment of requisitions with their client. If there is a gap in the ability to fulfill a requisition, the person in this role needs to adjust their course of action to ensure fulfillment is met, taking full accountability and ownership of results.

You will be responsible for building strong relationships with hiring managers and ensuring overall sourcing strategies and plans are developed and executed in a timely fashion. Therefore, understanding of sourcing methodologies and how to execute them to effectively develop a candidate pipeline is essential.

The ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment, where you will manage and participate in the daily activities of the recruiting team to facilitate the recruiting cycle is vital.

This role allows you to partner with multi-location and/or global colleagues, including Randstad Sourceright's Talent Sourcing Specialists, Talent Assessment Specialists, Recruiting Coordinators and Centers of Expertise, to develop and execute talent strategies that produce quality hires for our clients.

Job Requirements & Qualifications



  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 years equivalent work experience required
  1. May require a related degree in a specific subject matter depending on client need (ex: Engineering, Finance, etc.)


  • Proof of certification in Recruitment training, focus group, or conference such as:
    • AIRS
    • Adler Group
    • Recruitment Juice
    • NextLevel Exchange
    • Art of Recruiting



  • Minimum three (3) years of account management, requisition management and/or a consultative recruiting role as the direct, primary hiring manager point of contact
  • Minimum five (5) years in a candidate generation role, producing candidate pipelines and having a proven track record of hiring success
  • Demonstrated track record of understanding clients' functional/technical hiring needs and translating those into effective candidate generation strategies (passive and active)
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively screen candidates to evaluate their eligibility for candidacy and consultatively present to hiring teams
  • Proven ability to understand candidate motivations and effectively sell the opportunity to the candidate to ensure offer acceptance if made.



  • More than five (5) years of experience in an account management and/or a consultative recruiting role as the direct, primary hiring manager point of contact
  • Experience in a high pressure, urgent recruiting environment supporting external clients (e.g. RPO, Search Firm, or Agency)
  • May require experience in a specific area of expertise depending on client need (ex: Engineering, Finance, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organization skills and attention to details
  • Proven ability to take initiative and build strong productive relationships across boundaries, interacting and consulting with all levels of the organization



  • Knowledge of the U.S. EEO/OFCCP compliance rules or other comparable regulatory processes impacting recruitment pertinent to the requisitions supported


  • Employment branding and position value proposition creation
  • Social media and social networking sites
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
    • Google+
    • Job boards
    • Professional organizations
    • Other online sourcing tools

Experience with Tools


  • Microsoft Office [Excel / PPT / Word / Outlook]
  • Demonstrated ability to master and navigate automated staffing systems and applications, specifically Applicant Tracking Systems, Candidate Relationship Management Systems, and Databases with moderate to complex profiles


  • May require experience in a specific area of expertise depending on client need (ex: Engineering, Finance, etc.)
  • SharePoint NOTE: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties & responsibilities required on the job.

Job Requirements & Qualifications

Key Competencies


  • Planning and Organizing - Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.
  • Deciding and Initiating Action - Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people; takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activity and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions which may include tough choices or considered risks.
  • Persuading and Influencing - Gains clear agreement and commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiating; makes effective use of political processes to influence and persuade others; promotes ideas on behalf of oneself or others; makes a strong personal impact on others; takes care to manage one's impression on others.
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations - Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; sets high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals.
  • Presenting and Communicating Information - Speaks fluently; expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly; makes presentations and undertakes public speaking with skill and confidence; responds quickly to the needs of an audience and to their reactions and feedback; projects credibility.
  • Applying Expertise and Technology - Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise; uses technology to achieve work objectives; develops job knowledge and expertise (theoretical and practical) through continual professional development; demonstrates an understanding of different organizational departments and functions.
  • Analyzing - Analyzes numerical data and all other sources of information, to break them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system.


  • Working with People/Relating and Networking - Easily establishes good relationships with customers and staff; relates well to people at all levels; builds wide and effective networks of contacts; uses humor appropriately to bring warmth to relationships with others. Shows respect for the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well.
  • Coping with Pressures and Setbacks - Maintains a positive outlook at work; works productively in a pressurized environment; keeps emotions under control during difficult situations; handles criticism well and learns from it; balances the demands of a work life and a personal life.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

General Duties

  • Fully responsible and single point of contact for Hiring Managers on all assigned requisitions. Collaborates with Manager and appropriate internal team members to ensure that adequate sourcing and screening support is provided based on requisition needs to meet client expectations
  • Contacts Hiring Manager proactively at appropriate, routine intervals to: o Identify any forthcoming talent acquisition requirements o Recognize skill or job category pipeline opportunities NOTE: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties & responsibilities required on the job. The above statements are more intended to describe the general nature of the work that is required to be performed by most people assigned to this role.

o Learn of any planned or existing initiatives that may impact talent acquisition o Ensure that the Hiring Manager knows how to properly initiate recruiting services per the processes defined within the client and mitigation plans when necessary

  • Performs intake call with Hiring Manager on assigned requisitions o Seeks to clarify the position, specific requirements, and the opportunity beyond the job description o Serves as a consultative partner who appropriately manages expectations and communicates sourcing plans and recruiting timelines. All plans and timelines based on market intelligence data, account SLA requirements, and account monthly revenue requirements.
  • Acts as an advisor to client hiring managers on appropriate sourcing strategy
  • Proactively gather market intelligence and shares with internal team and hiring managers
  • Meets or exceeds assigned daily/weekly account hiring goals and regularly monitors performance scorecard to ensure all SLAs and KPIs are being met
  • Evaluates, reprioritizes, and is responsible for the overall execution of the employment branding strategy
  • Provide data as requested by Manager, Talent Delivery and/or Director, Talent Delivery that fulfills the reporting requirements of the specific client
  • Ensures that requisition activity is properly documented including candidate disposition, to meet compliance and SLA/KPI tracking
  • Reviews company communications, adheres to corporate policies and guidelines, and participates in regularly scheduled company and team meetings

Sourcing & Screening

  • Employs all available recruiting and sourcing strategy tools and partners as needed to document and execute a sourcing strategy; documentation to include modifications to and results of the execution for future reference, as well as source of hired candidate(s), reasons for de-selection of presented candidates
  • Maintains working knowledge of RSR and other up-to-date sourcing and screening methodologies; effectively partners with Talent Sourcing Specialists, Talent Assessment Specialists, Recruiting Coordinators and Centers of Expertise as needed
  • Manages the candidate pool for each requisition including internal candidates, ad response candidates and direct sourced candidates. Uses independent judgment to determine potential candidate eligibility based on resumes, professional profiles and interview notes
  • Builds a qualified candidate profile and presents slate of candidates to meet client deliverables and SLA

Candidate & Client Relationship Management

  • Provides timely and useful follow up feedback to candidates on interview results
  • Use of influence and persuasion to sell candidate on employment opportunities, extends offers and negotiates to final acceptance of offer
  • Interfaces with and develops strong relationships with client partners as a hiring consultant and provides innovative solutions to solve recruiting challenges and influence hiring decisions
  • Define and participate in special projects as necessary to enhance our service offering to existing and anticipated clients
  • Promotes positive relationships and strong partnerships to protect the candidate experience
  • Develops strategic relationship with RSR peers and leaders to maintain quality client delivery and solve client challenges

Quantitative Performance Measures

  • Quantity of hires (as defined per the client agreement) each month
  • Requisition time to fill
  • Compliance to client SLAs

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Compliance to specific account metrics and goals
  • Satisfactory compliance audit results and Hiring Manager satisfaction scores

Commitment to our Mission & Core Values


  • Create sustainable value for our clients by optimizing talent acquisition through superb execution and the commitment of a world class team.


  • Lead our industry in transforming the way companies acquire talent globally.


  • L - Thought leadership – seek to improve and innovate
  • E - Effective communication
  • A - Accountability – to yourself, your team and your client
  • D - Develop and deliver deep partnerships with our clients
  • E - Exceed client expectations though service excellence
  • R - Responsibility to our society

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