- HireEffectTalent Acquisition Strategist, Recruiter, LinkedIn Transition Coach, Public Speaker & Trainer, 2006 - presentFounded this business to support small and mid-sized companies in all areas of talent acquisition including candidate attraction, social recruiting, sourcing, selection, hiring and onboarding. Passion for LinkedIn and social recruiting led to the development of adjacent line of business in working with job seekers to de-mystify how recruiters use social media tools. Highlights Include: • Designed extensive sourcing strategy which included a unique employee referral program, the re-design of the company career page, a complete overhaul of the job ads to demonstrate corporate culture, and a robust social recruiting initiative for a privately-held, entrepreneurial firm. Enabled the hiring of over 40 “hard-to-find” people in a four month period. • Assisted global BPO in hiring an initial team to design and build a Corporate University. Developed candidate attraction and sourcing strategy to move US-based L&D professionals to China for 2 – 3 year contract roles. • Continue to regularly assist transitioning executives in the development of online profiles, building and engaging a strong referral network, and managing an online / social media presence. Available for consulting assignments and public speaking engagements.
- Workforce EngineManaging Director, Talent Acquisition Strategy, 2011 - 2013After 1 year working as a consultant, hired as the talent acquisition practice lead. Worked with small and mid-sized companies to develop appropriate search, sourcing, and selection strategies to ensure they were attracting, finding and hiring the best talent who fit their company culture. Highlights Include: • Developed recruiting and selection process for entrepreneurial, high-growth technology firm, enabling the attraction, screening and selection of over 400 new hires nationally. Hired, developed and directed virtual team of contract recruiters to support sourcing and interviewing over 15,000 candidates in a one year period. • Recruited new CHRO for large, regional non-profit, and supported Human Resources in talent acquisition efforts to transform the company culture and support new business initiatives. • Created innovative approach to attracting entry- level talent through unique apprenticeship program for privately-held manufacturing plant; worked with HR and Plant Manager to implement and communicate new program.
I am a talent acquisition strategist, recruiter and social media enthusiast with a broad understanding of how the candidate sourcing, recruiting and retention processes work. Firm in my belief that greatness can only be achieved when you have the right people on your team; I help companies design innovative recruitment strategies which promote hiring for corporate culture and competency fit.
With a passion for networking and training, I inspire audiences to explore the world of social recruiting. Speaking for professional industry groups; training internal and external recruiters and business owners; and helping businesses grow, I empower people to build a strong referral network and engage their sphere of influence to attract top talent to their organizations.
For executives in transition, I offer a tactical approach to social networking. With the unique ability to reverse-engineer the recruiting process, I coach job seekers in the use of LinkedIn and other social media tools to build and engage their networks, increase their visibility, and take action in their career campaign.
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