Description: PDS Tech, Inc is seeking a candidate for the Sr. Recruiter (Talent Acquisition) position Virtual/Remote. The Sourcing Specialist / Talent Scout will function as a search expert, responsible for supporting the recruiting team and interfacing with both hiring managers and HR to locate and attract the best talent to client. S/he will demonstrate exceptionally deep internet research, lead generation, competitive intelligence gathering, mining of social media, and talent marketing. The Sourcing Specialist / Talent Scout will explore new methods to source, evaluate, and pipeline candidates for the company’s key business groups
Responsibilities: • Develops expertise in understanding each assignment, including skills required of the role, relevant technologies, necessary degrees, key words and search parameters, etc. • Comfortable identifying, assessing, selling and relationship building with all levels of future talent. • Aggressively pursues all leads primarily through passive channels utilizing all resources available, including Internet research methods, job boards and resume databases, advanced search engine syntax, social networks, leads databases, phone research and cold calling. • Cold-calls inside industry contacts, competitor companies, and other leads to efficiently convert contacts into candidates. • Actively participates in social networking (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) to generate leads. • Effectively leverages referral sourcing for additional leads and pipeline building. • Proficiency with Taleo (ATS) and LinkedIn Recruiter/Talent Pipeline technologies to track all leads, contacts, and candidates. • Effectively markets company throughout appropriate talent communities based on a unified brand as established by client. • Stays current on and maintains knowledge of source effectiveness through trainings offered by various sourcing resources as well as those required by client. • Strong team contributor and collaborator in all forms (new ideas, team calls, mentoring, training, partnerships with Recruiters, HR, managers, and leadership). Capable of coaching team members in conducting research and automation. • Provides specific research focus for sales talent. • Aggressively meets/exceeds annual, monthly, and weekly sourcing objectives to include, but not limited to, leads, contacts, candidates, diversity metrics, hires, cost savings, ratio metrics (e.g. sourced leads:interview), and improved time-to-fill. Qualifications: Minimum 8 years experience in a progressive, global recruiting organization. Minimum of five years direct sourcing experience comprised of primary and secondary intelligence gathering, cold calling, social networking, and traditional headhunting methods. Demonstrated success in identifying talent for sales and technical/engineering jobs with complex search criteria. Experience gathering difficult passive candidate and company data quickly is critical to this role. • Demonstrated expert-hunter mentality sourcing/networking skills. • Strong presentation skills with the ability to build momentum around projects and initiatives. • Extensive Internet research experience, including Boolean Logic and deep knowledge of search engine syntax in at least three search engines. • Proficiency with search automation such as robots, spiders, and power browsers • Ability to handle and track multiple complex searches simultaneously; capable of managing and analyzing complex reports and provide guidance/direction on predictive candidate pipe-lining/sourcing • Proven track record of delivering a high volume of quality candidate leads in a busy technical environment • Strong ability to understand, interpret and relate search requirements. • Experience with building/leveraging talent communities, social media/networking, and recruiting systems. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Skilled at information management and organization of big data. • Dexterity in engaging prospect (initiating contact) through both Email and telephone (cold calling). • Strong organizational and follow-up skills; ability to work and deliver under pressure. • High level of self-initiative with the ability to work with minimal supervision.