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Staffing Consultant

Staffing Consultant Inc., San Francisco, Recruiting Consultant Responsible for prospecting new clients, recruiting candidates, and matching clients with candidates while ensuring both parties requirements and expectation were met or exceeded. Interviewed prospective clients via telephone(cold calls and warm calls) and making client visits to understand both the environment and the culture of the firm to ensure proper placements. Built and maintained client and candidate databases to ensure continual business relationships. Served as the intermediary and negotiator between clients and candidates. Utilized the Internet for: prospecting and profiling new clients with job orders; job postings; and seeking out most qualified candidates. Conducted career counseling sessions with candidates, workshops and skill testing.

Senior Technical Recruiter

marchFIRST Senior Technical Recruiter(Merger of Whitman Hart & US Web/CKS) company was formed on March 1, 2000 by the merger of Whittman-Hart, a respected systems integrator employing thousands of consultants in the US, Canada, and Europe, and USWeb/CKS, a pioneering interactive services company formed during the 1990s by accretion of numerous local or regional Internet and Web design consultancies. Established rapport with hiring managers and candidates, complete owning of the recruitment process. Performed phone screens, interviews, skill tests, recommended potential candidates for hire, total recruitment processing, from scheduling, coordination, communications, Visa processing. Responsible for hiring candidates with multitude of technologies and tools. Recruited a variety of technology, management, administrative, marketing & sales candidates. Worked closely with hiring manager to ensure proper candidate placements, in skills and personality fit for the team. Verified all reference checks, employment, and all other relevant background checks. Negotiated salaries, extended offers, and coordinated all paper trail including new hire paperwork registrations.

Human Resources Manager/generalist

Human Resources Manager/Generalist Start Up-consultancy focused on enterprise search and user experience Responsible for all phases of the recruitment process, from beginning to end" Owned the process". Managed all requisitions, posting, writing, editing, sourcing and screening all resumes for potential hires. Managed the recruitment calendar, schedule interviews/appointments. Verified all reference checks, employment, all other relevant background checks, and employee orientation process. Negotiated salaries, extended offers, and coordinated all paper trail including new hire paperwork registrations, administration. Mediated all employee issues.

Senior Recruiter

SRI International
Senior Recruiter SRI International(SRI), founded as Stanford Research Institute, is an American nonprofit research institute headquartered in Menlo Park, California. The trustees of Stanford University established SRI in 1946 as a center of innovation to support economic development in the region. SRI is now one of the largest contract research institutes in the world. Managed in-house full cycle recruiting process for technical, non-technical and security cleared candidates ensuring a smooth and positive candidate experience. Managed candidate process and act as a candidate advocate. Screen, interview and evaluate skill level, manage offer process, conduct reference checks, and make salary recommendations. Negotiate offers by partnering with hiring manager, senior management, and other groups as necessary. Facilitated interview and hiring discussions with interviewers and hiring managers. Work closely with all hiring managers, to understand clients' departments, teams, culture, and hiring needs in order to fill their requisitions in a timely manner with the right level of talent. Facilitated any necessary evaluations for the positions that require it prior to hiring; staying on top of hiring managers to get the feedback and answers needed post evaluations and post interviews in order to keep the recruiting process moving at a steady pace. Creating/updating/maintaining a candidate pipeline report for each client group which is shared with hiring managers as well as the Manager of Talent Acquisition. Facilitate the necessary meetings/touch points that are essential in getting timely hiring decisions/feedback from each client. Responsible for all candidate communication, interviews(behavioral based), and compiling all interview feedback. Responsible for working to open up approved requisitions, replacement headcount, and any additional headcount; working all requisitions and offers through proper approval channels while keeping compliance in mind at all times. Work with Human Resources team to on-board new hires.

Talent Acquisition Manager

Coherent Inc
Talent Acquisition Manager, North America Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of lasers and laser-based solutions for scientific, commercial and industrial customers competing in the most demanding markets. Report to the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources. Manage the full cycle recruiting for all disciplines for both regular and contingent workforce in North America for five offices across the U.S. Manage international recruiting efforts for China, Singapore, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Manage contingent workforce planning in North America and negotiated a single mark-up rate for all agencies resulting in over 30% mark-up reduction for all contingent workers contracts. Performed comparative analysis to investigate competing payrolling services that resulted in a $60K saving per year. Manage Perm Placement agencies recruiting and negotiated a single mark-up rate for all agencies resulting in over 40% reduction in fees. Negotiated and setup Coherent's LinkedIn platform. Worked with Marketing/Branding on the Home and Careers page on our LinkedIn profile. This resulted in over 1500 new followers for Coherent, second leading in our industry. Worked with Marketing/Branding on Coherent's social media platform resulting in over 40% increase in traffic. Developed and delivered company training manual for global our ATS, PeopleFluent. Selected to serve on the committee to determine vendors for Coherent's first employee referral portal. In charge of rolling out the selected solution using Role Point.



University of Memphis College of Business


Acquisition Manager