Summary

Passionate Talent Acquisition professional.  Web 2.0 and Social Media proponent adept in all areas of the recruiting life-cycle. Verifiable history of success as an individual contributor, team member and team leader in all staffing disciplines with a concentration in Technical Recruiting for Software, Professional Services and Systems Integration firms. Extremely effective in taking on new challenges during start-ups, rapid growth, transitional and turnaround business that requires leadership, process improvement and "hands on recruiting" competencies.

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Work History

Work History
Mar 2004 - Present

Talent Acquisition & Recruiting Process Improvement Specialist

Grand Central Solutions

Responsible for the creation and delivery of Grand Central Solutions Talent Acquisition services and solutions.

  • Develop and lead scalable full desk recruiting team
  • Hands-on full desk, complete life-cycle sourcing and recruiting for multiple clients in various industries (contract recruiter)
  • Client Engagement/Delivery Manager for multiple projects up to $1M in revenue
  • Design custom enhanced web 2.0 recruiting processes and strategies for corporate and agency clientele
  • Administrator for various applicant tracking systems
  • Fair practice vendor cost reduction
May 2000 - Mar 2004

Business Development Manager, Professional Services

Thompson Technologies

Was responsible for all aspects of business development, sales and account management for $25M Staffing Agency.

Jun 1999 - May 2000

Telecom Sales Manager, Georgia

Staples Communications

Built and led a sales team responsible for selling bundled services including Nortel and Executone hardware, C-LEC voice and data and long distance.

Feb 1998 - Jun 1999

Regional Telecom Sales Manager

Lucent/TIC

Built and led a sales team responsible for selling Lucent voice, data and web solutions.

Mar 1996 - Feb 1998

Territory Manager

Lucent/TIC

Was responsible for selling Lucent voice, data and web solutions.

Education

Education
1987 - 1988

State University of New York College at Oneonta
Aug 1985 - May 1987

State University of New York College at Cortland

Academic Honors Society 1985 - 1987

Skills

Skills

Talent Acquisition - Recruiting

Hands-on full life-cycle Recruiting (Contract Recruiter) Recruiting Process Design Creation of Career and Cultural Centers Social Media Strategies for Continuous Sourcing and Recruiting Current State Recruiting Process Assessment RPO Readiness Assessment Employment Brand Creation and Enhancement Candidate Experience Enhancement Candidate Self Service Portals Applicant Tracking Customization, Implementation and Integration Recruiting Department Talent Evaluation and Design

References

References

Joe Sanders

Joe hired you as a Recruiter in 2003 and hired you more than once

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“I have had the pleasure to work with Kim while in a variety of different roles at several different companies. In each of these settings the results have been the same – outstanding! Kim digs deep to truly understand the business and the requisite skills in the candidates. Only after he fully immerses himself in this information will he begin the search process. The result is that he can deliver outstanding results. Unlike other firms that simply cut and paste candidate credentials and flood an inbox, Kim truly digs to find the most appropriate and best fit candidates for the need. He is an outstanding professional and I will leverage Kim and Grand Central again!” 

Dave MacDonald

Dave hired you as a Recruiter in 2004 and hired you more than once

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

“I have worked with Kim and his company Grand Central Solutions for the past 4 years and I have to say that I've never had a more pleasant experience staffing and building my team. His ability to grasp and understand of our culture, technical environment, and particular team needs has been second to none. Kim and his team performed complete initial technical screening allowing me to focus my attention on the business at hand and engage for only the best suited candidates. Kim's leadership and customer service focus gives me full confidence that his interests align with mine as an extension of my team. He has cultivated a true partnership and helped me stay in front of ever changing candidate and market trends. I highly recommend Kim for his outstanding service and contribution to our success.

Kathi Hanley

T Kathleen hired you as a Business Consultant in 2008 and hired you more than once

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

“Carpenter Technology engaged Grand Central Solutions to build and implement a custom full life-cycle recruiting process for our enterprise with the end goal of centralization in mind. With many disparate U.S. locations each possessing unique tribal knowledge and traditions their work was cut out for them. The project was multi-faceted: Process creation, documentation, roll-out and adoption; applicant tracking system selection, customization, implementation and integration with back office systems; employment brand and candidate experience enhancement, sourcing and recruiting strategies for our most critical and recurring roles, recruiter training including advanced sourcing techniques leveraging social media and web 2.0 tools. Grand Central’s team possesses an ideal blend of consulting, process, recruiting, HR and technology skills complimented by a dab of personal touch. As a result, they were able to gain a strong understanding of our business and align the initiative with core enterprise objectives to improve our bottom line. Their deliverables exceeded our expectations and the project was successfully delivered on time and budget. Grand Central’s experts understand recruiting process. More over, they understand partnering, display professionalism and an uncompromising commitment to excellence. It is without hesitation that I recommend them to any organization considering improving their recruiting functions.