Safia Nielsen

  • Des Moines Iowa
Safia Nielsen

HR Professional 

Work History

Work History
Oct 2012 - Present

Sr. Recruiter / Recruiter

Nationwide Insurance
  • Provide full life cycle recruitment efforts specializing in the P&C Insurance Industry
  • Drive recruitment process leading to over  500 requisitions filled while maintaining 99% hiring leader satisfaction in the last two years
  • Source, screen and hire candidates for various levels of experience within the organization including entry level, management, and director requisitions
  • Lead external recruiting activities, including job fairs, and colleges to develop external pipelines
  • Consult business units on establishing procedures and  methods for recruiting through studying market trends and identifying sources of talent market supply
  • Partner with HRBP’s and senior management to create recruiting strategies to address  workforce planning needs for business units
  • Conduct training with business leaders and associates around social media recruiting, interviewing, and resume writing
Jul 2011 - Oct 2012

Recruiting Coordinator

Nationwide Insurance 
  • Coordinated interviews, reference checking process, and correspondence for candidates
  • Prepared weekly requisition reports for HRBP’s and management
  • Led and participated in Iowa based college recruiting efforts
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011

Administrative Support Coordinator

Nationwide Insurance
  • Assigned all Personal Lines Claims in a timely manner to ensure customers with prompt call backs
  • Built and maintained Excel spreadsheets in order to capture and formulate departmental driven needs
Aug 2005 - Aug 2009

Manager / Customer Sales Leader

Victoria's Secret
  • Recruited, hired, and staffed sales leaders and sales associates
  • Worked with 28 direct reports to ensure their retention and career development

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - May 2008

Bachelor of Arts

Iowa State University

Communication Studies, Major 

Speech Communications, Minor

Aug 2004 - May 2006

Associate of Arts

North Iowa Area Community College

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2013 - Present

Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR)

AIRS, An ADP Company 
Certification demonstrates proficiency in using the most advanced online search tools and strategies to find passive candidates hidden on the net. 
Jun 2014 - Present

Professional in Human Resources

HR Certification Institute
Jan 2013 - Present

Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR)

AIRS, An ADP Company 
Certification demonstrates proficiency in using the most advanced online search tools and strategies to find passive candidates hidden on the net. 
Jun 2013 - Present

Professional Recruiter Certification (PRC)

AIRS, An ADP Company 
Certification demonstrates proficiency in using the most advanced online search tools and strategies to find passive candidates hidden on the net. 
Feb 2013 - Present

Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter (CSSR)

AIRS, An ADP Company 
Certification demonstrates proficiency in using the most advanced online search tools and strategies to find passive candidates hidden on the net. 
Jan 2014 - Present

Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter (ACIR)

AIRS, An ADP Company
Certification demonstrates proficiency in using the most advanced online search tools and strategies to find passive candidates hidden on the net. 

Portfolio

Volunteer/Community Involvement

Skills

HR Liaison 

AWARE (Des Moines, chapter), Nationwide Insurance 

Youth Emergency Shelter & Services (YESS)

Volunteer

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Member of local Des Moines Chapter since January 2010

References

References

Jason Grant/ Talent Acquistion  Manager

granj4@nationwide.com

Amy Spellman /HRBP Nationwide Insurance 

spellma1@nationwide.com

Tracey Baker /HRBP Nationwide Insurance

bakert29@nationwide.com