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Tim O’Connor is a Talent Acquisition Consultant, strategist, and speaker originally from Northampton, Massachusetts, now residing in Southern Maine. Tim currently manages Hewitt's Social Media Platforms such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, & Talent Community Landing pages. He is in charge of strategy to leverage Social Media to increase brand awareness and build Talent Communities. Mr. O'Connor also manages an International Team of Sourcers out of India that is responsible for providing talent pipelines for North America, Europe & Asia. Prior to his current position at Hewitt, Tim managed a dedicated team of sourcers for Hewitt's Consulting, IT, Legal, Finance & Executive Practices. Prior to Hewitt, Tim was the Strategic Sourcing Lead for Capgemini North America, one of the largest IT Consulting Firms in the World. In this role Tim was brought on to create and implement Capgemini’s first ever Strategic Passive Sourcing Program. He was also brought on to manage the existing Sourcing Team in Kolkata India, which is responsible for developing both active and passive pipe lining for NA recruiting. In addition, Tim was part of the North American Recruitment Management Team where he had major influence over the strategic direction and solutions for recruiting in North America. Tim has also created and delivered multiple in-depth Trainings to all of the North American and Kolkata recruiters on how to find candidates through deep web mining and leveraging sites such as LinkedIn, Google, and Live.Because of his passion for the Internet as a recruitment tool, Mr. O’Connor has developed a reputation as an authority in passive candidate research and talent pipeline development. Tim has been invited on several occasions as a guest speaker and panelist by such organizations as HCI (Human Capital Institute), SourceCon, ERE (Electronic Recruitment Exchange), the Kennedy Recruiting Conference, the Maine Human Resources Convention, and most recently the IHRIM Conference in Las Vegas.

Tim will be presenting at  Sourceon 2010 in Washington D.C. See more here. 

Work experience

Sep 2008Present

Talent Acq. Sourcing & Social Media Manager - Dec 2009 - present

Hewitt Associates

Strategic Partner and Manager on the North American & India Talent Acquisition Teams.Lead an International Sourcing team out of India.  Manage the day to day social media activities and branding for Talent Acquisition.

  • Built and manage an international sourcing team from the ground up that has developed into the backbone of all sourcing & recruiting for Hewitt Associates internationally
  • Travel to India periodically to implement & improve process changes in order to better serve our clients
  • Train all sourcers on in-depth senior level sourcing and recruiting techniques in order to maximize their effectiveness in sourcing talent globally
  • Created Stand Operating Procedures and process map to ensure effective cross continent partnerships
  •  Provide Strategic direction and overall leadership 
  • Working with various countries around the globe  including: US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Poland, UK, China, South Korea, & India

Social Media  & Recruitment Branding

Oversee all aspects of Hewitt's Talent Acquisition Branding through Social Media venues, Hewitt Career site and Alumni micro site.

  • Manage the strategic direction of our Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin,  & Youtube pages internationally
  • Responsible for look, feel, & all content of the Hewitt Career Website
  • Work with internal resources in order to maximize search engine rankings through in-depth SEO tagging
  • Manage SEO micro sites through Jobs2Web to increase website traffic and build talent communities
  • Implemented "Live Chat" function for external conversations on Facebook, Hewitt Careers, and Jobs2Web micro sites

Additional Duties

  • Conduct hard to fill executive level searches internationally
  • Work on special confidential projects for senior HR leadership
  • Mange all Talent Acquisition tools & technology to maximize Talent Acquisition effectiveness
  • Present information on both Social Media effectiveness and sourcing results to both Senior Leadership & Talent Acquisition as a whole on regular basis
  • Hewitt Associates official Talent Acquisition Blogger on HCI
Talent Acquisition Sourcing Manager - Sep 2008 - Dec 2009

Strategic Partner and Manager on the North American Talent Acquisition Team.Lead the sourcing/recruiting for Executive, Consulting, Information Technology, Legal, HealthCare, and Finance.

  • Managed a team of 8 TA Sourcers for the North American Practice
  • Built and manage a Sourcing Team in Noida, India (for North America)
  • Partnered with Senior Leaders across all Business Units to ensure a quality pipeline of candidates
  • Created and implemented multiple unique sourcing strategies to attract hard to find top talent
  • Created and delivered multiple trainings to sourcers & recruiters on how to source and contact passive talent via deep web research and networking (Linkedin, Google, Bing, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, Blogs) 
  • Tested and implemented multiple sourcing tools such as Egrabber, SourcePoint, &Broadlook Eclipse
  • Manage the Agency Relationships, Budget and BountyJobs tool
  • Managed 1.5 million dollar agency budget, cut spend by 65% in first year
Apr 2007Aug 2008

Strategic Talent Acquisition Sourcing Lead


A member of the North American Recruitment Management team that oversees the recruitment strategy and direction of both the United States and Canada.Implemented Capgemini’s first ever Strategic Passive Sourcing function for all of North America recruiting.Managed and guided a 12 person off shore sourcing team in all aspects of their performance, operations, training, and communications.

  • Assisted Director of Recruiting in all aspects of running the NA recruiting function
  • Drove the Strategic direction for North American recruiting
  • Revamped the National Recruiting communications methods
  • Created and delivered multiple trainings to recruiters on how to source and contact passive talent via deep web research and networking (Linkedin, Google, Bing, Yahoo, Blogs)
  • Created Centralized Recruiting Atmosphere and National Candidate sharing
  • Co-facilitated weekly NA Leadership calls
  • Developed and delivered research on competitor’s bio’s and hard to find talent
  • Worked with Recruiting Leaders to target specific passive competitor populations for recruitment
  • Created and delivered multiple passive recruiting campaigns
  • Interviewed all Sourcing and Recruiting Candidates in Final Rounds
  • Completed full life cycle project for selecting and implementing a Contact Management System

Kolkata Sourcing Team

  • Responsible for all aspects of North America Sourcing Team in Kolkata, India
  • Managed a team of 16 sourcers and 2 managers
  • Traveled to India multiple times to conduct training,direction, and correct areas of concern
  • Implemented goals, processes and KPI’s
  • Created and implemented multiple forms for reporting and weekly NA update calls
  • Streamlined processes for sourcing requests and weekly candidates updates
  • Trained all Kolkata Team members on both Active and Passive recruiting Techniques
  • Closely Worked with India management team to ensure productivity
  • Review individual and group performance of Kolkata Team
  • Closely monitor results and make changes as necessary
Aug 2005Apr 2007

Senior Staffing Research Specialist


Establish sourcing techniques and methodologies for National Recruiting Department.Introduced web based research and candidate development through data mining.

§Received “Star Award” in less then a year from business line for recruiting efforts

§Coach and train recruiters on data mining, networking, and modern sourcing techniques

§Develop sourcing strategies and candidate leads for recruiters on hard to fill positions

§AIRS – CIR, Certified Internet Recruiter

§Source passive candidates through Google, Live, Yahoo, Gigablast, Blogs, Online Groups, Colleges and Universities, Pagebites,RSS Feeds, Associations, Organizations, Linkedin, Ziggs, etc.

§Chosen to be on a Select Team to purchase a new ATS system, tested and gave feedback on each system

May 2002Aug 2005

Corporate Recruiter

Full cycle recruitment of both Corporate and Retail Banking positions based in the North East.Turned around recruiting results for historically difficult areas.

§Sourced and hired 65% of req load in less then two months on job (approx 25 positions)

§Developed and executed management sourcing initiative for Villanova office

§Recruited internally by Corporate recruiting department to join their team

§Received “Distinguished Performance” all three years on reviews

§AIRS CDR, Certified Diversity Recruiter

§SHRM Generalist Certification

May 2000May 2002

Contract Recruiter

Spearheaded candidate development efforts to fill 75 new Bank Branches in less then a year.Developed and maintained strategic recruitment initiatives for a fast paced high volume environment.

§Managed full cycle recruitment efforts for Retail, Supermarket, and Brokerage Operations Departments

§Selected to initiate and maintain recruitment for 75 new branches by Management Team

§Developed highly visible and creative recruitment strategy, resulted in hitting all hiring goals

§Trained and coached two contract recruiters on recruitment strategies and skill sets

Oct 1999Apr 2000

Staffing Manager

Responsible for building and growing relationships with Boston area companies in on order to meet their staffing needs.Recruited and placed Candidates both on a temporary and permanent basis in various positions.

§Integral part of #1 staffing division in the World for Office Team

§Met all staffing and sales goals every quarter

§Awarded 4 day trip to Florida for success in recruitment and sales achievements


Sep 1992May 1997


University of Massachusetts