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14 years experience W2
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Sep 2019 - present
Hire Up Resources for various companies across the US. Specialties: Government, Engineers, Software/Network Engineering, Machine Learning, Data Science, HR, Accounting and Executive level Aleut Management Services Talent Acquisition Lead
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Talent Acquisition Manager
Feb 2020 - May 2020
Manage and mentor a team while partnering with hiring managers to develop proactive and strategic approaches to attract and execute high caliber talent for corporate roles, government programs, and proposals within the Federal Government and/or DoD driven programs on a global level. Develop and implement backend operations by creating a recruiting process with workflows, documentation best practices, work with brokers to revamp the benefits plans, recreate offer letter templates, identified an ATS system and ensure its fully optimized, evaluate and select recruiting resources, AAP and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion awareness and program development, cultural awareness, and assist with branding.
  • Newly created processes took a fill time of over a year down to one month on one program with multiple locations, and decreased other programs down to 40 days.
  • Communicate anticipated impacts of business and provide counsel to leadership concerning such decisions.
  • Proactively consult with leadership on employee, managerial, organizational, and business issues while working with various team members to provide effective solutions.
  • Partner with leadership, and hiring managers to increase awareness of and limit the potential for bias throughout the recruitment and talent management process, including but not limited to job descriptions and job postings, interviews, and offer negotiations.
  • Implement training for all hiring managers, and interviewers, with emphasis on inclusive and unbiased interview practices.
  • Create objective talent evaluation criteria to enable unbiased decision-making.
  • Provide counsel on sensitive and difficult to resolve work-related issues and conduct investigations, where needed.
  • Set recruiting data-driven metrics to drive transparency in the process of identifying opportunities for increased efficiency.
  • Build, manage, train, and inspire the remote and local team members by providing leadership and direction while continuing to advance functions, fostering further development and growth opportunities.
  • Manage requisitions (pipelines, and sourcing metrics), lead standup meetings to evaluate and inform recommendations for improvements to ensure hiring goals are achieved or change sourcing priorities for a variety of roles such as Software Engineers, Cyber, Data Analytics, Hardware, Intelligence, Instructors, Operations, Key Program leads, etc. on a global level.
  • Gather data to increase offer acceptances, and evolvement of total rewards.
  • Creation and review of employee surveys to identify areas of overall compensation plan improvement in efforts to increase employee engagement and retention.
  • Create a seamless, best-in-class candidate experience.
  • Increase company organic following week over week by increasing branding efforts through social media engagement
  • Create and implementation of employee development and engagement through job sharing, employee feedback program, culture awareness, and driving career paths.
  • Partner with the leadership team to understand, develop and execute the human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning to develop and implement successful programs.
  • Assist the company-wide performance evaluation process
  • Develop and implement strategies to foster engagement to enhance the morale of employees and minimize attrition while leveraging our solid culture.
  • Create learning, development initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
  • Implement and educate on OFCCP and AAP programs, policies and practices. Riverside Resources (remote contract)
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Information Technology
Jul 2017 - Aug 2019
Lead global staffing by recruiting for both classified and unclassified positions within the Federal Government and/or DoD environments. Supported all Business Lines during government proposals and post-award to meet PWS requirements. Managed and mentored full life-cycle recruitment by compiling HR analysis to carry out strategic hiring initiatives within the talent acquisition department, sourced and screened qualified applicants, made compensation recommendations, and negotiated offers.
  • Drove business results, partnered with executives, leaders, and employee teams to pro-actively address the human capital objectives and needs of the business to include TA, selection understand the client's strategic plans and initiatives.
  • Provided job analysis, job descriptions, marketing campaigns, and recruiting plans designed to attract diverse talent.
  • Educated management on various HR policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations ensuring compliance with OFCCP and company policies.
  • Screened and interviewed candidates through structured interviews, conducted background screening of candidates.
  • Created, delivered, and participated in behavioral-based interviews utilizing the STAR format
  • Responded to employee relation issues such as employee complaints.
  • Assisted in providing wage analysis for proposals and new hire negotiations
  • Coached leadership on staff development to enhance effectiveness and potential. Shifting emphasis from resolving issues to building leadership capabilities to address and resolve both human and technical aspects of the work environment.
  • Ensured consistent talent acquisition processes and policies, and maintain accurate, auditable employment records.
  • Recruited for corporate, engineers, PM's, Construction, IT
  • System Engineers/Administrators, propulsion, Instructors, Hardware, and skilled trades. Successfully hired over 200 people my first year, globally.
  • Create and implementation of employee development and engagement through job sharing, employee feedback program, culture awareness, and driving career paths.
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Recruiting Manager
Mar 2017 - Jul 2017
  • Managed the daily operations of a full desk Technical recruiter on a local level for Software, Network, Quality, Architects, and graphics.
  • Mentored others on recruiting (compensation analysis, research, source highly experienced and skilled Information Technology professionals, interviewing, salary negotiations, offer, coaching).
  • Conducted and provided wage analysis to hiring managers.
  • Created detailed job descriptions and marketing campaigns to attract new applicants.
  • Business development: Develop and grow client base by marketing our services for full-time placement solutions market to clients via telephone as well as conduct in-person meetings with C-level executives and key decision makers.
  • Educated clients on national/local market trends surrounding employment conditions, salary ranges and local variances.
  • Evaluated, developed and implemented recruiting standards, to ensure consistency.
  • Offered innovative ideas and suggestions to help recruit.
  • Ensured consistent application of TA processes and policies, and maintained accurate, auditable records and compliance with pertinent employment laws and company hiring policies and procedures.
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Resource Manager
Mar 2016 - Feb 2017
  • Lead all aspects of the day-to-day national operation of Staffing MSP (Managed Service Program) and point of contact between Candidates, Staffing Suppliers and Client Hiring Managers on a national level.
  • Partnered with management to communicate various HR policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations.
  • Worked directly with client managers to facilitate staff augmentation needs and all related transactions.
  • Conducted investigations related to harassment, discrimination allegations and reasonable accommodation requests.
  • Worked with management to prepare job descriptions ensuring requirements were met for proper job classification.
  • Reviewed/screened resumes, submits candidates to hiring manager for review and coordinated all interviews.
  • Rate negotiation, coordinate and verify drug and background checks, all other contractor "on boarding" responsibilities.
  • Handled Independent Contractor evaluations to ensure worker is being classified properly.
  • Educated client, managers and employees on Independent Contractor and W2 status along, and co-employment concerns.
  • Provided training to managers on program and HR policies, req entry, candidate review and time approval in the VMS.
  • Worked with HR, legal and corporate security to ensure contractor compliance with policies and procedures, investigations.
  • Lead VMS training with Client Managers, New/Existing Suppliers & Contractors, as needed.
  • Lead implementation of revised New Hire Orientation. Result: Employees absorbed the culture and environment faster.
  • Assisted with developing measurement and feedback mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of HR plans, programs, processes, and tools. Result: Lowered client human capital spending close to $800K by auditing and restructuring the classification of employees.
  • Conducted wage research for key jobs located in six locations.
  • Assist with preparation and presentation of weekly/monthly/quarterly program reports to client and corporate.
  • Designed and authored HR communications/newsletters.
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point of contact providing HR counsel / Sr. Technical Recruiter - Northeast and West
May 2014 - Feb 2016
on all business initiatives and employee relations.
  • Managed full cycle recruitment of IT positions located in Northeast/New England, then West coast
  • DevOps, Software Engineers, Architects, Network, Data analysis, Quality, Instructional design, Help Desk.
  • Bullhorn Subject Matter Expert
  • provide ongoing education to my team regarding system best practices and updates.
  • Utilized various job boards, internet groups/tools, and social media sites to recruit active and passive talent.
  • Conducted and provided wage research to hiring managers.
  • Consistently recognized as a top ten metrics producer
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Sr. Technical Recruiter/Lead
Mar 2011 - May 2014
  • Managed full cycle recruitment and mentorship of IT and Engineering (including medical devise) positions primarily in NY.
  • Communicated with clients of various levels within an organization to determine specific hiring needs, and streamline hiring processes ensuring positions were filled quickly and efficiently.
  • Partnered with employees and management to communicate HR policies, procedures, laws, standards and regulations.
  • Negotiated hiring fees and rates, discussed length of contracts, and educate hiring managers on market trends.
  • Utilized various job boards, internet groups, and social media sites to recruit active and passive talent.
  • Assist in training all new in-house recruiters.
  • Initiated and developed a job order development tool, priority rating scale, as well as qualification process.
  • Lead, initiated and organized recruiter expertise for seamless job order disbursement, and robust candidate pipelines.
  • Lead daily meeting to establish recruitment goals, storyboards, discuss challenges, lessons learned and mentoring.
  • Perform reference checks, background and drug screens when required.
  • Perform statistical reporting on recruitment efforts to address trends.
  • SmartSearch Subject Matter Expert
  • provide ongoing education to my team regarding system best practices and updates.
  • Ensure consistent application of talent acquisition processes and policies, and maintain accurate, auditable employment records and compliance with pertinent employment laws and company hiring policies and procedures.
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Externship Coordinator/Staffing
Apr 2010 - Mar 2011
  • Executed day to day responsibilities in Compliance, Placement, performance management, employee/extern relations.
  • Organized and conducted orientation for students and worksite supervisors starting externship.
  • Compliance: ensured all required immunizations, documentation, and background screens were complete and on file to participate in the program, as well as ensured the proper number of hours were completed to pass the program.
  • Organized and assigned extern worksites and schedules.
  • Regularly spoke with site supervisors regarding extern performance.
  • Met with externs weekly regarding performance, maintaining attendance, and preparation for graduation.
Performance Management
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Career Services Rep
Apr 2010 - Apr 2010
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Executive Technical Recruiter- Full Desk
Oct 2009 - Apr 2010
Kelly IT Resources/Kelly Services
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direct hire executive level IT positions
Aug 2008 - May 2009
  • Managed full cycle recruitment of for various companies
  • Worked with hiring managers to obtain new job opportunities, proactively market candidates and negotiate hiring fees
  • Utilized various job boards, social media, and internet sites to recruit active and passive talent.
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Sales Associate/Fashion Expert
Oct 2007 - Dec 2008
Rochester Business Alliance (Contract)
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Non-cloudteam Skill
St. John Fisher College
Minor: Psychology with extensive courses
Monroe Community College
Certified Diversity Recruiter
Certified Military Veteran Recruiter
Performance Management