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Talent Acquisition Specialist


Lisle, IL
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Job Details

Guides and manages the workforce planning and recruitment efforts for all administrative and management positions within the organization. Partners with HR Managers, Business Unit Managers or Directors to develop, implement, and follow through on innovative solutions to source, identify and hire the best qualified candidates from diverse candidate pools, both from within and outside the organization. This position will also provide support for the talent acquisition / on-boarding function for positions at the corporate location. The incumbent is considered a subject matter expert on recruitment, relocation and employee relations. This position is intended to provide training and experience to prepare incumbent to assume other leadership roles within the HR Operations areas of the organization (i.e. Human Resources Assistant Manager and/or Manager)

  1. Develops and manages recruitment strategies/processes to identify and attract qualified applicants for selection. Utilizes contacts with industry sources & associations, manages and measures the work of outside placement services and conducts campus recruiting. Provides recruitment counsel and guidance to hiring managers and Operations HR professionals to hire and retain talent. Responsible for job posting, job board procurement, comprehensive recruitment campaign planning, workforce planning, initial assessments, interviews, offers and on-boarding process
  2. Manages the employee relocation program to provide quality relocation services to the new hire candidate. Manages vendor relationships. Consults with managers on use of available program components

  3. Works to maximize positive employee relations and minimize potential liabilities. May assist with employee investigations to resolve complaints, ensure behavior of employees and managers are consistent with Smithfield policies. Offer solutions to situations through consultation with employees and managers
  4. Assists with college/university recruitment and internship programs
  5. Assists in oversight of corporate AAP to ensure compliance in all recruitment, promotions, and transfer processes

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or similar program from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 2+ years experience in human resources with emphasis on employee & labor relations, recruitment, training, workforce planning & analytics, required
  • Masters Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or similar program preferred
  • Applicant Tracking System experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and corporate employment regulations and policies (EEO, Wage and Hour, etc.)
  • Demonstrates a generalist level understanding of compensation, benefits, employee and labor relations.
  • Knowledge/experience of Microsoft software, Word, Excel and Power Point; audio visual equipment; ability to navigate and research the Internet
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to research, develop and present ideas before large groups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Periodic overnight travel is required


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