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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Location : Brooklyn, NY
Job Type : Internal Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2-3
Required Education : Bachelors Degree preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will collaborate with the Talent Acquisition Manager to effectively create and sustain partnership with the candidate, client, and/ or hiring managers.


Responsible for execution of recruiting initiatives in direct support of business objectives, own the full recruitment process (intake calls, job posting, candidate interviews and assessments, and hiring) with strong knowledge of the business or culture and the available talent pool.


Needs to be motivated, data driven, innovative, knowledgeable, and customer centric so they can engage top talent for a variety of roles. The person in this role will have exceptional relationship building and customer service skills, with strong attention to detail and follow through.


Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: $55,000 - 65,000



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with TA Manager to conduct in-take calls with hiring managers to ensure an understanding of the staffing needs and job requirements and advise on most appropriate action to take.

  • Own the management of assigned job orders and manage the candidate information in the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) database and the inflow of candidate resumes.

  • Collaborate with TA Manager to communicate with hiring managers regularly regarding the status of candidates, as well as facilitate ongoing professional communication with all stakeholders involved in the recruiting process.

  • Screen applications, conduct interviews, assess, and select the most appropriate candidates to present to the Talent Acquisition Manager for client review, based on required skill sets, qualifications, and competency requirements.

  • Implement the feedback of the hiring team on candidate selection, act as an ongoing candidate relationship manager and provide ongoing value-added recruitment advice to the candidate.

  • Work with the Talent Acquisition Manager to provide ongoing feedback to the hiring manager.

  • Identify what is most important to the hiring manager and identify top talent that matches what the hiring manager is looking for to move forward in the process.

  • Identify if the job posting and/or what the hiring manager is looking for in a candidate is not reflective of the job description that has been created for the position. If that happens, have the right conversations with TA Manager to correct the job description or posting.

  • Support and promote the development and deployment of Employer Brand, social media, Reporting, Recruitment Technology, Compliance/Diversity and Training strategies

  • Dashboard tracking and recruiting metric preparation and analysis

  • Maintains and regularly updates ATS talent 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Two years of high-volume staffing/ recruiting, Human Resources, sales, customer service, or career development specialist experience.

  • Some college experience with a combination of four years’ experience may be considered.

  • Three to five years of experience as a professional recruiter in a corporate setting or agency, i.e., search firm recruiting, corporate recruiting, professional level recruiting roles preferred.

  • Experience using ATS strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledgeable in applicant tracking systems preferred (experience with Akken Cloud is preferred).

  • Ability to proactively drive the recruiting process by engaging with candidates, networking sources, and job boards, as well as other relevant resources.

  • Ability to provide coaching and guidance to candidates including having difficult conversations when necessary to keep the recruiting process compliant and effective.

  • Ability to solve complex problems and work with minimal supervision.

  • Team player who thrives in a collaborative work environment.

  • Exceptional relationship building, customer service, and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrates an aptitude for high level of professionalism, as well as an ongoing positive attitude and demeanor.

  • Exemplary organizational and time management skills (plans activities and manages resources).

  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication, with the ability to effectively communicate with staff at all levels in the organization.

Required Qualifications :

With over 30 years of serving the NYC Metropolitan area, Penda Aiken, Inc. is one of the prime talent acquisition firms in the Northeast corridor. Our industry specialists work one-on-one with our clients and candidates, guiding them in finding the right solutions for all parties and delivering customized solutions for the best possible outcome.


Penda Aiken, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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