Talent Acquisition Specialist

Praxair   •  

Danbury, CT

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 209 days ago

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  • Develop a recruitment strategy and methodology. This includes: planning, sourcing, qualifying, assessing, closing and engaging.
  • Build an expansive pipeline of potential candidates across client groups.
  • Provide a high level of service throughout the entire recruiting life-cycle and ensure that diversity talent acquisition strategies are in place.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of recruiting challenges and trends, labor laws, and legislative initiatives that have implications on the business.
  • Pre-screen applicants by reviewing resumes, conducting phone and in-person interviews for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for candidates, providing complete, accurate, and inspiring information about the company and position.
  • Inform and guide hiring managers regarding staffing issues, policies, and processes.
  • Create and present interview guides to hiring managers.  Train on interviewing techniques.
  • Provide recruitment counsel and guidance to hiring managers with hiring and employment data.
  • Organize, lead and document post-interview feedback with interview teams and candidates.
  • Support campus recruitment initiatives for assigned client groups
  • Maintain accurate and well-ordered documentation on candidates, searches, hiring managers’ interactions, and other recruiting activities. This includes applicant tracking for EEO purposes.
  • Proactively keep hiring managers and HR team informed of all recruiting activity.  Conduct regular follow-up with management team to determine effectiveness of recruiting efforts.
  • Provide expertise on the employment market, trends and innovative recruiting techniques to ensure competitiveness in hiring.
  • Track, analyze and leverage key talent metrics and sustain recruiting activity reports.  Participate in quarterly talent acquisition updates
  • Utilize excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills and be able to thrive in a busy, recruiting environment
  • Special projects, as required


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5-7 years’ full life-cycle recruiting experience required
  • Recruiting experience in a Manufacturing environment strongly preferred
  • Solid experience with Applicant Tracking Systems, Taleo preferred.
  • Hands-on experience developing and executing diversity recruitment strategies
  • In-depth knowledge of recruitment based web sites, social media and sourcing tools required.
  • Must be well-organized, dependable and team-oriented with the ability to prioritize, and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Must be positive, approachable and work effectively with diverse personalities.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence others
  • Knowledge of Human Resource laws and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office