Sourcing Specialist/Research Associate-Recruiting Team-Chicago, IL

Jones Lange Lasalle Inc. Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 4 days ago

JLL is currently seeking a Talent Acquisition Research/Sourcing Associate to join our Recruiting team. This role will report to a Senior Recruiter on the Talent Acquisition team. The Research/Sourcing Associate will work with Recruiters and Hiring Managers to fully understand their hiring needs and generate candidate leads utilizing sourcing resources and effectively screening candidates. This position will be based in our Chicago, IL office but most days will have flexibility to work remotely from a home office.


  • Identifies external talent from a variety of sources. Serves as a resource to recruiters and hiring managers to find and cultivate candidates.

  • Gathers data around competition and market conditions or trends that may impact our ability to find and hire the right talent

  • Challenges the status quo through meaningful data that informs a better and stronger recruiting process.

  • Demonstrates skill in recruiting research methods which will primarily focus on name generation. May include cold calling depending on role.

  • The ideal candidate will possess 5 or more years of experience as a sourcer or talent researcher from an executive search firm or talent agency.


  • Works with Recruiter to identify internal talent and inclusively seeks diverse external talent through formal and informal networks. Connector of talent across geographies and business lines.

  • Familiarizes the recruiting team with opportunities and mediums to find talent, keeping cost and quality in mind at all times.

  • Builds strong relationships with candidates to develop a strong virtual bench and create a world class candidate experience.


  • Represents JLL externally as a cultural steward with the utmost integrity and strong focus on quality relationships.

  • Creates a strong brand identity through the use of JLL's social media platform

  • Creates marketing materials and looks for opportunities to brand JLL in new markets as well as in the areas of highest demand


  • Bachelor's Degree with outstanding academic performance

  • 2+ years of experience preferably in Recruiting/Talent Acquisition related role

  • Experience working with LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Indeed and other recruiting tools; BOOLEAN search experience strongly preferred

  • Ability to deliver quality results within the expected time frame

  • Solid expertise in a variety of research methods specific to recruiting. Must be able to cold call and compile qualifications based on position profile

  • Drive for results

  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment

  • Adaptable to a variety of situations/cool under pressure

  • Strong skills in client relationship management

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

  • Energy and drive to present a compelling story to a passive candidate

  • Forms relationships quickly; is naturally inquisitive

  • Demonstrates the ability to persuade and convince potential candidates on JLL's Employee Value Proposition.

  • Quickly understands the needs of the candidate and hiring manager

  • Maximizes the JLL social media platform and other branding opportunities externally

  • Maintains strong knowledge of competition and advises on potential trends that may influence recruiting


JLL Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JLL is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. JLL strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination without regard to race, color, religion, belief, creed, age, sex, pregnancy or maternity (including childbirth and related conditions), family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), nationality, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran's status, genetic information, trade union membership, social position, political view or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. The company also endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business and ensures that employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements.

For employees in the United States, please see a fully copy of our Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy at

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Sourcing Specialist/Research Associate-Recruiting Team-Chicago, IL

Jones Lange Lasalle Inc.