Talent Acquisition Recruiter

Heidrick & Struggles Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 weeks ago

Heidrick & Struggles is a premier provider of executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping services globally. In our more than 60 year history, we have conducted some of the most high-profile C-suite and board-level searches in the world.

Today, we are working with our clients across 29 countries to help them accelerate their performance and respond with agility to new opportunities and challenges in every industry. We continue to raise the bar in serving our clients as trusted leadership advisors, and we are also providing an expanded range of data-driven, tech-enabled tools and platforms across our executive search and consulting businesses.

Managing top talent isn't just our business. It's our passion, and we are committed to investing in and developing the careers of our own people.

We look for people with experience from a variety of industries and diverse educational backgrounds who are passionate about partnering with innovative and influential organizations and share our commitment to our purpose to help our clients change the world, one leadership team at a time.

If you're ready to start or grow your career with us, learn more about our available opportunities at our website.

Job Description:

The Talent Acquisition Recruiter within the Americas Talent Acquisition Team will play a key role in running searches from kick-off to placement for our Executive Search business. This team member will have ownership and accountability for the full recruitment process from developing talent pools and candidate pipelines to addressing critical hiring needs by direct sourcing of non-applicant profiles, reviewing of applicants within systems, and administration of the internal Employee Referral Program. This individual will be the Lead Recruiter in identifying and presenting candidates that match the criteria for open requisitions.

As the right person masters this role, s/he will be responsible for leveraging and expanding employer brand awareness, candidate and talent community engagement, and establishing Heidrick & Struggles as the premier employer for top talent.

The successful individual will be responsible for interacting and establishing relationships with operational functions, candidates and other influencers of the recruitment process. Internally, the TA Recruiter will be a subject matter expert of the talent acquisition process chain and a trusted resource to the broader HR team. A strong desire to partner with other team members and drive success across the company, as well as deliver strong results for clients is critical.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience (or relevant internship) in corporate recruitment and/or market research environment

  • Undergraduate degree required

  • Strong research skills; experience with data mining, name generation, Boolean searches and previous experience with LinkedIn Recruiter highly preferred

  • Experience identifying trends and researching information effectively through various channels

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to effectively prioritize projects and deliverables

  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Excel and Word required

  • Demonstrable initiative, resourcefulness, self-management and personal accountability

  • Dedication to teamwork and desire to contribute in a highly collaborative environment


In addition to running individual searches, the role also includes the following responsibilities:

  • Own the weekly recruiting report putting together the document and updating the document on a regular basis

  • Own the running of weekly recruiting meetings talking through details and status of all requisitions

  • Detection of potential problems & issues being intimately aware of what each person on the team is working on and the status of the search, aware of all open requisitions and aware of any potential issues related to requisitions. Responsible for flagging issues with VP of TA to work through them

  • Taking the lead wherever there might be a new vacancy having these on the radar and is responsible for flagging these with the appropriate HRBP being the liaison with the partner with the vacancy as well and explaining process to them

  • Managing open requisitions in Workday, to ensure things are open & closed properly, and all details are accurate

  • Back-up on campus recruiting initiatives helping out on campus recruiting as necessary


  • Excellent communication skills; listening, speaking, writing

  • Strong action-orientation, sense of urgency and clear track record of delivering results

  • Strong organizational, analytical, detailed planning and project management skills; able to effectively prioritize projects and deliverables

  • Ability to drive consistency in process, standards and approaches with an understanding of reasonable customization

  • Ability to maintain professionalism and honesty while building credibility, trust, and respect with internal clients

  • Ability to grasp concepts quickly, and think beyond traditional methods to exceed client's expectations

  • Demonstrates awareness of marketplace opportunities; has an orientation towards creativity and innovation

  • Strong intellectual capacity, a continuous learner, highly analytical, good conceptual thinking skills

  • Possesses flexibility with an understanding that there is a certain level of ambiguity and change in developing the global recruitment function

Heidrick & Struggles is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or citizenship status.

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