Talent Acquisition Specialist

Ridgedale, MO
Human Resources
Depends on Experience Annual
Full Time
Days, Evenings, & Weekends Needed

Position Summary:

The main deliverable for this position is filling the pipeline for all Big Cedar positions and ensuring that hiring managers have ample qualified candidates to select from to fill their open positions.  This will require innovating new sources and partnerships and maintaining great relationships with partnerships already established.  This position also requires that the recruiter be a business partner with hiring managers and works with them to anticipate and plan for seasonal openings.


Expected Contributions:

  • Fill the applicant pipeline.

  • Partner with mangers to create accurate staffing guides, particularly for seasonal staffing needs.

  • Meet regularly with hiring managers to anticipate hiring needs.

  • Ensure that the HRS system is kept current and that candidates are moving through the process in a timely manner.

  • Track and report on relevant data such as; time to fill, sourcing, cost per hire, etc.

  • Manage the various recruiting programs. Work with high schools, colleges, universities, Internal recruiting agencies and other community groups to conduct job fairs and fill the recruiting pipeline.

  • Create and maintain recruiting partnerships with winter seasonal businesses

  • Each year assist with the creation and execution of a recruiting plan that will meet the staffing needs of Big Cedar.

  • Build screening interviews tailored for each position for both HR and hiring managers.

  • Build and manage an online presence in social media to attract talent and build the Big Cedar employment brand.


  • Essential Functions:

  • Develop Workforce and HR Metrics linked to business metrics.

  • Create an applicant experience that promotes the Big Cedar employment brand as a “Best Place to Work.”

  • Training Managers on how to use the applicant tracking system

  • Ensure that HR and hiring manager interviews are legal and effective

  • Communicate effectively and professionally orally and in writing with managers, partners and candidates.

Candidate Profile:

  • Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED;

  • 2 years’ experience in the human resources, recruiting, or related professional area preferred.

  • 4 year degree in a related field preferred

  • Experience with international recruiting, specifically H2B and J1 Visas strongly preferred

Skills and Knowledge

  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Basic Computer Skills - Using basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules that apply to job (e.g., OSHA, EPA, ADA, CFC, NFPA, ASI).

  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

  • Analytical/Critical Thinking - The ability to gather and organize information using a logical and systematic process; recognize patterns and relationships in complex data; examine data to identify implications, problems and draw appropriate conclusions; generate alternative solutions to problems; evaluate strengths, weaknesses and consequences of alternative solutions and approaches to solving problems.

  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about products, services or situations, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

    Leadership Competencies

  • Adaptability - Ability to effectively adjust to major changes in work tasks or the work environment.

    Aligning Performance for Success - Skilled at focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.

  • Building Trust - Ability to interact with others in an honest, fair and respectful way; giving others confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization.

  • Communication - Skilled at clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media; engaging the audience and helping them understand and retain the message.

    Customer Focus - Ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships; actively seeking information to understand and address customers' needs.

  • High Work Standards - Sets high standards of performance; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks.

  • Planning and Organizing - Skilled at establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure work is completed efficiently.

  • Problem Solving / Decision Making - Ability to identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing solutions.