Microsoft has contract technical sourcer role open

Microsoft currently has a contract sourcing role open until the end of June 10. If you have proven technical sourcing experience and are interested please apply to Deirdre Moran at demoran[at]microsoft.comcc-ing Mary at marydo[at]microsoft.com

Role Purpose

The Talent Sourcer/Recruiter is tasked with developing innovative and proactive methods to source, evaluate, and pipeline candidates for Microsoft. Talent Sourcers should foster and cultivate relationships with key candidates and develop large-scale talent pools to deliver upon both immediate short-term and strategic long-term needs.

Job Responsibilities (all areas)
  • Implement a variety of candidate generation techniques, strategies, and programs and stay ahead of new innovation
  • Gain a deep understanding of the talent landscape in your area; build a competitive intelligence knowledge base of companies and candidates residing within those companies
  • Engage with hiring managers, to understand fully the role or business that you are sourcing for and build relationship.
  • Use your market knowledge and sourcing skills to engage with active and non – active applicants
  • Cultivate relationships with key candidate and specific talent pools, defined according to long-term initiatives and direction of the organization - turn applicants from non active to active by developing strong candidate relationships
  • Build and engage with a talent community that includes a high volume of targeted candidates
  • Utilize NGS (e-recruitment system) to store talent pools of appropriate candidates
  • Actively source Diverse candidates from a variety of sources. Meet team Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as reduction in agency usage, % female hires etc
  • Screen candidates that you have identified if you are sourcing for a specific role
  • Evaluation of your own productivity and effectiveness of methods used to deliver results. Talent Sourcers who are tasked with req based sourcing will be set specific productivity targets
  • Deliver requisite volume of candidates that flow through to interview and offer stage
  • Staying within budget, maximizing utilization of sourcing resources
  • Interview/Screen relevant candidates
  • Phone Screen (Technical, HR)—when required
  • Propose and Recommend competitive compensation packages for preferred candidates to Hiring Manager and Lead Recruiter for approval
  • Extend , Influence , Sell and Close agreed offers to preferred candidates in order to receive Candidate acceptance
  • Provide direction to Recruitment Admin
    • Inception of new vacancies to upload
    • Interviews to be arranged
    • Flights/Visas to be arranged, when necessary
    • References to be confirmed
    • Contracts to be posted
    • New Hires to process

Essential Skills and Experience (Qualifications)

  • 4+ year recruiting experience demonstrating capability in creative sourcing techniques
  • Effective strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Deep knowledge regarding specific disciplines and technologies
  • Passion for and significant experience identifying and screening candidates
  • Ability to understand, articulate and sell Microsoft culture and business initiatives
  • Track record of innovation and creativity
  • Evidence of building candidate relationships and managing a network of talent
  • Demonstrates ability for effective cross group collaboration
  • Active participation in a positive teamwork environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to deliver results with little supervision, and to effectively manage multiple projects and candidates
  • Ability to meet standard measurements of success for staffing such as interview to offer ratios, meeting annual hiring plan and cost per hire targets
  • Successful Project Management abilities, delivering upon work streams within high priority projects with both short and long-term deliverables
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, social media and web2.0 tools and techniques
  • BA/BS degree in business, communications, human resources or related discipline