5 Characteristics of a Great Recruiting Team Lead

5 Characteristics of a Great Recruiting Team Lead

We all like working for a great boss as it can make all the difference the world. What some traits that let you know you have one?

Listen in on what our panelists have to say.

This event is part of the “Let’s Talk Recruiting” series where a panel of recruiting practitioners get together online and have a conversation on a variety of topics related to corporate recruiting.

Our Panelists…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Cathy Barry Recruiting Chicago Sr. Talent Acquisition Business Partner iRhythm Technologies
Manisha Bavabhai TA Leaders Head of Recruiting Hudson MX
Tony Pottle Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Interos
Tony Rhoton TA Leaders Senior Director of Talent Acquisition Compass Group

Some of the attendees…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Andy Pittaluga Recruiting Boston Technical Recruiter Bose Corporation
JENNIFER ONEIL Recruiting Boston Talent Acquisition Manager Forward Financing (previous)
Barbara Fasth Recruiting Chicago Recruiting Manager Menasha Packaging
Tonia Romanelli Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Manager & Advisor EY
Cindy McWilliams Recruiting Chicago Talent Manager American College of Surgeons
Cathy Johnson Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Lead Risk Placement Services
Sarah Schaefer Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter Fresenius Kabi USA
Maria Smithson Recruiting Chicago Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Faithlife
Shawn Watzka Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter Inpatient Psych Solutions
Eli K. Recruiting Chicago Senior Talent Acquisition Partner Unknown
Koli Donohue Recruiting Chicago Manager Stillwater Architecture, LLC
Carey Carlson Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Manager Perspecta
Kelly Esquivel Recruiting Chicago Sr. Recruiter Avtex Solutions, LLC
Tracey Jerdine Recruiting Chicago Senior Talent Acquisition Partner CIBC US
Claudia Castaneda Recruiting Chicago Sr Talent Advisor U.S. Cellular
Tina Ramirez Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter R.J. O'Brien & Associates
Kraig Baker Recruiting Chicago TA Manager Echo Global Logistics
Katie Stevens Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Leader GE Healthcare
Mattie Coleman Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Manager Carle Health System
Lucy Dettl Recruiting Dallas Senior Recruiter American National Bank of Texas
Heather Sisson Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Leader Bottle Rocket
Krystan Silva Recruiting DCBmore Talent Acquisition Manager Looking for Work
Christine Drelling Recruiting DCBmore Global Team Lead - Technical Recruiting Sitecore
Laura Pawlak Recruiting Denver Talent Acquisition Specialist Medtronic
Shelbi Davis Recruiting Denver Sr. Talent Advisor - Digital Services & Technology Charles Schwab
Vira Garcia Recruiting Houston Director of Recruiting vcfo
Preston Peery Recruiting Houston Recruiting Manager Patterson-UTI
Christopher Smith Recruiting Houston Talent Management _ Senior Non Commission Officer United States Army Reserve
Jana Schutt Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition Advisor Huntsman Corporation
Madison Bond Recruiting Houston Corporate Recruiter Industrial Info Resources
Jenny Cones Recruiting Houston Senior Sales Recruiter Pegasystems
Ilana Black Recruiting LA Senior Recruiter FaceFirst
Bez Rengifo Recruiting LA Sr. Manager / Director, People Services (HR Business Partner department) Loma Linda University Health Care
Marques Gunn Recruiting LA Senior Recruiter Keck Medicine of USC
Jessica Pasco Recruiting LA Lead Recruiter Internet Brands
Cindy Wong Recruiting LA Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Princess Cruises
Cynthia Lopez Recruiting LA Sr. Regional Healthcare Recruiter CVHCare
Lance Hunsicker Recruiting LA Executive Recruiter Parsons Corporation
Mike Crosby Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Partner Age of Learning / ABCmouse.com
Gina Robbins Recruiting Minneapolis Sr. Corporate Recruiter Polaris Industries
Denise Ward Recruiting Minneapolis Technical Recruiter Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Seth Hilgert Recruiting Minneapolis Director Talent Acquisition American AgCredit
Matt Englund Recruiting Minneapolis Talent Acquisition Leader Nerdery
Courtney Steiner Recruiting NYC Recruiting Operations Coordinator Airbnb
Alexa Montane Recruiting NYC Talent Acquisition Partner Realogy Holdings Corp.
Roseanne Donohue Recruiting NYC Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, North America Radware
Yasmin Alberto Recruiting Philly Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations Broadridge
Elaine Dewitt Recruiting Phoenix Contract Recruiter HonorHealth
Nancie Meeks Recruiting Phoenix Senior Corporate Recruiter Insight Enterprises, Inc.
Jessie Kokaisel Recruiting Phoenix Talent Acquisition Lead Heartland Financial
Randy Shelton Recruiting Portland Talent Acquisition Manager Peterson Cat
Marita Arevalo Recruiting Seattle Recruiter Aegis Living
Diana Pontos Recruiting Seattle Technical Recruiter Amazon
Anu Sodhi Recruiting Seattle Principal Recruiter Edifecs
Jennifer Halabi Recruiting Seattle Director, Global Talent Acquisition Nintex
Christie Adragna Recruiting Seattle Senior Manager, Technical Recruiting Glossier
Wendy Vandel Recruiting Seattle Health Services Recruiter Washington State Department of Corrections
Kathy Simmons Recruiting Seattle Technical Recruiter Accenture
Twyla Hatchett Recruiting Seattle Lead Talent Acquisition Partner Darigold
Staci Daley Recruiting SFBA Recruiting Specialist for Guckenheimer @ Google Guckenheimer
Sinda Allen Recruiting SFBA Senior Manager Global Talent Acquisition Moogsoft
Melisa Medrano Recruiting SFBA Manager, Talent Acquisition NGM Biopharmaceuticals
Sydney Clark Recruiting SFBA University and Diversity Sourcer Udemy
Karen Tuozzo Recruiting The Triangle Senior Recruiter, Legal Liberty Mutual Insurance
Nicole Mobley-Cooper Recruiting The Triangle Sr. TA Consultant NetApp
Marti Pranger TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Empower Partnerships
Annette Rushin TA Leaders Director, Recruiting Dovel Technologies
Guiti Nabavi TA Leaders Director, Diversity & University Recruiting Hinge Health
Ryan Reeder TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition Sorenson Communications
Kreisler Ng TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition & Public Training Practice cPrime
Glenn Murani TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Optima Global Solutions
Jessica Wall TA Leaders Associate Director, Talent Acquisition: Recruitment and Supplier Relationships SAGE Therapeutics
Sherry Sims TA Leaders Founder/CEO BrightView
Kseniia Ryabova TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition Multi Media, LLC
Mahen Kathirithamby TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting Looking for Work
Adam Redlich TA Leaders Vice President, Talent Acquisition Octane Lending
JoDee Klinker TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Carson Group
Rachel Broder TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting Industrious
Pilar Brady TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Enterprise Products
Lisa Trujillo TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Clear Capital
Chris Helvajian TA Leaders Associate Director, Admissons & Recruiting FEMBA Program University of California, Irvine - The Paul Merage School of Business
Jody Block TA Leaders Associate Director, Talent Acquisition Operations Chewy
Jon Gaunt TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition Econolite
Kent Button TA Leaders Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition VMware
Karen DiGenova TA Leaders Global Head of Talent Acquisition Columbia Sportswear Company
Jason Cariveau TA Leaders Senior Director of Talent Acquisition Aimbridge Hospitality
Gina Gotsill TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting SAGE Veterinary Centers
Tara Wescott TA Leaders Vice President Talent Acquisition McGrath RentCorp
Kevin Francis TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Lark Technologies
Bennett Yang TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition SoundHound
Kelly Colig TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition and HR Business Partner Le Creuset
Brian Budchuk TA Leaders Associate Director, Talent Acquisition Critical Mass
Erik Winkler TA Leaders Director of Recruiting Healthstat
Khursheed Irani TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition cPrime
Tom McDonough TA Leaders Executive Director LegalShield Official
Marnie Jarrett TA Leaders Director, Leadership Recruiting USI Insurance Services
Cara Kuhn TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Wesley Enhanced Living

We asked our attendees, “What is one characteristic of a great recruiting team leader?”

Here are their answers:

  • Ability to listen.
  • Ability to motivate team members
  • Able to prioritize.
  • advocate
  • Asking the TA team what he or she can do to help
  • Authenticity
  • Being a good listener and advocate for your team
  • Being hands on in recruiting so that they are connected to the challenges that their team faces.
  • being in the trenches with their team
  • Being Proactive
  • Bravery
  • Build strategic long term recruiting plans
  • Clear communication and empower their team
  • clear vision
  • Collaboration
  • collaborative
  • Communication
  • Communication
  • Communication
  • Communication
  • Consistency and innovation
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Decisiveness
  • Empathy
  • Empathy
  • empathy
  • Empathy
  • Empathy
  • Empathy
  • empathy
  • empathy
  • Empathy
  • Empathy
  • Empathy
  • Empathy & experience
  • Empowering team members from an accountability perspective
  • Empowering the team
  • empowers team
  • Engaging
  • Good chemistry
  • Great listener
  • Here to learn!
  • High Performance Team -strong communication, trust, respect
  • Humilty
  • Inclusion
  • inspiring
  • Integrity
  • Integrity
  • Knowing the team lead is there to lend support without micromanaging.
  • Knowing your style under stress.
  • Lead by example
  • leadership and experience and support
  • Leading by example
  • listening
  • Listening
  • Listening Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Motivator
  • Patience
  • positivity
  • Prioritization of skills development for the entire team
  • Provides effective feedback
  • pull the string
  • real time knowledge sharing
  • Recognizes success
  • regularly shares best practices with colleagues
  • setting a vision
  • sharing all knowledge, listening and learning from team
  • Staying engaged with each member to brainstorm challenges
  • Support
  • Support your team
  • Supportive
  • Supportive
  • Supportive, mentor, collaborative and good role model
  • teaching and training ability
  • Team development, driving results.
  • Thoughfullness
  • Transparency
  • Trust
  • Trust
  • Trust the team
  • Trusting your team
  • Understanding recruitment can be done in multiple ways
  • understanding strengths of each individual
  • Vision
  • Vision
  • Walks the Talk

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