How To Build a Recruiting Team From Scratch

How To Build a Recruiting Team From Scratch

Your company started small, but now it’s growing.  So much that you have to start building out a recruiting team.

Listen in on what our panelists have to say on how to start creating your team.


Our Panelists…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Brian Pugh TA Leaders Vice President, IT Consulting System Soft Technologies
Crystal Brown TA Leaders Senior RTA Partner, Americas Head of Resourcing & Talent Acquisition BSI
Dave Quinn TA Leaders Executive Director, Recruiting CME Group
Tom Koning TA Leaders Head of Recruiting Skillz

Some of the attendees…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Amanda Mich Senior Recruiter Heidrick & Struggles
Rose Nolen Election Judge, HR Corporate Recruitment ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions
Dan Baker Recruiting Atlanta Senior Corporate Recruiter Healthstat
Katrina Acosta Recruiting Atlanta Talent Acquisition Manager Hisense USA
Robin Guidry Recruiting Boston Manager, Talent Acquisition Acquia
Jessica Marotta Recruiting Boston Principal, Talent Acquisition Forrester
Christine Williams Recruiting Boston Recruiter Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston
Lisa Kozanecki Recruiting Chicago Senior Corporate Recruiter Wolters Kluwer
Tina Ramirez Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter R.J. O'Brien & Associates
Sarah Moore Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Recruiter / Partner NorthShore University HealthSystem
Lisa Wrezel Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Lead Centric Consulting
Shawn Watzka Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter Inpatient Psych Solutions
Stephanie Williams Recruiting Dallas Corporate Recruiter 2020 Companies
Leticia Mitchell Recruiting Dallas Technical Talent Acquisition Microsoft Corporation
Brent Wardell Recruiting Denver Senior Recruiter- Mountain Region Kimley-Horn
Jennifer Allen Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition, Central Operations Region WestRock Company
Betsy Bernard Recruiting Houston Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner Looking for Work
Tiffany Reyna Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition Percepta
Vira Garcia Recruiting Houston Director of Recruiting vcfo
Jeffery Broussard Recruiting LA Senior Technical Recruiter Redhorse Corporation
Nicholas Steinberg Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Specialist Bluebeam
Becky Gramenz Recruiting Minneapolis Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Looking for Work
Roseanne Donohue Recruiting NYC Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, North America Radware
Jeslyn Xie Recruiting NYC Talent Acquisition Specialist CI Investments
Keith Rutsky Recruiting NYC Talent Acquistion Live Nation Entertainment
Juan Rivera Recruiting NYC Recruiter, Global Business Organization Google Inc.
Fernando Terrero Recruiting NYC Recruiter Google Inc.
Jose Martinez Recruiting NYC Senior Recruiter, Global Marketing + Recruiting Manager/POC for Hardware Marketing+ DEI Project Lead Google
Llanée Anderson Recruiting Portland Technical Recruiter - Machine Learning Pinterest
Tamara Garlett Recruiting Portland Senior Recruiter, Global Footwear Product Creation Nike
Svitlana Sikora Recruiting SFBA SWE Leadership Sourcing Recruiter Facebook
Jisha Nambiar Recruiting SFBA Manager cPrime
Jessica Nbuyen Recruiting SFBA Talent Acquisition Roku
Ben Nagrani Recruiting SFBA Talent Acquisition - Technical Recruiter Cruise Automation
Brenley Brotman TA Leaders Senior Director, Global Recruiting Lookout
Marti Pranger TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Empower Partnerships
Malia Jorgensen TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Nortal US
Mahen Kathirithamby TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting Looking for Work
JoNelle Sood TA Leaders Founder and President Ho'omau Foundation
JoDee Klinker TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Carson Group
Khursheed Irani TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition cPrime
Rachel Cupples TA Leaders Director, Talent Strategy & Partnerships Recruiter.com
Kreisler Ng TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition & Public Training Practice cPrime
Kevin Francis TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Lark Technologies
Michelle Sickles TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition IFM Restoration
Sharon Garcia TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition Echo Global Logistics
Manisha Bavabhai TA Leaders Head of Recruiting Hudson MX
Kevin Oram TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Operations DreamWorks Animation
Jim McMillin TA Leaders Vice President of Talent Acquisition Optum
Tiffany Chan TA Leaders Director, Recruiting & Training | Executive Leadership | Employee Development Pioneer Industries International

We asked our attendees, “What do you think is a first step that needs to be taken when starting to build out a recruiting team at a company?”

Here are their answers:

  • A clear and defining vision i.e. what are you driving towards so you can ensure that you build the right team to accomplish it.
  • Bring in great talent
  • Budget
  • budget and space
  • Build out a road map of the process first to understand where and when you will need recruiting talent.
  • Business / Company Needs Assessment
  • Company strategy and hiring plans for the next several years.
  • Decide what's important, define a role, decide whether you want and have the time to train or seek someone with experience
  • define needs
  • definition of roles, processes
  • Determine vision / company goals
  • Determine which roles will be needed (sourcer, recruiter, etc.).
  • Echo Global Logistics
  • establish roles based upon recruiting needs of the organization
  • Establishing why the need
  • evaluate one year plan of types of skill sets that will be needed
  • Finding a connection with team members
  • Forecasting
  • Having a great leader with vision and direction
  • Hire a recruiter
  • Hire strong recruiters
  • Identify team structure
  • Identify the culture you want to create and assess the needs and skill sets you need for the team.
  • justify the need
  • Leadership skill
  • Learn current practices and get to know the people
  • Mission of the Team
  • Plan
  • planning for future roles and current needs
  • Project hiring needs
  • start by assessing current talent
  • Strategy
  • SWOT Analysis
  • The business needs of the company, estimated hiring needs and number of recruiters to be successful.
  • Understand culture
  • Understand how the company operates
  • Understand the hiring needs now and over the next 2 years
  • understand the hiring plan
  • Understand the needs of the company, what are the vital roles that need to be hired for?
  • Understand the workforce plan
  • Understanding the culture
  • Understanding the needs of the company
  • Understanding your customers
  • what you want the org structure to look like
  • Workforce planning

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