Recruitment Sourcer- Fulltime Contractual (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 June 2013
My typical day at Experis consisted of sourcing for IT, engineering and finance consultants, pipelining for present and future client needs and generating daily and ad hoc recruitment metrics reports for my director and the lead recruiter. I had previously recruited for industrial and event coordination and presentation staff but sourcing top IT talent with unique skills is a different ball game altogether because their supplies are lower than the demand. This was the most difficult challenge that I faced in this role and one of the ways I overcame this obstacle was by exploring social media. God bless LinkedIn and Facebook! I learned a lot about how to utilize technology to my advantage and get to the right people.
The best parts of the job were being able to understand consultants during phone interview sessions and securing interviews for consultants with hiring managers. It gave me immense satisfaction knowing that I could help another person get one step closer to their dream job.
Lots of training and new learning
Required a lot of patience, especially during times when a position would get cancelled by the client, and I had worked hard to find good candidates for it
Waking up every morning and being happy to go to work to see your colleagues and knowing you won't be bored all day at work. To me this is a precious thing.
A typical day for me would be : Arrive at work, check my emails and answer the easiest ones. Once done, I would deal with the other emails which would need assistance from other teams in Toronto or in the US. the rest of my day would consist in track the current hires and check on the consultant documents, the system set up, edit contracts.
It was a win win relationship between management and the team. "Work hard, play harder" is the best definition I can give of this company.
What I learned is team building and team spirit. I grow a lot in maturity and how to manage the relationship with co-workers.
The hardest part of the job was the amount of work. My organization skill got better after my 3 years with Experis. What I liked the most was the possibility to travel to Toronto every 2 months to work with my colleagues at the Head Office. I also liked to be in contact with consultants and clients and feel that the company I was working with trusted me.
good benefits, team spirit, interesting tasks, good work environment, good management
big organization makes paperwork and issues rel-solutions complicated sometimes