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Experienced Recruiter

Orlando, Florida, United States
August 31, 2018

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Melissa Schouten

**** *********** ***** - *******, ** 32835 321-***-**** (cell)

Seeking a career to utilize and broaden my experience within the Human Resources/Recruitment field.

Sr. Recruiter (Contractor through Advantage)

Oceaneering Entertainment Systems – Orlando, FL

April 2018 – Present

Establishes client relationships and assists Talent Acquisition Manager in the development of effective recruitment strategies. Develops sourcing strategies with Hiring Managers to ensure effective recruitment.

Sources and screens resumes from PeopleSoft HR application and online databases.

Uses creative methods for talent acquisition, including discipline-specific job boards, social media, and networking.

Conducts and schedules interviews.

Posts job openings as needed.

Networks extensively in the local community and with other recruiters, including Oceaneering recruiters worldwide.

Participates in the development of a college hire program, and recruits university and technical school applicants.

Attends professional networking events, job fairs and other recruiting events as required.

Leads recruiting projects as assigned by the Talent Acquisition Manager.

Documents and maintains internal recruiting processes and procedures.

Participates in the development and delivery of training on interview training.

Creates and maintain an online library of job fair promotional for global recruiting.

Researches new recruiting trends and technology, and promotes reasonable ideas.

Recruiter, Corporate

Hard Rock Corporate - Orlando, FL

September 2016 to November 2017 - (Company moved to South Florida)

•Partner with hiring managers to develop and implement recruiting strategy for open corporate positions.

Responsible for full cycle recruitment from posting jobs, to sourcing, interviewing and selection of candidates.

Ensure the most qualified candidates are selected for various roles by using behavioral interview techniques and the new hire assessment tools.

Oversee and monitor post-offer/pre-hire activity including but not limited to assessment testing, reference and background checking to ensure consistency and compliance with fair hiring regulations and practices.

Coordinate with pre-established external agencies for hard to fill positions.

Partner with the relocation company to determine best relocation assistance for approved and successful candidates.

Train department managers on how to use the ATS and improving their behavioral interviewing skills.

Partner with compensation director to determine salary ranges for open positions.

Partner with the employee relations and legal team to develop, interpret and communicate recruitment policies, procedures, forms and contracts to ensure compliance with all local employment related laws and regulations.

Analyze and update recruiting data and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the department.

Recommend process changes or improvements from KPIs and other recruiting spreadsheets/data.

Build applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges/universities, employment agencies, recruiters, social media users, and internet sites; providing organization information and opportunities, making presentations and maintaining rapport.

Implement Onboarding portal in iCIMS (job/applicant tracking system).

Attend hiring fairs in Jamaica and Eastern Europe to hire J1 students for Hard Rock's work and travel program.

Sr. Professional Recruiter, Talent Acquisition (Professional Talent Acquisition)/Sr. Representative (Creative)

Universal Orlando - Parks & Resorts / Creative Division - Orlando, FL -

September 2014 to September 2016

Sourced, recruited and processed paperwork for exempt and non-exempt candidates/new hires.

Conducted salary analysis (Radford).

Collected and analyzed employee data.

Sourced, prescreened job applicants, scheduled, planned, and conducted interviews.

Tracked and updated applicant information.

Made hiring/salary recommendations.

Generalist, People

LiveTV, LLC / JetBlue Airways - Orlando, FL

April 2007 to September 2014

Sourced, recruited and processed paperwork for exempt and non-exempt candidates/new hires.

Investigated and resolved employee relations issues.

Conducted salary analysis (Radford).

Collected and analyzed employee data.

Sourced, prescreened job applicants, scheduled, planned, and conducted interviews.

Tracked and updated applicant information.

Made hiring/salary recommendations.

Coordinated all prospective new hire administrative follow-up.

Coordinator, Recruiting

The Ginn Companies, LLC - Celebration, FL -

April 2005 to April 2007

Sourced, pre-screened and scheduled candidate interviews for multiple lines of business such as:

Administrative, Marketing, Sales, Accounting, Finance, Security, IT,

Aviation, Hospitality and Engineering.

Maintained weekly updates and statistical data for all recruitment reports.

Processed all new hire paperwork from job offer to date of hire.

Maintained internet job postings.

Supported and coordinated employee retention initiatives and special events.

Supported all HR departments such as Recruitment, Benefits, Compensation and Training and Development during peak times and with special projects.

Counseled and guided hiring managers on policies and procedures.

Recruiter, General Staffing

Universal Orlando - Orlando, FL

May 2004 to April 2005

Developed new techniques, systems and procedures to enhance recruitment.

Administered programs designed to establish and maintain effective Human Resource practices.

Recruited, selected, hired and retained employees for Universal Orlando divisions: Operations, Food Service,

Merchandise, Entertainment, Technical Services &

Support Services.

Interviewed qualified candidates for various hourly and non-exempt positions.

Traveled, interviewed and selected international students to be part of our International Program.

Involved in the transition to the new interview process: ("Right Fit Talent").

Coordinated several UO hiring events (Job fairs and open houses)

Designed the new College International Internship Program.

Interviewer, General Staffing

Universal Orlando - Orlando, FL

June 2002 to May 2004

•Supported the Staffing Recruiters with interviews, job offers, auditions and special projects.

•Maintained the Human Resources/Staffing training calendar.

•Responsible for planning and coordinating job fairs.

•Hired candidates in the following fields: Merchandise, Food Services, Operations, Entertainment, and Shared Services.

•Supported the newly implemented "Peak Season" International Program.

•Coordinated seasonal job fairs and mass orientations by participating in planning phase, and implementing the plan to include: marketing, retention, staffing, flow and forms.

•Represented Universal Orlando at off-site job fairs, expos, high schools and community activities.

•Prescreened, interviewed and hired entry-level applicant to determine applicant status.

Other experience:

Investigator, Security

Universal Orlando

April 2000 to June 2002

Loss Prevention Officer

Universal Orlando

August 1997 to April 2000

Attractions Attendant

Universal Orlando

December 1995 to August 1997


•AA Degree – Valencia Community College

•Generalist Certificate - SHRM


Other Skills:

• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Internet Explorer)

• PeopleSoft, SAP, PC Recruiter, e-Recruit, VURV, PeopleFluent, Brassring, Kronos, Avature, iCIMS, Lawson, Taleo, iRecruit

• Radford (Compensation Data Survey)

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