JACQUELINE C. TAGORDA
Livingston, New Jersey 07039
Over 18 years professional experience in full life cycle medical, technical (IT), corporate /in-house, C-level staffing and recruiting, talent acquisition professional, and human resources (HR) generalist in corporate, professional agency and various marketing environment.
Able to develop and manage candidate and customer relationships, through enhanced consultative and negotiation skills.
Proven organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to self-manage, prioritize initiatives and work well in a team environment with competing demands and tight deadlines. Led teams and recruitment projects.
Exceptional balance of drive and commitment, coupled with exemplary interpersonal skills, topped off with a creative mindset.
Strong internet research skills. Proficiency in MS office. Ability to grasp cutting edge technologies, make full use of database and applications/software for staffing and recruitment, not limited to various applicant tracking systems (ATS) or HR systems.
Excellent interview, verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on tact and diplomacy.
EDUCATION: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ -Florham Park, NJ / Teaneck, NJ
Master Degree in Hospitality Management & Int’l Tourism, pending thesis
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1996
Proficient in MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, CARDPAC, Outlook365, Recruitmax, Other in-house staffing and recruitment databases and software, applications, applicant tracking systems (ATS), human resource (HR) systems, Talent Acquisition Suite, Salesforce, etc.
Highly skilled in using internet search engines like Monster, CareerBuilder, Dice, LinkedIn, Indeed, Google, etc.
Competent using IBM PC’s, MAC
October 2017 to GALEN TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
Present Senior Recruiter / Talent Acquisition Professional
Searched, Solicited, Identified and Qualified prospective information technology (IT) candidates for technical disciplines in both consulting and permanent placement for the company’s clients multiple open positions.
Identified & Qualified potential candidates through recruiting phone calls, internal databases, internet job boards, social media, job postings, and other search engines, and cold calls.
Presented fully vetted/qualified candidates to Account Representatives/Managers for submission to the hiring managers/clients, in the manner prescribed by the company.
Negotiated and closed candidates on offers from clients.
Continuously built and maintained a pipeline of talent to accommodate current and future jobs as well as maintained upkeep of candidate(s) files in company’s internal database (Salesforce).
Maintained upkeep of active/continuous reporting of contacted candidates in the company’s candidate database, in the manner prescribed by the company.
Promoted and networked the interests of the company by rendering thorough and competent recruiting techniques.
May 2012 to KFORCE, INC.
July 2017 Senior Recruiter / Talent Acquisition Professional
Executed sourcing and recruiting strategies to identify and attract qualified and diverse technical IT candidates, and then matched them to opportunities with specific clients / customers. The wide range of candidates may belong to Exempt, Non-Exempt, contract, fulltime permanent, W2, C2C, IC, ISS, and possess multiple types of visas / work authorization approved by the USCIS.
Successfully managed multiple priorities in a high-paced and fast-changing work environment. Adapted to changing job needs. As a result, met required corporate objectives and KPI’s.
Interacted with internal and external contacts, like third party vendors/agencies, including cold calling, to facilitate the placement process while under the guidance of leadership.
Sourced and interviewed a wide variety of candidates (entry level up to C-level roles), created pipelines, through networking, employee referrals, job boards, social media presence, ad searches, career fairs, internet research and direct contact.
Evaluated resumes. Collaborated with colleagues to fully understand the client’s hiring objectives and requirements.
Submitted candidates, providing information needed to facilitate hiring decisions, including salary recommendations.
Posted jobs as necessary to in-house, on company website, and online job boards.
As the candidate advocate, guided candidates through the recruiting process, including evaluation of skills and expertise, coordinated the interview process, offer process including hourly compensation and/or salary negotiations, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment and other follow up activities. As a result, placements ran smoothly and both client and candidates remain loyal and satisfied.
Ensured pre-employment steps, including work authorization or work visa verification, reference checks and background and drug tests are completed in a timely fashion.
Managed consultants while on assignment; coordinated end of contract /assignments and facilitated their redeployment upon approaching each completion.
Conducted all interactions with the utmost diplomacy and tact. Maintained confidentiality and treat others with conscientious respect.
Connected with candidates, colleagues to develop and maintain relationships, expand industry knowledge, and generate referrals and leads.
Stayed abreast of current recruiting trends and recommend creative strategies to meet hiring goals.
May 2010 to GOWIRELESS, INC. (Northeast & Pacific Northwest Regions)
December 2011 HR Recruiter
Managed full cycle recruitment/hiring process for internal staffing needs in Pacific Northwest and Northeast regions, including, but not limited to acquisitions in southern regions.
Handled website/online/internet postings
Worked directly with HR team and Sales/District/Store Managers in developing better recruitment programs. Scheduled monthly site visits/informal audits
Spearhead job fairs
September 2007 to CURE STAFFING, INC. (New York & New Jersey)
April 2010 Recruitment and Staffing Manager
Organized NY agency operations (start-up) - medical, human services, admin/executive positions
Worked directly with President/CEO on marketing, advertising, HR, operations and sales projects
Worked efficiently with other vendor/business/hiring managers and staffing agencies
Supervised recruiters, staffers and on-call supervisor (job matching); Submitted daily, weekly, monthly reports
Took charge of documentation, clearances and applications of all NY employees/temps. Oversaw all New York job requests/orders
Handled all processes of recruitment and staffing. Improved Quality Assurance
Controlled negotiations of contracts, terms of agreements, bill rates, pay rates
Troubleshoot all recruiting/staffing/billing issues (both with clients and employees)
Assisted in NJ recruitment and staffing); handled out of state requests in CT, PA, MA, CA, etc.…
November 2001 to GT SYSTEMS, INC. dba STAFFING REMEDIES, LLC
August 2007 STAFFING REMEDIES, INC. (New York & New Jersey)
Compliance Manager / Professional Recruiter / Staffing Coordinator
Worked closely with President, Vice President, and Management in creating policies and procedures for the company.
Developed Staffing Remedies handbook(s) for staff and temp employees - both local and international.
Prepared company for Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). (including Training, Education, Instruction of staff employees)
Standardized application process and forms, protocols and healthcare client and employee agreements/contracts.
(Professional Recruiter / Staffing Coordinator)
Recruited, screened, and placed international and local candidates
Assisted Director of Overseas Recruitment Operations (ORO) with immigration needs for H1B visa and Green card/Permanent Resident petitions.
Processed all benefits of the international nurses, in connection with their employment agreement.
Spear-headed International Recruitment Project in the Philippines (2005).
Managed recruiting efforts including cold-calling or prospective candidates, internet and newspaper advertising, career fairs, employee/temp referrals and external search firms for network staffing needs across different counties/boroughs.
May 1999 to SEVEN SEVEN SOFTWARES (New Jersey)
May 2000 CYBER-J RESOURCES (Manila, Philippines)
Marketing Assistant Manager
Technical Recruiter / Liaison (Assistant to the President)
Solicited additional clients for software development projects through functions and conventions in New Jersey and New York.
Sought out prospective clients by phone. Completed presentation to these interested clients.
Interviewed IT candidates personally and by phone those who were interested in applying for open position with existing clients. (Such clients include Brokerage companies: Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; and Financial institutions: Chase Manhattan, Deutsche Bank, and some non-stock, non-profit organizations)
Evaluated resumes of IT candidates /computer programmers residing in the United States and Philippines who are qualified to fit certain technical positions.
Liaison between Manila and U.S. office.
January 1998 to ALL ASIACAPITAL AND TRUST CORPORATION, Makati City, Philippines
May 1999 Card Department - Marketing Officer (Assistant to the Vice-President)
Spearheaded and monitored All AsiaCapital VISA and MasterCard Direct Mail and Telemarketing Programs, including Direct Sales Program.
Corporate Services Department - Marketing Officer
Part of a marketing team that organized and coordinated company’s functions.
Organized the agenda, programs, corporate give-away, gifts, logistics, games, prizes, invitations, nametags, sponsors, etc.…
References available upon request