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Proven ability to source passive candidates

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
October 11, 2016

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Shirley M. Simmons

Robbinsdale, MN *****

612-***-**** Cell, LinkedIn



Talent Acquisition Partner that matches candidates with opportunities!

Proven ability to source passive candidates; develop and maintain recruiting pipelines

Expert in full cycle recruiting and achieving metrics

Successful at direct placement in engineering, manufacturing and marketing environment

Experience in virtual recruiting environments across a variety of skills

Expert user of the Taleo ATS


LinkedIn (1900+ connections), Taleo (ATS), Telemetry, Monster, Facebook, Indeed, SimplyHired, Employee Referrals, RecruitMilitary, Pipl, MNJobs, Google, various technical organizations and university alumni groups


Lubrication Technologies / Lube-Tech & Partners, Golden Valley, MN Jun 2016-Aug 2016

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner – Recruiter

Full cycle recruiting of professional-level, manufacturing level, and C-Suite positions

Created company relocation policy

Assisted in streamlining processes and practices for offer letter templates, agency relationships, employee referral program, and sourcing/pipelining applicants

Digital River - Head Quarters (contract), Minnetonka, MN Nov 2015-April 2016

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner – Recruiter

Full cycle recruiting of professional-level, technical level, and C-Suite positions

Assisted in improving the 2016 University Relations plan

Created weekly Taleo reports and entry level Taleo Administrator activities

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Seagate Technology, Shakopee/Bloomington, MN 1989 – Oct 9, 2015

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner – Recruiter

20 years’ experience with full cycle scientific, engineering recruiting.

Expert in high volume recruiting (20-35 active open jobs), under tight time constraints in accordance with detailed staffing process

Consistently met time-to except metrics of 60 days or less for management hires and 45 days or less for professional hires

Used strong business acumen to influence and partner with hiring managers to implement best practices for networking, sourcing, prescreening, interviewing, technical assessment, and on-boarding

95% hire and on-boarding success in offer development and negotiation

Continually met 85% customer satisfaction survey from hiring managers and new hires

Leveraged on line recruiting resources, recent market developments, social media and other business resources to build 20+ talent pipelines

Hired graduate level skills (chemistry, photolithography, magnetic, data analytics, laser, material science, etc.) so processed over 100 work authorization visa applications and transfers

Interacted with Human Resource Partners on recruiting issues to insure proper hiring protocols were followed

Requisition writing and development

Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Taleo

Participated in Team Projects: Mergers and Acquisition Team, International Relocation Team, Taleo Systems Team, Streamline Process Teams

Seagate liaison for maintaining relationship with Career Services at the UMN - Campus presentations, co-lead workshops, building tours and job fairs

Spent most of 2008 in Amsterdam recruiting jobs in Europe. Participated with European HR team to network, source, interview, and create employment contracts for new employees


Coursework (3 years) in HR Management, Metro State University, Minnesota


LinkedIn, Taleo, Telemetry, 8D


*Ability to work nationwide *Fully equipped home office

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