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Human Resources Sales

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
January 31, 2017

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Nilaja Ledford

C: 704-***-**** @2962mn

Professional Summary

Experienced corporate and agency full cycle, high volume recruiter and diverse sourcer. Proactive and detailed consulting professional who excels under tight deadlines. Personable and highly skilled at building successful client partnerships. Demonstrated ability to effectively hire and source a broad range of roles including diverse individual contributors, leadership positions within diverse, complex and niche organizations. Proven ability to work successfully within regulatory environments while using my knowledge of state and federal labor laws including FMLA/FLSA/EEO guidelines to mitigate risk. A confident business partner that is approachable, reliable, and resourceful with strong follow up skills to achieve targeted goals.

Core Strengths

Strong full cycle diverse recruiting

Relationship builder with talent and business partners

Effective project management experience

Tactical executioner

Ability to effectively adapt in an ever-changing environment

Career development of talent

Excellent critical thinking skills

Ability to participate in multidisciplinary teams

Leverage progressive sourcing tools to attract diverse talent

Professional Experience

Wells Fargo Bank, NA Community Bank, Charlotte, NC 07/2015 current Recruiter Consultant (Managed Resource) National Recruiting Team

Collaborate with business partners and leadership to identify hiring needs in various financial disciplines. Positions range from high volume individual contributor’s positions to leadership roles. Supporting Executive Office hiring expansion based on new regulatory guidelines, and the DSSG Risk Group.

Consult and educate business partners on hiring policies, procedures, processes and compliance roles and responsibilities as outlined in the Wells Fargo Recruiting Process.

Manage the end-to-end recruiting life cycle activities including but not limited to managing requisitions in the applicant tracking systems, reviewing resumes, interviewing candidates, extending and managing offers, tracking and reporting data and extensive sourcing of diverse talent.

Provide support to Senior Recruiter’s client groups in their absence.

Manpowergroup Solutions, Charlotte, NC 2013- (currently on call sourcing projects)

RPO Sr. Recruiter Consultant

Sourced, hired, challenging senior level talent and hard to fill high volume mid-level talent. Exempt and non-exempt employees (various business sectors and skills). Financial, Sales, and Technology skill sets.

Marketed job openings through social media, referrals, LinkedIn, Twitter, google plus and job boards attracting diverse talent for niche roles.

Conducted Boolean searches and cold call passive candidates, and workflow reporting.

Negotiate talent compensation packages, as well as attending ongoing recruiting classes to stay relevant.

Smith Turf & Irrigation, Charlotte, NC (part-time). 07/2014-5/2015

Recruiter Consultant

Developed recruiting plan, targeted passive senior level candidates, trained management on selection process, established recruiting strategies for emerging growth of company.

Conducted onboarding, e-verify, workers’ compensation claims, affirmative action statics, benefit enrollments, and workflow reporting. Managed Affirmative Action reporting.

Focus One Life Coach, Charlotte, NC 02/2009-07/2013

Director Certified Life Coach Consultant

Consulted with clients to help them understand and overcome career, personal, behavioral, and performance based issues or concerns.

Developed career goal planning strategies to work through complex issues.

Textron-Jacobsen, Charlotte, NC 05/2009-11/2011

Talent Development and Acquisition Consultant

Full cycle corporate (technical and non-technical) senior recruiter, hired and sourced exempt diverse level senior management talent.

Targeted passive diverse candidates. Negotiated compensation packages mid-senior level talent.

Conducted college job fairs and selected Leadership Development candidates.

Implemented web-cam selection interviewing process. Decreased hiring time and talent acquisition cost.

Recommended operational improvements based on tracking and analysis to adhere to workforce planning goals.

Resolved employment-related disputes through proactive communication.

Collaborated with the compliance (Affirmative Action) department to eliminate procedural errors.

Researched industry competitors and compiled detailed analysis data.

Recruiting ranged included finance, marketing, sales, engineering, human resources, and operations.

Drove departmental performance and achievement of service levels through focused team operational reviews, structured coaching and managing to enterprise targets.

Wrote and posted job announcements.

Led weekly and monthly talent selection feedback sessions.

Insight Enterprises – Tempe, AZ 12/2007- 04/2009

Sr. Technology Recruiter

Managed the highest volume account in assigned territory. Negotiated mid-senior compensation packages.

Recruited and hired diverse technology and financial project teams throughout the region (full cycle).

Led communication with stakeholders regarding project goals and talent acquisition.

Analyzed market trends and the competitive landscape to understand opportunities and potential value.

Built a comprehensive employee recruiting strategy. Conducted college job fairs.

Conducted job analysis and job evaluations, resulting in quality job specifications

Tessera – Charlotte, NC 06/2007- 12/2007

Sr. Recruiter Consultant

Senior Recruiter for all business units (science, engineering, finance, sales, marketing, and human resources). Focus on hard to fill skill sets and diverse candidates

Developed recruiting plans for various projects. Conducted college job fairs.

Screened, researched diverse talent pool.

Negotiated compensation for new hires and in house talent.

Selected and managed contractor and vendor relations contracts.

FPMI SOLUTIONS - Huntsville, NJ 01/2003 to 05/2007

Lead Human Resources Specialist/Field Recruiter Trainer

Provided Human Capital Performance solutions to the Federal Government TSA eastern region

National direct hire recruiter, recorded Affirmative Action hiring

Managed a team of 12 Human Resource Specialist Recruiters

Ninety percent travel, high volume security diversity recruitment. Managed national career fairs.


New York University, MA School of Education, Health Studies, NY, NY

World Coach Institute, Certified Life Coach Certificate, Miami Florida

Boston Conservatory, BFA Education, Boston, MA


Talent Acquisition Consultant (diversity projects)

Board of Directors Charlotte Youth Ballet

Technical Experience

MS Office – PeopleSoft – Cloud Core – Taleo - EQuip - Quick Hire – Avature - SAP –VMS – SharePoint-ICims-Google+-Brassring-Boolean

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