HECTOR VERGARA, Jr., M.B.A
linkedin.com/in/hectorvergara Concord, CA 94521
Motivated full cycle recruiting professional with experience in a diverse array of employment settings. Adept at partnering with Hiring Managers and other important stakeholders to create candidate pools for hard to fill niche positions. Demonstrated skills in effectively managing and coordinating requisition workload. Possesses strong budgetary and metric awareness, including the ability to achieve profit and a return on investments. Thrives in both autonomous and group-based settings. Works well under pressure and in time-sensitive environments.
AREAS OF STRENGTH AND EXPERTISE
Boolean Search Skills
Applicant Tracking Systems
Social Media Recruiting
Microsoft Office Suite
Pacific Gas and Electric Company - PG&E (Contract via Ampcus, Inc.) May 2019 to Present
Efficiently learn the utilities industry and full cycle recruit through Human Resources practices in a Union based environment. Provide ideas in marketing, social media, email blasting for pipeline of candidates within professional trades to produce candidate pools using state-of-the-art recruiting practices. Assist with recruiting efforts at local and national events.
Strategize with Hiring Leaders/line of business leaders in conducting intakes, updating job descriptions, strategic innovative sourcing, and providing timelines on requisition deliverables for client services.
Routinely visit Hiring Leaders departments for candidate testing, understand culture and establish relationship building.
Build relationships with qualified candidates within professional trades nationwide.
Partner with recruiting coordinator and testing department to qualify candidates prior to interviewing.
Establish offers with leadership prior to making offers to candidates.
Use of Applicant Tracking System (SAP, iConnect)
Documentation for compliances of State and Federal regulations affecting hiring practices (OFCCP, EEO, and Affirmative Action.)
Participate in Talent Acquisition and Mobility group projects and events.
JKL Corporation (Contract Project via AppleOne) March 2019 to April 2019
Property Management recruiting for difficult to source candidate base. Introduce new sourcing platforms and begin introduction of applicant tracking for vacancies in commercial and residential properties throughout the bay area.
Practice full life cycle recruiting in partnering with hiring managers for all properties.
Lean and practice screening requirements for qualified pool of candidates.
Establish sourcing channels.
Learn and practice credentialing procedures with candidate and credentialing team.
Use HR software to onboard candidates
Fugro, USA February 2019 to March 2019
Recruiting Specialist (Temporary Contract Project)
Leading recruiting efforts for the Fugro USA based organization. Act as a talent adviser practicing full cycle recruitment. Develops relationships with hiring managers across multiple business units. Is proactive in the recruiting process and anticipates position and talent needs. The Recruitment Specialist participates in leading the recruiting and candidate selection process.
• Fills open positions with qualified geo-technical engineer candidates in a timely and efficient manner (in addition to other related requisitions to such technical engineers.)
• Develops candidate pipelines for positions with higher turnover rates and for positions for which there is an anticipated need.
• Conduct telephone interviews with qualified candidates to assess fit and skill set.
• Coordinate and schedule on-site interviews for candidates to meet with hiring managers; reserve appropriate meeting spaces, provide timely instructions, and ensure that both the hiring manager and the candidate are fully informed.
• Identify, propose, develop and/or implement new talent attracting initiatives.
• Leverage online recruiting resources and in-house ATS to identify and recruit the very best candidates.
• Avoids legal challenges by understanding current legislation; enforcing regulations with managers; recommending new procedures; conducting training.
• Provide complete, accurate, and inspiring information to candidates about the company, client and position.
• Work with minimal supervision, prioritize tasks, identify and resolve problems.
• Ability to multi-task and set priorities. Highly organized and detailed oriented.
• Able to adapt to changes in work environment and completing demands.
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
• Able to obtain basic knowledge of US employment laws, especially in regards to interviewing and hiring.
Knowledge of Federal regulations affecting hiring practices (OFCCP, EEO, and Affirmative Action)
• Ability to treat information in a confidential manner.
• Able to interact with all levels of organization.
• Possess excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills.
TheraEx Staffing March 2018 to December 2018
Nurse and Clinical Recruiter (Temporary Contract Project)
Implement nearly 20 years of recruiting experience in a staffing start-up environment owned by healthcare clinician. Practice creative sourcing strategies with minimal sourcing tools for nurses to attract proper candidate base for major hospital systems such as Kaiser Permanente, Adventist Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospitals (to name a few).
Strategize per recruiting priorities in calculating gross margins for clinician search.
Partner with MSP AMN in screening candidates for major hospital systems nationwide using external talent management software.
Provided leadership in medical and clinician recruiting to award TheraEx as number three in staffing firms for seasonal recruiting within 2018 influenza season for Kaiser.
Practice full life cycle recruiting in gathering information of positions from AMN, source, guide candidates through credentialing process until prequalification, submit to hiring managers for consideration, and finalize placement via scheduling systems.
Partner on credentialing procedures with candidate and credentialing team.
Use HR software to onboard candidates nearing requirements for first day instructions.
Perform recruitment of sales professionals and account managers.
Anka Behavioral Health, Inc.
Recruiting Manager October 2017 to January 2018
(Contract via Robert Half International)
Front-line consultative recruitment and workforce planning support to management and staff. Responsible for safeguarding alignment of Human Resources programs and responsibilities, business objectives, and work cultures in achieving business goals.
Partner with the Director of Human Resources to provide quick and efficient service in staffing/recruitment, workforce planning and other Human Resources matters
Responsible for planning and implementing all activities relating to staffing strategy, sourcing, recruiting, candidate development, selection, and hiring for all levels of candidates for the organization
Assist in measuring results of recruitment/hiring processes and tools from a program perspective
Develops new strategies and programs to attract qualified candidates
Assist in the analysis of human capital data from multiple sources to determine possible areas of improvement in recruitment, retention, and employee engagement
Collaborate on and deploy programs to understand and improve employee recruitment, employee engagement, employee retention and turnover reduction
Provide consultation to hiring managers to ensure Anka policies and legal compliance requirements are met during the hiring process
Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulations and Anka Policies and Procedures
Maintain a thorough understanding of state and federal laws and regulations appropriate to recruiting
Collaborate with other members of the HR Team to implement the HR strategy, including representing programs’ expectations, representing Human Resources to the programs, and reconciling issues that create conflict between Human Resources and recruiting strategy
Respond to employee inquiries regarding recruitment, workforce planning, and onboarding
Participate in special projects and assignments and perform other duties as assigned
Alameda Health System
Human Resources Healthcare Recruiter July 2016 to September 2017
(Contract via Robert Half International)
Plan, implement and conduct high volume recruiting programs and services within labor union and non-union protocols including: the development of sourcing, outreach, and retention strategies, in addition to other critical related activities that supports the placement of candidates in the advancement of population health.
Assigned to San Leandro Hospital to meet all recruiting needs by working with 25 plus Hiring Managers in addition to the assignment of requisitions at other Alameda Health System hospitals.
• Support medical system’s healthcare providers and/or its hospitals by recruiting nurses, social workers, Allied health professionals, Clinical Lab Scientists and/or any other personnel required by the health system.
• Interact with candidates per screening process prior to forwarding resume/CVs to Hiring Managers and after selection process has occurred
• Instrumental in improving Time-to-Fill metrics by pro-actively engaging with candidates and document within Applicant Tracking System and CRM
Interact with HRIS and job description department to address salary tables and job descriptions per creation of requisitions.
Farmers Insurance Group January 2015 to February 2016
Recruiter/Talent Acquisition Manager
Source qualified candidates from job boards, career fairs, advertising, social media, and community events. Research innovative sourcing methods to acquire qualified and credentialed candidates. Interview sourced candidates daily to determine qualifications in credentialing potential and move along advancement process with agencies and/or agency development. Routine follow-up with candidates to support candidate along the agency development process. Lead recruiting department in regular evaluation and innovation of recruiting methodologies and practices.
Implement a 15 plus year career in recruiting combined with a career as an insurance agent to recruit potential insurance agents for Farmers Insurance largest district in Northern California.
Recruit Sales Leaders and Account Managers for the acquisition of insurance agencies and insurance coverages.
Articulate and work with Pro Formas to evaluate return on investment per agency development potential within entry programs
Work co -interdepartmentally amongst colleagues to achieve candidate progression and support with agency development or development process.
Develop and evaluate recruiting metrics to determine performance in meeting recruiting goals.
Organize contractual agreements as candidate’s progress within agency development acquisition or agency development structure.
Registry of Physician Specialists 1998 to 2013
Chief Physician Recruiter/Nationwide Facility Manager
Placed healthcare providers within healthcare facilities nationwide within a full life cycle recruitment process; developed pipeline of healthcare providers throughout the state of California and nationally in order to adequately provide staff per contractual obligations. Communicated with Hiring Managers at contract facilities to determine their needs. Established sourcing, credentialing and submission procedures for recruited personnel; presented candidates to contract facilities for consideration. Created a follow-up process to be utilized until prospect assignment completed. Developed a process to provide recruiters with performance feedback. Interviewed, hired, trained and terminated staff as needed. Networked with potential new clients needing healthcare providers in conjunction with Community Clinic Division. Collaborated with executive-level staff daily. Managed and leveraged the User Defined Fields of Applicant Tracking System Database with Social Media recruiting methods to engage prospects. Reviewed all proposals for company advertisements and study contemporary hiring trends.
Promoted as staffing needs increased and responsible for hiring qualified recruiters to meet demands; received advancement due to success in recruiting providers to fulfill contractual needs
Established Contract Recruiter Division with goal of recruiting 12 contract recruiters which eventually grew to 45 plus and counting
Created and implemented recruiting strategy for recruiters to acquire healthcare specialists and mid-level providers in California, with a steady increase in national recruiting due to the establishment of criteria that recruiters had to meet
Achieved certification in Staffing Industry Analyst’s Certified Contingent Workforce Professional to further enhance recruiting capabilities
Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Concord, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Politics, St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA
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