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Recruitment Manager

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
October 24, 2020

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(Karthik Devendran)

Recruitment Manager


Self-motivated, passionate professional who blends strong recruitment experience with a background in Technology recruiting. Exceptional ability to understand the business needs and build rapport with the clients, third party agencies & the candidates. Proven ability to build / manage the team and drive the visions of the organizations.


Recruitment Professional with hands on experience in recruiting / hiring qualified candidates and team management

Ability to understand and communicate technical information.

Ability to build a quality relationship with the clients and external recruitment agencies.

High level understanding, sourcing and screening capability in both IT and Non-IT requisitions.

Experience working with Contract / Contract to Hire and Permanent (FTE) positions.

Proficient in Workforce Management.

Extensive experience in mentoring and training existing recruiters / new hires.

Proficient in creating SOPs and training manuals.

Hands on experience in Supplier management – qualifying MSAs, supplier calls, reviews, rate cards etc.

Have extensive experience with portals like Dice, Monster, Career Builder and Tech-fetch (formerly Corp-Corp), Naukri.

Expertise in Sourcing from Networking Sites like (LinkedIn, Face book, Stack overflow, GitHub, Twitter, Skill Pages, Google+ etc.)

Expert in Google Booleans & LinkedIn X-ray search.

Utilize various sourcing strategies for each open requisition ensuring the attraction of the most qualified talent.

In-depth knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems. (Job diva, Conrep, Talent now, Launch, Bullhorn)

Possess excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills.

Hands on experience working with Fortune 100 clients in BFSI, Telecom, Wireless, Communications, Aviation, Business solutions Industry, Tech companies & startups.

Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator .

Good communication and interpersonal skills.


Full Recruitment Life cycle

Reporting & Analytics

Account Management (Client / POC Relationships)


Content Writing (Resume / Job description)

Graphic Design

Applicant tracking systems

Web-based sourcing/Recruitment

Building strong referral networks

Talent Management / Leadership

Vendor / Supplier management

Offer Negotiation & Closing

Workforce Management

Social Recruiting


Recruitment : Strategic Sourcing, Head Hunting, Executive search, Supplier / Workforce management.

ATS: Job Diva, Conrep, Talent now, Bullhorn

Social Media: LinkedIn, Face book, Google+, Blogs, Twitter, Skill pages, GitHub, Stack Overflow

Office Suites: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, MS Power Point, Outlook, Lotus Notes.

VMS:, Kenexa (BrassRing), Field Glass, IQNavigator, Beeline, WAND, Launch


Domain / Industry: BFSI, Digital, Healthcare, Energy (Oil & Gas), Semi-conductor, Retail, Telecom, Automotive & Infotainment, Technology, Engineering, Light Industrial etc.

Technology: Java, .net, Oracle, Hadoop/Bigdata, CQ5, WCS, Devops, Embedded, OOP, Fullstack, LTE/VOLTE, SDN/NFV, JavaScript, Genesys, SEO, OSI-PI, Allegro, ERTM, ATG, Endeca, Magento, Demandware, Liferay, MS Dynamics, Mobile Development, QXDM, CAN/LIN, F5, Palo Alto, UFT, Selenium, Robotium, Appium, Blockchain / Cryptocurrency, NLP, Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, PMI, CSA, ETL, Middleware etc..


Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from AAIST (Anna University) in 2011


Contender – Young Talent of the Year (Cortex Consulting) – 2012

Performer of the year (Newt Global) – 2014

Star performer (RussellTobin) – Q3 2018

Best Leader (RussellTobin) – 2018 to 2019


Pride Technologies Consulting (I) Pvt. Ltd. (Russell Tobin & Associates / PrideOne) June 2017 – Present

Manager – Strategic Sourcing @ Russell Tobin

Russell Tobin is a leading professional recruitment and staffing advisory organization. The staffing arm of the Pride Global network, an integrated human capital solutions firm, with additional offerings in vendor management, payroll programs, and business process optimization.

Russell Tobin offers staffing solutions across a wide range of industries for direct hire, temporary/contract and freelance work. Our team of highly skilled recruitment specialists works to narrow the pool of viable employees for our clients in order to pair them with top candidates. When we commit to our clients, we form a strategic partnership in order to provide effective and efficient workforce solutions.

Manager – Strategic Accounts @ PrideOne for Morgan Stanley

PrideOne, a division of Pride Global, is a minority-certified managed service provider (MSP) offering contingent workforce solutions comprising vendor management, employer of record, and contractor management services. As a private company, we are flexible and responsive to each client’s unique business, allocating resources on demand in a way that our competition struggles to do. We are meticulous, detail-oriented, labor regulation specialists, expertly optimizing our clients’ contingent workforce strategy to reduce costs and mitigate risk.


Responsible for building the operations in Chennai (from scratch)

Currently managing the Morgan Stanley IT Direct Sourcing Program for their wealth management division and reporting to the Director of Technology Recruiting at Pride.

Responsible for the workforce management / supplier management – reviewing & selecting the MSAs, qualifying / removing the vendors from the program based on their scorecard, conducting supplier calls to go over the key about the requisitions and set expectations

Conducting initial candidate screenings and interviews (like Coderpad / Sparkhire / Zoom)

Implemented strategic hiring procedures and driving all recruitment efforts and processes.

Responsible for setting up clear goals and benchmarks for the team, conducting Performance Appraisals for H1&H2, weekly performance reviews to understand the barriers and the assistance needed.

Implementing Performance improvement plans by framing the goals for the non-performers.

Responsible for motivating, mentoring and training the team when needed.

Clients Managed: BNP Paribas, Guggenheim, Mass Mutual, Barclay Card, Bridgewater Associates LP, Goldman Sachs, Uber, CA Technologies, BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, MetLife, BCBS, KPMG, Adobe, Facebook, Pinterest, Oppenheimer Funds etc.

VMS Tools: WAND, Beeline, IQNavigator, SAP Fieldglass, Taleo, Launch (Our own workforce management tool)

Trident Consulting Inc (Trident Services) June 2015 – June 2017

Recruitment Manager

Trident Consulting handles the staffing and management of part or all of the recruitment process for our customers wishing to outsource their staffing requirements. From job profiling, providing new staff, technology, to on boarding a new hire we support our customers in their future business needs.


Responsible for full Recruitment Life Cycle including Sourcing, screening, allocation of requirements, Short-listing, scheduling interviewing, negotiating compensation and Closures.

Managed a team of 10 recruiters.

Responsible for managing GE Corp & Intel Corp requisitions.

Coordinated with the technical panel to ensure the smooth flow of interviews.

Maintained a Resume database, as pipeline for future requirements.

Involved in sourcing through referrals, Job sites.

Trained and guided the recruiters time to time including social Recruiting.

Educated the team on the effectiveness of Google Boolean & Linked in (Free / Premium).

Followed up with the client and candidates subsequent to candidate joining the organization to ensure the satisfaction of both the candidate and the client.

Maintained relationship with the client/vendors as well as with the internal recruiting team for the cost-effective production.

Coordinated to get the paper works and Background verifications done once a selection is made.

Submitted weekly performance reports to the Account Manager / CEO.

Clients: General Electric, Intel Corporation, Equinix, Wells Fargo, Bank of West and a couple other business partners.

Newt Global Consulting March 2014 – April 2015

Newt Global is a Tier 1 service provider to many Fortune 50 companies; Services have been deployed across a broad spectrum of industries including Telecom, Airline, Financial services, and Supply chain management.

Newt Global provides outsourcing services in the areas of Java / J2EE Application Development, Microsoft .NET Framework, Service Oriented Architecture, Wireless & Mobile Application Development, Database Development, Business Intelligence, Project Management, and Quality Assurance.

Talent Acquisition Lead October 2014 - April 2015


Handled End to End Recruitment.

Responsible for managing Verizon Requirements in CA & TX. (VZT/VZW)

Managed a team of 2 strategic recruiters.

Led, mentored, and Trained the team on recruitment process.

Established relationships with third party vendors to support high volume opportunities.

Prepared tracker for the management review on a weekly & monthly basis.

Maintained accurate and well-ordered documentation on candidates, searches, hiring managers' interactions, and other recruiting activities.

Managed job postings.

Clients: Verizon Wireless / Telecom – California / Texas Requisitions

Senior Recruitment Executive March 2014 – September 2014


Responsible for working on all our direct client’s requirements which comes through VMS mode.

Responsible for delivering exact matching resumes without compromising on quality and the rate.

Based on my experience I have been assigned to work on SOW Positions / Manger Connect Positions and have successfully placed candidates in a very short stint.

Kept a track of candidates in our own ATS (Job Diva) by regularly being in touch with them to find out their availability and placing them for our client’s requirements.

Trained junior recruiters on social recruiting techniques (Google Booleans, LinkedIn X-Ray search, Beknown, etc.)

Clients: Verizon (Wireless / Telecom / Business Communications), Frontier Communications, American Airlines, Avaya, EMC etc.

IT Trailblazers LLC (Cortex Consulting Pvt ltd) May 2012 – March 2014

Technical Recruiter

IT Trailblazers is a leading consulting organization established in 1999. Provides staff augmentation, consulting, and outsourcing services for a broad range of IT initiatives like enterprise resource planning, web development, database, business intelligence, infrastructure, and technical support.

IT Trailblazers are trusted as the One Source IT Services provider across industry verticals such as Healthcare, Banking & Financial Services, Real Estate, Insurance and Retail, delivering end-to-end IT solutions that help the clients stay ahead in the race by aligning with their goals.

IT Trailblazers ensures sustainable competitive advantage for the clients through processes and delivery models perfected over the years across the various service platforms of Consulting, Recruiting and Project Management.


Responsible for the full lifecycle hiring processes for open positions within the Client. (Planning, Sourcing, Qualifying, Assessing, Closing and Engaging.)

Provided a high level of service throughout the entire recruiting lifecycle.

Pre-screened applicants by reviewing resumes, conducting phone interviews for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge.

Served as the main point of contact for candidates, providing complete, accurate, and inspiring information about the company and the position.

Informed hiring managers regarding staffing issues, policies, and processes.

Managed scheduling and logistics between candidates and hiring managers.

Prepared candidates for interviewing by providing detailed information on the Client, our business strategy, department background, job descriptions, and expectation-setting.

Organized, led and documented post-interview feedback with interview teams and candidates.

Maintained accurate and well-ordered documentation on candidates, searches, hiring managers’ interactions, and other recruiting activities. (Applicant tracking).

Provided expertise on the regional employment market, trends and innovative recruiting techniques to ensure competitiveness in hiring.

Participated in networking events and local recruiting events

Maintained weekly recruiting activity report including open jobs, sourcing tools, candidate status, closed requisitions and offers accepted

Utilized excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills.

Trained employees on appropriate interviewing techniques and on ATS

Negotiated and executed agreements with staffing agencies. (Professional service agreements / Pre-interview agreements)

Managed job postings internally, on the Portals, and on Blogs / Social networks.

Clients: TCS, Hexaware, Mitchell Martin, CTS, etc..

TRP India May 2011 - April 2012

Jr. Web Developer / Executive

(A startup Company, Rolled back their Operations)


Assisted in Design and support for our core web systems, sites, and services.

Provided Support to internal development efforts.

Provided customer service, and communicated effectively with all levels of the organization.

Involved in Customer Engagement.

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