Staff Recruiter
Sidley Austin LLP - Chicago, IL

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Sidley Austin LLP is one of the worlds largest full-service law firms, practicing in 19 U.S. and international cities and for the second straight year, Sidley Austin LLP was selected as one of Chicagos Top Workplaces and featured on the Chicago Tribunes annual Top 100 Workplaces list.

In addition to being a professionally and personally rewarding workplace, we offer a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include a generous combined leave program, performance and year-end bonuses, medical and dental plans, 401(k) and retirement plans, and a public transportation benefit.

Agency recruiters are especially encouraged to apply!

Responsible for sourcing, interviewing, testing, referring and hiring applicants for open staff positions as quickly and economically as possible. Success requires ability to interface with all levels within the Firm while building relationships and working effectively with internal clients and external applicants in managing the full staff recruiting process.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with internal clients to develop and execute recruiting strategy.

Identify candidate sources based on budget and other considerations. Recommend new strategies as necessary to meet recruiting needs.

Create and update job requisitions within database, PeopleSoft.

Post internal and external advertisements for open requisitions.

Analyze application materials, screen applicants and set up interview schedules with appropriate managers for prospective employees.

Liaison with employment agencies on open positions.

Manage the employee referral process including resume review and follow up.

Evaluate and administer pre-employment tests.

Deliver well-timed recruiting activity updates and scheduled reports to all pertinent individuals, including Staff Recruiting Manager, hiring managers and/or local Human Resources, as necessary.

Foster a positive candidate experience throughout process from initial recruiter communication through final interviews. Provide appropriate follow-up with candidates throughout the recruitment process.

In consultation with hiring manager and local Human Resources facilitate offer approval, extend offers of employment, close candidates and generate confirmation letters.

Maintain accurate and thorough records pertaining to recruiting activity, including input and maintenance of Applicant Tracking database.

Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (the Duties') above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Employees or applicants who need an accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Education and/or Experience:Required:
Bachelors degree

Two to three years recruiting experience

Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Outlook calendar functions

Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel

Knowledge of state and federal employment laws

Experience with HRIS system

Recruiting experience within an executive search or staffing firm

Experience with PeopleSoft

Other Skills and Abilities:
In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent attention to detail
The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
Exercises confidentiality and discretion

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Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. With 1,900 lawyers...