• Talent Acquisition Specialist - Recruiter

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    Human Resources
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    Peterson Holding has an immediate need for an experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist at our San Leandro, CA location. 


    About Us:

    At Peterson our Vision is to be our customers’ first choice.   We put our customers first and continually strengthen our partnerships through our employee’s hard work, ingenuity and determination.  Our 80 year history is a reflection of our collective efforts and focus.


    We provide a family oriented environment that promotes safety, personal growth and professional achievement.   Critical to our continued success is hiring and developing exceptional employees.  We are deeply committed to providing an environment necessary to attract and retain engaged employees who will relentlessly strive to reach Peterson’s strategic goals and vision.  We have high standards for our employees, with good reason.  They represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values to customers and our team members.


    Why Peterson?

    We have high expectations and so do you.  You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and are looking for more than just a job.  We offer competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family owned and operated business that really cares about employees.  If you want to work side-by-side with others who are passionate about customer service, consider joining our team.  You can help us write more chapters in our success story as we move towards celebrating our 100 year anniversary.



    The person in the position is responsible for delivering all facets of successful recruitment efforts at Peterson. This will be achieved through the development of local, regional, and national recruiting plans utilizing traditional sourcing strategies, as well as developing new and creative recruiting ideas. This primary function of this position is to perform full lifecycle recruiting for assigned jobs and to provide the highest level of customer service to hiring managers and candidates throughout the entire hiring process.


    • In partnership with hiring managers, develop an accurate job description and the overall recruitment strategy for the position.  The strategy includes identifying the ideal candidate, the pool of potential candidates, deciding on the selection process, and determining the involvement by other Peterson employees and managers. 
    • Once a clear target candidate is identified, develop search strategies leveraging a balance of creativity, drive, and industry savvy. Source active and passive candidates that fit and will further company culture through networking and direct sourcing.
    • Write and place effective job advertisements and coordinate notifying agencies and advertising mediums on job postings, ensuring compliance in accordance with EEO/Affirmative Action Plan guidelines and company policy.
    • Conduct initial interviews via phone or in person to ensure candidate qualifications, both technical and interpersonal.  
    • Coordinate interviews between hiring manager and viable candidates. 
    • Conduct references on candidates identified for positions, documenting and providing that to Human Resources.  Notify non-selected candidates of their disposition. 
    • Prepare offers of employment letters to successful candidates, including supplemental documents, based on position.
    • Coordinates offer letter presentation with hiring managers.
      Coordinate and implement college recruiting initiatives; research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting. Develop of pool of qualified candidates in advance of need.
    • Represent Peterson for recruiting purposes, locally regionally and nationally, at identified networking and industry events, job fairs, conferences, and etc.
    • Communicate AAP goals to hiring managers with current job openings. Promotes EEO/AAP/ADA concepts through hiring process.  Notifies all candidates when jobs are filled. 
    • Closes job files and maintains data in applicant tracking system.
    • Coordinates smooth transition to HR Administrator when job offers are accepted by candidates.
    • Maintains thorough records of all job openings, applicant information, job postings, internal applicants, including assigning disposition of each candidate in the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), etc. 
    • Works to build trust among peers.
    • Participates in JumpStart meetings regularly; allows others to lead meeting and helps to interject enthusiasm and energy into meetings.
    • Regularly demonstrates Peterson’s Core Values and establishes accountability for self and helps others to do the same. 
    • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance, including working evenings and weekends as workload dictates.
    • Travel and attend recruiting events, as well as to Peterson locations to partner with hiring managers for interviews and other recruiting related meetings.



    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business Administration or similar discipline required, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. At least 5 years of experience recruiting and hiring candidates at high volume using a variety of research techniques and tools. Experience conducting multiple searches, projects, and client relationships. HRIS experience with sourcing, tracking, and managing candidates. Display knowledge of multiple recruiting sources (i.e. Zip Recruiter, Indeed, Glassdoor, Craigslist, job fairs, trade schools, colleges, various employment resource centers, etc.) and possess proven sourcing techniques to identify and engage these resources.

    Be able to travel regionally up to 25% of the time. 


    Peterson Holding Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.  Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A drug screen and background check is required.


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