Recruiter in Houston, TX at ResCare

Date Posted: 2/3/2018

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    Houston, TX
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Job Description


Title: Recruiter

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: Workforce Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Recruiter.

Are you passionate about helping others? Don’t miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

Recruiter Responsibilities

Recruiters find skilled workers to fill employers’ job openings.  Recruiters work with the employers listing jobs; and business consultants, counselors, service representatives and others in the system.  Recruiters also source talent through contacts with individuals and organizations outside the system. They:

  • Manage the full life cycle of recruitment activities, including outreaching and interviewing prospective candidates and referring qualified candidates to employers. 
    • When necessary, they receive and enter job posting information from an employer
  • Spend most of their time recruiting, screening, and referring qualified candidates to job postings in
    • Help candidates improve applications and resumes
  • Use alternate candidate sources and explore creative methods for filling job postings.
  • Actively participate in networking opportunities with outside sources (business associations, educational institutions, industry organizations, etc.) to increase candidate pool.
  • Communicate with employers to discuss their needs and solicit feedback on our service.  
  • Provide continuing service to employers with open job postings in, ensuring adequate referral activity.  
  • Communicate employer feedback to career office staff to provide feedback for job candidates. 
  • May arrange and monitor the scheduling and logistics of employer interviews as well as onsite and jobsite hiring events.
  • Document work as required in

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Recruiters work with employers who want to fill open jobs. A recruiter adds value to area businesses by quickly finding, screening, and sending candidates who match the business’ needs for skilled talent.  Relieving employers of this responsibility means they can tend to other business-related tasks and focus on keeping their business running smoothly until the opening is filled. 

Once you get a good grasp of everything a job opening entails, you use to search for candidates who meet the job requirements and other characteristics of the job. You contact potential job candidates to tell them about the job opening and ask a variety of targeted questions to decide if the person is a good fit for the company.  You look for candidates who can clearly communicate their qualifications, understand what the job entails, and are ready to work. You use your communication skills to find people that are likely to show up on time every day, work hard, get along, follow the rules, and learn.  When you find someone who meets all the criteria, you give him/her the employer’s contact/referral information, or instruct the individual to email or fax the resume directly to you for review prior to sending it to the employer. You always politely ask the job candidate to keep you posted on the outcome of the referral.

After sending several good candidates to an employer, call or email the employer to update him/her on the actions you’ve taken. Respond to any additional requests from the employer, document actions taken, update the status of the posting, and flag your calendar for follow-up.  Always ask an employer for feedback about how we’re doing and listen carefully to criticism.

When you are unable to find enough qualified candidate in, you can tap into alternate resources, such as social media, professional organizations, university/college placement offices, online sites, and even your co-workers. The best way to build ongoing relationships with employers is to fill their job postings quickly.

Specific Requirements

  • BA or BS in Human Resources, Business Administration, Marketing, Psychology or related field OR direct experience in business administration, marketing, or human resources for at least eight years.
  • Two-plus years recruiting experience with a large, complex or high volume organization, fast-paced working environment 
  • General knowledge of human resource topics (recruiting, application process, interviewing, hiring, etc.) 
  • Ability to execute recruiting strategies to deliver suitable job candidates to match employers’ needs
  • Ability to listen to employers and understand specific occupational requirements and candidate qualifications 
  • Ability to quickly assess job candidate qualification, suitability, readiness, and interest in employer positions
  • Ability to use assessment tools to effectively screen candidates 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills  
  • Able to type a minimum of 35 wpm
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Office and willing to learn new software. 
  • Works well in teams including employers and other staff (flexible, congenial and adaptable).

Preferred Skills

  • Flexible and creative in the use of resources to meet changing customer demands; knowledge of alternative methods of recruiting using social media 
  • Able to conduct labor market research on individual employers and industries, as well as specific occupations and their education, experience, and credential requirements
  • Knowledge of specialized human resource topics such as benefits, turnover analysis, job skills analysis and talent development.  
  • Self-directed and able to make rational decisions based on what is best for a customer
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks, manage time, and stay organized 
  • Results oriented, self-motivated, and adaptable to changing priorities

Additional Information


In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in people's lives and career advancement, opportunities you may also be offered:

  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Suite of voluntary insurance options
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Performance incentives
  • Company Discount Purchasing Program
    • Cell phone Service
    • Ford and Chrysler Automobiles
    • Furniture
    • Appliances
    • Staples discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence. 

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

8373 Westheimer , Houston, TX 77063-2703 USA