Forward Air Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years. We have an aggressive growth strategy and need great talent to help us achieve our goals. As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.
Position: Contract Recruiter (Four Month Contract)
The Contract Recruiter will be responsible for the full life-cycle recruiting process for assigned divisions and/or positions. This is a hands-on recruiting role that requires a strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, and effective time management to fill open positions in a range of disciplines and develop talent pipelines for future staffing needs in assigned functional areas. This position is also responsible for interview coordination and administration of various talent acquisition related tasks.
Core Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage the full life-cycle recruiting process for assigned roles, including but not limited to:
Screen resumes, interview candidates, and administer appropriate assessments
Refer qualified candidates through the selection process
Conduct the reference, drug screen and background check processes
Assure legal compliance through pre-employment; I-9
Extend employment offers, negotiate as required, and counsel candidates on corporate environment, benefits and programs
Facilitate the interview team debrief process to calibrate candidates, determine next steps, and refine sourcing plan as necessary
Develop and implement sourcing strategies for assigned positions; manage external job postings or advertisements; direct source candidates via LinkedIn and online resources when appropriate
Work directly with hiring managers during interview and onboarding process
Develop talent pipelines through building and maintaining relationships with potential candidates, current staff, and other external resources to identify highly qualified professionals and emerging talent
Provides support to all recruiting activities, including updating job advertisements in the Applicant Tracking System, scheduling interviews, conducting reference checks, screening resumes, and monitoring background check completion
Manage the background check process for Talent Acquisition; serve as the point of contact for background check related issues and candidate communication
Manage candidate activity in the applicant tracking system and assist in developing requirements and recommendations for improved systems and processes
Manage candidates throughout the hiring process, developing strong candidate relationships and collaborating with others to ensure a positive candidate experience throughout the selection process
Represent the company at career fairs, professional conferences, community networking events, and targeted colleges and universities, as needed
Other duties as assigned
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Desire for a long-term career with an industry leading company
Ability to present and maintain a positive corporate image in a fast paced environment
Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Experience with ATS tools a plus
All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation
Ideal candidate will possess a “can do” attitude with a “will do” work ethic
Must have the ability to work in a fast paced/high volume sales environment
Transportation industry knowledge and experience is a plus
Recruiting/Sales experience is a plus
We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, performance bonuses, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, casual dress, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.
Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.