Talent Acquisition Specialist

Talent Acquisition Specialist

CMB, a growing, client-centric, and highly collaborative insights agency is looking for an enthusiastic Talent Acquisition Specialist to help drive top talent to CMB via innovative candidate attraction strategies. The TA Specialist will lead CMB’s full life cycle recruitment and onboarding initiatives while providing an excellent candidate experience from applicant through new hire stage. If you are passionate about finding and placing top talent and you know how to reach and engage candidates on a human level, we have the perfect job for you! This position reports to the Director of People & Culture (P&C) and is located in Boston, MA.

Responsibilities and Expectations

Essential Duties

  • Overall Talent Acquisition Responsibilities: Full life cycle recruiting, onboarding and hosting or participating in career events. To be successful in this role, you should be able to develop long-term recruiting strategies and nurture trusting relationships with potential hires and hiring managers. Ultimately, you will create strong talent pipelines for CMB’s current and future hiring needs.
  • Full Life Cycle Recruiting: Responsible for sourcing, attracting, and hiring top talent in the market.
    • Preparing: Partner with hiring managers to identify staffing needs. Assist with creating job descriptions for open roles. Host “kick off” meetings to determine selection criteria and interview questions that reflect each position’s requirements. Post and manage open positions on CMB careers page, job boards, and social network sites. Use of social network sites to promote and create awareness of job openings.
    • Sourcing: Conduct sourcing activities through web, social media, in-house talent, and employee referrals to fill open positions. Manage respective candidate pools to ensure qualified candidates remain engaged in current or future opportunities
    • Screening: Review talent profiles, applications and resumes to find applicants whose qualifications, skills and experiences best match CMB needs. Counsel candidates on benefits, salary, and CMB environment.
    • Selecting: Manage and conduct interview and selection procedures, including phone screens, assessments and in-person interviews. Partner with hiring managers on in person interview communications. Conduct and review background check reports for compliance purposes, includes 1099 contractors.
    • Hiring: Partner with hiring managers and Director of P&C on job offers and negotiations.
    • Onboarding: Partner with hiring managers to ensure new employees feel welcomed and receive relevant new hire onboarding training. Partner with Office Manager on desk location, setup, cleanliness and welcome gift. Counsel new hires on benefits, CMB culture, and performance expectations. Administer, submit and file all hiring paperwork for new employees.
  • Brand Ambassador: Represent company internally and externally at events with a goal of networking and relationship building with potential candidate communities.
    • Organize and serve as brand ambassador at various events, like career fairs or on-campus recruiting events
    • Build and maintain relationships with colleges/universities to attract a junior team talent pool for ART classes
  • Communicate regularly with hiring managers and provide weekly TA Update. Host ongoing hiring manager update meetings
  • Communicate regularly with Director of P&C to get a clear view of CMB’s hiring needs and organizational goals
  • Partner with Director of P&C and Marketing on employer branding initiatives
  • Research talent acquisition trends in the staffing industry and suggest new ideas for improving talent acquisition activities
  • Partners with Admin Assistant on scheduling of interviews and onboarding training
  • Meet the goals established via a balanced scorecard for the P&C team
  • Assist with P&C related projects and act as a backup to other members of the P&C team
  • Periodic backup for Admin Assistant which includes front desk coverage / answering phones / greeting visitors
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related area, such as human resources
  • 4+ years of high-volume full life cycle recruiting and onboarding experience, preferably within a professional services organization – market research is a plus
  • PHR certification a plus
  • Knowledge of human resources concepts, state and federal employment laws, regulations, and compliance
  • Previous experience implementing and/or maintaining an ATS and HRIS; working knowledge of JazzHR and ADP a plus
  • Familiarity with social media, resume databases and professional networks
  • In-depth knowledge of candidate selection methods
  • Impactful and engaging presentation style
  • Self-motivated problem-solver, adaptable, and eager to learn new skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to positively and professionally interact with, and develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of an organization and companies that reflect a broad range of experiences and perspectives
  • Well-organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and create streamlined workflow structures and processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter who thrives in fast paced environments
  • Must be friendly, professional, and helpful to internal and external clients and visitors
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Follow through and responsiveness are a must
  • Excellent computer knowledge/skills including Microsoft Office