Senior Recruiter at Cognizant (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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BA/BS degree in business, communications, human resources or related discipline and/or equivalent work
  • experience.

Business Partnering:

*To further strengthen the connection, recruiters should seek to attend weekly team meetings to align their efforts with the business and actively engage hiring managers through meetings
  • * Connect with other support groups like TSC, Business Operations for the demand view.
  • * Endtoend recruiting support for business unit in identifying, selecting and hiring the right fit talent.
  • * Serves the current open requirements and provides regular updates to the BU on the progress.
  • *Under guidance of Recruitment Lead, regularly communicates with Hiring Managers on status updates, challenges & market trends.
  • *Manages conflicts & subsequent resolution with Hiring Managers.
  • *Provide support, as appropriate, related to recruiting content for RFPs.
Partner with Sourcing Team:

* Work closely with Sourcing Partner to ensure he/she understands the role, has a proper reach out strategy for candidates, and knows how to manage candidates effectively throughout process
  • * Continuously develop and maintain a fit for purpose talent pool.
  • *Develop a network through industry contacts, association memberships, trade groups, and hiring team to help identify and source qualified candidates.
  • *Leverage the internet, including social and professional networking sites, to identify and source candidates.
Candidate Experience:

*Understands candidate drivers & respond/resolve queries through the entire recruiting cycle
  • *Keeps the candidate engaged through constant communication.
  • * Works with other internal stakeholders (sourcing, onboarding, BU teams) to improve candidate experience.
  • * Brings in innovative approaches to enhance candidate experience.
  • Employer Branding: Provides a positive candidate experience.
  • effectively represents and markets the Cognizant employment brand, the organization's business objectives and career options to potential candidates.

*Breaks hiring plan to milestones/events to achieve the targets
  • *Plans weekend events effectively & ensures success around candidate & panel participation.
  • *Judiciously uses channels / techniques to optimize cost.
  • *Escalates issues timely.
  • *Recognizes risks & proposes timely solutions to mitigate the same.
Quality of Hiring:

*Follows a consistent process and best practices for selecting highest quality candidates
  • *Effectively represent Market landscape and stack rank skill.
  • *Summarizes the candidate's strengths, weaknesses and anticipates needs.
Offer & Onboard:

*Provides appropriate support, sets right expectations with the candidate (like total rewards, internal growth, development, salary reviews, travel etc) & is professional throughout the offer process
  • *Demonstrates indepth knowledge of employment regulations and articulates/extends offers accordingly.
  • *Articulates offers to selected candidates under the guidance of Leads and within the Cognizant Offer guidelines and appropriate approvals.
  • *Addresses candidates queries and concerns related to the offer.
  • *Candidate followup for the onboarding process & interact with POFU team.
  • *Generate and Maintain reports on No of Offers & Prospective Joiners Month on Month.
  • *Works closely with the Onboarding Team to ensure smooth onboarding experience.
  • *Manages Offer Comparisons if any (Cognizant's offer to an alternate offer).
  • *Builds solid and longterm candidate relationships.
  • *Negotiates complex offers with requisite approval & guidance from Recruitment Leads.
Compliance & Process Adherence:
• Constantly monitor the team to adhere compliance norms and procedures

Cost per Hire Ratio:

*Follow the BU Hiring Grids
  • *Ensures the fitments are based on the recommended percentile value.
  • *Resources, as a priority, via low cost / direct channels / Referrals.
  • *Adherence to hiring policies & the reflection of the same in candidate, stakeholder conversations.
  • * Negotiates in difficult situations & seek guidance as the need be.

*Inculcates personal networks internal, and external to organization to achieve results

*Participates in networking opportunities to expand horizons (eg:

MeetUps, Stakeholder Tech Connects, Webinars)
  • *Leverages various opportunities to build the Cognizant Brand.
  • *Brings in innovative thinking to enhance existing networking practices.
Hiring Tools/techniques:

*Is able to identify any gaps in the tool, flag to leads
  • *Coaches teams/individuals on the usage of the tools.
Market Intelligence:

*Possesses good understanding of market trends and competitors
  • *Applies Market Intelligence to achieve desired results.
  • *Has good knowledge about market conditions, compensation, competition, M&As.
  • *Is able to study the market through varied sources & share findings on talent market, market trends to advise business.

*Guides and mentors other recruiters
  • *Actively participates in special recruitment wide initiatives.
  • *Manage multiple special projects simultaneously, while also working on recruiting or hiring initiatives.
More Information on Cognizant
Cognizant operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Teaneck, NJ, New Haven, CT, Edina, MN, Englewood, CO and Pheonix, AZ. It has 301000 total employees. To see all 273 open jobs at Cognizant, click here.
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