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Talent Acquisition Specialist - UniFirst


Wilmington, Massachusetts

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You will be a Big Deal when you join our rapidly growing Talent Acquisition Team at UniFirst's Corporate Headquarters in Wilmington, MA! If you are a people-person with strong project management skills, who wants to take the next step in your recruiting career, then this is the ideal opportunity for you!

Job Summary:

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will collaborate with Hiring Managers at all levels including executive management, to attract and retain top talent into the organization, while providing an exceptional candidate experience. Key initiatives that you will drive include our award-winning leadership development program, recruiting based marketing initiatives, and co-op/internship efforts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead full cycle recruiting and interviewing efforts for UniFirst's leadership development program, LEAP (; while working in conjunction with the Learning & Development Team and UniFirst Team Partners across the organization.
  • Maintain an active candidate pipeline using a mix of channels including direct networks, university relations, and state resources.
  • Develop and foster relationships with appropriate points of contacts at universities/colleges in efforts to recruit for UniFirst's ongoing co-op and internship programs.
  • Support the development and execution of the Talent Acquisition strategy to attract and select the best talent.
  • Manage Talent branding on social media pages such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Glassdoor.
  • Provide a first-class candidate experience while providing best practices to Hiring Managers to create a consistent experience throughout the organization.
  • Work in partnership with Hiring Managers to understand job requirements, recommending sourcing channels, and setting timescales for delivery.
  • Act as an ambassador of the UniFirst Corporation brand, taking an active role to promote UniFirst internally and in the external market through networks, conferences, social media, university partnerships, etc.
  • Provide proactive hiring solutions to deliver a competitive advantage in Talent Acquisition.
  • Maintain effective relationships with current recruitment vendors and evaluate new vendors as needed.
  • Display strong business acumen, staying current on the recruiting industry, and on competitors' Talent Acquisition Strategy.
  • Assist with the writing/amending of job descriptions to accurately explain the functions and qualifications of roles.
  • Conduct training to Hiring Managers on best recruiting and hiring practices.

UniFirst offers a Fleet of Benefits, 50+ to be exact!

  • 401K with Company Match

  • Profit Sharing

  • Health Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Life Insurance

  • Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Long Term Disability

  • Vacation

  • Sick Time

  • Paid Holidays

  • Direct Payroll Deposit

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 30% Employee Discount

  • Employee Referral Program

Requirements -

Experience -
  • 2+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition/Recruiting
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously and to react to shifting priorities to satisfy employee and business needs
  • Process, policy, and detail oriented; strong analytical and organizational skills are a must
  • Technology savvy with the ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong communication (oral and written), and listening skills
  • Ability to successfully work as an individual or as part of a team
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Advanced speaking skills: must communicate information clearly and facilitate learning to diverse audiences
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (Taleo is a plus!)
Education -
  • Bachelor's Degree required

UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws


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