Temporary Talent Acquisition Specialist (3 months)

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to provide meal solutions that meet a wide variety of customer needs, and shipping locations both online and in store. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to escalate in the US and around the world, we are committed to keeping our teams and their families as our greatest priority. To that end, we are making some adjustments to the way we will be doing business in the upcoming weeks. We are taking all the necessary precautions to keep our employees and customers safe, and would love to have you on our team as we can continue to serve our communities.
Do you love finding the right people for the right roles and making successful job fit matches? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth atmosphere? We're looking for a Temporary Talent Acquisition Specialist who has a passion for identifying talent for our Corporate Operations roles. You will be responsible for the full life cycle of the recruiting process. This entails sourcing and screening candidates, coordinating the interview process, and facilitating offers and employment negotiations, all while ensuring candidates have a positive experience. 
Our ideal candidate has a passion for selling the Home Chef brand and possesses excellent candidate sourcing and selection skills. This individual must be able to work independently to source and close multiple positions with competing priorities and deadlines. You must be able to build and strengthen relationships internally and externally, as well as drive Talent Acquisition efforts through a variety of methods and techniques. If you're hard-working and dedicated, Home Chef is an excellent place to grow your career!

Candidate Sourcing

  • Proactively source candidates, screening and presenting as appropriate. 
  • Implement creative and targeted search/marketing strategies to help Talent Acquisition be more successful in pipelining both active and passive candidates, including managing internet job postings, utilizing social media and creating compelling job postings. 
  • Develop, execute and monitor online candidate search campaigns using a variety of internet search engines as a delivery vehicle for producing quality candidates.
  • Utilize knowledge of the external talent and business landscapes along with current recruiting techniques to network and build a pipeline of qualified, diverse talent.

Candidate Interviewing & Selection

  • Build relationships with candidates and serve as the “face of Home Chef” to candidates and new hires.
  • Utilize behavioral based interviewing techniques to properly vet candidates.
  • Gather detailed interview feedback from hiring managers to assess and select the most qualified candidates.
  • Perform all necessary responsibilities to fill high priority requisitions within 30 days.

Applicant Tracking & Trend Reporting

  • Utilize required systems to track candidates, workflow, sourcing data and screening information.
  • Conduct ongoing research to identify job boards, posting sites, educational institutions, and other relevant associations to further drive the staffing brand and aid in the identification of top talent.
  • Strive for continuous improvement by developing innovative strategies to get qualified candidates through the pipeline more effectively.
  • Track effective recruiting trends and make recommendations based on recruiting data.
  • Adhere to Home Chef’s recruitment policies for external, internal, and employee referral candidates by fielding and tracking submissions, conducting phone interviews and submitting qualified individuals to the team.

Business Partnership

  • Develop and sustain effective working relationships with hiring managers, senior business leaders, and HR throughout the recruitment process.
  • Work closely and consult with hiring managers on defining position scope and requirements for open positions. 
  • Partner and consult with hiring managers around successful recruitment strategies. 
  • Partner with hiring managers to build candidate pools and to collaborate on optimum approaches to strengthen the candidate pool for various positions.
  • Develop knowledge and insights into the business requirements in order to both anticipate and ensure fulfillment of open positions in a quality and timely manner.
  • Provide advice and coaching to hiring managers and colleagues throughout the recruitment process.
  • Consult hiring teams on the proper hiring criteria and how to conduct behavioral based interviewing techniques.

Talent Acquisition Team Participation

  • Represent the company at recruiting-related events, as needed.
  • Participate in and lead a variety of recruitment projects and initiatives as the business requires.
  • Research market trends around compensation, hiring/layoffs, diversity and inclusion, etc. and present them to the team.
  • Assist with onboarding of new employees, as appropriate.
  • Help to ensure candidate diversity in prospective hires.
  • Ensure compliance and regulatory guidelines are met.
  • Use expertise in innovative recruiting techniques to actively and creatively evaluate, network, and ultimately help Home Chef hire top quality talent.
  • Participate in other projects or duties, as assigned.
  • Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

  • 3+ years of experience in a full life-cycle recruiting role.
  • 3+ years of experience using candidate sourcing products and social media required.
  • Experience in high volume, growth oriented environment is preferred 
  • Experience staffing a wide variety of roles across multiple geographies.
  • Experience posting positions developing job descriptions and working with outside vendors.
  • Experience utilizing an Applicant Tracking System; Lever preferred. 
  • Strong work ethic and ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Sense of urgency and a results-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Proven track record of sourcing and placing superior talent including senior level positions.
  • Proven ability and willingness to network heavily.
  • Strong skills in negotiating and influencing.
  • Skill with direct sourcing and recruiting passive candidates is important.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective and cooperative working relationships built on trust.
  • High degree of independent decision making and problem solving capability.
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • Strong internet and social media skills; advanced computer skills in Windows and Google Applications.

Perks and benefits:
- Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!
- Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores
Home Chef is an equal opportunity employer.
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Located in the iconic Old Chicago Post Office. The office is easy to get to by various train and bus stops being close by. https://post433.com/

An Insider's view of Home Chef

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Home Chef is all about building relationships and getting to know team members on a personal level. Our new office was designed with the idea of being at “home” in mind. There are lounge chairs and collaborative spaces where we are constantly meeting with co workers from different teams to brainstorm and ideate!

Mel Rocha Cheng

Retail Brand Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Being on the New Product Development team, we are very fortunate in the fact we get to interact with almost every team at Home Chef! In my role specifically, I have the chance to utilize my interest and core skill set in consumer and data insights to help inform our cross-functional teams of different lanes of innovations we can take next!

Scott Milling

Senior Insights Analyst, New Product Development

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned here at Home Chef is what it means to have great leadership. 2020 has been one of the most chaotic years I’ve ever experienced in Operations but having a management team that cares about getting the job done AND ensuring the teams well-being has been such an amazing learning experience!

Jamie Marshall

Special Projects Manager, Operations

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We do a great job weaving innovative thinking into our day-to-day and make it a priority so much that we have “curiosity” as one of the core values for the company. The tech team holds regular brainstorming and competitor tear-down sessions and day-long “hackathons” where we’ll focus on solving a specific problem or building a certain product.

Katie Bevier


How does the company support your career growth?

Home Chef is constantly growing and moving forward so things never get boring or stagnant. There are plenty of opportunities to grow professionally and to move forward within the company because we are empowered to speak up and to contribute.

Nigel Palmer

Executive Chef

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We offer volunteer days at The Greater Chicago Food Depository. Our Employee Resource Groups are actively engaged in volunteer events throughout the year.
Partners with Nonprofits
Home Chef has partnerships with The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Feeding America.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
HC Connect is our internal team who puts together social events and programs for our teams
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
CookOUT (LGBTQ+), Black ERG, Parents Group, Women's Group and Home Chef DEI Council
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
You know your schedule best!
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Home Chef hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Free Daily Meals
Weekly Fooda credit which equals to one company paid lunch per week .
Game Room
Our game room includes ping pong, board games and video games
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We are currently offering $50 per month to all remote employees to help pay for home office expenses
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Home Chef hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We are always looking at new perks and benefits to offer to our employees.

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