The Bradford Hammacher Group

Talent Acquisition Associate

Job Locations US-IL-Niles
Human Resources
Full-time Position
FLSA Status


Do you want to be part of a dynamic HR team and add value to an amazing organization?

The Bradford Exchange is global direct to consumer product marketing organization.  

We are hiring a Talent Acquisition Associate!



This role will help maintain the high quality of exempt and non-exempt employees by attracting, recruiting and securing the best-qualified candidates in the marketplace for open positions in the company. Provides thorough and creative market research to identify target/competitor companies and fully canvass and penetrate the market for passive candidates. Sources, recruits and interviews candidates through the full-cycle recruiting process to help bring the best talent into the organization. Assists in a wide range of employee engagement, retention and branding efforts that drive the overall talent strategy for the organization. Provides exceptional service and counsel to our internal clients and collaborates with other members of the HR team to assist with programs, special projects, and general department activities/initiatives.


  • Responsible for the recruitment of non-exempt level positions, entry-level Marketing and Product Development positions, and other exempt positions, as needed.
  • Manages candidate relationships through the full recruiting life-cycle (offers, reference checks, offer letters, background checks, etc.).
  • Heavy sourcing of potential passive candidates through LinkedIn, Indeed, networking sites and events, college recruiting, employee referrals and more. Sources and builds relationships with candidates independently, both for assigned requisitions and to help build the overall candidate pipeline.
  • Continual contact with potential candidates regarding recruitment opportunities and regular contact with college placement offices to provide information concerning job postings and internships.
  • Will work closely with the coordination and communication of the annual schedule for college recruiting and represent the company on-campus. Explore and coordinate new campus opportunities to drive brand awareness such as job shadow programs, internship information sessions, classroom visits, etc.
  • Utilizes company social recruiting tools such as social distribution, etc. to meet recruitment and branding initiatives.
  • Assists with the company’s employment branding and social media strategy; leverages social media channels to maximize recruiting presence and exposure to potential/passive candidates.
  • Provides support to senior talent staff through candidate sourcing, job posting/template building and other responsibilities that support company recruitment efforts as needed.

Talent Engagement Initiatives:

  • Builds relationships with new employees who are recruited to the company to foster and assist with engagement and retention.
  • Coordinates and collaboratively conducts new employee orientation on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Carries out employee engagement initiatives such as the companies Professional Development Program, intern events and lunch-and-learns.
  • Assists with a wide range of functions that support the company’s employee recognition program and other employee engagement initiatives, such as supporting the BHG new hire experience (preparing welcome gifts, coordinating new hire training, etc.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field (HR, Organizational Development, Psychology, etc.)
  • 1-3 years of successful recruitment experience require
  • High volume recruitment experience (20+ openings at a time) in a corporate or staff firm recruiting environment
  • A combination of experience in recruiting for: Accounting, IT, Administrative, Marketing, Creative, and more
  • Experience working with multiple Hiring managers at multiple levels within an organization
  • Experience building candidate pipelines and talent acquisition
  • Strong sourcing and Internet research skills highly desirable, as well as the ability and willingness to initiate cold calls and develop strong networking channels and pipeline of passive candidates
  • Some knowledge or exposure to other HR functional areas a plus (employee relations, benefits administration, training and development, compensation, etc.)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be able to work with a sense of urgency, and be passionate about recruiting, finding the right match, and adding value to an organization.
  • Ability to travel overnight 4-5 times per year during college recruiting season

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Contingency or retained search work experience a plus (to include research and sourcing)
  • PHR certification a plus
  • Familiarity with recruitment technology (ATS, social recruiting tools, etc.)


What you can expect:

  • A competitive compensation plan and great benefits. 
  • Our company is wholly owned by our employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) that allows you to not only derive the benefits of working as an employee at The Bradford Exchange, but also gain the benefits of being an owner.
  • We also offer: A Business Casual Work Environment, Comprehensive Health Benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) Program, Employee Referral Bonus, 401(k), Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development Programs, Subsidized Cafeteria, On-site Fitness Center, Product Discounts and more!

                               The Bradford Exchange is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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