*Description:**Summary:*The Recruitment & Retention – Business Development acts as ambassador to the company and prospective employees, providing information and support services at all stages of the employee life cycle: recruitment, onboarding, orientation, career planning, career development, and transition. This role works with management in developing strategies to recruit and retain a strong work force and promotes the company as an employer choice in the community. Additionally, this role builds market position by locating, developing, defining, and closing business relationships.*Recruitment and Retention:*•Work with leadership team to build and execute recruitment strategy. Develop and innovative, outside-of-the box recruitment techniques and scale successful models for continued hiring and growth.•Develop strong presence as employer of choice. •Build, grow and utilize a customized network of trade, partner, and personal contacts to source and increase referrals to candidate pipeline; build and promote employee, customer, and vendor employee referral programs; create and refine candidate value proposition and company pitch including company’s differentiation from competition and unique culture.•Track, measure and improve recruitment process through metrics like time to hire, conversion rate of phone screens to interviews, interviews to offers, offers to acceptance; track and assess quality of candidates vs. referral source. •Periodically review competitors hiring activity, compensation, and benefits for competitive analysis•Consistently update external job descriptions and identify candidate personas for what good looks like; develop targeted job messaging per category of candidate. Refine interview practices for efficiency, and decision criteria.•Build and manage relationships with external recruiting placement firms as needed.•Build out and optimize our applicant tracking system.•Create working relationship with and advertise job openings at trade schools; evaluate opportunities for recruitment at local community colleges.•Strengthen the candidate experience through pre-hire to post-hire onboarding; find ways to demonstrate culture that relationships at company are valued, meaningful & respectful at all levels.•Develop retention-oriented programs to make employee’s experience more personalized to individuals’ life goals, supportive of learning, professional and personal development and dedicated to work-life balance.•Assist Training Manger in performing skills gap analysis to identify current and projected training and hiring requirements. •Track, measure and improve retention metrics through employee engagement, . •Organize team building and recruitment events.*Business Development:*•Support leadership team’s strategic priorities regarding people, community, and customer engagement; serve as a company ambassador by evangelize company core values, investment in employees and commitment to customers and community; support and offload leadership team with communications; support, collaborate or plan community events promoting company and brand.•Develop business relationships with key community leads including city/public works, park & rec, city commerce, fire/police, community organizations, charity/fundraising organizations, churches, schools, neighborhood associations, charity/fundraising organizations, realtors, police/fire, city council, county supervisors, business owners, health, and safety organizations.•Working closely with CEO and General Manager to assist in development, design, and improvement of firm’s systems and processes. *Additional Skills & Qualifications:*Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following: •Cost Management - Controls costs through economical utilization of personnel, materials and equipment•Job Knowledge / Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.•Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.•Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Writing is clear, informative and professional. •Team Work - The ability to work effectively with others, balancing the needs of the team and those of the individual; Gives and welcomes feedback.•Administration and Organization Support - Follows policies and procedures; Processes paperwork accurately, timely and legibly. •Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.•Attendance Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.•Safety and Security - Daily actions demonstrate our standard for a safe and secure work place. •Stress Management- Successfully copes with demands from superiors, subordinates and peers•Planning Organization and Productivity - Ability to prioritize work load, attain needed resources and execute a plan that optimized results. Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; About Aston Carter: At Aston Carter, we’re dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions – from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients’ capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. 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