Director, Field Recruitment & Leadership Development

Company Name:
Unum Group
Title: Director, Field Recruitment & Leadership Development
Location: ME-Portland
Other Locations: null
Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world''s leading
benefits providers and a Fortune 250 company, Unum helps protect more than 25 million working people and their families in the event of illness or injury.
Headquartered in Chattanooga
, Unum has significant U.S. operations in Portland,
, Worcester,
and Glendale,
with 35 field offices nationwide.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Recruiting and Selection
Drives the development and execution of comprehensive hiring strategies for Field Leadership and growth-oriented (non-administrative) roles which
Unum to meet current and ongoing staffing requirements.
Drives the development of Field staffing plan with senior sales and client management leadership teams
Proactively track rep, client managers and field sales/client management roles to enable real time forecasting and subsequent adjustments to the staffing plans
Provides regular updates to the senior sales and client management teams regarding progress against plan as well as providing strategies to mitigate attrition
Implementation of strategies programs and tools to support SVP of Field, Managing Directors and Regional Client Managers with recruiting and selection issues.
Seeks out and acquires expertise and "best practices" in recruiting and selection; serve as "practice leader" among peers to facilitate knowledge transfer and broader, more consistent application of standards, methods, etc
Evaluation and selection of colleges, universities and other sourcing avenues (e.g., on-line) from which to source candidates and develop relationships, based on corporate business needs
Ability to quickly establish rapport and credibility with sourcing institutions as well as candidates, project a positive image of the company (e.g., Unum brand) through one's own expertise and professionalism
Development of plan for on-boarding new hires as well as training new field managers
Responsible for the development and implementation of all necessary strategies to ensure Quality of Hire in assigned accounts including ongoing monitoring and measurement.
Ensure on-going reporting and measurement against established department metrics and alignment w/Field Staffing plans. Keep Business Analysis apprised of recruiting metrics and progress against plan.
Connect to UUS and Corp HR to leverage resources; share best practices and drive consistency
Monitor and manage expenses per agreed to budget.
Recommend compensation protocols based on candidate experience and Unum guidelines
Field Leadership Development
Designs and develops the curriculum for Field Leaders; identifies and certifies program facilitators
Oversees continuity and quality of program
On boarding - oversees on boarding of participants and their managers in setting role expectations for program
Monitors and measures progress of participants & track position movement
Monitors and measures effectiveness of program and adjusts accordingly
Looks for synergy between Field programs and other development initiatives within Unum UUS and Unum Group
Creates and sustains strong partnerships with key HR partners and business leaders
Curriculum - works with HR partners to ensure curriculum quality & consistency in implementation of curriculum
May perform other duties as assigned
BA, BS, or equivalent work experience preferred
7 years or more of successful field experience
Strategic thinking
Innovative - outside in focus; able to think & create new approaches (i.e. third party resources) not based in the past
Results oriented
Craft and influence business direction
Tactical execution
Facilitative leadership and collaboration
Adept at operating in a highly dynamic environment
Strong coaching skill set
Strong interviewing and assessment skills, including demonstrated experience with behavior event interviewing
Ability to conduct presentations to diverse audiences and positively influence decision making of desired candidates
Ability to drive strategy and effectively inform and influence senior management
Excellent negotiation, decision making, persuasion and closing skills
Ability to work independently and take initiative in setting own direction within broad parameters
Solid understanding of Unum's work environment, HR policies, company Quality of Hire objectives, the Staffing Framework, and familiarity with staffing models and workforce planning issues
Understanding of the competitive forces influencing the
market/applicant pool and creatively addressing alternate recruiting strategies
Ability and willingness to cost effectively manage extensive travel (up to 50%) and the logistical challenges it presents
Meets the standards for this position, as defined in the Talent Management Framework
Unum offers world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.
Unum provides equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees regardless of a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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