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Feb 28, 2020

Minesh Kapadia

  • Technical Recruiter
  • Ajax, ON, L1T 0L3, CA
Telecommute HR Technology Recruiting Recruitment Marketing Talent Acquisition Training

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

Highly accomplished in establishing, building and directing talent acquisition teams, employee engagement, and developing effective recruitment strategy plans for building a quality pipeline.

Work Experience

Director of Talent Acquisition, North America
Apr 2016 - Jan 2020 WilsonHCG
Jan 2019 - Jan 2020

I oversaw Talent Acquisition Managers and Team Leads
○ Consulted with Account Directors on team performance and setting monthly and quarterly KPIs
○ Put together roadmaps for future of TA team
○ Provided weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the Senior Leadership team.
○ Helped with workforce planning
○ Strategised on overall TA operations
○ Work with global TA leaders to create a uniform structure within talent acquisition

Apr 2017 - Dec 2018

Led NAM Talent Acquisition team along with being an interim lead for EMEA Talent Acquisition team.
○ Provided strategic sourcing/recruiting strategies to the global TA team.
○ Worked with Implementation to volunteer on an Employment Branding project. Evaluating the fortune 500 companies for our annual report.
○ I was able to maintain a retention rate of over 95% and was able to grow my team from 12 technical talent acquisition specialists to 42 within 18 months.
○ Promoted 19 of the team members to recruitment consultant roles.
○ Developed training for technical roles, cold calling training, market mapping training, helped develop the recruitment strategy plan, create a mentorship program, evaluated sourcing tools and made a recommendation to the business.
○ Worked with both internal and external stakeholders to develop a sourcing strategy
○ Participated in Quarterly Business meetings with clients
○ Increased team engagement by promoting in-office team-building exercises.
○ Helped launch various clients such as IBM, Uber tech, Atlassian, Avanade, IBM EMEA, IBM Canada, and Arrow Electronics.

Senior Technical Sourcer/Team Lead
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

Worked 50% as a recruiter on IBM team as well as 50% team lead for 12 technical sourcers.
○ I recruited for technical roles such as software developers (C#/.net, Java, full-stack, cloud architects, Azure, BluePrism, AWS developers), web developers, mobile developers, security architects.
○ Worked with hiring managers to consult on candidates, build a candidate pipeline, set up candidate interviews, move the overall process forward.
○ I was a subject matter expert for pre-sales meetings with potential clients.
○ Outreach strategy include: Boolean searches, LinkedIn Recruiter, Cold Calling, Social Media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Senior Technical Recruiter
Oct 2012 - Apr 2016 Huntech Consultants

● Sourced, interviewed, qualified candidates for open positions using behavior-based interviewing techniques.
● Sourced and qualified candidates for a wide variety of roles within the I.T, and Engineering sectors using traditional and non-traditional sourcing strategies (Boolean searches, Social Media campaigns, and Professional user groups)
● Responsible for sourcing and placing candidates within the High Tech Engineering sector in California and Toronto.
● Work with top Semiconductor/Telecommunication companies for hard to find positions such as Senior Director of Engineering, Software Engineer, Hardware Engineers, ASIC Design and Verification Engineers, Embedded/Firmware Engineer, Web Developers, UI/UX, Android/BB/iOS Developers, etc

Marketing Specialist
Jan 2012 - Oct 2012 LivingSocial
Account Executive
Feb 2011 - Oct 2011 Teambuy.ca
Search and Placement Consultant
Nov 2009 - Feb 2011 People Bank


Aug 1993 - May 1997 University of Illinois

Hire Me For

Freelance work