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Jan 21, 2020

Michael Fabus

  • Talent Acquisition Consultant
  • Cranberry Township, PA, USA
On Site or Remote Candidate Experience Employer Branding Employee Experience Human Resources Recruiting Recruitment Marketing Talent Acquisition

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

I’m a strategic and collaborative Talent Attraction Partner with experience leading and coaching top brands how to attract and retain talent. Several things you should know about me:

• Talent attraction is key. I don’t subscribe to the “post and pray” method of recruiting.
• I find talent that fits. I partner with the business and use data when creating people strategies.
• Recruiting is Marketing. I create candidate-centric talent campaigns to stand out from the competition.

Work Experience

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Jan 2019 - Jan 2020 Hitachi Rail STS USA

• Engaged by Hitachi Rail STS to lead the United States Talent Attraction/Acquisition process.
• Focused on the company's highest impact and growth departments, Engineering/Commissioning/Development.
• Analyzed recruiting metrics to determine gaps and opportunities in Talent Attraction process and strategies.
• Researched and recommended use of recruitment marketing and determine new ways to attract/source talent.
• Partnered with global Talent Acquisition teams to help build global strategies and create core processes.
• Explored use of unused tools in the ATS (Deltek/HRsmart) to create a consistent and thorough recruiting process.

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Nov 2018 - Apr 2019 Armstrong Group of Companies

• Engaged by AGOC and Guardian to review/revise/recommend Talent Acquisition processes.
• Created/implemented the new Recruiting Process for Guardian Sales Representatives.
• Designed the Recruiting Process (SOP) for AGOC which is in process of being implemented across the organization.
• Created phone screen guide for Talent Acquisition establishing a consistent and thorough candidate evaluation tool.
• Revised Guardian Sales Representative job descriptions to be candidate-centric and act as a marketing tool.
• Researched and recommended use of unused tools in the ATS (Newton) to create a more consistent and thorough recruiting process.

Talent Expert
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018 Talenya

• Acted as a Talent Expert and partner to deliver qualified candidates to Talenya's client base.
• Utilized Talenya's new generation technology to find qualified candidates using data analytics.
• Participated in client discovery calls to understand client needs and set expectations for the search/hire process.

Director of Talent Acquisition, rue21
Dec 2014 - Aug 2017 rue21

• Led all Talent Acquisition efforts and initiatives for Corporate and Field Operations (750+ nationwide store chain).
• Owned company Headcount Report reflecting fiscal year hires, openings and impact to company's financial budget.
• Coached and mentored Talent Acquisition team of 7 that had functioned as two separate teams prior.
• Reduced total recruiting costs by 4% year over year resulting in a savings of more than $25,000.
• Partnered with Executives to understand and recommend talent initiatives to meet and exceed company goals.
• Transformed the company's post and pray recruiting mindset to a proactive approach by using fresh methods/tools.
• Rolled out Social Recruiting Strategies and qualified business partners "how to" use the social media channels.
• Project lead in redesigning company's career website, including; content, layout and creative.
• Oversaw Campus Recruiting Program that included 12 campuses and drove rue21's 2017 Summer Intern Program.

Director of Talent Acquisition
Aug 2009 - Nov 2014 Dream Center Education Holdings LLC

• Led all Talent Acquisition initiatives for Corporate, Shared Services, and all 3 Online Universities.
• Transformed the company's passive recruiting mentality to a proactive approach introducing new methods/tools.
• Increased select job postings views by 400% by introducing new social media and online recruiting strategies.
• Managed 2 Talent Acquisition teams based in Phoenix and Pittsburgh who hired 1,400+ candidates in fiscal year 2014.
• Introduced EDMC's first Talent Acquisition Service Level Agreement highlighting processes and accountability.
• Monitored key metrics to tell a story and make recommendations to leadership to align with business goals.
• Created and negotiated EDMC's Talent Acquisition strategies, including social media channels and recruiting agencies.

Senior Manager, Talent Mangement
Nov 2004 - Aug 2009 Under Armour, Inc.

• First member of Under Armour's talent team, promoted twice during tenure.
• Established an employment brand with enhanced job descriptions and targeted recruitment marketing.
• Project lead in research, demos, selection and implementation of UA's first Applicant Tracking System (Silkroad).
• Created recruiting strategies specific to each business unit which aligned with UA's business goals.
• Designed, implemented and maintained UA's first Mentor Program which aligned all new hires to a Mentor.
• Led sourcing workshops and strategy sessions which improved candidate experience and hiring manager satisfaction.

Staffing Specialist
May 2004 - Nov 2004 Creative Financial Staffing, Inc. (Affiliate of Schneider Downs & Co., Inc)

• Sourced professionals at all levels by utilizing marketing and cold calling techniques.
• Interviewed and qualified potential candidates for professional opportunities.
• Sourced, developed and maintained a client base of 100+ businesses.

Corporate Recruiter
Jun 2001 - Sep 2003 Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc

• Achieved 90+ permanent placements in multiple corporate departments.
• Attained a 95% success rate for closing all offers extended to candidates.
• Consistently met placement goals of closing all positions in an average of 30 days.

Corporate Recruiter
Apr 1999 - Jun 2001 American Eagle Outfitters, Inc

• Achieved 80+ permanent placements in multiple corporate departments.
• Solely responsible for the placement and negotiation of 200+ contract employees.
• Led the company's first internet recruiting initiative and implementation.


Staffing Manager
Jul 1997 - Apr 1999 Robert Half International, Inc
Assistant Supervisor
Aug 1994 - Jul 1997 Bank of New York Mellon


Bachelor of Science - Accounting
Slippery Rock University