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Jan 31, 2020

Dustin Luke Kay

  • Talent Acquisition Director
  • Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX, USA
On Site or Remote Recruiting

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

RESULTS - I am an award-winning recruiter with a proven 20-year history that demonstrates strict attention to detail with a very strong background in the administration and management of recruiting, sourcing, and human resource programs.

I have very persuasive communication skills with the ability to impart ideas and recommendations to personnel at all levels, anticipate potential problems, and implement corrective action. At ease in fast-paced, high stress-situations, I am characterized as a creative, efficient, motivated, and competitive individual with an outgoing personality and a high energy level that is matched by meticulous attention to detail and aggressive follow-up from the beginning of the management and recruiting process to the end.

LEADERSHIP - I am a highly polished leader that has leadership DNA and has managed over 50 team members at a time. I have a true ability to translate and lead individuals with task completion into reality. I possess the 1% factor of a leader that has a true capacity and the will to rally a team to a common purpose and the character which inspires others. I was a critical element of enlisted leadership in the United States Navy that performed flawlessly during real world activities such as launching aircraft to monitor Russian submarines to ensure peace time compliance and evacuating over 125 personnel along with civilians within the Middle East war zones during terrorist attacks. I was an integral part of the launch team that was deployed after the attack on the USS Cole and part of the leadership team that directed the recovery of an Airbus A320 from Gulf Airlines that was declared a complete loss of aircraft and life. I am highly accustomed to performing in stressful situations that effect real world activity which requires extensive management, planning, performance, and impeccable execution.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Employee Relations & Compliance Talent Acquisition Employee Communication
Talent Sourcing Stake Holder Management Compensation & Benefits
Performance Management Recruitment & On-Boarding Training
Employee Recognition Leadership Development Employee Activities

Work Experience

Talent Acquisition Director
Mar 2018 - JDA TSG

•Was responsible for creating the best practices and procedures for full life-cycle recruitment by delivering a high quality, diverse candidate pool to clients.
•Spearheaded recruiting strategies to incorporate the use of social networks, search engines, and referral programs to identify passive candidates and maintain a talent pipeline that delivered cost effective results in a timely manner to attract top talent.
•Developed metrics, reporting, and tracking reports that built accountability and measured results and optimization of the talent acquisition function and produced programs that ensured results of the talent acquisition function.
•Partnered with management to deliver unmatched recruiting results to clients through discovery and needs analysis, continual process management along with stakeholder communication through delivery while concurrently managing expectations with time sensitive SLAs.
•Managed, built, and developed a team of 9 high performing recruiters across multiple geographies that were state-side as well as overseas that handled all aspects of the recruitment process.
•Demonstrated success in managing people along with delivering projects that are high volume and fast-paced under tight deadlines while maintaining zero discrepancy results.
•Assisted the company with developing targeting candidate sourcing strategies for leadership trainees, women, veterans, and ethnically diverse candidates.

Recruiting Manager
Nov 2017 - Feb 2018 Babich & Associates

•Led recruiting efforts to match qualified candidates to professional and management positions for the Information Technology Department.
•Developed and implemented a sourcing strategy to reduce time to fill along with cost to hire,
increased candidate flow, improved quality, and ensured best practices and policies to maximize the recruiting efforts.
•Responsible for the entire hiring process for each candidate from candidacy to employment while updating and managing applicant tracking systems.

Senior Recruiter
Jun 2016 - Feb 2017 Academic Partnerships

•Developed a proactive recruiting strategy built around the value of creating an effective recruiting process that provided a strong pipeline of qualified candidates to fill all open demand.
•Ensured the hiring of only the highest quality talent for Engineering, IT, Academic Services, Sales, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Health Care, and Executive Level positions within the company.
•Identified the necessary guidelines along with the current demand to efficiently work with the business partner using effective intake discussions while ensuring excellent stakeholder management to confirm all candidates met the job requirements, skill level, and the company/culture fit.
•Implemented new sourcing methods and strategies to effectively find top quality candidates along with current contact information using numerous sources to reach out to the best available talent pools.
•Directed the scheduling of interviews with qualified candidates and hiring managers to ensure service life agreements are met to reduce requisition aging along with managing recruiting metrics while effectively keeping track of time to fill & start dates.
•Consulted and advised Executives, Directors, and Managers on all hiring processes, collaborated on job requisition details and creation along with advising stakeholders on the most effective candidate assessment/interview techniques.
•Handled all correspondence pertaining to company policies regarding wages, the negotiating of compensation packages, and extending of all employment offers to selected candidates and coordinated the on-boarding of new employees with HR, Technology, and Finance departments.
•Built an effective full life-cycle recruiting department at Academic Partnerships that was formerly 100% dependent on agency use.

Senior Technical Recruiter/Contract
Dec 2014 - Feb 2016 Accenture

•Managed the Outsourcing Growth Platform which included handling demand in the US as well as International based positions in Business Process, Infrastructure, and Application Outsourcing.
•Recruited for Accenture's FTE's who in turn worked on the Outsourced clients in various capacities including Solution Architects, Deliver Account Managers, Telecom/Network Engineers and Administrators, DBA's, Project/Program Managers, and Tier 2/3 Support along with numerous other IT positions.
•Responsible for the full life-cycle recruitment process for technical candidates for various full-time and contract IT positions. Handled all phases of the recruiting process which included cold calling, sourcing, screening, qualifying, in-person interviewing, administering on-line testing, salary negotiations, employment verification, reference checks, and stakeholder management.
•Sourced and identified candidates by using a centralized database, social media recruitment, job postings, on-line resume databases, and by the effective use of referrals.
•Coordinated on-site interviews, technical screenings, and travel arrangements for non-local candidates.
•Developed and maintained relationships with both candidates and clients to ensure all stakeholder expectations were met with excellence.

Recruiting Manager
Mar 2006 - Oct 2014 Metro Systems Inc

•Provided direction and support to the branch's recruiting team which consisted of 47 recruiters at both the senior and junior levels.
•Worked with executive management to determine recruitment needs and staffing objectives to effectively ensure company demand requirements were met.
•Implemented recruitment programs to attract, identify, and source qualified candidates.
•Was responsible for ensuring timely and effective strategies were used for recruiting for key positions through interviews and sourcing.
•Maintained valuable relationships with key recruiting vendors - both contingent and retained agencies.
•Attended and coordinated company participation in local job fairs and college recruitment events.
•Developed and maintained contacts with schools and other organizations to find qualified applicants.
•Advised executive management in identifying and resolving issues with employees leading to improvements to HR policies, benefits, recruiting practices, and training programs.
•Solely responsible for the coordination of company new hire orientation ensuring adherence to all company leadership practices.
•Addressed various HR related concerns ensuring compliance with EEO, ADA, and all company policies.

Senior Recruiter at AerOutfitters
Jul 2004 - Mar 2006 American Airlines, and Boeing

•Was responsible for all recruiting aspects of the engine repair facility to ensure the company was fully staffed to operate and support airlines worldwide.
•Recruited key personnel at all levels to ensure readiness to effectively provide service to companies such as Delta, American Airlines, and Boeing. These positions ranged from Director of Engineering, A&P mechanics, QA representatives, help desk, and administrative personnel.
•Created and posted all job descriptions to attract high caliber candidates to support and service our company.
•Responsible for the full life-cycle recruitment phase of technical candidates for various full time and contract Engineering positions.

Aircraft Records Specialist
Mar 2001 - Mar 2004 SWA Maintenance Department

at Southwest Airlines
March 2001 - March 2004 (3 years 1 month)
•Key member of the Aircraft Power Plant Engine Assembly TEAM that supported a major United States airline and the world's largest low-cost provider.
•Tracked 550 aircraft and 1,100 engines through daily repair cycles ensuring zero discrepancies in the SWA Maintenance Department to operate 3,400 flights per day in 93 destinations in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and abroad.
•Was responsible for over 11.5 Billion dollars of Southwest Assets that were critical to airline operation and supporting the largest operator of the 737 aircraft worldwide with over 550 in service, each averaging six flights per day.
•Worked with engineers at GE to design a state-of-the-art engine monitoring system to track operational data of the aircraft that saved SWA over 25 Million dollars annually on engine monitoring and repair cost.

Recruiting Manager
Mar 1996 - Mar 2001 US Navy

•Served as a critical link between the maintenance department personnel and the supporting Navy Organizations for recruiting needs to ensure operational readiness for the staffing of over 350 Navy positions.
•Led and trained a diverse team of 12 recruiters to attain 100% plus on assigned missions along with recruiting goals.
•Was instrumental in assisting in the aggressive management and implementation of Naval Enlistment retention along with Career Information Program Development within our maintenance department of over 350 Navy squadron personnel.
•Reported directly to the maintenance department career counselor to advise the Naval Command Career counselor on all aspects within our department of manpower efforts to ensure the proper manning of career opportunities at the command level in the Navy.
•Was responsible for all enlisted personnel recruiting, retention, and career information programs, supervising all interviewing and counseling of Navy service members.
•Gave presentations to family members, naval personnel, and civic groups on the advantages of career opportunities in the Navy.
•Visited local high schools and community locations where peers gather to discuss Navy opportunities along with the benefits of military service.

Education

Pastoral Leadership
Jan 2004 - Jan 2010 Eternity Bible College

Hire Me For

Open positions or requirements for recruiting