Talent Acquisition Specialist


Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hybrid work arrangement is available but in-office presence and limited local travel is a requirement




Talent Experience Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Marketing, Organizational Psychology, or related field
  • Two years of recruiting and/or human resources support experience
  • Strong technical ability
  • Strong communication skills (in-person, written, and virtual presence)
  • Thrives in a face-paced environment, able to juggle and organize multiple moving parts
  • Unbiased
  • Mindset and behavior reflecting “We’re all in this together”


As a key member of our talent experience team, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will assume an important role in providing a variety of recruiting, sourcing, onboarding, and human resource services to current and prospective team members at Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors. The talent experience team’s main role is making Hungerford a place people want to be and stay. These services may be extended to related entities and clients as needed; Hungerford Technologies (Hungerford Media), Hungerford Valuation, and Hungerford Financial.


Recruiting/Talent Acquisition

  • Building pipeline of active and passive candidates for future needs
  • Creative strategies and programs to build pipeline for growing firm
  • Communicating candidate pipeline report periodically with Manager and Shareholder group
  • Promoting successful employee referral program including communicating hiring needs internally
  • Talent branding through social media and online presence
  • Respond to candidate/current/former employee reviews on Glassdoor, Indeed, LinkedIn, and Facebook
  • Revamping job advertisements
  • Researching and selecting job boards with the most ROI for specific roles and managing incoming applicants
  • Creating standard recruiting processes dependent on type of role
  • Creating standard interview templates at each step of recruiting process
  • Creating standard score cards to evaluate candidates
  • Providing training and resources to hiring managers involved in recruiting process
  • Initial resume screening
  • Conducting phone interviews
  • Coordinating and scheduling on-site interviews
  • Providing consistent communication to candidates
  • Drafting offer letters
  • Running background and reference checks
  • Creating print and digital recruiting materials
  • Learning from and sharing best practices with industry leaders
    • Attending and implementing key take-aways from Boomer Recruiting Conference
  • Researching and managing Applicant Tracking System

Campus Engagement

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with local universities and colleges’ career services, related student organizations, and related faculty
  • Coordinating and attending college recruiting events, tabling, career fairs
  • Building internal network of professional staff to be involved in campus engagement
  • Coordinating classroom speaking engagements
  • Coordinating on-site programs
    • Beta Alpha Psi Visit
    • Summer Leadership Program
    • Job Shadows


  • Communicating with hiring managers and related department members to plan orientation/onboarding agenda
  • Coordinate with the appropriate staff what is needed to get them up and running (business cards, name tag, logo gear, desk supplies, IT and related equipment)
  • Providing multiple touch points with new hire before start date
  • Scheduling 30, 60, 90 Day Stay Meetings with all new hires and Talent Experience Manager
  • Initial set up in HRIS system for benefit enrollment

Personnel File Management/Maintenance

  • Maintain electronic folders in compliance with labor organization standards and regulations
  • Update forms/records (W-4, I-9, application, etc.)

Labor Law/Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with applicable standards and regulations in recruiting and other related HR practice areas
  • Provide and/or coordinate training for employees when appropriate
  • Consult legal counsel when necessary

Other duties as assigned