Specialist, Talent Acquisition

Date:  Sep 30, 2021

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office

General Description

The Lids Talent Acquisition Specialist plays an instrumental role on the Talent & Development team based out of the Lids Corporate Office in Indianapolis. The primary responsibilities of this role include filling open corporate positions and maintaining a pipeline of viable candidates using an efficient and quality-driven process. This role embodies the our "Have Fun, Sell Hats" culture and represents the company in attracting the right talent to grow our business. We are seeking a candidate that thrives in a fast-paced, corporate retail environment. 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Embody, uphold and champion Lids Core Values: Leadership, Integrity, Dedication and Service in all work performed, interactions and communications.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain recruitment and placement strategies, policies, systems, and procedures, including selection techniques to identify, attract, and hire high quality employees
  • Proactively research and investigate innovative sourcing strategies and sources both active and passive candidates through all viable avenues
  • Manage Lids employment brand; Prepare and post descriptions of job opportunities and collaborates with compensation function to ensure alignment of accompanying compensation schedules
  • Develop and implement solutions to ensure continuous improvement of talent acquisition & retention processes and tools through system administration of the applicant tracking system and use of other established recruiting metrics
  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs & employee retention; Trains hiring managers on current recruitment and sourcing trends
  • Develop and implement pipeline talent strategies such as internship programs and university partnerships
  • Screen and interview applicants and gather information regarding education, experience, training, job skills, salary requirements, availability, interest level, and relocation needs
  • Ensure adherence to all legal compliance requirements in all recruiting and hiring processes
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of recruiting, retention and engagement issues and trends, labor laws, and legislative initiatives that have short- and long-term implications on the profitability of the business
  • Coordinate relocation process, when applicable
  • Handle external advertising, applicant tracking, employee referral, and other recruitment incentive programs and campaigns
  • Conduct exit interviews and reports on trends and themes
  • Select, appoint, and oversee third party vendors; manage supplier relationships; and ensure vendor performance metrics are appropriate and monitored
  • Other duties as needed.

Additional Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Customer Focus: Ensure that the customer perspective is the driving force behind all decisions and activities; craft and implement practices that meet the company's needs.
  • Communication: Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media in a manner that engages them and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Building Trust: Interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of Lids Sports Group.
  • Contribution to Team Success: Actively participate as a member of the HR team to move the team toward the completion of goals.
  • Decision Making: Identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities; use effective customer-focused approaches for recommending course of action or developing a solution; taking action that is consistent with facts as well as impact to the business

Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree and one – three years relevant experience in Talent Acquisition.
  • Experience utilizing talent analytics and Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
  • Strong strategy, research and analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively present detailed information in a manner that can be easily understood and acted upon by non-SMEs 
  • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult and emotional issues.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with online recruiting resources
  • Must be able to handle highly sensitive information with absolute confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to work independently and feel comfortable initiating interaction with hiring managers of all levels, including Executive level
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal recruiting and employment laws
  • Adept at utilizing MS Office products
  • Must have a strong customer focus and be able to effectively and quickly build relationships and establish trust, and respect at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to influence others and gain consensus
  • Effective organization skills and detail orientation


Bachelor's Level Degree in Human Resources or Business

Reports To

Manager of Talent & Development

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis