Applied Systems, Inc.

  • Director, Talent Acquisition

    Job Location US-IL-University Park
  • Job Description

    Make a Difference Every Day with Team Applied
    The people of Applied are making a difference every day through innovation and a commitment to help safeguard and protect what matters most.  With first-to-market software, mobile and data analytics solutions, Applied is revolutionizing companies to strengthen their position as trusted advisors to clients across the world.  Our core values challenge employees to make a difference every day with excellence for customers and support for the communities around us. We believe that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people.

    Learn how you can make a difference on Team Applied.

    Job Summary
    Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for a Director, Talent Acquisition to provide strategic leadership to our Talent Acquisition team, which is responsible for identifying, attracting, and onboarding high-caliber talent for a broad range of positions in our global organization.  In this role, you will collaborate with a wide range Team Applied members in an effort to continually improve candidate and hiring manager experience; identify and implement emerging recruiting process/tools; and develop an enticing employment brand image.  You will also actively contribute to Applied’s initiatives aimed at accelerating the development of the company’s leadership team.  Your work will directly result in establishing Applied as a highly attractive, sought after employer of choice in the technology marketplace.

    Additional responsibilities include:

    • Establish a harmonized and efficient Talent Acquisition process across all global organizations
    • Collaborate with Field HR Business Partner team as well as with Sr. Management to forecast long term talent requirements, and develop resulting recruiting strategies to address them
    • Manage effective University Relations program, including oversight of the summer intern program, to identify and secure future talent
    • Partner with Marketing team to develop employment brand messaging/content, including monitoring influencing social media platforms (eg; Glassdoor, Indeed, etc.)
    • Review effectiveness of current and implement utilization of additional pre-employment selection instruments to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of recruitment process
    • Ensure real-time tracking and reporting of manpower related headcount and labor expense against business plan
    • Develop and deliver accurate and timely reports with specific Talent Acquisition metrics (i.e. staff forecasting, quality of hires, time-to-fill, ROI, etc.)
    • Manage vendor relationships; negotiate contracts according to budgetary guidelines and ensure service levels meet business needs
    • Contribute to Applied’s broader Talent Management program and process improvement initiatives
    • Manage the Talent Acquisition function budget



    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Communication, Business, or related field; or equivalent work experience
    • 10+ years of recruiting experience, preferably in the Technology industry, including 3+ years in a management capacity; experience in a global organization helpful but not required
    • Ability to train others to have strong recruiting and negotiation skills, including building and managing candidate pipelines (searching, sourcing, cold calling, etc.) as their learning styles dictate
    • Ability to effectively interface with and influence management up to and including at the Executive level
    • Proven ability to build and maintain internal and external partnerships
    • Keen understanding of job markets in which Applied recruits; ability to quickly absorb information on new markets
    • Advanced knowledge of common recruiting tools including ATS (iCIMS preferred), social networking sites, Internet job boards, etc.; intermediate knowledge of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
    • Solid understanding/knowledge of “Employment Law Compliance”, including all EEO, ADEA, and ADA regulations
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Excellent communication (speaking, listening, writing), organizational, collaboration, and problem solving skills
    • Available for up to 10-15% travel

    Corporate Profile
    Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance.  Recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems, insurance organizations rely on the company’s software to manage their clients and policies in a consistent manner to minimize risk, reduce operating expenses, and drive sustainable growth and profitability. Leading the industry in technology innovation, Applied Systems has been at the forefront of data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. Today, the company has more than 1,500 employees with customers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.  By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems remains committed to help safeguard what matters most to millions of people around the world. To learn more, please visit


    Employees feel appreciated at Applied Systems.  In addition to a competitive benefits package that starts on the first day of employment, we offer paid time off, a flexible ”Dress for your Day” casual dress code, and an open communication policy.  The resulting atmosphere is professional and conducive to productivity, yet comfortable and fun.


    Applied Systems welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.




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