• Assistant Recruiter

    Location US-PA-Warrendale
    Job ID
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    The Recruiter’s role will be to analyze staffing needs and develop/implement cost-effective recruitment strategies. This includes identifying qualified candidates that reflect rue21’s values and meets its job requirements as a result of the interview process.


    • Analyze staffing needs and develop/implement cost-effective recruitment strategies (which may include posting jobs on career sites, placing print ads, searching the internet, cold-calling and attending career fairs).
    • Identify qualified candidates that reflect rue21’s values and meets its job requirements as a result of the interview process.
    • In-depth knowledge of recruitment processes (strategy of search, candidate sourcing, resume screening, networking & interviewing skills.)
    • Conduct thorough pre-screening to ensure candidates are viable to rue21 standards.
    • Compile lead lists and conduct extensive cold calling.
    • Conduct referencing checking.
    • Keep accurate records of candidate activity.
    • Maintain Open Position Report weekly basis.
    • Coordinates interviews with hiring groups including routing schedules and resumes, making travel arrangements, when necessary, and gathering interview feedback; negotiate employment offers in partnership with senior management and hiring managers.
    • Maintain positive business relationships with Hiring Managers and their teams.
    • Set appropriate strategy for building a pool of candidates.
    • Drives timely hire or no-hire decisions
    • Evaluate, prioritize, plan, delegate, administer and adapt to business needs.
    • Network and support the staffing process by utilizing personal initiatives and corporate training and recruiting programs.
    • Routinely partner with the Director of Talent Acquisition & the Hiring Managers to benchmark process, adjust strategy, set expectations and drive the hire/no hire decision. Responsible for management satisfaction, and timely, quality results.
    • Coach management on behavioral interviewing.
    • Represent the company with honesty, integrity, enthusiasm and knowledge.
    • Provide the highest level of recruiting service through frequent written and/or in-person updates, frequent verbal correspondence and regular reports.
    • Researches, identifies and recruits appropriate candidates for open positions.
    • Act as liaison between recruitment agencies and rue21
    • Post positions/conduct searches for resumes on job search engines.
    • Ensures required paperwork is completed.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field
    • Three+ years’ experience in retail recruiting experience, preferably in a high volume/fast-paced environment
    • Outstanding candidate assessment skills
    • Prior retail experience preferred
    • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
    • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
    • Ability to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers and cross-functional teams
    • Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to foster a positive and motivating work environment, encouraging feedback and innovation
    • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines
    • Ability to adapt well to change in direction and priority in a fast- paced and deadline-oriented environment


    • Results Orientation: demonstrates the ability to consistently deliver business results by meeting deadlines and achieving goals
    • Communication: effectively conveys information and ideas in concise and meaningful exchanges through written and verbal communication
    • Teamwork/Collaboration: effectively develops relationships and encourages idea-sharing that facilitates the accomplishment of goals
    • Initiative: proactively seeks opportunities to work outside of job scope to assist department or cross-functional team and demonstrates the ability to go beyond what is required to achieve goals
    • Personal Adaptability: demonstrates the ability to embrace change and effectively adjusts to new or altered processes within the business environment




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