McCalmon - Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant - Chicago, Illinois, USA

Lana McCalmon

Chicago, Illinois, USA


Recruitment experience in executive search, RPO services and corporate talent acquisition management of teams, of up to 12, for multi-state organizations in the United States and Canada within information technology, financial services, telecommunications, sales, health care, insurance and energy industries. Leading talent acquisition process optimizations (Client Management SLA's, ATS deployment, Pre-Employment policies, Behavioral Interviewing practices, Vendor management...), along with, the development and execution of sourcing strategies nationwide for over 1300 placements annually, for professional levels within fortune 500 companies and successful design and implementation of national College & MBA recruitment programs.


Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant


Recruitment experience in executive search, RPO services and corporate talent acquisition management of teams, of up to 12, for multi-state organizations in the United States and Canada within information technology, financial services, etc...

Work History

Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant


September 2012 - September 2012

talentRISE is a talent acquisition management and recruiting solutions firm with a focus on helping companies achieve sustainable growth through talent. talentRISE helps companies to align their business and talent needs, optimize talent systems and processes and ultimately, achieve competitive business advantage by improving their ability to recruit and retain the best performing talent.

Our clients are typically mid to large organizations experiencing some sort of change in their business typically resulting from global or new market expansion, operational transformation, new product launches, merger and acquisition or rapid organic growth.

I am recruiting senior level Business Development Managers for a major company in the renewable energy space. This is a six figure job with bonus and a full benefits package. Contact me for additional information if you or someone you know might be a fit for this outstanding sales role.

In addition, I am involved in recruiting project management, which entails managing client relationships and deliverables.

Sr. Recruiter -Supervision & Regulation

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

November 2010 - September 2012

Primary Recruiter responsible for full life-cycle recruitment for Supervision & Regulation department; recruiting specifically for the Bank Examiner job family. Commissioned Bank Examiners are preferred (Associate and Assistant Examiners do not require Commissioned status.) Also seeking risk management analytics, bank audit/compliance and regulatory professionals.

In 2011 staffed 4 new teams for The Dodd Frank Act within 4 months:
Large Thrift SLHC's (Chicago & Des Moines), Regional SLHC's and Large Specialized Institutions Analytics,

Also staffed the new Financial Market Utilities supervision team from the ground floor and recruited the expansion of the Large/Foreign bank and Regional bank supervision teams with specialists in Credit risk, IT risk, Capital & Governance risk and financial analysis. In addition, staffed and hired for the FRB System Wholesale Credit Risk, Information Technology risk and Capital Stress Testing teams.

Efforts in 2011 resulted in 87 hires; 73% external placements, which supported the 2011 Chicago Supervision & Regulation departmental growth of 20%.

Current recruitment activities include management of the Summer Internship program, the annual New Examiner hire program along with, full lifecycle recruitment for Policy risk, Credit risk, Large Specialized Institutions, Financial Market Utilities, Applications & Enforcement and the Large/Foreign bank teams.

Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

Discover Financial Services

June 2010 - October 2010

Recruiting for Risk Management, Marketing Analytics and Network Analytics:
MBA/MS/PHD degree quantitative disciplines (mathematics, statistics, finance, econometrics...) preferred
Consumer Credit & B2B predictive analytics

Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

Kraft Foods

June 2009 - June 2010

Recruiting Project Manager for Kraft's global Taleo ATS implementation with an SAP interface. Led the UAT module for North America; contextualization of the Manager Self Service Recruiting Tower, along with supporting the efforts to ensure accurate configuration to the SOW. Daily responsibilities included managing the functionality testing of the system to meet Kraft’s requirements, interfacing with IBM, Kraft’s HR Administration Outsourcing Leadership Team, Kraft's Corporate Talent Acquisition Team and SAP along with functional training for Kraft’s Staffing Trainers and Recruitment Teams. Currently, the SME for Recruiter operational support for North American stabilization.

Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant


April 2009 - May 2009

Sr. Talent Aquisition Cosultant.
Designed and conducted a staff and customer assessment, utlizing primary resarch survey methodology, for a Venture Capital firm's risk mitigitation analysis. Also conducted secondary research of the employment outlook for Physical Therapists in Illinois.

Recruiting Mgr.


May 2008 - March 2009

Our unique connections with Accenture and Microsoft enhance our ability to deliver effective mission-critical solutions for organizations in all industries. A joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, Avanade was formed to merge the strengths of both companies – Accenture’s consulting and Microsoft’s technology expertise – into a single company. Avanade is privately held.

Americas Recruitment Manager, Avanade Technology Services; Onshore workforce
Hired to establish new Recruitment team of 12 throughout the US & Canada
Creation, training and implementation of all recruitment procedures, metrics against forecasted hiring demand, SLA’s, Hiring Mgr. training of recruitment process and development of all reporting.
• June to August 2008 hired, and trained staff of 12
• Sept. 2009 – Present (fiscal year 2009)Hired 52 Software Developers & Engineers; 71% external placements
• Established successful social networking sourcing plan for all external placements at no cost to the organization

1st Mate

3rd Coast Cruising

January 2007 - January 2012

Recruiting Manager

Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu)

January 2006 - January 2008

Recruiting Manager, AVP, Retail Enterprise Division
As the Project Manager for the nationwide Retail Recruitment Manager Team:
• Led the design and implementation of the Internal Interview Procedures
• WAMU Retail Recruitment Workload Balancing Project: Developed workload metrics for every title in the Distribution Recruiting organization
• Revised the Retail Call Center External Recruitment Process for two sites in Texas and New York; partnered with our Advertisement Vendor to create an RSVP tool resulting in 20% reduction in Interview No Shows
• Recruited the new Incentive Retail Reporting & Analytics Team in Seattle and California; 100% Direct Sourcing; built Team from ground floor
• Developed and Managed MBA Campus Recruitment Program for Small Business Banking nationwide
• Led the nationwide Retail Distribution College Recruitment Team to build Community College partnership programs for a non-exempt candidate pipeline and standardized best practices
• Managed the WaMu Investments back office migration from California to Texas Moving 97 jobs in 90 days; managed Team of three Contract Recruiters remotely Partnered with Compliance to implement WaMu Investment background requirements

Recruiting Manager, AVP, Illinois & New Jersey
Managed a staff of 11 across three states; established metrics for team, including production, performance and client activity; supported 11 Vice Presidents and provided weekly/quarterly recruitment reports to the Divisional Executive

Lead Recruiter/Staffing Manager


January 2000 - January 2005

During my tenure I held five positions within the SBC Midwest Regional and Corporate Staffing departments. Key responsibilities and accomplishments:
• Executed direct recruitment for the SBC Online (eCommerce) organization across 9 states; responsibilities included: sourcing, interviewing, creating recruitment strategies with Hiring Managers, and offer negotiations. Directly participated with VP Resource Management design and implementations. Managed hiring needs to FTE for both full-time & contract needs

• Managed a team of 10 Recruiters and Contractors for the hiring initiatives of the Midwest Sales organization across 5 states; responsibilities included all client management of Service Level Agreements for 10 Vice Presidents, as well as, all performance and personnel management of the team
• Averaged 102 hires/month; 60% External
• Redesigned the workload balance and replaced 50% of Staff

• Recruitment Operations Manager - Managed 5 direct reports; responsible for the development and execution of Recruitment Methods and Procedures across the Midwest Staffing 5 State, 11 Team Exempt & Non- Exempt(Union) organization Also, interfaced with other SBC organizations and functional groups: HR Research, Legal, Labor, Procurement and Corp. Staffing Systems

Lead Sales Recruiter SBC Midwest. Recruited for all B2B SBC sales Channels across 5 States within the telecom industry.
• In 2000, individually led the national Sales recruitment team in total number of hires; 192



January 1999 - January 2000

Responsibilities included sourcing, interviewing, partnering with Business Managers to develop and execute recruitment strategies, offer negotiation and vendor management.
• Recruited for seven of Metamor Technologies, Ltd. practice groups, including the Washington, D.C. field office
• The exempt level IT professionals recruited for include; Internet/E-Business developers (Java, Broadvision, Silverstream, HTML..), Data Warehousing (Data Modelers, DBA's, Informatica, Redbrick, Brio, Oracle..), Development Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Team Leaders and Developers/Architects with internet, client/server, software application development experience
• Managed the Recruitment Coordinator and provided recruitment metrics for the team

Lead Project Associate

Aon Consulting

January 1997 - January 1999

OSD - Outsourced Services Division - Worked on-site at Chubb & Son Group of Insurance Companies, GE Power Systems & Ameritech, Chicago, IL (1997 - 1999)

Chubb & Son Group of Insurance Companies (1998-1999)
Managed all recruitment efforts for the Chicago office including professional external and internal positions across all practice groups, College Recruitment and vendor management.

•Recognized by World Head of Chubb Human Resources for accomplishing the most successful AON-Chubb business site

GE Power Systems, Schenectady, NY (1998)
Re-designed Aon site workforce management plan, which increased the productivity provided to GE Power Systems
•Designed and executed the recruitment strategy for a new business start-up out of region

Ameritech, Chicago, IL (1997 - 1998)
Managed business relationship between Ameritech Enhanced and Small Business Services (Sales) Human Resources and AON Consulting.
•Promoted to Site Lead July 1997. Managed three Staffing Associates
•Managed and Developed the Candidate Tracking Process full lifecycle, the Requisition lifecycle and Offer Process
•Partnered with clients to design and implement all recruitment plans for each department: Information Technology, Sales, Marketing, and Call Center Solutions, Customer Service, Finance, Legal and Human Resources
•Successfully hired over 200 external candidates for 1997
•Managed the Staffing Process for over 500 total Hires for 1997

Sr. Account Executive

Excell Corp. & Variety, Inc.

October 1993 - March 1997

Began recruitment career in contingency search firms where I was responsible for direct sourcing of permanent placements and account acquisitions at EXCELL CORP. AND VARIETY, INC.
• Successfully obtained and serviced over 30 Corporate Human Resources Clients Industries included: Accounting, Management Consulting, Advertising, Brokerage, Legal, Architecture, Manufacturing and Financial Services
• Maintained a Billing Average of over $11,000 per Month
• Coordinated and implemented company wide Sales Training Sessions
• Filled 90% of Orders from Corporate Accounts
• Placed 85% of Interviewed and Assessed Candidates

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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