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Northbrook, IL US
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Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

The Employee Recruiting Talent Acquisition team develops, directs, plans, and evaluates the external recruitment and/or internal transfer programs to satisfy the organization's staffing requirements. The Employee Talent Acquisition team has a direct working relationship across all business areas and provides consulting services related to sourcing, researching, marketing, recruiting, screening candidates, interview management and recommendations to meet business area hiring goals. Talent Acquisition interprets internal or external business needs and recommends best practices.  The Talent Acquisition Employee Recruiting Team partners with HR Business Partners and business areas to develop and implement hiring goals and strategies.


The individual will manage a recruiting team, internal client relationships to ensure a pipeline of talent exists for client positions. 

  • Implement strategic direction for Employee Recruiting Talent Acquisition team.
  • Provide leadership and develop talent within the Talent Acquisition Employee Recruiting team. Set framework, environment and opportunities for staff members to develop their knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Execution of tools and services to support Talent Acquisition effectiveness including measurement, coaching, transition and onboarding support, team effectiveness consulting, and external leadership networking opportunities.
  • Implement Talent Acquisition strategic plan for flawless execution of employee hiring plans including external searches, networking, negotiating and consulting on talent.
  • Engage with business stakeholders and other HR leaders to execute strategy for employee hiring goals.  The role requires significant influence and persuasion among hiring managers and HR partners.
  • Execute and measure hiring goals for managers and leaders in support of overall recruiting goals.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships internally and externally.
  • Identify and manage sourcing opportunities within area of responsibility.
  • Understand and adapt to Allstate’s business strategy and goals, organizational competency needs and gaps, and corporate vision.  Ability to translate that to service delivery in employee hiring and advising and influencing internal talent assessment and consideration.
  • Ensures that the Allstate employment brand is defined and in alignment with the business vision for the Business Partner’s area of responsibility and the unique needs of that area.
  • Implement college campus intern and entry level recruiting strategies and programs for a large business unit.
  • Implement processes, products and services that support strategic and business direction with a long term impact on achieving business goals. 
  • Measure results of processes and strategies.  Analyze, interpret and provide key and complex communications, both internally and externally. 
  • Build external networks and affiliations to support Allstate’s employment brand and to support passive and active recruiting strategy; and in service of the diversity and female requirements of the enterprise.
  • Understand and influence the development of Allstate Diversity Strategy, and partner with the Diversity and Inclusion team members to explore and utilize diversity sources. Develop sources for diversity candidates on active and passive recruiting needs.
  • Influence and consult across hiring managers, leaders and HR business partners in making decisions on talent
  • Provide creative solutions, advise, and negotiate with leaders, with business needs in mind
  • Influence across HR COEs and Business functional areas


Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7+ years of business experience leading recruiting teams focused on full life cycle recruiting and/or search firm recruiting leadership experience
  • Excellent management and people development skills, ability to inspire, and engage team members and influence outcomes with leaders
  • Advanced knowledge of a variety of sourcing strategies and tools, including: Internet sourcing and research, proactive phone research and professional networking
  • Broad working knowledge of programs, policies and procedures in management or a recruiting field gained through extensive experience and training
  • Intermediate knowledge and use of an Applicant Tracking System
  • Extensive knowledge of client business area 
  • Professional with advanced organizational, communication and leadership skills
  • Advanced knowledge of professional standards and trends within the HR industry
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of business software, including Excel
  • Ability to develop & deliver effective presentations and demonstrate consultative facilitation and presentation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Proficiency in implementing and delivering new programs and initiatives
  • Consult and provide expertise in recruitment, strategic HR implementation and metrics
  • Advanced time management skills including ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and organize


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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