National Account Manager/Headhunter @ Custom Taylor Recruiting Sr. Technical Recruiter @ Global Technologies Group, Inc. From March 2001 to September 2001 (7 months) Customer Service Representative-Blockbuster Music @ Blockbuster Entertainment From 1995 to 1996 (1 year) Male Residential Floor Assistant Coordinator @ Covenant House Florida From 1999 to 2000 (1 year) Male Residential Case Manager @ Covenant...
National Account Manager/Headhunter @ Custom Taylor Recruiting Sr. Technical Recruiter @ Global Technologies Group, Inc. From March 2001 to September 2001 (7 months) Customer Service Representative-Blockbuster Music @ Blockbuster Entertainment From 1995 to 1996 (1 year) Male Residential Floor Assistant Coordinator @ Covenant House Florida From 1999 to 2000 (1 year) Male Residential Case Manager @ Covenant House Florida From 1997 to 1999 (2 years) Senior Associate @ World Marketing Alliance (WMA) Provided investment-related services including debt mastery and life insurance sales. From 1997 to 1997 (less than a year) Broker/Broker-In-Training @ Gruntal and Co. Worked for the second oldest investment firm on Wall Street and obtained Series 7 License while there. From 1996 to 1997 (1 year) Talent Scouting Team Lead @ Citrix -Served in a hybrid role, managing a team of recruiters with primary responsibility for the Support and Services areas, while also carrying a workload of direct job openings (for teams such as Software and NetScaler Dev/Analysis in the US, the Service Provider team for Cloud Application Delivery in the US and LAC, and the Public Sector Consulting team in the US).-Took ownership of sourcing and requisition management for strategic roles at the senior manager level and higher within the US, Australia, and India.-Led sourcing brainstorming sessions for recruiting team in India.-Worked with key recruiting partner in the UK on exchanging best practices and strategic tactics between EMEA and the US.-Oversaw strategic workload balancing of direct team.-Provided additional sourcing assistance both as a team and individual to other areas of business (e.g. Ruby on Rails Sharefile team, Organizational Readiness team) when bandwidth allowed. From November 2014 to September 2016 (1 year 11 months) Miami, FLPremier Talent Scout @ Citrix -Maintained primary Talent Acquisition responsibility for a variety of groups including Americas Consulting (US, LAC, & Canada), IT, XenMobile Client Product Development, and Operations. -One of two founding managers of the Citrix Careers Facebook page. -Awarded the Citrix Sales Kickoff Field Service Area Leadership Award, given to three people each year, for going above and beyond the call of duty in his day-to-day activities to help the business succeed in 2012. -Two year hiring total for 2011-2012 was the highest on average for anyone on the recruiting team at Citrix with upwards of 215 hires during that period with an agency usage rate of around 1%. -Was responsible for 162 hires in 2013 (agency usage of 1.2%), 43 more than the closest team member. From September 2009 to October 2014 (5 years 2 months) Miami, FLSenior Recruiter @ Citrix Systems (Permanent Employment directly through Citrix) -Held lead recruiting responsibility (team size varied from 2 to 4) for a variety of divisions including the Virtualization Systems Group, Management Systems Group, Advanced Products, Consulting, Education, Tech Support, and IT.-Assigned as the initial recruiting contact for two acquired companies in Boston: Ardence and Reflectent.-Corporate sponsor in Tampa for Monster Diversity Leadership Program-Worked to establish enhanced relationships between Citrix and Rochester Institute of Technology by various activities such as helping to coordinate a Citrix Day at RIT and an RIT Day at Citrix, as well as acting as the initial primary contact for RIT’s Computer Science House.-Initiated Citrix sponsorship of interview room at University of Miami TOPPEL Career Center.-Engaged in in-house pitching of enhanced employee referral program through the use of H3.com and increased reward amounts which created a rise in hires via referrals. From July 2006 to October 2007 (1 year 4 months) Senior Recruiting Consultant, Onsite Project Team Lead, Citrix Systems (Full-Time through Spherion) @ Citrix Systems -Appointed as Lead Recruiter for the Product Development/Engineering Division (Fort Lauderdale, FL and Redmond, WA) and assisted in hiring over 140 people.-Trained and led a team of contract onsite and virtual recruiters ranging in size from 2 to 7. -Assigned as the initial recruiting contact for the San Jose Gateways Division of Citrix (formerly Net6). -Given a Citrix Vice Presidential Spot bonus award from the Products Division. Reasons cited included 1) demonstrating initiative to devise new and improve existing processes associated with recruiting from resume collection, scheduling, tracking, and qualification testing in order to both improve the overall candidate quality passed on to hiring managers and to increase the speed through all states of the process, and 2) putting forth a great deal of overtime in order to play multiple roles and assure resume flow, schedule connections, 3rd party agency management, and the contacting of perspective employees in a timely fashion. From March 2004 to July 2006 (2 years 5 months) Fort Lauderdale, FLRecruiting Consultant, Citrix Systems (Contract Employment through Glotel) @ Citrix Systems -Was brought in initially on a 1-to-2 month contract to assist the Product Development/Engineering Department with recruiting and the contract was renewed on a month-to-month basis. -Assisted Product Development/Engineering with recruiting on a variety of positions including Software Developers, Software Test Engineers, and Technical Writers. -Assisted other areas of Citrix such as Mergers & Acquisitions/Investor Relations and Customer Care with recruiting and filling positions including Director of Licensing, Quality Assurance Manager, and Operations Analyst. -Recruiting was done through direct sourcing, job board usage, and Citrix’s Brass Ring HR system. -Was able to attract candidates from target companies such as Microsoft, BMC, Cisco, and RSA. From March 2003 to February 2004 (1 year) Fort Lauderdale, FLRegional Account Manager/Senior Technical Recruiter @ Global Technologies Group, Inc. (Pompano Beach, FL) IT Consulting Firm that specialized in staff augmentation on a project, contract consulting, and full-time perm basis. Clients included FPL, Tracfone Wireless, Thermo Electron, Cirrus Logic, NationsRent, Baxter, Trendium, Mosaic Software, Clientsoft, and Redwood Trading. -Set national company record for full-time permanent placements. -Prospected for new clients and maintained relationships with current clients by phone calls and visits. -Generated sales leads through a variety of sources including word of mouth, the Internet, the newspaper, and references. -Managed and coordinated Florida IT projects (locations included Boca Raton, Miami, Ft. Myers, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville) with third-party vendors such as Compucom for companies including New York Life, Hughes, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CVS Pharmacy, and Atlantic States Bank. -Coordinated telecom projects including the supervision of workers and the purchasing of parts for clients. From September 2001 to November 2002 (1 year 3 months) Technical Recruiter/Headhunter @ Global Technologies Group, Inc. -Recruited potential candidates for permanent full-time, contractual consulting, and contract-to-hire positions. -Positions were primarily in the area of Information Technology and hires included SAP Basis Administrator, Oracle Database Administrator, Sr. Java and C++ Software Engineer, Unix Systems Administrator, Windows NT/2000 Network Administrator, Pick BASIC Programmer, Software Account Managers, Research Specialists, Technical Writers, and Technical Support Engineers. -Also recruited on non-IT positions such as Contract Support Analyst, Paralegal, and Accountant. -Recruited through networking with people, calling into companies to cold recruit, job boards, and job postings. -Qualified candidates, conducted background checks, negotiated salary and relocation packages, and closed candidates on accepting positions. -Was promoted to senior level recruiter in March 2001. From February 1999 to March 2001 (2 years 2 months) Educational Consultant @ Southwestern Company Introduced families and teachers in eastern Nebraska (Norfolk, La Vista, Columbus, Omaha, and Bellevue) to a line of available educational resources. Managed and operated own business as an independent contractor. Member of Direct Selling Association. Marketed educational materials primarily on a door-to-door basis. From 1994 to 1994 (less than a year) Producer, Writer, Director, Engineer, and Star @ WETN 88.1 FM/Wheaton, IL Producer, Writer, Director, Engineer, and Star of “The Taylor Show” (A live 4-hour Saturday night radio variety show featuring music, humor, poetry recitation, freestyle rapping, and many special guests) and “Anarchy in the Studio” (earlier version of the same show, but with a co-host and a different name). -5:30 Evening News Anchor, Substitute DJ on call From 1992 to 1994 (2 years) Americas Technical Recruiting Leader @ Citrix -Currently responsible for managing the recruiting team in the Technical functions within the Americas, including Engineering, Security, Product, and Customer Success with team members in Florida, California, Costa Rica, and North Carolina.-Managed the India recruiting team for 7 months which involved traveling to Bangalore, participating in the interviewing of potential new team members, and working with the current team on improving communications with clients, candidates, and each other. Miami/Fort Lauderdale AreaTalent Acquisition Manager @ Citrix -Managed a team of geographically dispersed recruiters with accountability for the Americas Services, Product, and Engineering organizations, which included Consulting, Software Development, Enterprise Client Site Support, Escalation, Frontline Support, Product Management, and Product Design. Recruiter locations included FL, CA, NC, GA, MA, and Costa Rica.--Built out and trained the recruiting team in 2018 due to increased hiring and a lack of recruiter bandwidth. This included adding recruiters in locations and time zones where there was no prior onsite primary support.This Americas team was responsible for filling over 500 jobs in 2018.-Citrix/Steelcase 2018-19 HR Future of Work Core Project Team Member which included visiting the Steelcase Grand Rapids warehouse in June 2018 to provide input on design needs and helping to champion the transition of the Citrix HR team to an open state-of-the-art workspace in May 2019.-Increased participation in events for the Engineering and Product areas from no activity in 2017 to 12 events with multiple hires in 2018 (e.g. HackerX; South Florida Coding Camp; South Florida Tech Talent Fest; UX, Y'all; San Jose AppSec Career Fair; etc.).-Recruiting Point Person for the launching of the new Costa Rica Support Center of Excellence with close to 100 hires in that location in 2016.-Took initiative to improve communication with hiring teams, Finance team, and Recruiting team to bring clarity in the understanding of global headcount planning and hire forecasting for 2017 in the Services area. This allowed for the development of appropriate recruiting strategies with more advance time to prepare. From October 2016 to September 2019 (3 years) Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Custom Taylor Recruiting
National Account Manager/Headhunter
Global Technologies Group, Inc.
Sr. Technical Recruiter
March 2001 to September 2001
Customer Service Representative-Blockbuster Music
1995 to 1996
Covenant House Florida
Male Residential Floor Assistant Coordinator
1999 to 2000
Covenant House Florida
Male Residential Case Manager
1997 to 1999
World Marketing Alliance (WMA)
1997 to 1997
Gruntal and Co.
1996 to 1997
Talent Scouting Team Lead
November 2014 to September 2016
Premier Talent Scout
September 2009 to October 2014
July 2006 to October 2007
Senior Recruiting Consultant, Onsite Project Team Lead, Citrix Systems (Full-Time through Spherion)
March 2004 to July 2006
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Recruiting Consultant, Citrix Systems (Contract Employment through Glotel)
March 2003 to February 2004
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Global Technologies Group, Inc. (Pompano Beach, FL)
Regional Account Manager/Senior Technical Recruiter
September 2001 to November 2002
Global Technologies Group, Inc.
February 1999 to March 2001
1994 to 1994
WETN 88.1 FM/Wheaton, IL
Producer, Writer, Director, Engineer, and Star
1992 to 1994
Americas Technical Recruiting Leader
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Talent Acquisition Manager
October 2016 to September 2019
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
What company does Ken Taylor work for?
Ken Taylor works for Custom Taylor Recruiting
What is Ken Taylor's role at Custom Taylor Recruiting?
Ken Taylor is National Account Manager/Headhunter
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Ken Taylor works in the Staffing and Recruiting industry.
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