Golden State Foods

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Location US-TX-Burleson
Job ID
Human Resources


The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting, onboarding and orientation success for an hourly and entry to mid salaried workforce throughout the respective location. This will be achieved through employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources, building exceptional partnerships with internal customers and external sources, and contributing to the development of innovative and efficient recruiting and onboarding ideas and procceses.


  • Assists with all facets of recruiting and onboarding success including: posting and managing requisitions within an ATS, advertising job openings, reviewing and screening resumes, scheduling interviews and ensuring an effective and efficient onboarding experience.
  • Thoroughly understands business operations and goals to ensure the division is continually fully staffed for current and future needs
  • Builds strong partnerships with internal customers (operational leaders, hiring managers, human resources) through continuous and timely communication, accurate reporting and staffing success
  • Administers pre-boarding items including background checks, drug screens, physicals, pre-boarding documents etc. and ensures all items are completed in a timely manner
  • Conducts New Hire Orientations and partners with department leaders to ensure a successful onboarding experience. This includes ensuring buddy assignments, supervisor engagement from first day and beyond, team meet and greets and more.
  • Builds applicant sources by closely partnering and engaging with community services, colleges, employment agencies, external recruiters, media, and internet sites; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations; maintaining rapport.
  • Conducts and coordinates various job fairs and staffing events (virtual and in-person)
  • Determines applicant qualifications by reviewing resumes and job requirements
  • Coordinates evaluations, assessments, and testing for candidates
  • Contributes to a positive candidate experience with follow-up correspondence to candidates on recruiting status via phone and email
  • Contributes to the development and/or enhancement of  recruiting processes by identifying opportunities, proposing creative ideas and implementing solutions
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations..
  • Arranges management interviews as needed by coordinating schedules; arranges travel, lodging, and meals; escorting applicant to interviews; arranging community tours as required.
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.

Performance Categories

  • Division is nearly/fully staffed at all times
  • Meet and/or exceed staffing KPI's (time to fill, percent staffed etc.)
  • Positive retention trends
  • Operational leaders are kept abreast of recruiting activity 
  • Productivity/quality standards: accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness
  • Recruitment and retention of workforce to meet GSF’s staffing needs
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Internal customer satisfaction as well as positive candidate experience



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university



1 to 3 years in a recruiting role dedicated to high volume, mostly hourly workforce recruiting for a manufacturing environment


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • Full life cycle recruiting (J)
  • High volume, hourly workforce recruiting
  • Regulations with the DOL, EEOC and OFCCP. (B)
  • Strong communicator with the ability to influence and persuade across all levels of the organization, exercising a high degree of confidentiality, professionalism, poise, tact and diplomacy to accomplish objectives. (J)
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines. (J)
  • Proven ability to conduct different types of interviews (structured, competency based, stress etc.) (J)
  • Hands on experience with various selection processes (phone interviewing, reference check etc.) (B)
  • Familiarity with HR databases, applicant tracking systems (B)
  • Strong decision making skills (J)
  • Employment 


Skill and ability to:

  • Communicate consistently and effectively across various teams and levels within the company
  • Be exceptionally self-motivated, independent and productive
  • Conduct staffing related activities (job fairs, interviews, etc.) outside of working hours if/when needed
  • Provide a high level of customer service to our internal customers
  • Build excellent rapport with leaders throughout the company
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed


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