Talent Acquisition Manager
Chicago, IL

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WTS International
Chicago, IL
United States

Job Description

LifeStart and WTS International, the world's leading spa, fitness and leisure management firm, are seeking a corporate Talent Acquisition Manager for Chicago, IL. The Talent Acquisition Manager will be responsible for the identification, interviewing and presentation of qualified management candidates to hiring managers. This position will also be responsible for assisting with the sourcing and hire of non-exempt staff. This position will report to the Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition.

Exciting corporate opportunity for ambitious and talented Recruiter. Email careers@wtsinternational or apply today for immediate consideration. Great compensation package and exceptional opportunities for career advancement.

WTS International and LifeStart merged in November 2020 to create one of the most comprehensive management companies operating at the confluence of hospitality, technology, and health and wellness. Its vast portfolio includes hotel and resort spa, country club, corporate and commercial fitness, residential, and virtual spaces. Together, the combined organization provides transformative holistic mind and body spa services, unparalleled community engagement experiences, industry-leading experts in physical, mental and emotional well-being, and unrivaled customer service, all with the goal to empower people to build a better lifestyle and to live life well.


• Adheres to policies of WTS International and LifeStart.

• This role is resposible for the recruitment of all LifeStart roles within WTS International and is a member of the corporate Human Resources Team.
• Has ongoing conversations with Operations Directors and Regional Directors to identify staffing needs, workforce planning strategies, and search assignments ensuring an understanding of job duties and business requirements. Opens up job requisitions on company ATS for exempt and non-exempt positions.
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with LifeStart management team, clients, vendors, professional and community organizations to create a partnership that expands the LifeStart Brand and provides qualified candidates.
• Develop and maintain a network of contacts to help identify and source qualified candidates. These contacts should include vendors, trade schools and colleges, professional organizations, employees, etc. Pro-actively recruits qualified candidates for future openings.
• Leverage on-line recruiting resources and in-house ATS to identify and recruit the very best candidates. Develops a recruiting strategy that includes communication campaigns to applicants to keep them engaged. Runs regular recruitment campagins for evergreen roles within the company.
• Create and foster relationships with colleges and diverse professional organizations to attract and recruit alumni and diversity candidates.
• Develops creative and cost-effective sourcing strategies.
• Ensures that there is a recruiting presence on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
• Review resumes, applications and other credentials for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements.
• Provide complete, accurate, and positive information to candidates about the company and position.
• Develop pre-screening questions/criteria for each job search based upon the requirements of the hiring manager. Pre-screen candidates as appropriate.
• Interacts and provides guidance and feedback to facility managers who participate in interviews with applicants. Makes recommendations for managers to be added or dropped from the program.
• Manages and coordinates communication with candidates.
• Uses behavioral interviewing techniques while interviewing candidates over the phone or face-to-face.
• Assists with the scheduling and logistics of all interviews between candidates and hiring managers.
• Document post-interview and/or post-selection debrief/feedback with hiring managers and candidates. Reviews the hiring manager's interview performance with each candidate and take appropriate action when warranted.
• Performs detailed reference checking and/or reference analysis on selected candidates and reviews results with hiring managers.
• Administers the closing and administrative portions of the search, including notifying rejected candidates and closing out the job requisition.
• Conducts follow-up calls and quality-improvement studies with hiring managers and new hires. Assists with the on-boarding and training of new hires, as needed.

• Validates I-9s for all new LifeStart hires
• Maintain accurate and complete documentation on all candidates, searches, hiring manager interactions, and other recruiting activities.
• Track and report key metrics designed to measure and predict staffing activity.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Three or more years of professional related experience in full-cycle recruiting, preferably in the hospitality or fitness industry.
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in human resources, business, public administration or related field and SHRM certification preferred.
• Experience recruiting for both exempt and non-exempt employees.
• Knowledge of the fitness and recreation industries.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficient computer skills including the Microsoft Office and in depth knowledge of data
mining and Internet research.
• Strong vendor manager skills related to recruitment activities such as social media and job
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with applicants, employees, co-workers, vendors and the general public
• Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information
• Ability to cold call applicants and sell the company as a preferred employer in the industry.
• Ability to understand and follow instructions
• Strong initiative
• Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects or the human body.
• This position requires the ability to kneel, stoop, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, lift and fingering.
• This position will require the following physical requirements: repetitive motions, seeing, hearing and talking.
• The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

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WTS International is an equal employment opportunity employer that is committed to having a diverse work force.
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