Research Associate - Executive Recruiting in Kansas City at CBIZ

Date Posted: 2/4/2020

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Job Description

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. CBIZ has been honored to be the recipient of several national recognitions: 2019 America's Best Mid-Size Employers by Forbes, 2019 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE, 2019 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence, and one of the Top 101 highest scoring companies in the country for Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources.

EFL Associates operates as a retained executive search firm having completed projects in 48 states and eight foreign countries. The firm historically ranks in the top 2% of the 2,500 national, retainer-based search firms. EFL Associates employs multiple consultants, and offers the strategic advantage of a full-time professional research staff to support search activities from offices in Kansas City, Denver and St. Louis. Clients benefit from the expertise, control, and quality of an in-house research team in comparison to other firms that outsource or offshore this critical aspect of overall project management.

EFL Associates is a wholly-owned subsidiary with CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE: CBZ), a $900 million professional services company offering auditing and tax services, employee benefits consulting, talent & compensation solutions, retirement plan services, payroll, property & casualty insurance, and other services from 100 offices and through 5,000 associates located throughout the United States. 

Essential Functions and Primary Duties

  • Executing an extensive promotional campaign to produce slates of candidates for consideration by the assigned Consultant and, ultimately, the firm’s clients, using a variety of methodologies: cold calling, emailing, and communicating through professional and Internet/social networks (i.e., LinkedIn and other tools).
  • Conducting primary research, as necessary, to determine the best sources of qualified candidates for each assigned project.
  • Creating and maintaining project specific proprietary databases through existing contacts, directories, and/or online resources (membership lists, attendee lists, association lists, etc.).
  • Accurately and consistently documenting all solicitation activities via effective use of EFL Associates’ database/applicant tracking system.
  • Reviewing resumes and other candidate information to determine if individuals meet position requirements and client specifications that warrant initial phone screens.
  • Conducting and documenting preliminary phone screens, discerning a match of qualifications for each search project, and presenting preliminary candidate assessments to the Consultant for acceptance/approval and further action.
  • Preparing and submitting all types of project documentation and communication, i.e. candidate communication, source letters, templates, Web ads, mailing lists, and solicitation scripts.
  • Researching and assembling data for the preparation of candidate and project timeline reports for clients.
  • Assisting with the coordination of candidate/consultant/client interview logistics in concert with EFL Associates administrative staff.
  • Keeping candidates apprised of the search process.
  • Conducting and documenting professional reference interviews and initiating background investigation checks related to finalist candidates via interaction with third party vendors.
  • Preparing documentation of all necessary internal communications following completion of each project and updating proprietary database.
  • Providing assistance to the Producing Consultant, when requested, to schedule appointments related to business development activities (i.e., sales calls).
  • Performing additional responsibilities, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s Degree or two years of experience on a specialized subject matter
  • Must maintain current required licenses and certifications relevant to field of expertise
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of organization, both internally and externally
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Proficient use of applicable technology
  • Ability to work in team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to analyze and prioritize multiple responsibilities


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