Recruiter Spotlight - Nicole Dixon

May 7, 2024 by
Recruiter Spotlight - Nicole Dixon
Rodney Boman

Shaping Careers at ITS

Recruiters play a crucial role in shaping the workforce of a company by identifying and attracting top talent. They serve as a bridge between potential candidates and the organization, ensuring that both parties' needs and expectations are met. This not only helps companies strengthen their teams with skilled professionals but also assists individuals in finding rewarding careers that align with their qualifications and aspirations. Through strategic sourcing, screening, and selection processes, recruiters significantly impact the growth and culture of their organizations. Now, let's explore how Nicole, one of our standout recruiters, applies her expertise and passion to make impactful connections in her recruitment journey.

My Background - From Student Mentor to Professional Recruiter 

My journey into recruiting started in college when I was enrolled at the University of Toledo. I was a Jr. Recruiter at the University of Toledo for their Trio Program. Trio is a program for military, first-generation, or students with disabilities, and the program helps promote independence and provide opportunities to students. As a first-generation college student, I wanted to help make an impact on other first-generation students and provide them with opportunities. I was responsible for assisting students in revising their resumes, attending job fairs, and connecting students with employment opportunities. 

My Path through Technical and Healthcare Recruiting

Throughout my academic career, I attained healthcare recruiting experience from my internship with ProMedica. I was responsible for recruiting Medical Assistants, Patient Service Coordinators, and Medical Billing Coders. After graduation, I took a full-time position as a Technical Recruiter for ProMedica, recruiting a mix of Medical Assistants as well as Software Engineers, Software Developers, and Data Analysts. I learned a lot about Technical Recruiting and was able to advance my career due to this experience. After my time at ProMedica, I decided to branch off to recruit as a Technical Recruiter at Integrated Talent Strategies. At ITS, I primarily recruit for IT, but also HR, healthcare, and even finance.

What I Look for in Candidates: Skills Beyond the Resume

As a technical recruiter, I look for technical skills, problem-solving abilities, communication skills, and cultural fit. These technical skills usually involve ensuring the candidate is proficient in relevant programming languages, frameworks, and general tools relevant to the role. The candidate must also be in alignment with the company's values, mission, and culture. Candidate tenure at a job is an important factor to consider during recruitment. While there's no specific "ideal" tenure, shorter tenures may raise questions about a candidate's stability and commitment, while longer tenures may indicate loyalty and a good fit with previous employers.

Ensuring Client Success: My Approach to Filling Positions

When working with a client to fill a position, I look for several key qualities to help ensure a successful hiring process and a good match for both the client and the candidate. A detailed understanding of the technical skills, experience, and qualifications required for the position helps guarantee that you can find the right candidate for the client. The availability of qualified candidates, salary ranges, and timeframes for the hiring process is always crucial to discuss with the client to set realistic expectations. A clear understanding of what they are looking for and why ensures a smooth hiring process, as well as a better chance of finding the perfect candidate for them. 

Why ITS Stands Out? Comprehensive Recruiting Across Industries

ITS offers a combination of specialized expertise, extensive networks, personalized service, and a commitment to lasting success that sets us apart from the competition. We also emphasize the importance of building long-term relationships with our clients. Many other companies only recruit for one industry, while ITS recruits for engineering, utilities, manufacturing, accounting, construction, administrative, HR, healthcare, and IT industries. We have the ability to do what a national supplier cannot.

Life at ITS: Collaborative Culture and Work-Life Balance

Working collaboratively with a team of dedicated professionals who share the same passion for recruiting and helping people find the best fit is the best part of working at ITS. Everyone is very helpful and is inclined to help others succeed. I appreciate the supportive workplace culture where my contributions are valued and recognized. Plus, having the flexibility for a good work-life balance is quite nice.

Empowering Futures: Nicole's Impact at ITS

As we've journeyed through Nicole's story, from her formative years at the University of Toledo to her current role at Integrated Talent Strategies, it's clear that her commitment and strategic approach positively impact the lives of candidates and the growth of businesses alike. Nicole embodies the values and mission of ITS, demonstrating the profound influence a dedicated recruiter can have on both personal careers and organizational success. Join us at ITS, where we don't just fill positions—we fulfill aspirations.

Stay tuned for more engaging profiles and insights in our ongoing spotlight series. Whether you are a job seeker looking to navigate this complex job market or an employer seeking top talent, this series aims to provide valuable information and highlight the experts who can help you achieve your goals.

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