Hi, I'm Nell Thayer Heisner. Welcome to my profile!
Nell Thayer Heisner's Bio:
Talent Acquisition professional with significant experience in both corporate and agency settings.
Specialties: Strategic partner to senior executives and hiring managers for operational and tactical support of their divisional/departmental goals to attract, hire and retain top talent.
A respected team member; adding measurable value while achieving business objectives through client development, relationship building, attention to detail, persuasion, confidentiality and a sense of humor.
Nell Thayer Heisner's Experience:
Director of Talent Acquisition at ThinkingPhonesJune 2015 - Present | Cambridge, Ma
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Strategy and Programs at Constant ContactApril 2014 - June 2015 | Waltham, MA
• Scope, plan, drive, and scale complex and matrixed initiatives, projects, and programs across the organization that will further enhance our ability to attract and hire top talent. • Create deeply rooted and integrated cross-functional partnerships across various departments including but not limited to: Human Resources, Marketing, Internal Communications, and New Hire Training. • Lead recruitment marketing and branding initiatives by maximizing a robust social media and digital marketing strategy • As a thought leader, build strong external relationships with peers in other ‘best in class’ organizations – in order to share experiences, learn best practices and network for new ideas and resources. • Partner with Talent Acquisition peers to improve the Talent Coordinator support model for scheduling, support, candidate experience, and recruiting operations & efficiency. • Design and oversee seamless program launches and communication plans on talent acquisition programs. • Partner closely with HR Leadership team in developing and maintaining HR Roadmap & KPI’s
Global Manager | Talent Acquisition at TripAdvisorFebruary 2013 - March 2014 | Newton, MA
• Developed recruitment strategy to ensure that TripAdvisor leveraged localized recruitment methods to find and hire the most competitive candidates • Managed and mentored a global full-cycle recruiting and sourcing team of 21, hiring 700 employees globally in 2013 • Developed and reported on metrics focused on measuring the success of the recruitment and sourcing functions • Managed $5M recruiting budget • Worked with HRBP’s to determine recruiter capacity based on annual headcount forecast • Created and implemented recruiting strategies and programs to increase applicant flow via college and universities, trade associations, referral networks, outplacement agencies, external recruiters, media, job boards and social media sites; providing organization information and opportunities; and making presentations and maintaining rapport • Managed MBA and undergrad Rotation Program recruitment efforts • Advised and consulted with hiring managers on the interpretation and application of employment guidelines, programs and issues • Worked with internal and external agencies to develop new employment branding materials and oversee sponsorship of local events • Fostered a ‘think outside the box’ approach towards recruitment, while maximizing efficiency and improving metrics
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition at WiproNovember 2009 - January 2013 | Boston, MA
• Strategic partner to global WCS Executive Leadership team for operational and tactical issues in support of their divisional/departmental and revenue goals to attract, hire and retain top talent. • Collaborate with senior management to ensure that no potential revenue leakage occurs due to lack of resources. • Manage and mentor a team of 7 experienced recruiters with dotted line responsibility for 4 recruiters in the UK. • Promote key metrics and drive efficiency with entire team. • Directly responsible for all facets of Executive level recruitment and hiring within WCS globally. • Point of contact for the US on a Global Lean Initiative to streamline processes from sourcing to on-boarding.
Employment Manager at NuanceMarch 2008 - June 2009 | Burlington, MA
• Manage all aspects of recruiting for senior management through executive staff level roles within the General and Administrative (G&A) functions of the company (Human Resources, Legal, Accounting and Finance, Facilities, Administration, Marketing and Public Relations) including search execution, developing sourcing strategies, identifying prospective candidates, conducting interviews, developing candidate recommendations, facilitating candidate/client interviews, leading weekly meetings with individual hiring managers, negotiating compensation packages, securing references, transitioning candidates into the organization and maintaining ongoing communication with the hiring manager and the new employee.
Nell Thayer Heisner's Education:
University of Colorado BoulderConcentration: English Literature
Denver East High School
Nell Thayer Heisner's Interests & Activities:
I'm the mother to two fabulous/crazy/wonderful/chaotic boys, I love coaching lacrosse, I'm not a very fast runner but I've run 5 marathons, I'm a Scrabble/Words With Friends junkie, I love to ski but wish I had more time and money to do it regularly (esp in Colorado, just began cycling and rode in my first PanMassChallenge,