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Creative, innovative and up for a challenge? If  this describes you, join our talent acquisition team to help us uncover top talent in this competitive market!


TDS, a Fortune 1000 telecommunications, broadband & IT provider, is searching for a full life cycle Recruiter for our Madison, WI location.


As part of a highly effective team, you will find the best, brightest and most passionate people for our teams - you must recognize a wide variety of talent and think of new and creative ways to find them for contact center, consumer sales, help desk, administrative and professional positions nationwide.


The ideal candidate will dig in, learn about the roles which they will be recruiting, partner with company leaders and hiring managers to build a hiring strategy and drive top-notch candidates to apply while providing a stellar candidate experience.   Experience in high volume recruiting in contact centers or direct sales is preferred.


TDS Telecom (TDS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. , a Fortune 1000 company.  TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, WI, operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC and TDS Baja Broadband LLC.  Combined, the company employs 3,100 people.


Full Cycle Recruitment - Responsible for full cycle recruiting for high volume customer-facing contact center, sales, administrative and professional positions nationwide, as assigned.


TDS was voted one of 2017 Best Places to Work by Madison Magazine!! 


Full Cycle Recruitment - Responsible for full cycle recruiting for contact center, sales, administrative and professional positions nationwide, as assigned.

  • Develops and maintains a partnership with hiring managers, to fill their talent needs, understand position requirements and develop specific recruiting plans.
  • Consults with managers regarding recruitment practices, policies, and procedures, within an AAP organization.
  • Partners with managers to update job descriptions and writes effective postings to attract top talent.
  • Consults with hiring manager to develop screening and interview tools to establish criteria and determine qualified candidates.
  • Conducts phone screens and interviews, develops professional rapport with candidates, and recommends top talent to hiring managers.
  • Maintains requisitions and all required information in applicant tracking system (ATS).
  • Performs innovative candidate sourcing including but not limited to:  internet recruiting, networking, social media, job fairs, open houses, employee referral programs, college recruiting, print publications, etc.
  • In accordance with Affirmative Action Plan and all applicable EEO, state and federal laws, makes hiring recommendations to hiring manager.
  • Assists with team projects or processes to support overall talent management attraction, onboarding, and retention.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher OR 4+ years professional work experience.
  • 1+ year experience as a full life cycle recruiter.


Other Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Solid understanding of recruitment processes as well as demonstrated sourcing, networking, screening and selection skills.
  • Ability to take ownership of the selection process and successfully manage a high volume work load.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability to utilize, multiple recruiting sources.  Proven track record of innovative recruiting initiatives and campaigns desired.
  • Must have knowledge of up-to-date Human Resource policies, standard practices; laws and regulations and proposed changes and the ability to apply them consistently.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.


As a part of your total compensation, TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.