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HR Recruiter

companyHarris & Harris
locationChicago, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Harris & Harris has over 50 years of experience in customer care and revenue recovery, specializing in the utilities, government, and healthcare markets. We’re looking for friendly, professional, and motivated Recruiter to join our Human Resources team. If you’re looking for a company that embraces the principles of respect, compassion and trust, please apply with us today!

The HR Recruiter is responsible for sourcing potential candidates by using all available resources, while ensuring fair, consistent, and lawful practices.

Schedule: 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday

Pay: $50,000 - $60,000 annually

Location: must be local to Chicago, and able to work on-site in the Downtown Chicago office two times per week


At Harris & Harris, we truly care about each employee’s health, wellness, financial stability, and education. We are proud to offer each employee the following benefits:

  • Medical and Dental insurances from premium providers
  • 401K with matching
  • Company paid Accident and Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, EAP, and Travel Assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off, Sick Time, and Wellness Days
  • Additional benefits such as identity theft protection, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits, and more.


  • Source potential candidates by using resources, referrals, cold calling, etc. ensuring fair, consistent, and lawful practices.
  • Maintain applicant and client tracking database. Develop new talent pool through creative and innovative sourcing.
  • Post job descriptions through job boards and other forums. Source and identify viable applicants through the use of job boards and other methods. Extensive use of keyword searches to build quality pipelines.
  • Phone screen and interview large quantities of candidates based on department needs.
  • Convey a positive and professional image to internal and external clients by providing effective communication throughout the recruitment process.
  • Screen qualified applicants against the job description over the phone or through face-to-face interviews to gauge skills and specific lines of questioning used to rule out unqualified candidates.
  • Regularly touch base with the Hiring Managers to identify staffing needs, as well as pertinent lines of questioning for interview purposes.
  • Present qualified and pre-screened resumes to Hiring Managers with preparedness to answer any questions regarding the candidates’ qualifications and background.
  • Negotiate appropriate starting salary within compensation and budgetary constraints.
  • Follow up with all candidates throughout the hiring process, request referrals, and use a database to track and build a solid network of candidates who may fit future job opportunities within the company.
  • Ensure that the department experience is managed in a positive and professional manner by customizing candidate search to their needs.
  • Create and maintain appropriate reporting regarding candidate flow—applications, phone screens, interviews, and hires.


Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience including high-volume recruiting experience
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a successful team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and sales skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office experience required (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Capable of handling high volume requests in a timely manner
  • Proven full cycle recruitment of exempt and non-exempt positions


Harris & Harris is a premier, full-service revenue recovery firm headquartered and founded in Chicago, IL. Founded in 1968, we have been in business for more than 50 years, and we specialize in the utilities, government, and healthcare markets.

The family business Sam Harris started is now a firm of more than 500 hundred employees including collections professionals and customer care representatives who employ the latest technology and best ethical practices to help businesses recover revenue and provide world class customer service.

We take pride in knowing what it takes to turn a call from "average" to "excellent." We have been delighting clients and customers for decades thanks to our outstanding employees. They make the difference every day, shift, and call and transform challenges into victories.

At Harris & Harris, we’re proud to be an organization where everyone is welcome and can be their authentic selves at work. We’re passionate about celebrating the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture focuses on our employees and we look for opportunities to recognize and celebrate together. We are an organization that cares about our people. From monthly activities, bonuses and contests, to competitive wages and benefits, we foster an environment where we employees feel valued.

We also are an organization that believes in the power of giving back. Our internal cross functional committee, Harris Cares, guides our philanthropic activities. We have partnered with organizations such as One Warm Coat, Greater Chicago Food Depository, American Cancer Society, Bright Pink, The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW), and Operation Stars and Stripes. Most recently we have partnered with local schools and charitable organizations to give back to our communities including the American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, A Just Harvest, and R. Nathaniel Dett Elementary School.

At Harris & Harris, everyone is important, and one person can make a difference for their colleagues, for our clients, and for our company. We look forward to hearing from you!

Harris & Harris is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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