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Talent Acquisition Recruiter Job

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Responsible to source, recruit and certify a qualified and diverse applicant pool for Xcel Energy businesses by effectively marketing Xcel Energy as an employer of choice and developing and implementing recruitment strategies and tactics which meet or exceed customer expectations. The Recruiter is a fully functional professional sourcing and recruiting position. Periodically utilizes advanced sourcing techniques due to a limited talent pool.

  • Source and recruit a diverse pool of applicants for Xcel Energy positions using methods including, but not limited to, print and electronic advertising, career fairs, networking, cold calling, college and university programs, community agencies, workforce centers, professional associations, employee referral programs, and search firms to build talent pipelines.
  • Develop and implement targeted recruitment plans for openings which have unique requirements or are underutilized, and/or consist of multiple openings for the same position, clearly defining the tactics for sourcing, service and performance criteria, and timeline, and partnering with other team members to ensure a seamless flow of service to the customer.
  • Accountable for full life-cycle recruiting for each individual posting as assigned. Including consulting with the hiring leader on the specific requirements of the position, the duration and verbiage of the job posting, recruiting tactics, and coordinating with other individuals in HR as necessary to conduct assessment tests, provide an appropriate offer, and administer the recruitment/selection process. Accountable for delivering candidates and commitments per the timeline established with the hiring leader. Periodically utilizes advanced sourcing techniques due to a limited talent pool.
  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition Consultants and/or Human Resource staff to develop best practices and foster idea generation while researching and developing new recruiting techniques, resources and supporting continuous improvement efforts.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of business unit and enterprise wide recruiting strategies and plans, as well as assist in coordinating college level intern programs, and other duties as assigned.
  • Utilize behavioral interviews and validated assessment tools as needed to screen and identify highly qualified candidates and present to the hiring manager for consideration. Consult with hiring manager in making the final candidate selection.
  • Create and maintain open communication and partnerships with internal customers to understand staffing needs while providing an exceptional level of service to hiring leaders and candidates throughout the hiring process.
  • Track and analyze results of recruiting activities and develop reports. Reports to include but not limited to, measuring productivity, cost and operational effectiveness. As indicated make process change recommendations.

  • BS/BA degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field (or a combination of education and experience).
  • Must have at least two years related experience.
  • Candidates with direct sourcing / recruiting experience, which includes some experience recruiting in a corporate setting is preferred
  • Experience developing and implementing recruitment plans and strategies (including diversity recruitment).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of EEO and Affirmative Action. Knowledge of employment law.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, PeopleSoft (or equivalent) and experience with applicant tracking system(s)
  • Occasional travel and a valid driver’s license are required.





As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 84245:Talent Acquisition || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $54,800 to $77,800 per year

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Requisition Number: 29280

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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