Thursday, 26 January 2017

Succeeding in Talent Acquisition in The Corporate Market: Tips from Julie Zuckerberg

Julie Zuckerberg is one of the leading female recruitment and HR specialist from New York who is now serving as the Executive Talent Acquisition Lead in Deutsche Bank. She is responsible to manage all aspects of senior level recruitments and provide full cycle recruitment services to its prominent functions including but not limiting to Private, Wealth & Commercial Clients, Asset Management, and GTO. These are some of the most crucial tasks that need highly talented staff which are difficult to find and recruit. However, Julie has been quite successful in managing the team need through her innovative recruitment approach and tactics. Very recently she has shared some of her secrets that made her so successful in hiring the right person for the right position at the right time.



According to Julie, most of the recruitment specialists work in a vacuum with less or no interaction with the businesses in the first place. Hence, it becomes quite difficult for the recruiters to find out the job specific needs and staff. Hence, she always works with the line managers, business partners and management from the very beginning to find out the organization need as well as what kind of competency to look for. According to Julie, a proactive approach could be really helpful for the recruitment specialists to plan their recruitment process and develop a strong pool. Julie is also a huge advocate for technology in recruitment business. She has introduced some modern and innovative recruitment strategies for some organizations such as Citi & Hudson where she implemented social network and referral programs to find out potential candidates. Julie also suggests that all recruitment personnel should sit down with the line managers to prepare an accurate and specific job description before going for advertising and head hunting. A job description is truly a helpful tool that helps the candidate to understand the job as well as assist the recruiters to find out the suitable candidate. An accurate job description also reduces any chances of reality shock as well. Hence, according to Julie, all recruiters should sit with the management and line supervisors to prepare the job description from the very beginning.



These are some of the secrets that have made Julie one of the most successful recruiters in New York. Right now, her position in Deutsche Bank entitles her to collaborate with different business leaders and manage senior-level recruitments as well as strategy development. Before becoming the Lead, she was working in this Bank as Vice President & Executive Recruiter of Talent Acquisition since 2014. Before this, she also served in Citi Global Functions and Citi Global Consumer Bank as Executive Recruiter for almost six years. Also, she has expertise in talent acquisition in the insurance sector as she served in New York Life Insurance Company as Corporate Vice President and Experienced Hire Recruiting Lead between 2007 to 2013. Her professional career in recruitment started from 2002 when she joined Hudson, a hiring firm as its Director of Candidate Placement. She has graduated from City University of New York-Brooklyn College in Philosophy and currently based in New York.