Erika Evarts, Relationship Manager and Sourcing Specialist

Overview:

Erika started as a Recruitment Associate with Talon in late 2017 and is off to a tremendous start. She's been cranking out placements, streamlining processes, and has otherwise quickly established herself as a rising star on the team. She is a strong and effective communicator, a team player, and shows strong leadership potential. She was promoted to a Relationship Manager and Sourcing Specialist in March 2018.

Experience:

Prior to joining Talon, Erika held retail, food service management, sales, and nutrition counseling roles. Through these experiences Erika gained valuable skills that aid her in recruiting across a variety of career fields. Her diverse knowledge base and life experiences help her relate to individuals across the candidate pool, making her exceptionally effective in engaging qualified talent.

Education:

  • University of Vermont
    • Bachelor’s in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Food Science
  • The Sage College
    • Master’s in Applied Nutrition – Spring 2018

Certifications:

  • ERE Training
    • SourceCon Academy, June 2018

Specialized Talent Acquisition Skills:

  • LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Boolean Strings for resumes, profiles, "about me" pages, LinkedIn members and groups
  • Search engine alternatives
  • Email search
  • Sourcing Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest
  • Email messaging and marketing best practices
  • Diversity sourcing
  • Company and competitor search
  • EEOC & OFCCP
  • Candidate engagement and motivation
  • Elevator pitch voicemails
  • Screening questions
  • Telephone sourcing
  • Candidate control
  • Selling the job, opportunity and culture
  • Reference checks
  • Compensation surveys
  • Salary negotiations
  • Visas, work permits, and green cards
  • Semantic and contextual search
  • Email permutators and Full Contact
  • Natural language search
  • Blogs
  • User groups and code sharing
  • Meetup, GitHub, and Stack Overflow
  • Conferences and attendees
  • Associations
  • International sourcing on Xing, Viadeo, LinkedIn and Weibo
  • Patent search
  • Google custom search engines
  • Specific site x-ray
  • Sourcing using Google images

Background:

Erika is a native Vermonter, currently living in Kohler, Wisconsin,  and working with Matt to develop Talon RPO’s second office. She is also pioneering Talon RPO’s Tier 1 search program, designed to support hiring initiatives for positions under $50k/year in compensation. Outside of work, Erika enjoys cooking, skiing, camping, horse-back riding and a variety of other outdoor activities.