Latasha Smith-Edwards

Talent Acquisition Leader/Recruitment Consultant & Job Search Educator

Polished, creative and organized Senior TA/HR Professional with focus on recruitment across all verticals (telecommunication, non-profit, call center, sales, financial services, digital media, advertisement, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, distribution, retail, marketing, engineering, insurance SAAS and G&A). Diversified skill sets covering human resources, recruiting and account management. Excellent interpersonal phone and digital communication skills. Resourceful, results-oriented, high-vo…

Latasha Smith-Edwards



  • Bullhorn


    Global Principal Talent Acquisition Partner

    Apr 2021 - Aug 2023

    For the past 25 years, Bullhorn has dedicated itself to building industry-leading, cloud-based software for the staffing and recruitment industry. Through partnerships with 10,000 customers globally, Bullhorn has built a vast knowledge base of recruitment best practices and deep domain expertise to help firms scale their businesses. Founder-led and headquartered in Boston, Bullhorn employs 1,400 people across 14 countries focused on delivering an incredible customer experience – its core mission.

    • Led a team of 2 talent acquisition partners
    • Co-chaired TA DE&I program team.
    • Selected as lead for company mentorship program to increase employee engagement and development.
    • Spearheaded and streamlined the new structured behavioral Interview process, resulting in a decrease in average time to hiring from 8 days to 3-5 days.
    • Collaborated and partnered with TA talent programs team to identify and improve inconsistencies with internal hiring.
  • Randstad


    RPO Lead Recruiter

    Mar 2021 - Aug 2022

    We are a community of 50 million who think—and feel—differently about investing. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.Since our founding in 1975, helping investors achieve their goals has been our main reason for existence. At Vanguard, we’re built differently. Vanguard is investor-owned, meaning the fund shareholders own the funds, which in turn own Vanguard. When you’re surrounded by people who care about the same things, things tend to fall into place.With no other parties to answer to and therefore no conflicting loyalties, we make every decision—including keeping investing costs as low as possible—with your needs in mind. Because of our unique structure, your goals align with our goals. Whether you’re investing for your first house, college for your kids, or a comfortable retirement, you can be confident we’re on your side. That’s the value of ownership!Community guidelines:

    • Hired as a SME in high volume RPO recruitment
    • Successfully grew the team from 3 recruiters to 6 recruiters, 3 sourcers and 1 recruitment coordinator.
    • Developed successful sourcing strategy and created recruiter training playbook resulting in a smoother and more efficient ramp up and onboarding process.
    • Established team goals and enhanced candidate engagement and retention by upholding quality recruitment experience to nurture solid relationships.
    • Implemented and monitored team weekly reporting, resulting in more individual accountability and team accountability to client partner.
    • Spearheaded meetings with stakeholders and client teams to discuss overall process changes, identify areas of improvement, and implement corrective action plans to resolve problems.
  • BJ's Wholesale Club

    Lead Field/Distribution Recruiter

    May 2020 - Mar 2021

    • Oversaw the talent acquisition process for retail and distribution operations
    • Managed a team of 2 recruiters for distribution operations.
    • Improved employee retention with weekly check-ins which reduced turnover and decreased the number of weekly openings.
    • Improved field management communication which resulted in effective communication and understanding of hiring targets.
  • Randstad Sourceright

    Randstad Sourceright

    Lead Talent Advisor (Clients: Aramark & Sunrun)

    May 2018 - Dec 2019

    Randstad Sourceright - part of Randstad Enterprise, is a global talent solutions leader, driving the talent acquisition and human capital management strategies for the world's most successful employers. We empower companies by leveraging a Human Forward strategy that balances innovative technologies with expert insights, supporting organizations and people in realizing their true potential.  As an operating company of Randstad N.V. — the world's leading global provider of HR services with revenue of € 24.6 billion — Randstad Sourceright's subject matter experts and thought leaders around the world continuously build and evolve our solutions across recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services programs (MSP) and total talent solutions.

    • Led a team of 3 recruiters for retail sales operations.
    • Created recruitment marketing campaigns and implemented text recruitment to increase candidate engagement.
    • Partnered with field sales management to build a diverse pipeline, resulting in an increase in hiring for the sales team in the western region.
    • Oversaw the recruitment cycle and process for the sales team supporting 3 regions and 19 locations by coordinating on-site interviews for candidates with management to enhance the candidate pipeline.
    • Upon contract completion, requested to lead Sunrun team in the new RPO engagement
  • thredUP


    Senior Recruiter

    Aug 2016 - Mar 2018

    ThredUp is transforming resale with technology and a mission to inspire the world to think secondhand first. By making it easy to buy and sell secondhand, ThredUp has become one of the world's largest online resale platforms for apparel, shoes and accessories. Sellers love ThredUp because we make it easy to clean out their closets and unlock value for themselves or for the charity of their choice while doing good for the planet. Buyers love shopping value, premium and luxury brands all in one place, at up to 90% off estimated retail price. Our proprietary operating platform is the foundation for our managed marketplace and consists of distributed processing infrastructure, proprietary software and systems and data science expertise. With ThredUp’s Resale-as-a-Service, some of the world's leading brands and retailers are leveraging our platform to deliver customizable, scalable resale experiences to their customers. ThredUp has processed over 172 million unique secondhand items from 55,000 brands across 100 categories. By extending the life cycle of clothing, ThredUp is changing the way consumers shop and ushering in a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.

    • First distribution recruiter within the company, hired to manage 2 sites (GA, PA).
    • Developed recruitment strategy and process.
    • Developed and implemented weekly hiring events to create and increase candidate pipeline
    • Managed and trained a team of 3 distribution recruiters and 1 recruiting coordinator.
    • Created and oversaw training and coaching programs for 4 distribution centers to integrate new hires into the organization.

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