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Talent Acquisition Associate

New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life” or “the company”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.


New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2016 operating earnings of $1.954 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2016, with affiliates, totaled $538 billion.  As of year-end 2016, New York Life’s surplus was $23.336 billion**.  New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/17/16).


Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.


The Talent Acquisition Associate is responsible providing full cycle recruiting support to the Human Resource Business Partners and Hiring Managers by handling all aspects of recruiting administration, scheduling, candidate data management and communication. Also serves as liaison with other departments and manages special projects for clients relating to recruiting activities, sourcing projects, and career fair events. This person works closely with other individuals on the Talent Acquisitions team to support high volume recruitment efforts for the Service and Administration Operations business channels.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare interview logistics & materials for the recruitment process
  • Manage high volume staffing demands (average 15 – 35 requisitions along with reoccurring class hires across multiple regions)
  • Manage data compliance of confidential records within Applicant Tracking System (Success Factors)
  • Achieve departmental objectives by administering high volume sourcing strategies to identify candidates through various channels (Internet research, social networking, online database search tools, referrals, etc.)
  • Follow up weekly with candidates, and Talent Acquisition team to maintain relationships to build knowledge of needs and opportunities
  • Assist with weekly New Hire Orientation
  • Attend career fair events


Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years of high volume recruitment experience required
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience using applicant tracking systems (Success Factors highly preferred)
  • Bachelors degree; Human Resources, Business Management, or related field required
  • Must effectively demonstrate advanced systems/computer/technology skills


Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 30%
  • Must have a strong attention to detail and superior organization skills
  • Ability to develop and implement advanced sourcing strategies (highly preferred)
  • Experience assisting with Onboarding and New Employee Orientation a plus
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Skype Live Meeting)


Training & Development:

The Talent Acquisition Associate will be exposed to on the job training within a fast-paced environment. This person will undergo job shadowing exercises to learn about the insurance industry, product and policy provisions and transaction processing. Coaching and feedback is provided to help you gain the necessary skills to be successful.







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*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, June 17, 2016.  See http://fortune.com/fortune500/  for methodology.

**Total surplus, which includes the Asset Valuation Reserve, is one of the key indicators of the company’s long-term financial strength and stability and is presented on a consolidated basis of the company.


1. Operating earnings is the key measure use by management to track Company’s profitability from ongoing operations and underlying profitability of the business. This indicator is based on generally accepted accounting principles in the US (GAAP), with certain adjustments Company believes to be appropriate as a measurement approach (non GAAP), primarily the removal of gains or losses on investments and related adjustments.


2. Assets under management represent Consolidated Domestic and International insurance Company Statutory assets (cash and invested assets and separate account assets) and third party assets principally managed by New York Life Investment management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.