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 Forward Air has been a leader in the expedited ground transportation industry for 25 years. Our portfolio of services has evolved to meet each customer's unique shipping needs, including expedited linehaul (TL & LTL), pick-up and delivery, intermodal drayage (CST), pool distribution (FAS) and specialized temperature-controlled logistics services (TQI). Forward Air is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years.

As an industry leader- we are dedicated to finding the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.


Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available.

 

 

Entry Level Recruiter (Staffing)

Department: Forward Air LTL
Location: Groveport , OH

Company Overview:

Forward Air Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years. We have an aggressive growth strategy and need great talent to help us achieve our goals. As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers. 

Position: Entry Level Recruiter (Staffing)

Location: Columbus, OH

Job Description:

The Staffing Recruiter  is responsible for the coordination and execution of the onboarding workflow for all new hire candidates. Additionally, the Staffing Recruiter assists the Corporate Recruiting Team with the life-cycle recruitment of non-exempt and temporary personnel to meet staffing goals. . This includes generating and maintaining a strong candidate pipeline for open positions by sourcing, screening ,; scheduling and confirming appointments between qualified applicants and respective hiring managers and utilizing the applicant tracking system to process and disposition candidates. 

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and monitor the completion of all new hire pre-employment background checks and drug screens
  • Initiate and monitor the progress of the new hire onboarding process using ATS online systems
  • Assist all new hires in the completion of their new hire paperwork as needed
  • Validate legal compliance for all new hires to include I-9 & E-verify processes
  • Create new employee files through the ATS
  • Identify resolution to issues and take actions as-well able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Analyze reports on weekly basis to identify recruitment needs
  • Meet with the Corporate Recruiting Team and with internal customers to understand and analyze the recruitment forecast
  • Schedule job interviews by calling and emailing applicants and using an ATS online scheduling system
  • Manage the full life-cycle recruiting process for assigned roles
  • Screen resumes, interview candidates, and administer appropriate assessments
  • Refer qualified candidates through the selection process
  • Assure legal compliance through pre-employment; I-9
  • Counsel candidates on corporate environment, benefits and programs
  • Facilitate the interview team debrief process to calibrate candidates, determine next steps, and refine sourcing plan as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire for a long-term career with an industry leading company
  • Ability to present and maintain a positive corporate image in a fast paced environment
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments 
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • General computer skills - Microsoft Office, Outlook, AS400
  • Experience with ATS tools a plus 
  • All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation 

Skills:

  • Ideal candidate will possess a “can do” attitude with a “will do” work ethic
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced/high volume sales environment
  • Transportation industry knowledge and experience is a plus
  • Recruiting/Sales experience is a plus

We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, performance bonuses, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, casual dress, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

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