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BMO Financial Group Centralized Hiring Manager in Chicago, Illinois


The Centralized Hiring Specialist is an experienced hiring manager accountable for the successful hiring and retention of candidates in entry level roles (CER and RRB) within the Division as well as for the coordination of their placement in training branches & eventual placement in their permanent branch, through coordination of a variety of activities with recruiters, job applicants and the job applicants’ eventual direct manager.The role enhances branch managerial capability and capacity; and enables a workplace and culture that attracts, develops and retains talented high-performing employees.

The Centralized Hiring Specialist is accountable for:

  • the interviewing, selection and coordination of the new employees’ placement in training branches & eventual placement in their permanent branch through a variety of activities with recruiters, job applicants and hiring management.

  • enabling a workplace and culture that attracts, develops and retains talented high-performing employees

  • supporting MPs and BMs in the application and optimization of Branch Scheduler in CER hiring and placementsThe Centralized Hiring Specialist spends time with RP, MM and HR BP. ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Business Delivery
  • Maintain knowledge of the business supported and market demographics.

  • In-depth knowledge of Branch Scheduler and its use.

  • Effectively screen candidates to meet business needs and hire a diverse slate of candidates.

  • Perform interviews with candidates and liaise between the recruiter and hiring manager to ensure all specifications are communicated and met.

  • Meet all requirements for the recruitment process to ensure that the desired experience is delivered to the candidate.

  • Ensure positive applicant experience through the interview and hiring process.

  • Respond to staff and management inquiries on recruitment & hiring matters, and give clear and consistent answers in the provision of good customer service.

  • Proactively and creatively investigate, evaluate and make recommendations to manager on recruitment processes in order to improve the quality of service.

  • Ensure consistency of the new hires’ experience by holding 15 minute weekly follow up sessions with all new hires in training.

  • Resolve recruitment issues in a timely and effective manner in the provision of good customer service.

  • Consistently provide recruiting and hiring updates as required in a timely manner.

  • Use hiring experience to make strong recommendations for compensation of new hires.

  • Build strong relationships with business, Leadership team, managers, HR business partner and new candidates.

  • Responsible for special projects and/or process improvement efforts as needed.

  1. Liaison
  • Liaise with PeopleScout recruitment partners, Personal Banking Area Managers, Executive Assistants & HR Business Partners.

  • Liaise with the eventual direct report manager of the applicants.

  1. Management Information and Data Tracking;
  • Complete summary of termination reporting monthly.

  • Prepare “Hiring Update” presentation.

  • Deliver offer packages.

  • Support exit interview process.

  • Meet with PeopleScout partners to discuss outstanding requisitions.



  • University degree/ college diploma preferred

  • Knowledge of BMO HR policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of myHR tools


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Analytical thinking

  • Organizational skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Customer service skills

  • PC skills (MS Office and Internet)

  • Ability to multi-task, with varied stringent deadlines

  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization

  • Pro-active and creative approach

We’re here to help

At BMO Harris Bank we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the center of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

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Talent Acquisition

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Primary Location:

United States-Illinois-Chicago