Lead Recruiter

REMOTE US (CT/ET time zones) /
G&A – People & Culture /
Full Time Exempt

The People & Culture team works tirelessly to attract, engage, develop and retain a diverse and highly impactful employee population by building a psychological safe, equitable and inclusive work environment. We do this with infrastructure and intentional people and talent programs that support our current and future people to be and become their best-selves. In supporting our people in their professional and personal growth, we directly support 15Five’s growth and success as a business.

Along with our People Business Partners, our Lead Recruiter is tasked with the most important job in the company: finding high performing, high-accountable individuals who embrace their role and responsibilities and maintain strong engagement during their time at 15Five. In short, your mandate is to hire expertly matched candidates into our roles while maintaining urgency and the integrity of values and business strategy-aligned hiring process.

As a Lead Recruiter you are able to confidently function as a generalist and collaborate, coach and advise People Business Partners, Hiring Managers, Interviewing teams as well as Candidates through all stages of the interview process with ease and adaptability. You have extensive proven ability to successfully fill a variety of roles (entry level to Director) in a hyper-growth organization that's focused on scaling and quickly! This role also includes talent operations responsibilities such as defining new roles, iterating on our  interview process, scorecards and guidelines and leading training activities. To be successful in this role you must bring a unique blend of urgency and execution along with written and verbal communication that is second to none. You must also possess a personable demeanour for seeking out and engaging with diverse talent that wholeheartedly embraces 15Five’s values and Best-Self philosophy.

Candidate sourcing, screening, and management
Recruiting operations   
ATS management


    • Lead full-cycle recruiting: sourcing, scheduling, screening, interviewing, selection and offer support in conjunction with our People Business Partners, Hiring Managers and 15Five’s Inclusion & Belonging Program and external Partners 
    • Ensure recruiting compliance, efficiency, and alignment with company goals and values
    • Iterate on ways to nurture candidates from initial contact through to offer stage and pre-boarding in conjunction with People Business Partners, Hiring Managers and other business processes such as our automated Onboarding Workflows and HRSI management 
    • Assist with the planning and execution of recruiting events (virtual until further notice), in conjunction with People Business Partners and 15Five’s Inclusion & Belonging Program and external Partners  
    • In conjunction with our People Business Partners iterate on training and role marketing materials to support Team Members tapping into their broader social networks to source candidates
    • Create positive impressions, aiming for future referrals even with candidates who do not advance in the process
    • Serve as a subject matter expert on 15Five’s recruiting and interviewing process in partnership with our People Business Partners and Director of Talent Transformation
    • Collaborate with our People Business Partners to improve our process, aligning with the hiring strategy, OKRs, values and competencies and overall business strategy; iterate on training materials to support our hiring process for hiring managers, interview teams and all other relevant stakeholders
    • Ensure all up-to-date process information is carefully organized and accessible to the People and Culture team, hiring managers, interview teams and all other relevant stakeholders
    • Manage the reference check and background check process and any associated follow-up communication
    • Working in conjunctions with our People Business Partner and Marketing team, ensure all collateral and external messaging optimizes 15Five’s employer brand
    • Serve as the ATS (Lever) resident expert, data maintenance lead and trainer; support relevant stakeholders in leveraging Lever to its fullest extent, automating where possible to ensure a smooth process
    • Ensure that Lever is 100% updated and organized at all times, including accurate documentation of candidate pipelines, up-to-date and easy to access templates, and system upgrades


    • 3+ years of Recruitment Experience
    • Proven ability to scale talent effectively and efficiently in a hyper-growth organization
    • Exemplary time management skills; proven ability to manage and prioritize heavy workloads, high volume scheduling and candidate correspondence
    •  Expertly translate business/team needs into the hiring process
    • Sense of urgency with candidate management, meeting hiring managers’ needs
    • Tech savvy; learn, leverage and optimize our recruiting tools and technology quickly 
    • Strong collaborator that prioritizes building trusting relationships with key stakeholders
    • Proven ability to develop scalable, repeatable systems, processes and tools
    • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with People Business Partners, hiring managers and interviewing teams
    • Strong advocate of diversity recruiting with a passion for building partnerships to promote Inclusion & Belonging
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail, consistently committing minimal errors
    • Willingness and comfort to be on video calls 4+ hours per day 
    • Confidence and poise with hiring managers, executives, and candidates of all levels
    • Empathetic, warm, and personable demeanor (in person, on the phone, and online/video)
    • Enthusiastic about attending networking and industry events on an ongoing basis
    • Genuine internalization of 15Five values, culture and business strategy with ability to effectively translate all to candidates and generate excitement


    • Strong collaborator that prioritizes building trusting relationships with key stakeholders
    • Passionate about being extraordinary in both your work life and personal life
    • Have a strong reputation for accountability and reliability
    • Effectively articulate ideas and strategy
    • Able to easily switch between strategic and tactical thinking
    • Comfortable in a fluid environment with a high tolerance for ambiguity and change
    • Growth-minded and open to coaching and mentorship


    • Complete 15Five's New Hiring Onboarding
    • Hire 10 people who meet or exceed the requirements of the respective roles, across multiple teams, either directly or as a support team member
    • Be able to accurately translate business/team needs into Role & Performance Agreements and subsequently to candidates
    • Confident with all Lever features and hiring/ interview tools, process and documentation
    • Able to independently audit and all existing hiring tools, processes and documentation, offering 3-5 recommendations for improvement
    • Confidently conducting screening interviews, actively working to screen candidates out early in the process to decrease time spent by yourself and Hiring Teams on the wrong candidates for the role’s mission, outcomes and competencies 
    • Ability to accurately and efficiently draft the interview process and scorecard, translating to Lever for use by Interviewing Teams to leverage
    • Continually shadow Hiring Manager and Interviewing Teams to iterate on the ”who” we are seeking
    • Able to confidently deliver 15Five’s employee value proposition and role highlights to candidates, depending on the role and team needs
    • Able to help candidates understand the overarching purpose and meaning they will find with 15Five’s Mission and Vision


    • Contribute to filling 10+ roles across multiple teams across multiple teams, either directly or as a support team member
    • Confidently delivering offer details to candidates, addressing all candidate questions and concerns and able to skillfully lead offer negotiations 
    • Confident with 15Five’s hiring process and able to coach Hiring Managers and Interviewing teams on the why and the how of the process
    • In conjunction with the Learning & Development team, iterate on the hiring process and interview training for hiring managers and interviewers via our LMS (Lessonly) and live trainings
    • Identify ways to speed up the hiring process without sacrificing integrity
    • Complete the build-out of all features in Lever


    • Contribute to filling 10+ roles across multiple teams across multiple teams, either directly or as a support team member
    • Own the upkeep and iterations of hiring process and interviewing training for hiring managers and interviewers via our LMS (Lessonly)
    • Develop meaningful partnerships with 2+ organizations that help generate diverse candidates
    • Able to fill executive level roles if needed (full cycle)


    • Monday: Start your week with revising the Master Hiring Plan and getting up to speed on changes that have occurred. Attend 15Five Monday Boost and  conduct 5 back-to-back video screenings before updating the People Business Partners on any changes 
    • Tuesday: Once you’ve scheduled interviews for 2 hours you’ll conduct 2 of your own, before attending the weekly People & Culture Team Meeting, you will spend the rest of the day debriefing with your hiring managers and updating the People Business Partners on any changes
    • Wednesday: Conduct 5 video phone interviews and spend time training Hiring Managers and Interviewing teams
    • Thursday: Meet with the People Business Partners and Director of Talent Transformation to discuss any process improvements. Meet with Inclusion & belonging Partners and our Marketing Team to identify ways to generate candidate referrals from A-Players. Have a 1:1 with your Manager
    • Friday: End the week by revising the Master Hiring Plan and getting up to speed on changes that have occurred. Conduct 2 in-person interviews, and finish up by submitting your 15Five


    • Open to vulnerability, self-reflection, and candid feedback to grow personally and professionally
    • Curious and committed to innovation, continuous learning, and growth 
    • Self-motivated, self-responsible, and self-accountable

15Five is a people and performance platform that instantly upgrades each and every manager. It works by combining employee engagement, continuous performance management, and manager effectiveness software with education, services, and community. At the heart of our approach is Best-Self Management, an evidence-inspired strategy for cultivating world-class managers and transforming organizations by unlocking every employee’s potential. With our holistic solution, CEOs, HR leaders, and managers create highly-engaged, high-performing organizations.  

We work with over 2,000 forward-thinking companies that use our solution to bring out the best in their people, including big brand names like Credit Karma, WP Engine, Adobe, and Fitbit. 15Five is backed by Next 47, Origin Ventures, Point Nine Capital, and Matrix Partners. Its headquarters are based in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Raleigh, NC. The company is working 100% remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re excited to continue building out a diverse team that prioritizes inclusivity and celebrates everyone’s unique identity. To support our people, 15Five believes in flexible working arrangements, non-gendered Parental Leave, Flexible Time Off, Sick Time Off and extensive training and development including but not limited to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Best-Self Management, strengths discovery and alignment and Manager specific development opportunities.

Research shows that while men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, womxn and other underrepresented folx tend to only apply when they check every box. So, if you think you have what it takes but don't necessarily meet every single point listed below, please apply - you could be exactly who we are looking for!

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