Date Posted: August 28, 2018
Job Location: Madison
Company Name: TDS Telecom
Contact: Denise Jelinek
525 Junction Road
Madison, WI 535717
(608) 664-4257
Creative, innovative and up for a challenge? If  this describes you, join our talent acquisition team to help us uncover top talent in this competitive market!  

TDS, a Fortune 1000 telecommunications, broadband & IT provider, is searching for a full life cycle Corporate Recruiter  / Sr.  Corporate Recruiter for our Madison, WI location. As part of a highly effective team, you will find the best, brightest and most passionate people for our teams - you must recognize a wide variety of talent and think of new and creative ways to find them for contact center, consumer sales, help desk, administrative and professional positions nationwide.

The ideal candidate will dig in, learn about the roles which they will be recruiting, partner with company leaders and hiring managers to build a hiring strategy and drive top-notch candidates to apply while providing a stellar candidate experience.  


TDS was voted one of 2017 Best Places to Work by Madison Magazine!! 


Company Descriptions - TDS

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. with 1.2 million connections to high-speed internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. TDS, a growing force in the cable industry, operates BendBroadband, which is part of TDS Broadband Service LLC. For residential customers, TDS deploys up to 1Gig internet access, IPTV service (TDS TV), cable TV options, and traditional wireline services. For businesses, TDS offers advanced communications solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted voice), high-speed internet, fiber optics, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com or tdsbusiness.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs more than 2,800 people and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. A Fortune 1000® company, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services. TDS has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. In 2018, TDS was named to three Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 9,600 people. Visit tdsinc.com.


Full Cycle Recruitment - Responsible for full cycle recruiting for either contact center, sales, administrative and professional positions nationwide, or IT technical positions nationwide as assigned.

  • Develops and maintains a partnership with hiring managers, to fill their talent needs, understand position requirements and develop specific recruiting plans.
  • Consults with managers regarding recruitment practices, policies, and procedures, within an AAP organization.
  • Partners with managers to update job descriptions and writes effective postings to attract top talent.
  • Consults with hiring manager to develop screening and interview tools to establish criteria and determine qualified candidates.
  • Conducts phone screens and interviews, develops professional rapport with candidates, and recommends top talent to hiring managers.
  • Maintains requisitions and all required information in applicant tracking system (ATS).
  • Performs innovative candidate sourcing including but not limited to:  internet recruiting, networking, social media, job fairs, open houses, employee referral programs, college recruiting, print publications, etc.
  • In accordance with Affirmative Action Plan and all applicable EEO, state and federal laws, makes hiring recommendations to hiring manager.
  • Assists with team projects or processes to support overall talent management attraction, onboarding, and retention.


Required Qualifications:


Corporate Recruiter

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher OR 4+ years professional work experience.
  • 1+ year experience as a full life cycle recruiter.

Sr. Corporate Recruiter

  • All of the above requirements PLUS
  • 3 + years of technical recruitment experience


Other Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Solid understanding of recruitment processes as well as demonstrated sourcing, networking, screening and selection skills.
  • Ability to take ownership of the selection process and successfully manage a high volume work load.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability to utilize, multiple recruiting sources.  Proven track record of innovative recruiting initiatives and campaigns desired.
  • Must have knowledge of up-to-date Human Resource policies, standard practices; laws and regulations and proposed changes and the ability to apply them consistently.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.


As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.

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