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Recruiter - Center of Recruiting Excellence (CoRE)

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-exempt



Position Summary:

Assess and screen applications, conduct phone screens, prepare interview packages, and present stores with a qualified slate of applicants. Ensure candidates and store teams have positive recruiting experiences by keeping them informed throughout the process and answering their questions. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Screen candidate applications using best-fit criteria, such as availability and behavioral assessments
  • Conduct initial phone interviews to confirm applicant interest in the position and availability and share information about the position
  • Manage communications with candidates and stores and keep individuals informed and engaged throughout the recruitment process
  • Act as a proponent of positive candidate experiences
  • Work closely with other members of the recruiting team to ensure all applicant information is updated in the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and communicated to candidates in a timely fashion
  • Review background checks and determine if candidates have the appropriate disposition for the role in question
  • Support and assist with high-volume recruiting events, such as new store openings and remodels/expansions
  • Stay up to date on the retail industry, employment trends and hourly associate practices to effectively anticipate and address changes that could impact applicant availability, sourcing and recruiting
  • Comply with applicable federal and state laws and company standards regarding recruiting practices
  • Help continuously assess and improve time-to-fill, quality of hires and candidate experience
  • Travel to stores to support high-volume recruiting events
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • 2 years of recruiting experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and professionally
  • Strong ability to efficiently and effectively screen applications
  • Proven interpersonal skills, specifically the ability to understand and connect with people
  • Ability and desire to work effectively with diverse groups of candidates and internal customers
  • Ability to effectively promote the culture and benefits of working for Kroger and endorse the company’s brand
  • Ability to effectively manage tasks, including following up on outstanding action items
  • Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive information regarding candidates and employees
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience recruiting hourly associates for retail store positions
  • Experience using Success Factor's recruiting module (preferred) or another applicant tracking system


Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): [[mfield4]]
 Regions: General Office- Cincinnati


Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 Posting Notes:  OH || Blue Ash || 11310 Cornell Park Drive || 45242 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Human Resources || Employee || Non-Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Recruiting, Human Resources

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