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Jacco Valkenburg, born 1971, is an international recruitment expert, trainer and author of 2 bestselling books about LinkedIn (25.000 copies sold). He has extensive experience in global recruitment strategies and execution spanning numerous countries for leading companies.

As founder of Recruit2 and Recruiter University he provides companies with recruitment and talent management solutions and expertise. His mission is helping companies ‘from good to great staffing’.

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  1. 1. Page 1 of 4 – CV of Jacco Valkenburg – Freelance Recruiter and Employer Branding Expert _________________________________________________________________________________ Personal Details: Name Mobile Location Nationality E-mail Awards: 2010 2009 2007 2004 2003 1998 & 1999 Jacco Valkenburg +31 6 2825 7098 The Hague, Netherlands (willing to relocate) Dutch Nominated "Most promising recruitment initiative” for refer2, RIDE awards Winner title ‘Best Social Recruiter 2009’, CSN Awards st Career site Clifford Chance 1 prizewinner SHRM Creative Excellence Award, Category global communications – online media Finalist title ‘Recruiter Of The Year 2003’, Recruiters United Finalist title ‘Recruiter Of The Year 2002’, Recruiters United ‘Sales Person of the Month’ - For Highest Contribution to Team Value, Modis Work experience: 1999 - Current Recruit2 / Recruiter University Pioneer in execution of recruiting projects and online recruitment § Expert in online recruitment. § Significant improvement of recruitment effectiveness with new technology and processes. § Innovative Employer Branding and recruiting campaigns with the use of social media. § Successful completion of more than 15 recruiting projects, at national and international clients. Other recent work: § Trainer and speaker at international conferences in the field of (social media) recruitment. § Organiser of the yearly Mobile Recruitment Award and 123Mobile conference. § Author of two bestselling books about LinkedIn, for recruiters and job seekers. § Contributor to a Dutch book about Recruitment metrics (published in July 2013). § Author of new book about Social Media Recruitment, to be released in Q2-2014. Completed project assignments: 2014 Applus RTD, Rotterdam area Position: Project Manager Recruitment & Strategic Workforce Planning (freelance) Applus RTD Group is an international company specialized in non-destructive testing and Inspections, both standard and tailor-made. The company has in excess of 5.000 employees. Hired to reshape and upgrade the Global Recruitment and Employer Branding function to achieve the company’s objectives e.g. Strategic Workforce Planning. 2013 Wigo4it, The Hague Position: IT Recruiter (freelance) The social services of the four largest Dutch municipalities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague, have joined forces to form the cooperation Wigo4it. Hired to improve Employer Branding and structure recruitment actions. Initiated a Facebook page as central hub to engage candidates, implemented a recruitment system (Qandidate) and launched a recruitment campaign with an initial response of over 400 high quality ICT candidates in just 4 weeks. Filled all positions within time and budget. Vacancies: Senior Business IT Consultant, Contract Manager, IT Project Manager, Enterprise Architect, Network Specialist (CCNP), Technical Manager Unix/Storage, Functional Application Manager, Developer C# .NET. 2010 – 2012 Canon Europe, Amstelveen Position: ICT Recruiter at OneCanon (freelance) Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, is a global 500 company, with over 11,500 employees across EMEA, and revenue of $46B. The OneCanon Programme is the transformation engine driving the evolution of a more customer-focused sales and services organisation. __________________________________________________________________________________________ | |
  2. 2. Page 2 of 4 – CV of Jacco Valkenburg – Freelance Recruiter and Employer Branding Expert _________________________________________________________________________________ Responsible for all international recruiting activities regarding 100 critical ICT positions within this highprofile programme in the domains CRM, Sales, Service, SCM, OM/Logistics and eCommerce. Streamline the recruitment process and launched a Non-Employee Referral Programme. Results: § Significantly improved the quality of hires by focusing on targeted sourcing & referral recruitment. § Minimised out-of-pocket costs (only 3% of all hires via an Executive Search firm). § Reduced time to hire by 32%. 2009 – 2010 ING Insurance Central Europe, Amsterdam Position: Project Manager Recruitment (freelance) ING Insurance operates in 13 countries in Europe and has 4.000 employees. The current HR function and its architecture (HR policies, processes, systems, practices and advice) is locally driven and characterized by a high level of diversity. Hired to reshape and upgrade the Recruitment function to create high value and quality for the business in supporting them toward a single operating model. § § § Wrote an unified, regional HR policy for Recruitment, specifying a new approach and processes. Conducted business requirements analysis for a software solution supporting Recruitment. Implemented Taleo10 software and state of the art new regional career sites (Web2.0 ready). 2008 – 2009 ING Wholesale Banking, Amsterdam Position: Global Recruitment Project Manager (freelance) ING Wholesale Banking has 18,000 banking professionals and a presence in 40 countries. Hired to manage the global rollout of internal/external career sites together with a new recruitment and selection tool (Taleo / Vurv). § § § Scoping, project planning and coordinating of all project related issues including alignment, design, configuration, setup testing, validation, migration, communication and suggesting improvements. Deliver a state-of-the-art talent acquisition platform for vacancy publishing and applicant tracking. Develop training materials and provide end-user-training to all HR/Recruiting staff worldwide. Build new global career sites with compelling messages, key differentiators and targeted information (including flash video integration and widgets) to support employer branding and internal mobility. 2007 – 2008 ING Investment Management, The Hague Position: European Recruitment Coordinator (freelance) ING Investment Management employs over 2500 people in more than thirty countries worldwide. Project assignment to analyse the current recruitment activities and processes within Europe. § § § § Analyse metrics, providing insights and make recommendations towards a European recruiting organisation. Reduced cost-per hire with 46%. Improve labour market communication with new initiatives including email marketing, search engine marketing, banner advertising, online career event, boosting employee referrals and an enhanced career site. Assist in international recruiting by developing the best job marketing and sourcing strategies. Responsible for pilot implementation next generation recruitment and selection tool for ING Group. 2007 ING Group, Amsterdam Position: Global Graduate Recruiter (freelance) Hired to design and enhance the global graduate recruitment strategy for Corporate Risk Management in order to attract and select the best graduates worldwide. § § Designed, implemented and executed a remote college recruiting model to attract the right candidates for new Global Risk Talent Programme. Filled all positions within 6 months. Building and enhancing knowledge on the Risk areas within ING, the graduate markets as it relates to hiring risk trainees, universities, external networks, (student) associations and competitors. __________________________________________________________________________________________ | |
  3. 3. Page 3 of 4 – CV of Jacco Valkenburg – Freelance Recruiter and Employer Branding Expert _________________________________________________________________________________ 2007 Tele2-Versatel, Amsterdam Position: HR Consultant (consultancy) Worked on job evaluation project to analyse job profiles and organisation processes to improve transparency, clarity & systematization. New job roles are defined and classified based on tasks, results and competencies. 2005 – 2007 Clifford Chance, Amsterdam Position: Recruitment Manager (freelance) Clifford Chance, world's largest law firm, has 3,300 legal advisers in 20 countries and revenue of $1.6 billion. The firm advises the world's leading financial institutions and multinational businesses on legal issues. Replacing the Recruitment Manager during and after maternity leave. § § § § Coordinating and supervising the recruitment and selection process (2 direct reports). Positioning Clifford Chance as a leading office in the job market in order to contribute to an optimum quantitative & qualitative staffing level of legal and non-legal staff (165% achievement). Project management of award-winning labour market communication, Recruitment PR, upgrade Applicant Tracking System, Employee Referrals, Direct Search training, diversity program, etc. Organised campus recruitment events, an international business course and participated in the “Best Graduates 2005 Raet, Amersfoort Position: Recruitment Manager (freelance) § Managing and coaching of recruitment team (2 direct reports). § Responsible for the full recruiting cycle of senior level and high priority, permanent and temporary, positions by utilizing all available resources including networking, job marketing, direct search and agencies. 2005 Cisco Systems, Amsterdam/Brussels Position: Lead Recruiter, Benelux region (freelance) § Implement and deliver the service and commercial strategy of the Managed Recruitment Service, ensuring that targets are met or exceeded. Build and foster relationships with key players and decision makers. § Consult on new requirements, recommend and action recruitment strategies to ensure the highest quality resource is engaged in an efficient and cost effective manner. § Work with and mentor Resourcing teams to ensure quality supply. 2003 – 2004 BearingPoint, The Hague Position: Senior Recruiter (freelance) § Recruiting of IT and Business Consultants up to Managing Director level. § Generate qualified candidates through cost-effective efforts (mainly direct search, no agencies). § Company grew from 3 to 36 staff. 2003 InFocus, Amsterdam Position: Recruiter EMEA (freelance) § Responsible for the full recruiting cycle including profiling, sourcing, screening, scheduling, interviewing, reference checks and offer making in a fast paced high-tech environment. § Actively sourcing candidates utilizing resources that include Internet search, networking, local & national paper advertising, agencies, trade shows, headhunting, etc. 2002 RANN, Rijswijk Position: Project HR/Recruitment consultant (freelance) Started before the launch of a new 3G (UMTS) roll-out organisation, a 50/50 joint venture of T-Mobile and Orange, and responsible for the planning, budgetting, tracking and executing the hiring process of 30 contract and 55 permanent staff within 6 months. 2001 – 2002 T-Mobile, The Hague Position: Recruitment consultant (freelance) § Recruitment and selection of 70 international technical permanent staff. § Temporary responsible for Sales and Finance vacancies. __________________________________________________________________________________________ | |
  4. 4. Page 4 of 4 – CV of Jacco Valkenburg – Freelance Recruiter and Employer Branding Expert _________________________________________________________________________________ § Relation management of staffing agencies and improving pre-selection of candidates. Negotiation of agency rates and terms. Project responsible for the evaluation of recruitment partner Randstad (in-house operation). 2000 – 2001 Alcatel Telecom, Rijswijk Position: Recruitment consultant (freelance) § Recruitment, interviewing and selection of 40 management and ICT specialists for the new Network Operations Centre in Amsterdam. 1999 – 2000 KPNQwest, The Hague Position: Interim Recruiter (freelance) § Recruitment and (pre-) selection of international contract and 115 permanent staff. § Initiated and implemented framework-agreement for 110 contract agencies and software houses in order to minimise potential tax-liabilities when hiring external staff in The Netherlands. 1996 – 1999 Modis International, Eindhoven Position: Resource Officer (1996), Account Manager (1997-1999) Started and lead the Systems and Networking team, specialised in recruitment and engagement of Systems and Networking Consultants. Achieved revenue of 240K€ per month. Extracurricular: My Books My Training Portfolio My Blog My LinkedIn Group Recruitment via LinkedIn & Career Management via LinkedIn (144.000 recruiters) Education: 1989 – 1996 Electrical Engineering, Technical University Eindhoven __________________________________________________________________________________________ | |