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Dean Da Costa

Hi, I'm Dean Da Costa., The Search Authority- “Helping people connect with their Destiny”

Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated manager, recruiter and sourcer who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a "Staffing Thought Leader". Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true "Search Authority".

2012 HRE most influential Staffing Professional:
http://www.hrexaminer.com/lists/online-influence-recruiting-2012-v5

Top 25 Must Read Blogs for Recruiters #12:
http://hr.sparkhire.com/human-resources-news/spark-hires-top-25-must-read-blogs-for-recruiters/

Dean Da Costa's Background

Dean Da Costa's Experience

Staffing/HR Consultant at Search Authority/4SCT- The Sourcing Institute

March 2009

o Worked as a staffing/management/PM/HR/Process Improvement consultant on projects at numerous companies to include companies such as; Microsoft, HP, Concur, Wirestone, Lockheed Martin, Market leader, Startuprecroot, Rhapsody, Avanade, numerous startups and more. Act as Senior Sourcer/Research, HR and full cycle recruiter with excellent account management skills. o Trainer for HR, sourcing and staffing methodologies to include campus, diversity and military/veteran strategies. Manage and perform HR functions. o Pioneering new research and sourcing methodologies, leading to the pipelining of the top 10% candidates within the US, while increasing competitive intelligence. o Managed and performed full life cycle recruiting for all offices across the US. Managed campus recruiting, vendor management, Account Management, on boarding, employee relations, diversity programs, ATS selection, PM, campus program and staffing and sourcing process creation and implementation. o Recruited for all levels and types of positions to include but not limited to: Healthcare, Producers, Solution Architects, PMs, Developers, Architects, Account Directors, Copywriters, Flash Developers, Finance, Social Media Managers, Finance, Web Analytics, Gaming, Art Directors, HR, Sales, SDET, C++, C#, Java, AI, PHP, Machine Learning, algorithms, mobile SaaS, Cloud, Search and more. o Working with The Sourcing Institutes Training programs, as a "Train the Trainer" Adjutant Professor and sourcing expert. o Was the architect for a patent pending, ground breaking sourcing tool, currently used by all HP staffing professionals o Increased hiring by 70%, while decreasing time to fill by 60% and cost by 62%. Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent, sourcer, Research, staffing, boolean, search, researcher, Branding

Staffing/HR/Recruiter /Sourcer /Recruiting /Talent /Sourcing /Researcher/ Leadership at Dean Da Costa "The Search Authority" (Career Highlights)

May 1992

Search Authority FULL CYCLE RECRUITING/STAFFING/HR/Sourcing/PM/Process Consultant o Trainer for management, PM, HR, sourcing, staffing methodologies, and more. o Enacted lean recruiting methods and process mapping to shorten time to fill while lowering cost per hire. o Pioneering new research and sourcing methodologies, leading to the pipelining of the top 10% consultants within the US, while increasing competitive intelligence. o Managed staffing professionals, mentoring them on staffing techniques. Created and managed recruiting budgets and more. Managed campus recruiting, vendor management, Account Management, on boarding, P&L, diversity programs, ATS selection, campus program and staffing and sourcing process creation. o Experienced in full life cycle recruiting. Experienced recruiting for various verticals including Agency/ Contingent, Technical/IT/Engineering/Mobile, Creative, Sales/Marketing, Military, Consulting, Executive, College, International, Call Center, Gaming, Niche and High Volume and more. Expert in behavioral interviewing and BTOS. o Project Manager for numerous projects such as, HRIS/ATS selection and implementation, Process improvement projects, operations and more. Successfully completed all projects on time and under budget. o Social Media guru, creating and implementing social recruiting strategies and architecture. o Performed HR functions to include but not limited to: EEO, AA, OFCCP, Employee Relations, FMLA, ADA, on boarding, Hiring, Firing, NEO and more. Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent, sourcer, Research, branding, staffing, boolean, search, researcher

Sr. Sourcing Lead at HP (CDI)

February 2011 - September 2012

o Training and mentored staffing professionals on sourcing techniques, strategies, systems, and procedures. o Social Media and staffing Subject matter expert. o Was the architect for a patent pending, ground breaking sourcing tool, currently used by all HP staffing professionals o Sourcing and screening candidates for HP Professional Services. Sourcing for profiles such as; PM, Consultant, Developers, Architects, Implementers, HR, SAM, and more. Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, Military, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP, Thought Leader, Branding

Senior Technical Recruiter -Sourcer /Staffing / HR at Wirestone LLC

July 2009 - August 2012

* Perform full lifecycle recruiting for all openings to include; developers, architects, consultants, HR, social media, Art Directors, producers, marketing, SEO, copywriters and more. * Create and implement staffing processes and matrixes * Assessment, selection and implementation of an ATS system. * Assist in the selection, preparation, and opening of PNW office. * Recruiter for all temp positions, staffing vendor management. Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP, Thought Leader, Military, Branding

Senior Researcher -Sourcer /Recruiter /Staffing /Talent /Sourcing at Avanade (Search Wizards)

December 2010 - February 2011

o Act as Senior Sourcer/Researcher for this multi-million dollar international services company. o Pioneering new research and sourcing methodologies, leading to the pipelining of the top 10% consultants within the US, while increasing competitive intelligence. Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP, Thought Leader, Military, Branding

Sr. Talent Sourcer -Recruiter /Staffing Consultant /Sourcing at Microsoft (Search Wizards)

April 2010 - October 2010

* Sourcing and screening candidates for Microsoft Online Services Division. * Skills sourced for include; C++. C#, Java, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, BI, Search, API, Natural Language, Pattern recognition, UX/UI, Statistics, and more. * Recruiter for special projects such as NBMBAA. Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP, Thought Leader, Military, Branding

Staffing Program Manager -Sourcer /Recruiter /Sourcing /Recruiting /Talent at Microsoft

January 2008 - January 2009

Was assigned to increase the hiring of technical women with in specific groups at Microsoft. Performed this by prospecting / sourcing for technical women based on profiles of the types of candidates we look for. Created a recruitment drive of over 22,000 qualified technical women. Assisted in a creation of a Value Added Proposition to help in the attracting of tehcnical women. Technical women hiring increased as a result of this work. Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP, Thought Leader, Military, Branding

Sr. Lead Staffing/Recruiting Consultant at Microsoft

July 2003 - January 2009

oOwn and drive the staffing strategy and results for your client set. oSource, interview, offer, negotiate and close candidates for assigned requisitions though out the US. oEducate/train hiring managers and client management on agreed to processes and hiring manager responsibilities. oWork with the hiring managers and HR generalist as needed, to agree on specifics for the position, and leveling/compensation strategy. oEngaging key staffing and business partners in order to understand the needs of this unique client as well as attain internal expertise of the profile and map to external marketplace. oDevelop, execute and drive results of comprehensive search strategies to recruit senior and niche candidates in limited candidate spaces throughout the US-- including driving a business plan which is geared at building key competitive research, industry profile development, networking, direct sourcing resulting in hires throughout the US. Conforming to OFCCP guidelines. Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP, Thought Leader, Military, Branding

Contract Technical Recruiter/Staffing at Microsoft

March 2003 - July 2003

Technical Recruiting for Mircosoft o Appointed to several underperforming recruiting groups and turned them around in 6 months and exceeded plan. Responsible for the full recruiting life cycle for all open positions of assigned groups. o Provided recruiter training on sourcing, Interviewing EEO, HRIS, and various process issues. o Managed full lifecycle staffing.recruiting in the difficult Security space Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP

Employment & Development Manager/ HR at Nuprecon LP

July 2001 - October 2002

o Responsible for the full recruiting/staffing/sourcing life cycle for all open positions. Created staffing/recruiting strategies, account management, handled all advertising, and managed recruiting budget. Increased staffing 50% while cutting recruiting costs 70% and decreasing recruiting time 60%. Managed campus programs. o Performed HR function to include: EEO, FMLA, Compensation, and more. o PM for several projects to include; re-leveling project, Diversity Program Manager, HRIS project, and infrastructure project. Completed all projects on time and under budget. Trained employees on numerous subjects to include; PM, Scheduling, Software and more. o Selected, implemented, managed, and trained personnel on HRIS that included training module that resulted in 100% current training of all employees. Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP

Recruiter/Staffing Professional/ HR at Covansys

2000 - 2001

Hr, Training, Staffing/Sourcing and PM Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP

Sr. Recruiter/Staffing/ HR at DMR Management

June 1999 - June 2000

Hr, Training, Staffing/Recruiting, Sourcing, Recruiter and PM Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP

Staffing/Recruiting Manager and PM at Remedy Technical

May 1998 - May 1999

Staffing/Recruiting and branch Manager Hr, Training, Staffing/Recruiting, Sourcing, Recruiter and PM Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP

Recruiting Manager, Hr, Training, Staffing, Recruiter and PM at ECA

1995 - 1998

Hr, Training, Staffing/Recruiting, Recruiter, Sourcing, Manager and PM Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP

Recruiting/Staffing, HR, Managment, PM and Training at US Army

April 1983 - April 1995

o Filled numerous positions to include Recruiter, Project Manager, HR, Career Counselor, and Trainer. o Worked with ACAP to help soldiers leaving the military find jobs world wide. Trained soldiers on general military skills, resume writing, Avionics, and more. o Provided career counseling for soldiers in specific job functions. o Managed several projects to include; ASE, HUD, HMPP and more. Led teams of up to 45 soldiers. Tags: Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP

Dean Da Costa's Education

Bellevue University

2009 – 2010

BSHR Graduated


Misc

Certifications


Numerous

Concentration: Human Resources (HR)/Training/PM


Dean Da Costa's Interests & Activities

Sourcing, Recruiting, Recruiter, Talent Management, Lisology, Lookology, Candidate Generation, sourcer, Pipeline Building, Research, Looklisology, Resource Management, HR, Training, Diversity, HMCS, WEB 2.0, HRIS, PM, ATS, ASA, STL, BTOS, Human Resources, SEO, TSO, Social Media, Account Management, staffing Professional, boolean, search, researcher, OFCCP, Military, Veteran

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