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Jason Robinson is a Waldwick resident currently works as an executive recruiter for UBS, in New Jersey.

Jason Robinson of Waldwick, has worked at UBS, a financial services company, since 2006. Since 2012, he has held the position of Executive Director, Talent Acquisition Partner for Wealth Management Americas. In that role, he is responsible for maintaining and developing a hiring plan and for acting as the head strategic recruiter. He manages the human resources relationship for all aspects of talent acquisition with the company and partners with HR business partners, business area heads and recruitment delivery leads to make sure that the key strategic initiatives are in alignment.

His major role as a recruiter is to find candidates who are the right fit for the positions available at USB, particularly for wealth management positions. Jason finds new talent through networking and by meeting with potential candidates one on one and face to face. As an executive recruiter, or head hunter, his major task is to spot talent that is appropriate for the financial services company and for wealth management. He is also adept at selling the strengths of the company to worthwhile candidates. In recruiting, it's as much about finding the right potential employees as it is about promoting the company to those potential employees.

His work is in prospecting for talent through networking and one-on-one face time. He has no problem with the term “head-hunter” in describing, or defining his work. He aims to create a strong pool of potential candidates to give the company the best selection when it comes to hiring. He also advises management on hiring expectations, including the type of talent they can expect to get and how much that talent will cost.

Jason Robinson attended Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. There, he earned a bachelor of science degree in Environmental and Business Economics. Rutgers is the largest university in the state of New Jersey. It was founded in 1766 as Queen's College and was one of nine schools founded before the American Revolution. Rutgers has the distinction of being the eighth oldest university in the country. The school was ranked #20 by "Forbes" magazine on its list of schools to attend to "get rich," based on median salaries from alumni of the school.

Robert Half

After working as a materials supervisor at McCain Citrus for two years, then as a plant supervisor at Ashland Specialty Chemical for another two years, Robinson got his start in the human resources and staffing field. He held a position with Robert Half International, Inc., from 1999 until 2001. Robert Half is a specialized staffing firm with over 350 locations around the world. It was founded in 1948 and is currently the largest firm of its kind in the world.

He started as a staffing manager at the firm. As the manager, he led the creation of the investment banking and brokerage services search division, and then acted as manager for the division. He also established a team of five staff managers during his tenure. As the staffing manager, he worked with those in senior management positions to develop recruitment tools to allow the company to achieve its growth goals.

Jason was also responsible for detecting, developing and maintaining relationships with human resource managers at the companies Robert Half, Inc. worked with. During his time with the company, he built up and maintained a portfolio that featured over 80 financial and accounting consultants. The portfolio included bill rate and pay negotiations, conversion pay agreements and client contracts. He used sales initiatives and presentations to controllers, line managers and corporate executives to facilitate procurement of consulting services. During his time with the company, he had a client base of more than 300 companies.

Spherion Corporation

After working with Robert Half International, Inc., Jason Robinson found a position at Spherion Corporation, a professional recruiting group, in New York, as the senior search consultant. He began working with the company in 2002. As the search consultant, he made use of a wide range of resources to find clients and companies, including social media, cold-calling, internet job boards and company websites, as well as traditional methods such as referrals and networking.

Relationships are at the heart of recruiting. As the senior search consultant, Robinson focused on a candidate development process that allowed him to create and maintain long term professional relationships. He would also interview candidates one of one to discover their objectives and preferences in the job search, analyze their skills and determine how viable a match they might be for a position.

A recruiter can't only look at the candidates, though. The Waldwick based recruiter, also focused on the specific needs of each client. He worked with line managers to determined the requirements of a client and to come up with a plan to get candidates interested in a position, using a number of professional, creative recruiting techniques.

Resource Solutions, Inc.

In 2004, Jason became the US Operations Manager at Resource Solutions, Inc., a company that works with clients to manage the recruitment process. As the operations manager, Robinson created and designed corporate infrastructure programs. The programs included new hire orientation, sourcing candidates, continuing education, bonus incentives for direct recruitment and meetings and events each month to encourage team building and boost employee satisfaction. He was also responsible for monitoring the budget and for performing a monthly analysis to adjust allocations between client sites as needed. As the operations manager, he put a contractor payroll program in place to remove the burden of risk or potential legal action from clients.

UBS

In 2006, Robinson began working at UBS AG. UBS AG is a Swiss financial services company that has its headquarters in Zurich and Basel. Although founded in Switzerland and based there, the financial services company has more than 63,000 global employees and operates in over 50 countries. The company has been in operation for more than 150 years. It provides investment services, wealth management and asset management to institutional, commercial and private clients.

Robinson began at UBS AG as the director for the recruiting services. As the director, he developed and led a project portfolio management team which partnered with the human resource relationship managers and business managers. The project portfolio management team sought to improve a number of aspects at the company. It put in place proactive recruitment techniques, improved the application process by putting an online application in place and created an onboarding life cycle that streamlined the prescreening and orientation process.

In 2008, Jason Robinson became the Executive Director for Professional Recruiting at UBS AG. As the executive director, he managed a team of more than 10 sourcing specialists and recruiters. As the leader, he helped the specialists and recruiters proactively engage the client base as well as internal and external candidate through all staffing initiatives. During his tenure as Executive Director for Professional Recruiting, procurement expenses dropped considerably, from 26 percent to lower than 5 percent, or from more than $12 million to $1.2 million.

He also increased the efficiency ratio for pre-hire background checks by 300 percent. The completion rate initially took 15 days. He was able to bring the time down to five days. Robinson moved to his current position with UBS AG, Executive Director for Talent Acquisition Partner for Wealth Management Americas, in 2012.

Personal Bio

Robinson is a married man with a family. He has two young daughters. When not busy with work, he enjoys golfing and working out. He has made a commitment to working out at the gym several times a week. Jason Robinson of Waldwick is also an avid traveler who owns a timeshare in Mexico and who has been to Aruba at least six times.

Robinson understands that developing relationships is one of the key aspects of a recruiter's job. He has been recognized in the past for his ability to motivate people in the industry and for his skills as a manager. Robinson has been recognized for his talents in the past and hopes to be recognized in the future.

As a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management and the the Human Resources Association of New York, HRNY chapter, Robinson plans on maintaining his affiliations with the two organizations. Jason also intends to maintain his certification as a Diversity and Internet recruiter from AIRS, a company that specializes in recruitment training. AIRS was founded in 1997 and currently offers six certifications for recruiters.

Along with continuing to develop as a recruiter and to be a leader in the field, Robinson hopes to develop in his personal life. He has made financial contributions to the Amelia Zarro Trust in the past and plans to continue to do so. The Amelia Zarro Trust is a charitable organization that was created in 2010 by friends of the family of Amelia Zarro.

Amelia was born in 2001 and was soon diagnosed with a condition called Chromosome 22 Ring. The disorder caused the chromosome pair to fuse together into a ring, which causes a number of physical and mental impairments, which vary from person to person. Jason Robinson of Waldwick, New Jersey has been proud to provide funding to the trust and hopes to be able to provide more in the future.

As a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management and the the Human Resources Association of New York, HRNY chapter, Robinson plans on maintaining his affiliations with the two organizations. Jason Robinson, Waldwick recruiter, also intends to maintain his certification as a Diversity and Internet recruiter from AIRS, a company that specializes in recruitment training. AIRS was founded in 1997 and currently offers six certifications for recruiters.

Along with continuing to develop as a recruiter and to be a leader in the field, Robinson hopes to develop in his personal life. He has made financial contributions to the Amelia Zarro Trust in the past and plans to continue to do so. The Amelia Zarro Trust is a charitable organization that was created in 2010 by friends of the family of Amelia Zarro.

Amelia was born in 2001 and was soon diagnosed with a condition called Chromosome 22 Ring. The disorder caused the chromosome pair to fuse together into a ring, which causes a number of physical and mental impairments, which vary from person to person. Robinson has been proud to provide funding to the trust and hopes to be able to provide more in the future.

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  • Strategic Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Development
  • Talent Aquisition
  • Performance Managment
  • Onboarding
  • Technical Recruiting
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