How Zenefits’ recruiting team became a strategic business partner

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Do you feel like you’re always struggling to catch up with the hiring needs of other teams? That’s because most recruiting departments take a reactive approach, striving to fill reqs once they’re opened. What if you made recruiting a strategic business partner and created a framework so that you were always ahead?

But, what does it really mean to be a strategic business partner?

Senior Recruiting Manager at Zenefits, Michelle Delcambre, knows. She has achieved this by working closely with key stakeholders across the organization to understand the product roadmap and plan hiring accordingly, calculating the man-hours needed to effectively meet hiring needs, and transforming recruiting from a reactive function to a proactive leader.

The results speak for themselves: She’s hired 20+ engineers every month, and a total of 276 new hires within the engineering and product teams just in 2015!


In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to make the case that recruiting should be a top priority
  • Which steps to take to forecast headcount and budget
  • How to make recruiting more data driven
  • Which methods to implement to stop being reactive and start being proactive