Talent Acquisitions Business Partner

Company Details

Equity Residential


Under the general supervision of the Director, Talent Acquisition or the Team Lead, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, the Talent Acquisition Business Partner is responsible for the overall sourcing, recruitment, and placement of candidates for market and corporate positions to meet current and future staffing needs. The Talent Acquisition Business Partner will develop and use a variety of proven recruiting strategies to fill job openings in a timely manner and ensure strategic, creative, cost-effective candidate sourcing while managing the candidate experience by modeling the Equity Residential brand. Primary job functions include, but are not limited to, building and maintaining a diverse candidate pipeline through sourcing and outreach; screening, interviewing, and hiring candidates; developing and maintaining a college/university/trade school recruiting strategy; drive our diversity talent strategy within their assigned market; presenting a diverse slate of talent to our hiring team; analyzing compensation trends and making salary recommendations for all new hires and promotions; coaching and training hiring managers on interviewing and hiring decisions; and analyzing results of recruiting strategies and employment turnover.

As a Talent Acquisition Business Partner, your days will be full, fast-paced and challenging. You will meet with candidates, consult with business partners, network within the industry, and strategize ongoing improvements and new ideas to help us meet our operational goals. You will live our brand by questioning authority, taking educated risks, and thinking like an owner. You will leverage your strengths in relationship building regularly, partnering with colleagues across all levels and departments of the organization (Property Management, Organization and Talent Development, Facilities, Investments, etc. ) with the shared goal of maximizing the potential of employee and asset performance in your region.


  • A Strong Communicator.
    Your writing and speaking skills are clear and effective, helping you connect well with others.
  • A People Person.
    Building professional and high quality relationships comes naturally to you, and in turn helps you to position Equity as an employer of choice and attract the right talent to meet our operational goals.
  • Strategic.
    You harness your understanding of Equity’s competitive position, goals and initiatives to develop both short and long-term strategy.
  • Intellectually Curious.
    You never stop at “I don’t know;” you crave ongoing education and growth, and you immerse yourself in your craft, your industry and your market until you are established as a subject matter expert.
  • Decisive and Trustworthy.
    Your strong business acumen and good judgment allow you to seize opportunities and make sound business decisions.
  • Analytical and Creative.
    You like thinking outside the box to come up with smart solutions to new challenges, and you embrace the opportunity to live in the gray.
  • A Team Player.
    You are united with teammates in delivering the best experience to candidates, employees, internal customers and business partners.
  • Motivated.
    You invest extra energy to reach your goals.
  • Action-Oriented.
    You always take initiative, never sitting idle. You follow through on commitments, letting employees and business partners know that they matter.
  • Organized.
    You are flexible and able to juggle a busy calendar, changing priorities, and personal interactions with teammates and employees smoothly.
  • Caring.
    You put yourself in others’ shoes and strive for positive outcomes.
  • Energetic and Positive.
    You are an outgoing, gregarious brand ambassador who motivates and excites others to elevate their performance.


Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy

  • Develop and implement recruiting and selection strategies
    for assigned region/portfolio through collaboration with VP of Property Management, Director of Talent Acquisition, and other Recruiters/Senior Recruiters.
  • Act as a strategic business partner
    to Vice Presidents, Regional Managers, corporate team members, and onsite associates, collaborating to address regional and/or community challenges with staffing and retention.
  • Research, identify, and establish business relationships
    with diverse talent sources (colleges/universities, trade schools, military veteran networks, professional associations, etc.) in local market(s).
  • Build, manage, and maintain a candidate pipeline
    , including the development and implementation of a passive candidate recruiting strategy.
  • Screens resumes and conducts initial phone screens
    with candidates for employment. Schedules and conducts in-person and/or video interviews for all market and corporate positions in the assigned region.
  • Makes hiring decision
    s, including selection of top candidate, proposal of salary, and extension of offer/salary negotiation for non-managerial market positions (Central Casting positions).
  • Assesses and recommends candidates
    for further interviews with Hiring Manager(s) for managerial and corporate positions (non-Central Casting positions) and consults with Hiring Managers on selection process and compensation.
  • Manages internal transfer and promotion process
    for assigned geographic area, participating in the process as an interviewer and decision maker as needed.
  • Sources candidates for internship and apprenticeship programs
    ; manages the placement of interns and monitors progress and results. Participates in efforts to keep programs up to date and competitive; may be called upon to revise existing programs or develop new ones.
  • Coordinates and leads job fairs and recruiting events
    at EQR communities, universities, trade schools, military events, local city-sponsored events, etc, with an emphasis on increasing Equity’s diversity efforts.

Maintain Equity’s Powerful Culture

  • Acts as a brand ambassador.
    Pursues opportunities to become embedded in local market by attending networking events, leading information sessions and/or resume workshops, serving on local advisory boards and industry panel presentations, etc.
  • Prepares recruiting reports
    and identifies recruiting trends, sources, etc. Analyzes results of recruiting strategies and employment turnover and reports trends to internal business partners.

Strategic and Leadership Contribution

  • Provides effective and frequent communication
    to all levels of management.
  • Guides managers in the hiring and selection process
    and acts as an ongoing resource and consultant to internal customers/hiring managers.
  • Demonstrates behaviors that position Equity as an Employer of Choice
    and the HR team as being brand ambassadors throughout the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding experiences.
  • Represents the Company
    in a professional manner at all times. Consistently maintains a professional image and demeanor when dealing with applicants, co-workers and the general public.
  • Performs other duties
    as assigned.


  • College degree strongly preferred.
  • 2+ years recruiting/hiring experience required; in-house recruitment experience required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a professional image essential.
  • Strong customer service, problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills required.
  • Must possess exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills, as well as the ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Must be computer proficient and able to learn new software upgrades and enhancements.
  • Experience in the property management field is not required, but recruiting experience in a similar industry (hospitality, retail, restaurant, sales) is ideal.
  • Flexibility for local and long-distance travel as needed.
  • Travel may be required
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We recognize everyone has different needs outside of work. That’s why, in addition to a competitive benefits package (medical, dental, vision and paid time off), we offer many unique options to employees, like adoption benefits and paid time off for community service projects. To learn more, view our Total Wellbeing page


Working for Equity Residential (EQR), a leading multi-family real estate investment trust (REIT), means living our purpose: creating communities where people thrive. It means striving to provide the best in apartment living, speaking boldly about new ideas for innovation, and inspiring creativity in the ways we work together.

Our portfolio of high-quality properties in urban growth markets – New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, San Francisco, Southern California, and Denver – provides homes where people most want to live, work and play. We’ve got the best people in the business, as evidenced by our employee engagement scores and customer loyalty ratings. That’s why our employees say they are proud to work at Equity, a company that gives our residents a place where they can Live Remarkably, and offers a culture where our employees have the opportunity to thrive.

Equity Rewards

When you join Equity Residential, you won’t be treated as simply another employee – you will be considered a partner in our shared success. As such, we are committed to investing in your personal success through a benefits program that supports your Total Wellbeing.

We recognize that everyone has different needs outside of work. That’s why, in addition to a competitive benefits package (medical, dental, vision and paid time off), we offer many unique benefits options to employees, like a comprehensive wellness program, pet insurance, new parent benefits, and paid time off for community service projects. In addition to your next job, you can also find your next home with us! Rent discounts on Equity Residential apartment homes are available to our benefits-eligible employees. The amount of the discount offered is determined based on the market, ranging upwards from 20%. Learn more about our Total Wellbeing program

Equity Values

At Equity Residential, like our residents, our employees come from everywhere. A richly diverse work environment captures top talent, cultivates the best ideas, and creates the widest possible platform for success. By focusing on inclusion, these differences are harnessed to create value – in ideas, business practices, relationships, and employee engagement. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to maintaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment where our employees can thrive.

All aspects of the employment process are merit-based. Every Equity employee is expected to maintain a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Equity Residential does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, religion, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, sexual/gender identity/expression, age, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation or related medical conditions), physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship status, military (including uniformed service member or protected veteran) status, marital status, genetic characteristic or information, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law. Equity Residential also prohibits retaliation against individuals who report harassment or discrimination, or participate in investigations into such conduct.


We are the “people” department. Human Resources recruits, hires, engages and develops a highly qualified and valued workforce. It is through this commitment to excellence in our workforce, to our employee brand, and to Total Wellbeing that we maintain Equity’s competitive edge in a fast-changing work environment.

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