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Meet Suzi Tonini, Manager, Internet Research at Deloitte Services. She has been dedicated to Sourcing as an art form and profession since 2000. As a Manager, Internet Research, she provides E-learning webinars on how to set up RSS feeds, Best Practices on using LinkedIn, creating optimal strings for job boards search agents, Training on SalesForce. She oversees the sourcing of candidates from the Internet utilizing various methods: complex Boolean search strings, flip search, x-raying, peeling, newsgroups, associations, industry-specific technologies, niche job boards as well as major job boards, blogs, social/business networks, forums, newsgroups. Suzy also extensive use of e-mail networking techniques. She is responsible for evaluating and purchasing Research tools and plays a large role in developing the companie’s major presence on the Internet. Suzy coordinates Deloitte’s Corporate Social Network and Sourcing Page on its Corporate Intranet, and was part of a User Test Group for Deloitte’s customized SalesForce initial roll-out.
Internet Research Manager,Deloitte
Six Degrees: Tell us of your home world Suzy.
Suzy: Married to my life partner of almost 12 years, Ron McManmon. We met in 1996 but officially tied the knot in 2005. Ron has a son, Jeremy, who became my son at age 14. He is currently 26. PETS: love â€˜em! I have a scrapper stray pooch off the streets which we inherited in Miami in 1997- he is part Chow and part Terrier and he thinks he is my ultimate guardian. I also have a 13 year old Tabby female cat, Kitty, who has a major persnickety personality. I have had animals all my life and love them!!
Iâ€™m an avid skier, scuba diver, hiker, world traveler. An avid animal lover, I have saved animals all my life (my pooch from the streets when he had mange and a broken leg, a pelican that was entangled in fish lines, reporting dogs that were in cages 24×7 to the authorities, and many more). As far as charities, I have been involved in many Hurricane Katrina pet rescue efforts, and a few other charities which involve helping people in 3rd world countries obtain fresh water.
Six Degrees: Tell us about your position, responsibilities, size of your staffing organization:
Suzy: As an Internet Research Manager- I manage 2 people here in the US and 3 people in India. Size of Deloitteâ€™s staffing organization: 450 recruiters, 50 Sourcers.
Six Degrees: How did you get started as a recruiter?
Suzy: “I have been tasked with various responsibilities since I joined full-time in April of 2007. Basically, always looking for active and passive candidates, competitive intelligence, and more ;-). Looking for Consulting and Tax & Audit folks, mainly.”
Six Degrees: “What single event had the most impact on your sourcing/recruiting career?”
Suzy: “Winning SourceCon1 Challenge #2- definitely put me in the limelight! Also, working directly with Rob McIntosh, who is my boss. Great mentor and a wonderful source of inspiration.”
Recommendations For Suzy Tonini
â€œI have been working with Suzy for the last 6 months and the first thing that impressed me was the level of creativeness to funnel information to business leaders based of her capacity to understand what they real issues were vs. sitting back to be told. Suzy is well on her way to being up there in the top 5% of internet researchers I have had the pleasure of managing in my career.â€ March 26, 2007
Rob McIntosh, US Soucing Lead, Deloitte
â€œIn the limited interactions that I had with Suzy, she has come out as a very hard working, dedicated, thorough and a nice person. She always hears others point of view, and keeps all informed about her schedule. Though I never had the opportunity of meeting with Suzy in person (given our geographical barriers), I was able to strike a cord with her on our first call. She has seen the ups & downs of the industry, and I know that our leader, Rob, thinks very highly of her. I wish Suzy all the best in her new role.â€ March 25, 2007
Ashwin Bhargava, Manager – Sourcing, Deloitte Hyderabad, India
â€œUnequaled in passion and energy level, Suzanne operates with a level of skill far exceeding that of ordinary researchers. She is personable, responsive and creative, making her an excellent addition to any team.â€ December 24, 2004
Shally Steckerl, Founder, JobMachine Inc.
â€œIt’s very rare to find an individual that listens and responds to your needs, provides information, is supportive , colloborates and brainstorms ideas, as is the case with Suzy. She is the type of person you would want to work with, from your very first conversation. Very intelligent, Innovative and Creative. BARRY GEIMANâ€ May 22, 2007
Barry Geiman, Consultant/ Sourcer, Professional Financial Services Company
â€œI have had the extreme pleasure to work with Ms. Tonini for several months at Deloitte Consulting. Not only is she a seasoned “Talent Researcher” but very dedicated and extremely hard-working. She has the ability to dig deep and come up with excellent results that make the recruiting lifecycle much easier. I would highly recommend Ms. Tonini for her experience, work ethic, and willingness to get the work done with such poise and professionalism.â€ April 14, 2007
Sharon Carroll, Experienced Recruiting, Deloitte Consulting
â€œSuzy has done an outstanding job in the recruitment research role at Deloitte. She is adept at internet research, resume mining, site identification and testing, including niche and diversity sites. Suzy quickly gains an understanding of each new assignment and thinks strategically to source even passive candidates. She is polished and professional. She has been a great asset to our team!â€â€ April 4, 2007
Denise Pratt, Experienced Hire Recruiter, Deloitte Consulting
â€œI hired Suzy to help build our advanced internet research capabilities in our sourcing organization. Suzy is top quality, extremely knowledgeable, detailed, persistent, professional and has a dogged determination behind her. Suzy is clearly one of the most talented professionals in the field today.â€ April 2, 2007
Lisa Hogan, Recruiting Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers