People, Person, Collage, Poster, Backpack, Bag

Director, ResearchNew YorkNew York.

About Us

Talent Tech Labs (TTL) was founded as the R&D lab of forward-thinking boutique staffing firm Mitchell Martin in New York City. An effort to help elevate the state of play in recruitment technology by founders who are never satisfied with the status quo. Forward thinkers, change agents but most importantly; operators from within in the recruitment business. Collaborative by nature, and dedicated to understanding and applying innovation to solve large challenges—this is the ethos of Talent Tech Labs.

I'm interested

Not ?

Please submit your application on the next page.

Director, Research

Permanent | 38th Street | New York | United States | 10018

Are you ready to change how employers manage the challenges of talent attraction and hiring? Technology is disrupting the old paradigms. Talent acquisition is highly competitive and often a strategic imperative for companies that need the talent to grow. The TTL team discovers and drives the adoption of new technology in how people are hired —and we’re growing! Come work in a dynamic and collaborative startup environment with entrepreneurs and disruptive tech innovators. Backed by global staffing/HR service giants Mitchell Martin, Allegis Group, and Mercer, we’re equipped with the brainpower and resources to change the Talent Acquisition space forever. Want in?

Roles & Responsibilities:

Developing unsurpassed expertise in assigned areas of the talent acquisition technology industry and producing periodic comprehensive reports that communicate key business intelligence and analysis in clear and precise language supported by relevant charts, graphs and tables as well as originating and verifying supporting data from primary and secondary sources.
Researching and writing thought-provoking analyses on current talent acquisition industry events and trends. This includes conducting analysis of industry company results, collecting and analyzing source data as well as conducting internet-based research to produce unique content of practical value to our customers.
Participating in data collection via surveys and manipulation of publicly available data, in support of group projects.
Developing awareness of r talent acquisition industry business practices, quickly and with a minimum of assistance.
Working closely with coworkers to develop extensions of current research product offerings as well as assisting in the development and planning for new research related offerings. Contributing  thought leadership on the use of research and analysis for current and future products to deliver to Talent Tech Labs customers.
Building general expertise in talent acquisition technology through monitoring of relevant news, research studies and industry developments.
Attending and participating in conferences as a member of Talent Tech Labs research team and assisting as needed with any conference planning activities.

Skills Required:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Research Skills – You have demonstrable  business analysis experience including comprehension of H/R related functions, how HR software plays in corporate environments, statistical modeling, light financial analysis understanding overall macro economic factors around hiring. Your general analytical and mathematical problem-solving skills are refined and you are adept at data manipulation through Microsoft Excel.
  • Writing Experience – You are an excellent writer and have business writing experience, including writing research reports and articles for an executive level business audience. Business journalism experience is a plus.
  • Communication Skills – You are comfortable interacting with top executives of business organizations to learn and understand their agenda and determine what research will be of most use to them in solving business problems.  You are able to communicate the results of your research both in writing and orally to business executives in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Visualization of data – You have good judgment about when to use various chart types, tables and diagrams and are skilled in using Microsoft Excel and/or other software to create such graphics to communicate key research findings. You have a keen eye for visual detail. Your final work product has a finished look.
  • Flexibility – What you don’t already know, you are eager to learn. You enjoy challenges. You are not intimidated by software related to research and can pick up new skills as needed.
  • Intelligence – You can investigate and answer unfamiliar questions through original and creative analyses that generate perceptive value-added insight.
  • Business Experience – You’ve spent two or more years working in positions conducting significant qualitative business research and analysis.
  • Vision – You can see both the forest and the trees and can master the details that need to be delivered in the short term while keeping the big picture in mind and focusing on the most critical elements for long-term success.
  • Execution Oriented – You get the right stuff done day-in and day-out. You meet every deadline. You’ve achieved significant results fast, and you can prove it with hard facts from previous jobs.
    People want to work with you again. They respect you, they trust you and they learn from you. Everyone knows that you’re insightful. Challenges get met when you’re around. You’re comfortable working in a flexible team environment and are eager to lend a hand as needed. You own up to mistakes quickly. You pull your own weight and you do it with a smile.


A major plus would be experienced in or with one or more of the following:

Recruitment technology
Talent acquisition
Contingent staffing/workforce/HR/labor issues
An analyst firm (e.g. Gartner, Corporate Executive Board, IDC, Forrester,  etc.)
A large management consulting firm (e.g. McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte,etc.)

We Offer The Following Benefits:

A fast-paced, fun and fulfilling career experience with significant visibility and growth potential
Health, Dental, & Vision care
Flexible Spending Accounts
401k plan
Commuter Benefits
Employee Perks Program

Other people viewed

Account Manager

New York New York United States 38th Street, New York, United States, 10018 Operations
Account management starts with the client satisfaction. You are a master of building deep relationships and know that certain people prefer different types of communication, so you are comfortable talking to people in person, via email, over Zoom,...

Marketing Manager

New York New York United States 38th Street, New York, United States, 10018 Marketing
Our marketing team must be avid consumers of our trends research and wish to help bring the message out to the market. You are aware that our audience is segmented and requires tailored messaging delivered at a consistent rate to stay up to date. ...

Director of Business Development

New York New York United States 38th Street, New York, United States, 10018 Sales
You understand the unique challenges facing talent acquisition teams and want to help deliver a best in class product that makes improves the process of building and evaluating their tech stack. You hear what they are saying and not saying and und...

MBA Intern

New York New York United States 38th Street, New York, United States, 10018 Marketing
Talent Tech Labs is recognized as the foremost thought leader in analyzing, evaluating, and applying emerging Talent Acquisition Technology. Our mission is to foster innovation and accelerate technology adoption to improve the state of the art in ...

Start your application

Not ?

Please submit your application on the next page.

Jonathan Kestenbaum Managing Director

"Are you ready to change how employers manage the challenges of talent attraction and hiring?"

Copyright Talent Tech Labs 2017

Terms and Privacy Policy