A recruiting administrator is sought after by companies in a wide variety of industries. Most employers require the prospective applicant to have at least a bachelor's degree, although the discipline can vary, depending on the industry the company is in. Some companies may be willing to accept associate's degrees, and others may allow experience to compensate for education requirements. Most employers are looking for applicants that have at least three years of experience in administration or recruiting, although some organizations will also be looking for experience in their industry. The recruiting administrator may be asked to travel from site to site, depending on how the company is organized.
The main responsibility of the recruiting administrator is to lead, review, and guide the company's recruiting function, which is usually a division of human resources. They will be training or working with hiring managers, as well as coordinating paperwork and applications through various systems. The recruiting administrator may attend events, such as job fairs, to provide support to the staff that are working onsite.
It may be necessary for the administrator to have an understanding of certain software, such as SQL, Oracle, Workday, ImageNow, or various other programs that are related to staffing and application processing. The recruiting administrator will usually report to the lead, director, or head of human resources. He or she usually manages several other staff members.
Recruiting Administrator Tasks
Provides overall administrative support to the employment/recruitment area, including maintaining, processing documentation and records.
Compiles and prepares job information for advertising of open positions, online and in print.
Schedules interviews, handles travel arrangements and reference checks and personnel changes.
Maintain applicant database, may utilize ATS.