Every company needs a staff full of hard-working, dedicated, and knowledgeable people. Sometimes, simply placing a want ad is not enough to find these special individuals. That is where recruiting associates come in. It is their job to be the connection between a company and the new employees the company will hire. This job the ability to the right workers for certain jobs.
Recruiting associates must be vigorous and tenacious when finding new employees for a company. It involves constant cold calling and emailing and attending job fairs in order to find the workers who are right for the job. Excellent communication skills are vital because they will be dealing with people from many different backgrounds and connecting them with hiring managers. They must also be able to recognize which potential employees are of the best quality. This involves a screening that includes job history, education, and skill level. Once recruiting associates have found potential employees, they must be able to contact them and set up the interview process. Once the interview process has been set, recruiting associates must track the application process every step of the way to ensure progress is being made. Recruiters must remain active in the entire process from start to finish.
There frequently are no official education requirements for recruiting associates, but a bachelor's degree is preferred. The most important skill recruiting associates needed is an outgoing personality. This is because they are constantly selling. They are selling a new job opportunity to a worker, and selling a new employee to a hiring manager.
Recruiting Associate 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.