Recruiting coordinators complete a number of human resources tasks for their organization, mainly related to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees. They conduct candidate screening and set appointments as needed, as well as resolve applicant inquiries related to open positions. They provide orientation information and other data to new employees; they also file a variety of background checks, in addition to credit- or drug-related tests (which may be required depending on the organization or position). Other tasks that recruiting coordinators perform include managing recruitment communications on the web, providing accurate information about vacancies, coordinating orientation training activities, designing effective strategies for improved logistics, and attending organizational meetings. They also monitor company metrics to attract better candidates and use company resources more efficiently. Frequently, recruitment coordinators conduct employer references checks and use employment verification techniques while following specific rules and privacy standards.
These coordinators typically work in an office setting with other human resources (HR) professionals. In their role, recruiting coordinators provide analysis and support for experienced HR individuals related to recruiting and future hiring decisions. Because their work requires daily interactions with internal and external individuals, the ability to work well in a team environment is essential.
A bachelor's degree in human resources or similar field is needed for this position. Previous years of staffing experience in a comparable job can be helpful. They must be highly organized, have excellent communication skills, and pay exceptional attention to detail. They must have advanced analytical and problem solving abilities.
Recruiting Coordinator Tasks
- Schedule interviews, handle travel arrangements and reference checks and personnel changes.
- Maintain applicant database.
- Provides overall administrative support to the employment/recruitment area, including maintaining, processing documentation and records.
- Compile and prepares job information for advertising of open positions, online and in print.