A recruiting manager is an executive in larger companies that helps maintain necessary staffing levels and fill available management and supervisory positions. He or she coordinates with department managers who need new management or supervisory personnel, and the recruiting manager is usually the first point of contact between prospective employers and job applicants. The manager develops approaches for procuring talent using local, national, and web-based venues; they typically enlist multiple means of finding potential recruits to his or her company.
Once potential new hires are identified, the recruiting manager normally conducts many of the preliminary interviews and either hires or makes detailed recommendations to specific department managers who may conduct follow-up interviews. The recruiting manager may also be the person in human resources who administers job-proficiency and psychological aptitude testing to persons under consideration for hiring. Additionally, the recruiting manager is expected to maintain a budget that likely includes travel for face-to-face meetings, as well as subscriptions and advertising needed to advertise open positions.
The education requirements for this position are typically a bachelor's degree in business, management, or a related field. Recruiting managers typically work in an office environment and spend much of their work time communicating inside and outside the company via phone and email. Persons in this position should also expect frequent travel for out-of-town interviews and recruitment events.
Recruiting Manager Tasks
Develop and drive strategy for overall corporate recruitment initiatives.
Ensure services and policies are in compliance with company, professional standards and state and federal laws and regulations.
Manage recruitment budget and organizational recruitment plans.
Manage the selection, training and development of recruitment staff.
Source, interview and present candidates whose values are inline with the organizations overall goals and needs to management.