A recruitment manager works in upper-level management to identify and acquire new personnel to fill available roles that come open within the company. Typically, this manager works to hire other managers, but, in some situations, they may also offer input on lower-level positions with specialized skills.
The recruitment manager typically works with all departments in a company and interfaces with departments' leaders to help them assess ongoing and upcoming need for managers and other specialist employees. The recruitment manager then utilizes a variety of approaches to fill these openings. Typically, the recruitment manager uses online tools and resume-posting sites to find available workers who fulfill the requirements of vacant jobs, as well as trade associations and professional contacts. The manager makes initial inquiries and outreach to candidates, scheduling contact and interviews. For most companies, the recruitment manager is the first interview and point of contact for prospective employees. The recruitment manager is expected to make assessments on the suitability of the interviewee. The company may also use the recruitment manager to issue any standardized psychological assessments and tests.
The recruitment manager may have an entire recruiting department under his or her direction; in this case, they are expected to perform supervisory duties. The manager also helps establish budgets and supervise purchasing and spending decisions of the department.
To work in this management position, a person must possess at least a bachelor’s degree in business or an associated human resource or psychology discipline. Many companies want a person with post-baccalaureate education in this field, as well as three to five years of prior experience.
Recruitment Manager Tasks
- 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.
- Manage recruitment budget and organizational recruitment plans.
- 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.