A staffing manager helps hire high-quality staff members that meet company standards and needs. The position requires searching for, recruiting, hiring, and scheduling new staff; these managers may also perform candidate interviews. Additionally, they may need to research applicants to make sure that they are good fits for the positions. The staffing manager's tasks also include working with human resources (HR) staff members to determine staffing needs, developing and implementing improvements to the process of recruiting candidates, and ensuring their company's staffing levels are steady and sufficient. The staffing manager might work with other recruiting agencies, businesses, and institutions to expand staffing search.
Though these positions are generally salaried, many offer commissions; however, even when commission is offered, the staffing manager is expected to hire only the highest quality staff and adhere to company standards. To strive for quality candidates is important as once the candidates are hired, the staffing manager may be expected to monitor them to determine their productivity and overall success.
A bachelor’s degree is usually required or preferred for this position. Experience in recruiting and selecting candidates may be necessary as well. Staffing managers generally work in an office setting during regular business hours, although overtime and alternative hours may be required depending on the employer. Skills with basic computer programs are necessary, as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Staffing 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.