A staffing specialist manages the hiring needs within the human resources department of a business or organization. While a bachelor’s degree in human resources is often preferred for this position, the educational requirements are truly dependent on each organization, as some will supplement education for experience within the field. A staffing specialist will generally work in an office setting and maintain typical daytime office hours. This person will often work with other human resources professionals in their organization and report to a supervisor. A staffing specialist is often required to pass both a background check and a drug test.
A staffing specialist's responsibilities can include recruiting applicants for hire through a variety of media and providing employment services to the applicants. Additionally, the staffing specialist screens and identifies qualified applicants for hire, conducts face-to-face interviews with all applicants, communicates with hiring managers, participates in various job fairs and networking events, and maintains an accurate system for filing applications.
This person must be highly organized and be able to prioritize duties and pay great attention to detail. A staffing specialist generally has highly developed interpersonal communication skills, maintains a high level of energy, possesses applicable computer software and technical knowledge, works well under little-to-no supervision, and maintains excellent problem-solving skills. A staffing specialist is often a representative of the organization and should maintain a professional appearance.
Staffing Specialist Tasks
Recruit, interview, evaluate, and assign staff to meet client organization needs.
Troubleshoot and resolve problems with staff, assignments, or client organizations.
Document and track metrics about satisfaction and quality.
Provide guidance and orientation to staff to prepare them for assignments.
Communicate with client organizations and build strong, long-term relationships.