What does a Recruiting Manager do?

A recruiting manager works jointly with recruiters and oversees the sourcing, interviewing and hiring processes of employees. As a recruiting manager you will make sure the recruiting strategies used by the team are up to date and help them implement new ones. You will also provide advice to the employer on recruiting, interviewing and improving their brand.

A bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology or a related field is required. Prior experience in recruiting as a manager, coordinator or consultant as well as experience screening and interviewing job candidates is also required. Since you will be managing a team, leadership and management skills are a must. Strong communication skills will help you succeed as a recruiting manager, as you will be working closely with the employer, job candidate and recruiters.

  • Update recruiting procedures or create new procedures
  • Supervise the recruiting team
  • Search for and enforce new sourcing methods to find job candidates
  • Evaluate and suggest the best recruiting software for the employer
  • Suggest ways to improve the employer's brand
  • Research the best job advertising techniques
  • Advise hiring managers on proper interviewing methods
  • Attend career events and job fairs
  • Experience as a Recruiting Manager, Recruiting Coordinator, or Recruitment Consultant
  • Experience in screening and interviewing job applicants
  • Knowledge of labor laws
  • Strong leadership and team management skills
  • Ability to make sound decisions quickly and efficiently
  • Experience with the use of applicant tracking software and HR databases
  • Knowledge of social media and professional networks
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Team Management
Written Communication
Excellent Communication
Self Motivated
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows
Excellent Organizational

Recruiting Manager Seniority Levels

Recruiting Manager
Recruitment Consultant
9% made the transition
Corporate Recruiter
58% made the transition
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Recruiting Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$72,555 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $73K
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