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Working As A Recruiter Associate

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Staffing Organizational Units
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $50,862

    Average Salary

What Does A Recruiter Associate Do

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle tasks related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.

Duties

Human resources specialists typically do the following:

  • Consult with employers to identify employment needs
  • Interview applicants about their experience, education, and skills
  • Contact references and perform background checks on job applicants
  • Inform applicants about job details, such as duties, benefits, and working conditions
  • Hire or refer qualified candidates for employers
  • Conduct or help with new employee orientation
  • Keep employment records and process paperwork

Human resources specialists are often trained in all human resources disciplines and perform tasks throughout all areas of the department. In addition to recruiting and placing workers, human resources specialists help guide employees through all human resources procedures and answer questions about policies. They sometimes administer benefits, process payroll, and handle any associated questions or problems, although many specialists may focus more on strategic planning and hiring instead of administrative duties. They also ensure that all human resources functions comply with federal, state, and local regulations. 

The following are examples of types of human resources specialists:

Human resources generalists handle all aspects of human resources work. They may have duties in all areas of human resources including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, training, as well as the administration of human resources policies, procedures, and programs. 

Placement specialists match employers with qualified jobseekers. They search for candidates who have the skills, education, and work experience needed for jobs, and they try to place those candidates with employers. They also may help set up interviews.

Recruitment specialists, sometimes known as personnel recruiters or head hunters,” find, screen, and interview applicants for job openings in an organization. They search for applicants by posting listings, attending job fairs, and visiting college campuses. They also may test applicants, contact references, and extend job offers.

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How To Become A Recruiter Associate

Human resources specialists must usually have a bachelor’s degree.

Education

Applicants seeking positions as a human resources specialist must usually have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field.

Coursework typically includes business, industrial relations, psychology, professional writing, human resource management, and accounting.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Some positions, particularly human resources generalists, may require previous work experience. Candidates can gain experience as human resources assistants, in customer service positions, or in other related jobs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many professional associations that specialize in human resources offer courses intended to enhance the skills of their members, and some offer certification programs. For example, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Although certification is usually voluntary, some employers may prefer or require it. Human resources generalists, in particular, can benefit from certification because it shows knowledge and professional competence across all human resources areas. 

Advancement

Human resources specialists who possess a thorough knowledge of their organization, as well as an understanding of regulatory compliance needs, can advance to become human resources managers. Specialists can increase their chance of advancement by completing voluntary certification programs.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources specialists use decisionmaking skills when reviewing candidates’ qualifications or when working to resolve disputes.  

Detail oriented. Specialists must be detail oriented when evaluating applicants’ qualifications, performing background checks, maintaining records of an employee grievance, and ensuring that a workplace is in compliance with labor standards. 

Interpersonal skills. Specialists continually interact with new people and must be able to converse and connect with people from different backgrounds. 

Listening skills. Listening skills are essential for human resources specialists. When interviewing job applicants, for example, specialists must pay careful attention to candidates’ responses, understand the points they are making, and ask relevant followup questions. 

Speaking skills. All specialists need strong speaking skills to be effective at their job. They often give presentations and must be able to clearly convey information about their organizations and jobs within them.

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Recruiter Associate Career Paths

Recruiter Associate
Senior Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant Client Program Supervisor
Client Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Human Resources Manager
Corporate Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Director Of Human Resources Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Executive Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Director Of Talent Acquisition
11 Yearsyrs
Technical Recruiter Account Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Employee Relations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resource Specialist Human Resources Consultant Human Resources Business Partner
Head Of Human Resources
9 Yearsyrs
Technical Recruiter Staffing Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Administration Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Executive Assistant/Office Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Recruiting Coordinator Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Senior Account Manager Recruiter
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Human Resources Coordinator Staffing Consultant
Onsite Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Recruitment Manager
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Recruiter
Recruitment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Recruiting Coordinator Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Consultant
Senior Human Resources Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resource Specialist Senior Recruiter Talent Acquisition Manager
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Senior Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant
Staffing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Recruiting Coordinator Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Talent Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Recruiter 3.0 years
Field Recruiter 2.6 years
Regional Recruiter 2.3 years
Talent Recruiter 2.3 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
Staffing Recruiter 2.0 years
National Recruiter 1.9 years
Source Recruiter 1.5 years
Junior Recruiter 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Recruiter 11.5%
Internship 8.9%
Server 2.6%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 19.8%

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Recruiter Associate Demographics

Gender

Female

66.3%

Male

31.6%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.2%

Hispanic or Latino

16.8%

Black or African American

10.3%

Asian

8.1%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.9%

French

11.3%

Portuguese

5.7%

Hindi

3.8%

Cantonese

2.8%

Japanese

2.8%

Mandarin

2.8%

Urdu

2.8%

Chinese

1.9%

German

1.9%

Russian

1.9%

Polish

1.9%

Arabic

1.9%

Italian

1.9%

Khmer

0.9%

Dutch

0.9%

Norwegian

0.9%

Dakota

0.9%

Hmong

0.9%
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Recruiter Associate Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.3%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

10.4%

George Mason University

6.3%

New York University

4.9%

University of Toledo

4.9%

Pennsylvania State University

4.9%

University of Texas at Austin

4.9%

Marymount University

4.2%

University of Southern California

4.2%

Marquette University

4.2%

University of South Carolina - Columbia

4.2%

Liberty University

4.2%

George Washington University

3.5%

Michigan State University

3.5%

Arizona State University

3.5%

University of Texas at Dallas

3.5%

Full Sail University

3.5%

University of Connecticut

3.5%

DePaul University

3.5%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

3.5%
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Majors

Business

29.3%

Human Resources Management

16.8%

Psychology

9.1%

Communication

8.8%

Marketing

6.3%

Management

4.2%

English

3.5%

Liberal Arts

2.3%

Education

2.1%

Political Science

2.1%

Counseling Psychology

2.0%

Sociology

2.0%

Kinesiology

1.7%

Finance

1.7%

History

1.5%

Law

1.5%

School Counseling

1.4%

Criminal Justice

1.4%

Health Care Administration

1.4%

International Business

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

56.6%

Masters

22.2%

Other

12.4%

Certificate

3.9%

Associate

3.0%

Doctorate

1.3%

License

0.4%

Diploma

0.2%
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Real Recruiter Associate Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Recruitment Associate Kipp New Jersey A Nj Nonprofit Corporation Newark, NJ Jan 05, 2016 $56,000 -
$70,000
Recruitment Associate Kipp New Jersey Newark, NJ May 15, 2016 $56,000
Recruitment Associate Kipp New Jersey Newark, NJ Jun 15, 2016 $56,000
Finance, Marketing and Recruitment Associate Menlo College Atherton, CA Jan 07, 2013 $55,000 -
$60,000
Associate Recruiter The Options Group, Inc. New York, NY Sep 11, 2012 $50,088
Associate Recruiter The Options Group, Inc. New York, NY Sep 15, 2012 $50,088
Recruiting Associate Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. Austin, TX Sep 30, 2014 $47,133 -
$52,000
Associate Recruiter The Options Group, Inc. New York, NY Sep 16, 2012 $43,000
Associate Recruiter The Options Group, Inc. New York, NY Sep 06, 2014 $42,303
Associate Recruiter Mindspring Partners LLC Chicago, IL Aug 30, 2016 $37,898
Associate Recruiter Innovative Systems Group, Inc. Glen Ellyn, IL Oct 01, 2012 $36,000

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Top Skills for A Recruiter Associate

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  1. Potential Candidates
  2. Recruitment Process
  3. Background Checks
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  • Sourced and screened potential candidates for Customer Service and Collection Representative positions for Bank of America.
  • Maintain positive relationship with applicants through entire recruitment process to ensure high quality of candidate experience on behalf of KPHP.
  • Conducted background checks and construct preliminary investigations.
  • Welcome New Hires on their first day of orientation by talking about the company, benefits, policies and procedures.
  • Utilized comprehensive sourcing resources including networking, referrals, Internet boards, websites, job fairs, and technical organizations.

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