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Become A Recruiting Lead

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Working As A Recruiting Lead

  • 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

  • $61,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Recruiting Lead 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 Recruiting Lead

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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Recruiting Lead jobs

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Recruiting Lead Career Paths

Recruiting Lead
Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Director Director Of Human Resources
Director Of Human Resources Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Corporate Recruiter Talent Acquisition Manager
Director Of Talent Acquisition
12 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Manager Senior Manager Marketing Director
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Business Partner
Head Of Human Resources
9 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager Office Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Corporate Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Director Of Talent Acquisition Managing Director Senior Recruiter
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager Human Resources Coordinator Staffing Consultant
Human Resources Staffing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Business Partner Human Resources Manager Senior Technical Recruiter
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Director Senior Recruiter Executive Recruiter
Recruitment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Manager Director Of Human Resources
Senior Director Human Resources
13 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Consultant Branch Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager General Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Corporate Recruiter
Senior Recruiter
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Talent Acquisition Business Developer Senior Recruiter
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Source Recruiter Senior Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant
Staffing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Regional Sales Manager
Strategic Accounts Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Recruiter Senior Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Recruiter 3.0 years
Regional Recruiter 2.3 years
Talent Recruiter 2.3 years
Staffing Recruiter 2.1 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
Recruiting Lead 2.0 years
National Recruiter 1.9 years
Source Recruiter 1.6 years
Junior Recruiter 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Recruiter 20.7%
Internship 3.1%
Consultant 2.1%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 20.4%
Manager 2.1%
Consultant 2.0%

Recruiting Lead Demographics

Gender

Female

50.8%

Male

46.9%

Unknown

2.2%
Ethnicity

White

78.5%

Hispanic or Latino

10.8%

Asian

8.4%

Unknown

1.6%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.0%

French

11.1%

Italian

5.6%

Chinese

3.7%

Russian

3.7%

Indonesian

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.9%

German

1.9%

Hebrew

1.9%

Norwegian

1.9%

Polish

1.9%

Arabic

1.9%
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Recruiting Lead Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.3%

Ashford University

7.1%

University of Maryland - University College

7.1%

Michigan State University

6.0%

Strayer University

5.4%

George Mason University

4.8%

University of Washington

4.8%

University of Alabama

4.2%

University of North Texas

4.2%

Auburn University

4.2%

San Francisco State University

4.2%

West Virginia University

4.2%

Florida State University

4.2%

Towson University

4.2%

Southern Methodist University

3.6%

University of Central Florida

3.6%

University of Louisville

3.6%

University of Houston

3.6%

Purdue University

3.6%

University of Georgia

3.6%
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Majors

Business

32.1%

Human Resources Management

12.4%

Psychology

7.9%

Communication

7.2%

Marketing

6.1%

Management

4.7%

Political Science

3.9%

Finance

2.8%

Sociology

2.8%

Public Relations

2.6%

History

2.4%

English

2.1%

Economics

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.9%

Accounting

1.9%

Kinesiology

1.5%

Education

1.4%

Elementary Education

1.4%

Criminal Justice

1.4%

Health Care Administration

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

56.9%

Masters

18.7%

Other

15.7%

Certificate

3.1%

Associate

3.1%

Doctorate

1.7%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.2%
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Real Recruiting Lead Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Recruiter Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 10, 2012 $155,000
University Recruiter Lead Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Jan 20, 2016 $141,674 -
$161,674
Sales Recruiting Lead Symphony Teleca Services, Inc. Plano, TX Nov 25, 2013 $94,400
Lead Recruitment Infogain Corporation Los Gatos, CA Aug 22, 2016 $85,000
Lead Experienced Recruiting Specialst Deloitte Tax LLP Philadelphia, PA Nov 16, 2015 $85,000
Lead Recruiter Expedia, Inc. Bellevue, WA Oct 01, 2010 $71,250 -
$118,750
Recruiter (Lead Business) Lumos Labs Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 12, 2014 $64,210
Lead Recruiting UST Global Inc. Hillsboro, OR Sep 22, 2015 $57,500
Lead Recruiting UST Global Inc. Hillsboro, OR Sep 23, 2015 $57,500
Lead Recruiting UST Global Inc. Hillsboro, OR Sep 24, 2015 $57,500
Lead-Recruitment Synechron, Inc. Charlotte, NC Dec 14, 2015 $57,000

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Top Skills for A Recruiting Lead

NewRecruitersHumanResourcesInternetSearchesJobFairsJobBoardsFinancialATSFullLifeCycleLinkedinRecruiterCustomerServiceBusinessDevelopmentBackgroundChecksReferenceChecksJobDescriptionsHealthcareDiversityTaleoHighVolumeMonsterPotentialCandidates

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Top Recruiting Lead Skills

  1. New Recruiters
  2. Human Resources
  3. Internet Searches
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Train and develop new recruiters through role plays, shadowing and other adult learning activities.
  • Acted as interim Human Resources Manager and Security Office during periods of vacancies.
  • Performed extensive Internet searches for opportunities requiring specific, niche skill-sets.
  • Attend job fairs, recruit, and make employment decisions.
  • Review job descriptions to ensure appropriate information included for advertisement, internet postings and targeted job boards.

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