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Working As A Recruitment Director

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $97,404

    Average Salary

What Does A Recruitment Director Do

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees. 

Duties

Human resources managers typically do the following:

  • Plan and coordinate an organization’s workforce to best use employees’ talents
  • Link an organization’s management with its employees
  • Plan and oversee employee benefit programs
  • Serve as a consultant with other managers advising them on human resource issues, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of specialists and support staff
  • Oversee an organization’s recruitment, interview, selection, and hiring processes
  • Handle staffing issues, such as mediating disputes and directing disciplinary procedures

Every organization wants to attract, motivate, and keep qualified employees and match them to jobs for which they are well suited. Human resources managers accomplish this by directing the administrative functions of human resource departments. Their work involves overseeing employee relations, regulatory compliance, and employee-related services such as payroll, training, and benefits. They supervise the department’s specialists and support staff and ensure that tasks are completed accurately and on time. 

Human resources managers also consult with top executives regarding the organization’s strategic planning. They identify ways to maximize the value of the organization’s employees and ensure that they are used as efficiently as possible. For example, they might assess worker productivity and recommend changes to the organization’s structure to help it meet budgetary goals. 

Some human resources managers oversee all aspects of an organization’s human resources department, including the compensation and benefits or training and development programs. In many larger organizations, these programs are directed by specialized managers, such as compensation and benefits managers and training and development managers. 

The following are examples of types of human resources managers:

Labor relations directors, also called employee relations managers, oversee employment policies in union and nonunion settings. They draw up, negotiate, and administer labor contracts that cover issues such as grievances, wages, benefits, and union and management practices. They also handle labor complaints between employees and management and coordinate grievance procedures. 

Payroll managers supervise the operations of an organization’s payroll department. They ensure that all aspects of payroll are processed correctly and on time. They administer payroll procedures, prepare reports for the accounting department, and resolve any payroll problems or discrepancies. 

Recruiting managers, sometimes called staffing managers, oversee the recruiting and hiring responsibilities of the human resources department. They often supervise a team of recruiters, and some take on recruiting duties when trying to fill high-level positions. They must develop a recruiting strategy that helps them meet the staffing needs of their organization and effectively compete for the best employees.

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How To Become A Recruitment Director

Candidates need a combination of education and several years of related work experience to become a human resources manager. Although a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most positions, some jobs require a master’s degree. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.

Education

Human resources managers usually need a bachelor’s degree. There are bachelor’s degree programs in human resources. Alternatively, candidates may complete a bachelor’s degree in another field, such as finance, business management, education, or information technology. Courses in subjects such as conflict management or industrial psychology may be helpful.

Some higher-level jobs require a master’s degree in human resources, labor relations, or business administration (MBA).

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

To demonstrate abilities in organizing, directing, and leading others, related work experience is essential for human resources managers. Some managers start out as human resources specialists or labor relations specialists. Others gain management experience in a variety of fields.

Management positions typically require an understanding of human resources programs, such as compensation and benefits plans; human resources software; and federal, state, and local employment laws.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although certification is voluntary, it can show professional expertise and credibility and may enhance advancement opportunities. Many employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification. The Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Certification Institute, WorldatWork, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are among many professional associations that offer a variety of certification programs.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources managers must be able to balance the strengths and weaknesses of different options and decide the best course of action. Many of their decisions have a significant impact on workers or operations, such as deciding whether to hire an employee. 

Interpersonal skills. Human resources managers need strong interpersonal skills because they regularly interact with people. They often collaborate on teams and must develop positive working relationships with their colleagues. 

Leadership skills. Human resources managers must be able to direct a staff and oversee the operations of their department. They must coordinate work activities and ensure that workers in the department complete their duties and fulfill their responsibilities. 

Organizational skills. Organizational skills are essential for human resources managers. They must be able to prioritize tasks and manage several projects at once.

Speaking skills. Human resources managers rely on strong speaking skills to give presentations and direct their staff. They must clearly communicate information and instructions to their staff and other employees.

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Recruitment Director Demographics

Gender

Male

49.2%

Female

48.5%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

63.6%

Hispanic or Latino

13.5%

Black or African American

11.7%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

3.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.1%

French

8.3%

Chinese

8.3%

Mandarin

5.5%

Korean

4.6%

German

4.6%

Cantonese

2.8%

Greek

2.8%

Italian

2.8%

Arabic

2.8%

Dari

1.8%

Russian

1.8%

Tagalog

1.8%

Portuguese

1.8%

Japanese

1.8%

Hebrew

1.8%

Swedish

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Gujarati

0.9%

Indonesian

0.9%
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Recruitment Director Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.7%

Michigan State University

7.2%

University of Houston

6.0%

Strayer University

6.0%

George Mason University

5.2%

Webster University

4.8%

University of Florida

4.8%

Liberty University

4.8%

Pennsylvania State University

4.4%

Florida State University

4.4%

Northeastern University

4.4%

New York University

4.0%

University of Kansas

4.0%

University of Georgia

4.0%

University of Alabama

3.6%

George Washington University

3.6%

Auburn University

3.6%

Temple University

3.6%

University of Southern California

3.6%

University of Texas at Austin

3.6%
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Majors

Business

31.3%

Human Resources Management

8.4%

Communication

7.5%

Psychology

7.4%

Marketing

7.3%

Management

5.2%

Political Science

4.6%

Public Relations

3.1%

Education

3.0%

Finance

2.9%

Law

2.6%

Sociology

2.4%

Economics

2.1%

English

1.9%

History

1.9%

Elementary Education

1.8%

Criminal Justice

1.8%

Journalism

1.7%

Liberal Arts

1.5%

Computer Science

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

53.5%

Masters

22.4%

Other

15.8%

Associate

3.1%

Doctorate

2.7%

Certificate

2.3%

License

0.2%

Diploma

0.1%
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Real Recruitment Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Global Wells Organization Recruitment Director BP America Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $155,000 -
$175,000
Recruiting Director Vibrant Media, Inc. New York, NY Jun 25, 2013 $147,000
Director of Recruitment Virtusa Corporation New York, NY Aug 03, 2014 $134,000
Director-Fixed Income Recruiting Bay Street Advisors LLC New York, NY Nov 23, 2009 $125,000
Director, Recruiting EMC Corporation San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2012 $121,875 -
$164,625
Director of Recruiting Nextgen Global Resources, LLC Chicago, IL Sep 28, 2012 $116,800 -
$121,000
Recruiting Director Oliver Wyman, Inc. New York, NY Jun 26, 2015 $115,500
Recruiting Director Oliver Wyman, Inc. New York, NY Aug 18, 2015 $115,500
Recruiting Director Oliver Wyman, Inc. New York, NY Jul 08, 2013 $105,500
Director, Recruiting EMC Corporation New York, NY Mar 01, 2012 $100,589 -
$140,000
Recruiting Director Oliver Wyman, Inc. New York, NY Aug 01, 2011 $100,000
Technical Recruiting Director Cvpartners, Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 01, 2013 $96,000
Recruiting Director (RD) The Siegfried Group, LLP Los Angeles, CA Aug 17, 2015 $95,000
Technical Recruitment Director Polaris Consulting & Services Ltd Piscataway, NJ Sep 08, 2015 $95,000
Recruiting Director (RD) The Siegfried Group, LLP Los Angeles, CA Sep 19, 2015 $95,000
Recruiting/Human Resources Director The Hanover Research Council LLC Washington, DC Oct 01, 2010 $83,200 -
$95,000
Director, INT. Recruitment & Study Abroad/Exchange Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH Jul 01, 2012 $73,070
Director of Recruiting of The Life Sciences Divisi The Execu|Search Group New York, NY Sep 06, 2011 $70,000
Conservation Recruitment Director The Freshwater Trust Portland, OR Feb 29, 2016 $63,856
Director of Recruitment Fredrickson, Mazeika and Grant, LLP San Francisco, CA Sep 10, 2011 $55,000
Director of Recruitment Fredrickson, Mazeika and Grant, LLP San Francisco, CA Sep 22, 2011 $55,000
Director of Recruiting Fillmore Convalescent Center LLC Fillmore, CA Nov 18, 2009 $55,000 -
$57,000
Director of Recruiting Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort Casa Grande, AZ May 07, 2012 $52,000
Director of Recruiting Francisco Grande USA Inc. Casa Grande, AZ Oct 01, 2012 $52,000

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Top Skills for A Recruitment Director

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  1. Recruitment Process
  2. Financial Representatives
  3. Job Fairs
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  • Drive candidate engagement, effective talent assessments, and demonstrate a commitment to continuous recruitment process improvement.
  • Recruited potential Financial Representatives for a commission only role in the insurance and financial sector.
  • Developed strategic academic relationships to build campus recruiting programs as well as developed a program of targeted job fairs.
  • Selected and monitored the performance of internet recruitment vendors to ensure effectiveness and budget appropriately.
  • Promoted to additional duties for business development and client management, including identifying, building and developing client relationship.

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