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Working As A Recruitment Manager

  • 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

  • $83,972

    Average Salary

What Does A Recruitment Manager 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 Manager

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 Manager Career Paths

Recruitment Manager
Senior Manager-Recruitment Staffing Consultant
Client Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Human Resources Manager
Corporate Director, Human Resources
11 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager
Corporate Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Director Of Human Resources
Director Of Human Resources Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Talent Acquisition Manager
Director Of Talent Acquisition
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Human Resources Generalist Employee Relations Specialist
Employee Relations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Employment Manager Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Account Manager Recruiter
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter, Contract Staffing Consultant
Onsite Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Director Human Resources Business Partner
Program Manager/Human Resources
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Consultant Director Of Human Resources
Regional Director, Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Director Senior Recruiter
Senior Manager-Recruitment
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Resource Manager
Senior Resource Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter
Senior Staffing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Consultant Talent Acquisition Manager
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Physician Recruiter Technical Recruiter
Staffing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Consultant Human Resources Manager
Talent Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Recruiter 3.0 years
Recruiting Lead 2.4 years
Regional Recruiter 2.3 years
Staffing Manager 2.2 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
Top Employers Before
Recruiter 21.8%
Manager 2.8%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 20.2%
Consultant 2.9%
Manager 2.3%

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Recruitment Manager Demographics

Gender

Female

53.3%

Male

44.7%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

7.7%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

56.6%

French

10.9%

Italian

4.5%

Arabic

3.4%

Mandarin

3.0%

Japanese

3.0%

Portuguese

2.2%

Chinese

2.2%

German

2.2%

Hindi

1.9%

Russian

1.5%

Carrier

1.5%

Korean

1.1%

Hebrew

1.1%

Urdu

1.1%

Bengali

0.7%

Dakota

0.7%

Serbian

0.7%

Croatian

0.7%

Amharic

0.7%
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Recruitment Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.9%

Liberty University

6.7%

Michigan State University

5.6%

George Mason University

4.8%

Pennsylvania State University

4.7%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.7%

Villanova University

4.5%

Columbia Southern University

4.1%

Ashford University

4.1%

Webster University

4.1%

Strayer University

4.1%

University of Central Florida

3.9%

University of North Texas

3.7%

Arizona State University

3.7%

University of Texas at Austin

3.6%

Cornell University

3.4%

University of Georgia

3.4%

Capella University

3.4%

New York University

3.3%

University of Houston

3.3%
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Majors

Business

32.2%

Human Resources Management

13.3%

Communication

7.1%

Psychology

7.1%

Management

5.3%

Marketing

5.2%

Political Science

3.7%

Accounting

2.7%

Education

2.6%

English

2.5%

Finance

2.4%

Liberal Arts

2.1%

Criminal Justice

2.0%

Counseling Psychology

2.0%

Public Relations

1.8%

Sociology

1.8%

Economics

1.7%

Law

1.6%

Elementary Education

1.4%

History

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

51.3%

Masters

21.9%

Other

16.5%

Associate

4.7%

Certificate

3.3%

Doctorate

1.5%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.3%
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Real Recruitment Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Global Recruiting Manager Exxon Mobil Corporation Houston, TX Jun 21, 2013 $185,600 -
$403,918
Global Recruiting Manager Exxon Mobil Corporation Houston, TX Jan 11, 2012 $175,900 -
$298,900
Recruitment Manager Aditi Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Bellevue, WA Feb 16, 2016 $161,907
Recruiting Manager, Software Engineering Etouch Systems Corporation Fremont, CA Jul 12, 2015 $161,200
Recruiting Manager Qualifind, Inc. Chula Vista, CA May 02, 2011 $155,586
Manager, Hrit-Recruiting Solutions Linkedin Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Jul 07, 2016 $150,055 -
$172,500
Technical Recruitment Manager Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Jul 14, 2014 $150,000
Investment Banking Recruitment Manager Allegis Group Services Inc. Stamford, CT Jul 15, 2013 $140,000
Manager of Global Recruiting Splunk Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 14, 2011 $140,000
Global Recruitment Manager Futurestep (Korn/Ferry) Los Angeles, CA Nov 18, 2013 $130,000
Recruitment Manager Vibrant Media, Inc. New York, NY May 16, 2011 $125,000
Recruitment Manager Treasury Wine Estates Americas Company Napa, CA Aug 25, 2014 $120,000 -
$140,000
Recruiting Manager Rei Systems Inc. Herndon, VA Apr 16, 2012 $87,392
Technical Recruitment Manager Synechron, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Jan 15, 2011 $85,000
Technical Recruiting Manager Birlasoft Inc. Stamford, CT Mar 15, 2012 $85,000
Recruitment Manager Source Associates, LLC Rutherford, NJ Apr 25, 2012 $85,000
Recruiting Manager Latitude 36, Inc. Franklin, TN Mar 14, 2016 $85,000
Recruiting Manager Latitude 36, Inc. Franklin, TN Mar 25, 2015 $85,000
Recruiting Manager Amazech Solutions, LLC Frisco, TX Dec 09, 2016 $84,800
Recruitment Manager Aditi Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Sunnyvale, CA Jan 16, 2015 $83,720 -
$120,000
Recruiting Manager Image Photo Services, Inc. Miami, FL Dec 20, 2016 $70,696
Recruiting Manager Image Photo Services, Inc. Miami, FL Dec 27, 2016 $70,696
Recruiting Manager Rangam Consultants Inc. Cumming, GA Sep 26, 2016 $70,000
Manager, Technical Recruiting Pivotal Labs, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 01, 2012 $70,000
Recruitment Manager Xavient Information Systems Inc. Exton, PA Jun 15, 2016 $70,000
Manager, Technical Recruiting Pivotal Labs, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 27, 2012 $70,000
Recruiting Manager Quality Software Services, Inc. Columbia, MD Aug 01, 2015 $70,000

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  1. Recruitment Process
  2. Compliance
  3. Job Fairs
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  • Designed, constructed and implemented new strategic recruitment processes and procedures resulting in increased efficiency and consistent achievement of hiring goals.
  • Handle all compliance within the organization- submitting background checks, proper benefit assistance and also necessary unemployment paperwork and hearings.
  • Increased community awareness through effective promotional events, job fairs, public speaking engagements, and public relation initiatives.
  • Coordinated scheduling, performed reference / background checks, prepared offer letter, and negotiated mutually beneficial compensation packages.
  • Post openings in newspaper advertisements, with professional organizations, appropriate Internet sources and in other position appropriate venues.

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