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Working As A Regional Recruiter

  • 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

  • $81,460

    Average Salary

What Does A Regional Recruiter 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 Regional Recruiter

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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Regional Recruiter Career Paths

Regional Recruiter
Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Executive Recruiter Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Consultant Senior Recruiter
Director Of Talent Acquisition
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Director, Human Resources And Administration
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant Human Resources Generalist
Employee Relations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Director Senior Corporate Recruiter Human Resources Business Partner
Head Of Human Resources
9 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Senior Recruiter
Human Resources Business Partner
10 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Consultant Branch Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Manager Program Manager Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Human Resources Coordinator Staffing Consultant
Human Resources Staffing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Corporate Recruiter Senior Technical Recruiter
Recruitment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Recruiter Recruiter Human Resources Manager
Regional Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Senior Director Human Resources
13 Yearsyrs
Executive Recruiter Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Human Resources Business Partner Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Director Business Developer Senior Recruiter
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Executive Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Talent Acquisition Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Recruiter 3.0 years
Field Recruiter 2.6 years
Medical Recruiter 2.6 years
Nurse Recruiter 2.5 years
Recruiting Lead 2.4 years
Talent Recruiter 2.3 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
Staffing Recruiter 2.1 years
College Recruiter 2.1 years
Regional Recruiter 2.0 years
National Recruiter 1.9 years
Campus Recruiter 1.7 years
Source Recruiter 1.6 years
Job Recruiter 1.5 years
Junior Recruiter 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Recruiter 20.1%
Manager 2.3%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 19.7%

Regional Recruiter Demographics

Gender

Female

59.6%

Male

38.0%

Unknown

2.4%
Ethnicity

White

79.6%

Hispanic or Latino

11.6%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

1.5%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

Portuguese

5.2%

Japanese

5.2%

French

5.2%

Swedish

3.4%

Danish

3.4%

German

3.4%

Romanian

3.4%

Norwegian

3.4%

Thai

3.4%

Italian

3.4%

Zulu

1.7%

Dari

1.7%

Tagalog

1.7%

Mandarin

1.7%

Polish

1.7%

Swahili

1.7%
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Regional Recruiter Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.6%

Capella University

6.4%

Ashford University

5.7%

Strayer University

5.7%

Ohio University -

5.0%

Michigan State University

5.0%

Community College of the Air Force

5.0%

Florida Atlantic University

5.0%

Northeastern University

5.0%

Webster University

4.3%

Troy University

4.3%

University of Houston

4.3%

Liberty University

4.3%

University of Alabama

3.5%

Columbia Southern University

3.5%

Florida State University

3.5%

Chapman University

3.5%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

3.5%

Washington State University

3.5%

Roosevelt University

3.5%
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Majors

Business

28.4%

Human Resources Management

19.6%

Communication

8.3%

Psychology

6.4%

Management

5.1%

Sociology

4.5%

Marketing

4.3%

Criminal Justice

3.2%

Political Science

2.4%

English

2.1%

Finance

1.9%

Health Care Administration

1.9%

Public Relations

1.8%

Accounting

1.8%

General Studies

1.4%

Liberal Arts

1.4%

Counseling Psychology

1.4%

Business Communications

1.4%

Education

1.3%

History

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

50.7%

Masters

19.6%

Other

18.1%

Associate

6.1%

Certificate

3.9%

Doctorate

1.1%

License

0.4%

Diploma

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Regional Recruiter

JobFairsFullCycleRecruitmentRecruitmentProcessInternetSitesBackgroundChecksCustomerServiceJobBoardsOpenPositionsHighVolumeDiversityRecruitmentStrategiesTaleoATSFinancialReferenceChecksLinkedinHumanResourcesHealthcareFullLifeCycleJobPostings

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Top Regional Recruiter Skills

  1. Job Fairs
  2. Full Cycle Recruitment
  3. Recruitment Process
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Attended job fairs at college campuses, community organizations and high schools.
  • Source, interview and place medical and financial professionals; full cycle recruitment.
  • Managed the recruitment process and ensures compliance with government regulations regarding employment.
  • Source candidates utilizing cost effective and creative recruiting techniques including networking, direct sourcing, employee referrals and appropriate internet sites.
  • Screened potential candidates by performing interviews, reference checks and background checks.

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