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Working As A Staffing 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

  • $58,350

    Average Salary

What Does A Staffing 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 Staffing 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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Staffing Recruiter jobs

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Staffing Recruiter Career Paths

Staffing Recruiter
Human Resources Manager Program Manager General Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Director Of Talent Acquisition
12 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Project Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Recruiting Coordinator Staffing Specialist Employment Specialist
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Human Resources Consultant Human Resources Supervisor
Human Resources Administration Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Branch Manager General Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Staffing Manager Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Staffing Consultant Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Senior Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant
Human Resources Staffing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Recruiter Recruiting Coordinator Staffing Specialist
Onsite Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Staffing Manager Human Resources Coordinator Payroll Specialist
Payroll Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Senior Corporate Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Recruiter
Recruitment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Employee Relations Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Senior Human Resources Administrator
6 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Senior Technical Recruiter
Senior Recruiter
8 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Senior Recruiter
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Branch Manager Account Executive Technical Recruiter
Staffing Manager
5 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
Medical Recruiter 2.6 years
Field Recruiter 2.6 years
Nurse Recruiter 2.5 years
Recruiting Lead 2.4 years
Talent Recruiter 2.3 years
Regional Recruiter 2.3 years
Staffing Manager 2.1 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
Staffing Recruiter 2.0 years
National Recruiter 1.9 years
Staffing Assistant 1.7 years
Source Recruiter 1.6 years
Job Recruiter 1.5 years
Staffing Associate 1.4 years
Junior Recruiter 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Recruiter 9.9%
Internship 3.9%
Cashier 2.7%
Manager 2.6%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 19.8%

Staffing Recruiter Demographics

Gender

Female

76.2%

Male

21.4%

Unknown

2.4%
Ethnicity

White

78.1%

Hispanic or Latino

14.0%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

1.3%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

75.0%

French

5.6%

Portuguese

2.8%

German

2.8%

Japanese

2.8%

Swedish

1.4%

Russian

1.4%

Hindi

1.4%

Urdu

1.4%

Polish

1.4%

Arabic

1.4%

Korean

1.4%

Bengali

1.4%
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Staffing Recruiter Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.3%

Strayer University

9.2%

American InterContinental University

9.2%

Liberty University

7.3%

Ashford University

4.6%

University of Oregon

4.6%

University of Cincinnati

3.7%

University of Texas at Austin

3.7%

Cornell University

3.7%

University of Kentucky

3.7%

University of Colorado at Boulder

3.7%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

3.7%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

3.7%

Kaplan University

3.7%

University of South Florida

2.8%

Southern Connecticut State University

2.8%

Villanova University

2.8%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2.8%

California University of Pennsylvania

2.8%

Auburn University

2.8%
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Majors

Business

30.5%

Human Resources Management

15.3%

Psychology

6.9%

Management

5.9%

Communication

4.2%

Marketing

4.1%

English

3.2%

Criminal Justice

3.1%

General Studies

2.9%

Education

2.9%

Health Care Administration

2.9%

Accounting

2.5%

Nursing

2.4%

Medical Assisting Services

2.4%

Liberal Arts

2.2%

Public Relations

1.9%

Graphic Design

1.9%

Sociology

1.7%

Computer Information Systems

1.7%

Fine Arts

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.0%

Other

25.0%

Masters

14.4%

Associate

11.6%

Certificate

3.8%

Doctorate

1.1%

License

0.9%

Diploma

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Staffing Recruiter

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Top Staffing Recruiter Skills

  1. Weekly Payroll
  2. Criminal Background Checks
  3. Internet Sites
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Submitted weekly payroll spreadsheet reports to corporate office.
  • Conduct criminal background checks and drug screens in accordance with FCRA guidelines and client s Statement of Work.
  • Provided input on staffing reports, candidate sourcing, posting positions on Internet sites.
  • Plan and coordinate Job Fairs at local employment centers and on site to attract the most qualified candidates.
  • Use well developed communication skills to provide excellent customer service to employees and clients.

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