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Sample Human Resources Recruiter Job Description
Human Resources Recruiter Position Description and Responsibilities
From Amy Nourse

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Human Resources Assistant2
Human Resources Generalist3
Human Resources Director4
Human Resources Recruiter5

Position Description:
The Corporate Human Resources Recruiter is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success
throughout the organization. This will be achieved through the development of local and national recruiting
plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting
ideas. The Corporate Human Resources Recruiter will play a critical role in ensuring we are hiring the best
possible talent.
Primary Objectives of the Human Resources Recruiter:

Develop and execute recruiting plans.


Network through industry contacts, association memberships, trade groups and employees.
Coordinate and implement college recruiting initiatives.
Administrative duties and recordkeeping.

Develop and Execute Recruiting Plans

Work with hiring managers on recruiting planning meetings6.


Create job descriptions7.
Lead the creation of a recruiting and interviewing plan for each open position.
Efficiently and effectively fill open positions.
Conduct regular follow-up with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and
implementation.
Develop a pool of qualified candidates in advance of need.
Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting.
Build networks to find qualified passive candidates.
Post openings in newspaper advertisements, with professional organizations, and in other position
appropriate venues.
Utilize the Internet for recruitment.

--Post positions to appropriate Internet sources.


--Improve the company website recruiting page to assist in recruiting.
--Research new ways of using the Internet for recruitment.
--Use social and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates.

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Network Through Industry Contacts, Association Memberships, Trade Groups and Employees
Locate and document where to find ideal candidates.
Aid public relations in establishing a recognizable employer of choice reputation for the company, both
internally and externally.
Communicate with managers and employees regularly to establish rapport, gauge morale, and source new
candidate leads.
Create contacts within industry.
Attend local professional meetings and membership development meetings.
Maintain regular contact with possible future candidates.
Coordinate and Implement College Recruiting Initiatives

Coordinate college recruiting initiatives.


Attend career fairs for recruiting and company recognition.
Develop working relationships within colleges to aid in recruiting.
Give presentations at colleges, attend student group meetings, and increase college awareness of the
company before and after career fairs.

Administrative Duties and Record Keeping


Manage the use of recruiters and headhunters.
Review applicants to evaluate if they meet the position requirements.
Conduct prescreening interviews8.

Maintain all pertinent applicant and interview data in the Human Resources Information System (HRIS)9.
Assist in performing reference and background checks10 for potential employees.
Assist in writing and forwarding rejection letters.
Assist in interviewing and selecting employees onsite.
Assist in preparing and sending offer packages.
Assist in preparing and sending new employee orientation packages.
Perform other special projects as assigned.

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Human Resources
Sample Human Resources Recruiter Job Description
Human Resources Recruiter Knowledge and Experience
From Amy Nourse

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, as assigned. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Experience with recruiting, technical recruiting a plus.
Proven candidate sourcing and relationship building skills.
Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
General knowledge of various employment laws and practices.
Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
Ability to work with various departments and foster teamwork.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Skills in database management and record keeping.
Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of human resources work.
Ability to travel for recruitment meetings, college visits, and career fairs and maintain a flexible work schedule.
Excellent organizational skills.
Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
Gather and analyze information skillfully.
Demonstrate resourcefulness and initiative in dealing with daily assumptions.
Education and Experience:
A bachelors degree is required.
One to two years of human resources experience required; one to two years of human resources corporate recruiting
experience preferred.
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The
employee frequently is required to sit and use hands along with fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required
to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently
lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and
vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an

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