Recruitment Manager Job Description [Updated 2024]

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    The Recruitment Manager enables us to hire the best talent. They create a significant impact by hiring people with the right skills and attitudes that enable organizational success.

    Successful recruitment managers use expertise and experience to provide the leadership team with strategic advice on the best hiring policies and practices. The recruitment manager manages and develops a team of recruiters to implement a long-term hiring strategy to attract, recruit, and build a pipeline for top talent.

    Job Brief

    We value, in our recruitment managers – efficiency, timeliness, and cost-effectiveness. We also expect the recruitment manager to leave no stone unturned and go the extra mile to find the best talent for the organization. While we are particular about only hiring the best, we also believe in promoting diversity and providing our candidates with the best possible experience.

    As the recruitment manager, you will be required to work with the hiring managers to guide, support, and challenge them during the recruitment process. You must keep us abreast of the most effective recruiting practices and strategies.

    Most importantly, we expect to be shown the mirror when we go wrong in our hiring practices, told where we can improve, and make {COMPANY NAME} the best hiring organization.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Led and managed the hiring team consisting of a mix of experienced and junior recruiters.
    • Support the organization in understanding talent needs. Provide advice on the appropriate hiring strategy and approach.
    • Advise the organization’s hiring managers and leadership team on recruiting decisions, best practices, compensation, and future hiring planning.
    • Led the implementation of industry-leading hiring practices. Oversee consistent compliance with established recruitment best practices and processes.
    • Balance hiring needs and team capacity. Efficiently manage workload to ensure correct and timely hiring.
    • Help and advise hiring managers on writing job descriptions, benchmarking, and candidate selection.
    • Led in-house efforts to develop the capabilities of recruiters and hiring managers to network, source, assess, and hire talent.
    • Oversee the work of the hiring team and manage their performance. Provide feedback on their performance and act as a mentor to the team. Recruit, train, and develop new members of the team as required.
    • Oversee all the communication between the organization’s hiring managers/recruiters and candidates.
    • Provide the candidates with the best possible experience by taking end-to-end responsibility for the hiring process and subsequent onboarding.
    • Organize and participate in networking events, social media campaigns, and career fairs.
    • Oversee compliance with government and organizational recruiting policies and regulations related to diversity and inclusion.

    Requirements (Skills Level)

    • A graduate degree in any discipline from a tier-I educational institute. Candidates with an MBA (HR specialization) will be given added weightage.
    • The ideal candidate should possess a minimum of 7-10 years of recruitment experience in the {xxxxxxx} industry. Alternatively, the candidate should possess equivalent experience in a leading executive search firm.
    • The chosen candidate will be a team player possessing the initiative to learn and adopt new hiring strategies and practices.
    • Good talent search and sourcing skills in social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor, etc.
    • Experience and competence in effectively using HRIS and ATS systems to improve the efficiency of the recruiting process.


    1. What does a recruiting manager do?

    A recruiting manager is responsible for advertising open positions. Subsequently, the recruiting manager sources, interviews, and hires a suitable candidate for the advertised position. The selection should meet the requirements for the job and be a good fit for the organization’s workplace culture.

    2. What is the difference between a recruitment manager and an HR manager?

    A recruitment manager is responsible for attracting and screening talent to meet the organization’s hiring needs. On the other hand, an HR manager works with the organization’s employees to build and foster a conducive work environment for everyone to perform at their best. HR managers resolve conflicts and ensure compliance with organizational HR best practices.

    3. What is the difference between a recruitment manager and a hiring manager?

    The recruitment manager manages the hiring process. The hiring managers specify the role’s competencies and attributes and decide on candidate selection.

    4. What attributes make for a great recruiting manager?

    Recruitment managers possess a deep understanding of recruitment processes. They have rich experience in selection methods and best practices. They are sensitive to maintaining and protecting the organization’s corporate brand. Great recruitment managers prioritize team needs over personal goals. They help the team grow by providing development opportunities for team members.

    5. What skills do organizations look for in recruitment managers?

    Besides core recruiting skills, recruitment managers should be able to pay attention to detail, have good communication skills, and multitask. They must possess good listening skills, strong relationship-building skills, and the ability to manage time efficiently.

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