What's it like to be a Recruitment Manager?
Recruitment Managers are responsible for the overall hiring process, from identifying potential candidates, assessing their resumes, conducting interviews, and making the final hiring decision. Excellent communication skills are necessary to engage with candidates and hiring managers effectively.
Tasks and duties
- Driving and directing all recruitment efforts and processes.
- Sourcing, screening, and interviewing potential candidates.
- Managing relationships with external recruitment agencies.
- Identifying and attracting top talent.
- Establishing specific objectives and standards for the recruitment team.
- Creating and recommending new and effective interviewing procedures and techniques.
- Collaborating with other HR team members to ensure a seamless recruitment process.
How to become a Recruitment Manager
To excel as a Recruitment Manager, you should hold a bachelor degree in a relevant field and knowledge of the hiring process and employment law.
Obtain a degree in business, psychology, human resources management, or a related field to meet the requirements.
Begin in a non-managerial role, such as an entry-level Recruiter. This will open opportunities to let you explore and consider different recruiting areas.
Understand the employment laws considering the industry you work in. Refer to the Department of Labor and Employment's Labor Code, which includes employees' rights, employment contracts, and guides for all business sectors.
If available in your company, learn to use recruitment software such as ICIMS or Workday Recruiting.
Consider completing a certification such as CHRP (Certified Human Resource Professional) or the CRSP (Certified Recruitment and Selection Professional).
Consider a senior role in recruitment, such as a Senior Recruiter or Recruitment Consultant.
Pursue higher education, such as a master's degree, to further your knowledge and capabilities, preparing you for higher organizational roles.
Seek promotion from a Recruitment Manager position to Senior Manager for Recruitment or Head of Human Resources. These higher roles are more strategic and focus on overall business outcomes.