What Does a Staffing Recruiter Do?
Finding a qualified, dedicated, and invested candidate for a job vacancy can cost an employer up to 100 hours of time. Outsourcing that responsibility can eliminate that from your responsibility and leave the hiring process up to an HR recruiting expert. If you have ever wondered what a recruiter can actually does, here are a few of the responsibilities a recruiter can perform to find you the perfect candidate for your open position:
- Advertising and recruiting
- Initial screening and evaluations
- In-depth screening and interviews
- Preliminary selection of a candidate to fill the job
- Reference and medical checks
- Job offer
- Handling of applicants who are not hired
- Orientation and training
Advertising and recruiting
To determine which candidates meet the requirements, a recruiter will screen each applicant’s submission and often time for the most qualified candidates, conduct initial interviews. From there, the recruiter will make decisions about which applicants should move on to the next step in the evaluation process.
Initial screening and evaluations
Initial interviews and evaluations help to narrow the pool down to a few people in-depth screening and interviews. Recruiters review the credentials and evaluate via the interviewing skills and core competencies.
In-depth screening and interviews
The final selection of candidates are subjected to a last round of refining the criteria for viability to fill the position. If a candidate is clearly the best choice, the recruiter will move on to the next step. If there are more than one candidates that seem equally viable, the recruiter will use the next step in the hiring process to see if one stands out more than the other in the preliminary selection of a candidate to fill the job
Reference and medical checks
Depending on the desires of the employer and the type of position, recruiters will perform the required background checks. The recruiter will contact the references and review recommendations. If this is a job requiring acumen or a high ex-mod, the recruiter may also conduct drug screening and certification verification.
The recruiter will craft a letter of offer for employment and negotiate salary and benefits with the candidate, as well as shuttle them through the on-boarding process for new hires. The recruiter will handle contacting candidates who did not qualify for the position.
Orientation and training
The recruiter can provide orientation for signing necessary employment documentation including the employee handbook and workplace policies, assigning company-owned equipment and software.
While it’s more common that the employer manages the training process, the recruiter can offer skills training in person and online, direct the recruit to certification courses to acquire new skills, and provide opportunities for job shadowing.