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Job description: Recruitment/resourcing manager

Written by: Georgia Rivers
Published on: 23 Dec 2019

Recruitment or resourcing managers undertake a proactive approach to sourcing the best candidates. They are involved in the strategic side of an organisation’s recruitment process.

Job description: Recruitment Resourcing Manager

To be successful in this role, the candidate should be a team leader who is able to make effective decisions and understand the recruitment needs of the organisation at present and in the future. So, if you’re interested in progressing into a resourcing or recruitment manager role, we delve deeper into this position and its responsibilities.

What are the duties of a recruitment/resourcing manager?

As the recruitment/resourcing manager your key responsibility is to hire the correct candidates that fit your organisation's targets and aspirations. This may also include updating current and designing new recruitment procedures, supervising the recruitment team and reporting on its performance.

Key duties may involve:

  • Review recruitment software and suggest the best option for company needs
  • Research and choose job advertising options which work best for your organisation
  • Work in partnership with business leaders to research and design a consistent recruitment strategy
  • Implement monitoring systems to ensure cost targets are met and suggest improvements
  • Streamline resourcing processes
  • Filter and shortlist CVs and applications
  • Act as a point of contact for all resourcing issues and matters
  • Recommend ways to improve the employer brand
  • Participate in career events and job fairs
  • Advise hiring managers on interviewing techniques
  • Analyse management information to develop areas of focus.

What salary can you expect as a recruitment/resourcing manager?

As a first time recruitment/resourcing manager you can expect to earn £31,000 in the UK rising to £59,000 as your experience and knowledge increases. The average salary in the UK for a resourcing manager is £42,911.

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What personal qualities and skills are required to be a recruitment/resourcing manager?

As a recruitment/resourcing manager, having excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as team management skills are a must. However, you also need to be able to listen to your team and build relationships with them. It goes without saying that you will need a strong knowledge of labour legislation and recruitment laws. 

The key skills and personal qualities for a recruitment/resourcing manager are:

  • Influencing and negotiation techniques
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Familiarity with social media and other professional networks
  • An understanding of diversity and how this impacts and connects with resourcing 
  • Motivating and engaging the team and the whole organisation 
  • Strong relationship building, management and communication skills
  • Experience with (phone and in-person) interviews, candidate screening and evaluation
  • Broad knowledge of recruitment and latest recruitment developments

What qualifications does a recruitment/resourcing manager need?

There are no specific qualifications needed for a recruitment/resourcing manager but a degree in an HR related field is desirable and will make you an ideal candidate. Another key qualification that will make your CV catch the recruiters eye is a qualification with the CIPD. Level 5 Intermediate qualification in Human Resources Management is the best course to do to progress into a manager role. Having key knowledge on labour laws and recruitment legislation will be integral to getting your foot in the door. Find out more about CIPD qualifications here.

If you are looking to progress in your career and think this role is right for you, apply now through People Management Jobs.

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