Recruiter

Location: Akron, OH

Department: HR

Type: Part Time to Full Time

Min. Experience: Student (College)

JOB SUMMARY

Develops recruiting strategies to meet staffing needs. Advises management on recruiting and retention issues. Recruits candidates for open positions. Places announcements and works with agencies and other sources of personnel to secure candidates.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Primary job function is recruiting and developing recruiting strategies. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity.
  • Employees are held accountable for successful job performance. Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include functions, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein.
  • In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations. 
  • All functions, duties or tasks are to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures. In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives.
  • Develops recruiting strategies to meet staffing needs; selects candidates and recommends hiring decisions; utilizes broad range of recruitment sources to meet staffing requirements.
  • Advises management on recruiting and employee retention efforts; may supervise or lead staff engaged in recruiting efforts, as assigned.
  • Monitors applicant logs; ensures that appropriate selection criteria are established for each open position.
  • Identifies potential sources for recruiting staff, such as through job fairs, associations, community organizations, advocacy groups, government agencies, military transition centers, vocational/ technical schools, colleges and universities.
  • Develops ongoing effective relationships that will result in increased applicant flow, by on site visitation with possible sources.
  • Determines effective media campaigns, with guidance from management, such as advertising (print, radio, television), posters, flyers, etc.; assists in developing and monitors media budget.
  • Participates in applicant screening; administers tests and recruitment enhancement tools, and refers potential candidates contacted at job fairs, etc., for follow-up interviews.
  • Reviews employment applications and evaluates work history, education and training, job skills, compensation needs, and other qualifications and requirements of applicants.
  • Reviews job orders and matches applicants with job requirements, utilizing manual and/or computerized file search.
  • Interviews applicants; informs applicants of job duties and responsibilities, compensation and benefits, work schedules and working conditions, company policies, promotional opportunities, and other related information.
  • Maintains records of applicants not selected for employment.
  • Performs tasks and duties of a similar nature and scope as required.

Job Requirements

Education/Experience: Associates Degree and one or more years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job. Additional relevant experience can be substituted for the required education on the basis of one calendar year of experience for one academic year of education.

Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing)

  • Understanding of laws and regulations that govern hiring practices, including EEO.
  • Thorough understanding of recruiting methods and candidate sources.
  • Ability to use a personal computer including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Excellent interviewing skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret various internal and external documents and reports.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, advertisements and business correspondence.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, and time management.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures.
  • Ability to maintain professional composure when dealing with emotional or confrontational circumstances.
  • Ability to be an effective team member and handle project assignments responsibly.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment and organization.
  • Courteous telephone manner.
  • Strong customer and results orientation.
  • Ability to take initiative and achieve results.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

  • Maintaining composure in dealing with executives, clients, staff and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
  • Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing, and behavioral selection survey.
  • Required ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Computer usage.
  • Handling and being exposed to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Regular use of vehicle required in the performance of duties.
  • Regular talking and hearing.
  • Occasional walking, and reaching with hands and arms.
  • Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds.
  • Close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
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