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Your primary objective is to oversee and support the hiring process for your organization. This process includes sourcing and screening candidates, arranging interviews and organizing the initial stages of hiring. Expect to work with department managers, senior leaders and other internal people who have a vested interest in the hiring process.
To find suitable candidates, you might be required to perform searches online, advertise positions in print media and on websites, write job descriptions and ads, or even cold call potential candidates. You may be required to contact references, run background checks and verify information on applicants’ resumes. You may also take part in training of new hires, internal training and other human resources related tasks.
As a part of your employer's HR department, you’ll most likely work in an office during regular daytime hours from 9am to 5pm, reporting to an HR manager or director. You're a people person. You're friendly, outgoing and able to connect with people during the interview and hiring process. You communicate the expectations and requirements of roles you're hiring for and answer any questions candidates have.
Those new to the role of recruiting coordinator can expect a starting annual salary in the $36,000 to $45,000 range. As you gain experience, you can work up to a salary in the $65,000+ range. There is an opportunity to increase your annual salary by taking on a more specialized role such as professional recruiter in a specific industry or field such as IT or engineering. You can also expect to have a slightly higher salary if you work in a large city where hiring happens on a larger scale.
Recruitment coordinators are required to have strong human resources skills and knowledge of HR best practices. Your main role is to assist with the recruitment and hiring of employees. Your day-to-day tasks can include some or all of the following:
All companies need to recruit talent to their organization. That's where you step in. Recruitment coordinators can work internally (directly within a company) or externally (with a recruiting firm). The demand for recruiting coordinators is higher in large cities and regions with a large number of corporate offices. Given that HR departments are needed in every industry and field, you'll find recruitment coordinator jobs available across Canada.
As part of the HR department, you have strong communication and interpersonal skills. You interact with job candidates, interviewees, new hires, and employees, as well
Most organizations require recruitment coordinators to have a college or university degree along with some level of work experience. A degree in human resource management, business, organizational psychology, or other related fields is an asset.
Knowledge of the law, particularly in terms of employment practices is recommended. Additional training, professional development and HR certifications will help you grow in your role and take the next step in your career in recruitment.
If you’re adept at building relationships, a strong networker, and are interested in taking the next step in your career, you can grow into recruiting jobs such as recruitment supervisor or recruitment manager.You can also expand into other HR roles, or migrate to other departments in your organization such as sales and marketing. Many recruitment coordinators also go on to work as recruiters with third party recruiting
You can also expand into other HR roles, or migrate to other departments in your organization such as sales and marketing. Many recruitment coordinators also go on to work as recruiters with third party recruiting firms, specialize in a specific type of recruiting (i.e. IT recruitment, engineering recruitment) or branch out on their own and work as an independent recruiter.