Recruitment Specialists, otherwise known as Talent Acquisition Specialists or H.R. Specialists are tasked with locating the most talented employees for an organisation. They may work within an organisation itself, or be outsourced by a recruitment agency. Recruitment specialists are able to tap into the business's best potential employees, tapping into the very best talent available in the marketplace.
Recruitment specialists carry many different responsibilities depending upon their job role. Some recruitment specialists are directly involved in the hiring process, interviewing and hiring individuals for the job requirements. Other recruitment specialists work behind the scenes, carrying out background checks on individuals as well as conducting interviews. They may also be responsible for researching candidates, preparing proposals, interviewing, selecting and evaluating candidates, communicating with third parties such as potential employers, and finalising the human resource management responsibilities of an organisation. There are also other specific roles that recruitment specialists may play, depending upon the specific domain within the business.
In order to carry out the responsibilities described above, a recruitment specialist must possess certain key skills and attributes. These include excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, as well as being a strong communicator and excellent persuasive abilities. Another important skill that a recruitment specialist must possess is effective management and leadership skills. A highly skilled recruitment specialist is also expected to possess great analytical and leadership skills. These are the general characteristics that every recruitment specialist must possess, regardless of which speciality they assume.