Hiring Specialist job description

Use this Hiring Specialist job description template to attract and recruit qualified candidates for your Human Resources department.

Hiring Specialist responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all hiring stages from sourcing to onboarding
  • Advertising open roles on various channels including job boards, professional social networks and our careers page
  • Coordinating our internal hiring process

Hiring Specialist job description

Job brief

We are looking for a Hiring Specialist to source, attract, evaluate and recruit qualified candidates for various positions and seniority levels.

Hiring Specialist responsibilities include developing short-term and long-term hiring plans, advertising our open positions and sourcing candidates both online and offline (for example during career days.) To be successful in this role, you should have full-cycle recruiting experience and excellent communication skills.

Ultimately, you will ensure we offer a positive candidate experience and meet our hiring needs.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all hiring stages from sourcing to onboarding
  • Advertise open roles on various channels including job boards, professional social networks and our careers page
  • Coordinate our internal hiring process
  • Screen resumes and application forms based on essential criteria
  • Interview candidates via phone, video and in-person
  • Track key recruiting metrics like time-to-hire and source of hire
  • Reach out to potential candidates and build relationships for future job opportunities (for example via LinkedIn or email)
  • Send job offer letters and negotiate terms
  • Process employment forms
  • Liaise with hiring managers to forecast staffing needs
  • Host or participate in job fairs
  • Promote our company as a great place to work

Requirements

  • Work experience as a Hiring Specialist, Recruiter or similar role
  • Experience with Human Resources Management Software and Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Familiarity using social networks to post job ads and source candidates
  • Knowledge of labor legislation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good time management skills with the ability to juggle various open positions
  • BSc in Human Resources Management or relevant field
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