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How to Build a Recruitment Team: The 7 Roles You Need

Your talent is the lifeblood of your company, and in order to keep that blood flowing, you need a talented recruitment team that will make the best choices when bringing in new hires. To be effective, it’s important for recruiting professionals in different roles to come together for team recruitment that ensures your organization not only consistently finds the right employees but also retains them. The following are some of the roles you may want to include in your recruitment team to accomplish this goal.

7 Roles You Need To Build A Successful Recruitment Team

1. Head of Human Resources

The Head of Human Resources may not have direct interaction with job applicants, but they play an integral role in how the hiring process works from start to finish. In order to facilitate team recruitment and help members of the HR department do their jobs more efficiently, people in this role will maintain applicant tracking systems, keep documents related to job candidates and current employees organized, craft job offers, and organize salary and benefits packages given to new hires. This work allows the recruitment team to run smoothly and helps ensure that members of the team, as well as employees that are brought in, have everything they need throughout the hiring process.

2. Hiring Manager

When a position needs to be filled in a specific department, the hiring manager is in charge of initiating that process. Hiring managers work closely with the human resources department to vet candidates and onboard the person who is hired. To accomplish this, these professionals will identify the staffing needs of their department, draft detailed job descriptions used in advertisements, work closely with recruiters to screen candidates, interview the people who have been shortlisted, and select the best person for the job. Generally, the person who acts as the hiring manager is the same person who will be the new hire’s direct supervisor.

3. Talent Sourcer

Talent Sourcers are responsible for identifying and nurturing relationships with potential candidates who can be considered for future job opportunities in your organization. Since they focus their efforts on passive job candidates, they are responsible for finding talent in various places, which can include social media, networking events, and industry associations. Through this work, Sourcers are able to create a pipeline of strong candidates that can flow through your company’s hiring funnel when it’s time to fill a position.

4. Recruitment marketer

Recruitment Marketers are responsible for the part of recruiting that takes place before a job is even posted on a job board. People in this position help to publicize your company’s brand to the public—and thus to a sea of potential job candidates in the community—to give them positive impressions about the organization that can generate interest in working there. In this position, professionals may draft branding materials, send press releases to local media about the company’s accomplishments, maintain social media platforms, and film and post employee testimonials discussing why your organization is a great place to work. 

5. Recruiter

As part of team recruitment efforts, Recruiters are involved in every step of the hiring process, as well as onboarding. They are responsible for working closely with hiring managers to determine what positions need to be filled and the qualifications required, developing a recruitment strategy, sourcing appropriate talent for a position, screening candidates, checking references, conducting interviews, and assisting with onboarding once someone is hired.

6. Recruiting Coordinator

Recruiting Coordinators help with the nuts and bolts of moving candidates through the hiring funnel. Their job duties may include making posts about open positions on job boards, conducting candidate background checks, scheduling interviews and making changes to those schedules as necessary, and drafting offer letters extended to potential hires.

7. HR Consultant

HR Consultants are brought into organizations to provide support during the hiring process. They use their human resources expertise to advise companies on hiring best practices and help them implement strategies for making the best hiring decisions. These professionals do this by educating company leaders on human resources policies and procedures, assisting members of the human resources department in their recruitment endeavors, and making suggestions about recruiting technologies a company can integrate into its practices.

Effective team recruitment requires numerous professionals who work in concert to find the best talent that will enhance the operations of a company. By having these roles as part of your recruitment team, you increase the success of your recruiting efforts, which in turn, helps your entire company meet its goals.

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