What does a Principal Recruiter do?

Recruiters are responsible for meet hiring goals by filling open positions with talented and qualified candidates. They are generally responsible for the full life cycle of the recruiting process. This entails sourcing and screening candidates, coordinating the interview process, and facilitating offers and employment negotiations, all while ensuring candidates have a pleasant experience.

Recruiters generally have a Bachelor's degree in business administration or human resources. The best recruiters are detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Source candidates using a variety of search methods to build a robust candidate pipeline
  • Screen candidates by reviewing resumes and job applications, and performing phone screenings
  • Take ownership of candidate experience by designing and managing itDevelop job postings, job descriptions, and position requirements
  • Perform reference checks as need
  • Facilitate the offer process by extending the offer and negotiationg employment terms
  • Manage onboarding and new hire process
  • Stay abreast of recruiting trends and best practices
  • Manage the overall interview, selection, and closing process
  • Ensure all screening, hiring, and selection is done in accordance with employment laws and regulations
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • 2 years of recruiting experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective and cooperative working relationships built on trust
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Comfortable making decisions independently
  • Working knowledge of applicant tracking and HRIS systems
  • Ability to manage a wide range of relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of interview techniques and applicant screening methods
  • Deep understanding of employment laws and regulations
  • Familiar with a wide variety of sourcing avenues
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Principal Recruiter Salaries

Average Base Pay

£36,333 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£25K
Median: £36K
£54K
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UprightHC SolutionsUprightHC Solutions
Recruiting Manager
11 Mar 2020

“I enjoy my work and very satisfied with the independence given to me and with the great co”

UberUber
Senior Recruiter
10 Aug 2021

“It's exciting and innovative and I definitely think we'll see continued growth and engagement”

Office AngelsOffice Angels
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5 Sep 2019

“Our Executive Director is focused and enthusiastic about making OA the best it can be.”

EmpiricEmpiric
Head of Internal Recruitment
21 Jan 2021

“The people at Empiric are amazing everyone is unique and a pleasure to work with.”

Vivid ResourcingVivid Resourcing
Recruiter
18 Jul 2019

“long hours but I guess that's pretty common in this industry and it's totally worth it”

RWS GroupRWS Group
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22 Mar 2021

“It is one of the best companies to work for and really learn about the industry and your jobs best practices”

Betts RecruitingBetts Recruiting
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1 May 2021

“Betts gives so much opportunity to grow in your career and it was the best decision I ever made!”

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Executive Matchmaker
15 Oct 2021

“I choose my client load and I am well supported by our matchmaking team and management / owner!”

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