Hiring managers have what may be the most important role in the hiring process. However, with recruiters, talent acquisition specialists, and even hr all potentially getting involved, it can be difficult to know your place. Who does the hiring in a company, at the end of the day? Does the hiring manager make the final decision? Is there a basis for how hiring managers make decisions? If you’re new to all this, knowing the hiring manager job description would go a long way.
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We don’t mean to imply that hiring managers and recruiters are at odds! The opposite is true; they work closely together towards the same goal. But a hiring manager vs recruiter has different but complementary roles in the recruitment process. Recruiters do the middle 50% of the work. They help with creating a job ad, but they mostly take over the next steps. “Selling” the position, gathering applicants, establishing a relationship with candidates, making the first couple batches of cutting candidates, etc.
The hiring manager job description, meanwhile, is less set in stone. They’re usually the one who identified a role needed in their department, or they’re the contact in that department. It’s the hiring manager who establishes the particular needs for a role and writes the job ad. After the candidates have been narrowed down, a manageable number will have a hiring manager interview. This may go on for several rounds of interviews and cuts. At the end of the day, the hiring manager takes input from the recruiter, but decides who they want. The recruitment process is usually bookended by them; 25% at the beginning, 25% at the end.
To summarize: Recruiters do this for a living, and bring in / narrow down applicants. Hiring managers are taking on this responsibility temporarily, establish needs, and make final decisions. So, who does the hiring in a company? Both recruiters and hiring managers. But does the hiring manager make the final decision? Yes!
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