Which hard skills and soft skills should recruiters have?
Recruiters should have good personnel management skills and distinct knowledge of the labour market. Moreover, they must possess strong communication and writing skills. Today’s recruiters require administrative and service skills and often also knowledge of sales and marketing. IT/technical know-how is becoming increasingly important as well. In this context, recruiters must be highly competent in using social media channels and tools for data analysis or text optimisation for search engines.
The importance of active sourcing is growing steadily; especially skills in addressing target groups directly by means of Google, Xing or LinkedIn are essential.
A quick perception, a good knowledge of human nature, team spirit and strong organisational skills belong to the most important soft skills of recruiters.
- Personnel management skills
- Knowledge of the labour market
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Knowledge of sales and marketing
- Experience in active sourcing