Roles and missions of the Recruitment Officer / Recruitment Officer

The Recruitment Officer / Recruitment Officer is an important member of the Human Resources team. Its main roles and missions are as follows:

  • Define the job profiles according to the needs of the company and the work environment.
  • Ensure the development and updating of recruitment and selection tools: create and distribute advertisements, manage applications and prequalify candidates in order to build a pool of potential candidates.
  • Set up and monitor recruitment plans adapted to the needs of the company (fairs, forums, job boards, campuses, etc.)
  • Conduct individual interviews with candidates and set up selection tests.
  • Evaluate the applications, skills and motivations of the candidates and draw up a report of the interviews.
  • Monitor the recruitment and selection process, and follow up with candidates and recruiters.
  • Participate in the negotiation of salary packages and propose answers to candidates.
  • Ensure the reporting and management of the performance indicators of the recruitment department.

As a Recruitment Officer / Recruitment Officer, it is important to carry out the missions entrusted to you based on the skills, aptitudes and values specific to the company. It is also essential to understand the recruitment and selection process to ensure that the best candidates are selected and that company policy is followed.

Salary and career development of the Recruitment officer / Recruitment officer

The salary of a recruiter or recruiter depends on his or her years of experience and the company where he or she works. In France, the annual gross salary of a recruitment officer or a recruitment officer can vary according to the years of experience:

  • 0 to 2 years: between 25,000 and 30,000 euros
  • 2 to 5 years: between 30,000 and 35,000 euros
  • 5 to 10 years: between 35,000 and 40,000 euros
  • 10 to 15 years: between 40,000 and 45,000 euros
  • More than 15 years: between 45,000 and 50,000 euros

Recruitment officers or recruitment officers can progress to other professions, such as recruitment consultant, recruitment manager, human resources manager, HR project manager or HR manager. All of these occupations carry different levels of responsibility and salary, and offer many career and personal development opportunities.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Recruitment Officer / Recruitment Officer


Work with talented and motivated people.Learn recruitment best practices.

Contribute to the growth of the company by attracting the best personnel.

Have opportunities to get to know different professional backgrounds.

Helping candidates find the right job.


Failing to find the right candidate.Having to adhere to tight schedules to go to interviews.

Having to manage the requirements of employers and candidates.

Facing sometimes aggressive competitors to recruit the best profiles.

Dealing with very short deadlines and pressure to recruit quickly.

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