Module Summary

In this module, learners will explore the pivotal dynamics of the relationship between recruiters and hiring managers (HMs). The recruitment process's success hinges on this relationship, and understanding best practices is crucial. Through a series of lessons, participants will gain insights into the nuances of the role, the importance of transparent communication, and strategies to effectively collaborate with HMs. By mastering these practices, recruiters can ensure a more streamlined and efficient hiring process, leading to better outcomes for all involved.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Role Understanding: Grasp the significance of deeply understanding the role, team dynamics, and the expectations of the HM.
  2. Education & Collaboration: Learn to educate HMs about the recruitment process, timelines, and potential challenges, and collaborate to refine job qualifications.
  3. Transparent Communication: Recognize the importance of maintaining open channels of communication and providing regular updates to the HM.
  4. Grace & Understanding: Develop the skills to demonstrate empathy and understanding towards HMs, even in challenging situations.
  5. Conflict Resolution: Understand when and how to stand firm in decisions and escalate issues when necessary for the betterment of the recruitment process.


  • Best Practices When Working With a Hiring Manager
  • Get to Know the Hiring Manager and Their Needs
  • Educate Them on the Hiring Process and Best Practices
  • Narrow Down the Job Requirements
  • Be Transparent and Check in Regularly
  • Demonstrate Grace and Understanding
  • Know When to Escalate Issues to a Manager/Leader

By the end of this module, learners will be adept at fostering a harmonious and productive relationship with hiring managers, ensuring a smoother and more effective recruitment process.

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