The hiring manager is the employee who requested a new position to be filled or an employee to fill an open job. The hiring manager is typically the employee to whom the new employee will report when hired. The hiring manager is a key member of your employee recruitment team.
As the initiator of a position, or the need for an employee, the hiring manager is the head of the employee selection team. He or she is the employee who works with Human Resources to fill the open position through every step of the organization's hiring process. Starting with the recruiting planning meeting, the hiring manager participates in every aspect of the employee recruitment. The hiring manager reviews incoming resumes and applications.
The hiring manager is always important in the hiring decision. This role is another example of the responsibilities that come with the position title of manager within an organization.