Today’s human resources professionals are asked to do more than ever. Between managing employee relations, benefits, and work force numbers, many HR professionals are feeling overwhelmed. However, recruiting is a task the average HR department can either outsource or assign to specific HR employees as their primary focus, says Stephen Coco, principal at Buck Consultants.

“Recruiting and talent organizations tend to focus a bit more on talent acquisition and the recruiting piece,” Coco says. “They understand candidate behavior and the market influences. If we’re just talking about broader HR professionals within your organization, you want the proper folks to have a priority on recruiting.”

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