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Chapter 5 - Human Resources 25/09/2008 22:14:00 Recruitment : the process of locating potential individuals who might join an  org and encouraging them to apply for existing or anticipated job openings o Outside sources : during periods of high unemployment, orgs may be  able to maintain an adequate supply of qualified applicants from  unsolicited resumes alone; a tight labor market may force the employer  to advertise more heavily and/or seek assistance from local  employment agencies Employees hired informally (referrals) are more likely to stay  with the org than those recruited by formal means o Advertisements : some degree of selectivity—can target a specific  audience with certain publications Seems to be a correlation b/w accuracy and completeness of  information provided by ads and the recruitment success of the  org A lot of the time, attracts unqualified applicants o Unsolicited Apps/Resumes : % of acceptable apps from this source is  low, but those who contact employer on their own initiative may be  better employees o Internet Recruiting : most commonly used search tactic by job  seekers – cheaper, faster, potentially more effective Now more than 4,000 websites where applicants can submit  their resumes and potential employers can check for qualified  applicants— most pop o Employee Referrals:  word of mouth recommendations are the way  most jobs are filled – quality usually high
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Potential negative factors: inbreeding, violation of EEO  regulations,  nepotism  (practice of hiring relatives)  can lead to  charges of favoritism, but family members are in an ideal  position to pass job knowledge and skills on to one another  (many corporate dynasties – ford, Rockefeller foundation built  on nepotism, labor unions, law firms/universities have dropped  restrictions on hiring spouses on basis that they are prejudicial) o Executive Search Firms:  “headhunters” help employers find the right  person for a job – don’t advertise in media for job candidates or accept 
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