Chapter 6 - Sourcing: Identifying Recruits Chapter 6...

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Sourcing: Identifying Recruits Chapter 6
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Learning Objectives Describe the role of sourcing in the staffing process Explain what makes one recruiting source more effective than another List alternative recruiting sources and match them with specific jobs Create a sourcing plan
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Sourcing Definition : identifying and locating high potential recruits Done for internal as well as external job candidates Involves the analysis of different possible sources of recruits to identify those best able to meet the firm’s staffing goals
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Types of Job Seekers Active job seekers : people who need a job and are actively looking for information about job openings Semi-passive job seekers : people who are interested in a new position but only occasionally look actively for one Passive job seekers : currently employed and are not actively seeking another job, but could be tempted by the right opportunity Many high-quality candidates are usually in this group, although it may be difficult to find them and interest them in your job opportunity
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Personnel Policies A policy is a broad statement made by an organization that reflects its philosophy about a certain set of employee or management activities Several personnel policies are especially relevant to recruitment: Recruitment
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Recruitment Sources: External Sources Job and trade fairs
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5 Competitors in the Labor Market When recent experience is needed, competitors and other firms in same industry or geographic area are important sources Smaller firms look for employees trained by larger organizations Poaching - Process of actively recruiting employees from competitors Boomeranging - Smart employers try to get their best ex-employees to come back
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Recruiting Source Advantages Disadvantages External New “blood” brings new perspectives May not select someone who will “fit” the job or organization Cheaper and faster than training professionals May cause morale problems for internal candidates not selected No group of political supporters in organizations already Longer “adjustment” or orientation time May bring new industry insights Advantages and Disadvantages of External Sources
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Recruiting Sources Internal recruiting sources : locate people who currently work for the company who would be good recruits for
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