RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION
Meaning of Recruitment A process of searching the candidates for employment and stimulating them to apply for jobs in the organisation Recruitment is the process of finding and engaging the people the organization needs. An activity that links the employers and the job seekers Selection is that part of the recruitment process concerned with deciding which applicants or candidates should be appointed to jobs.
Def n cont… A process of finding and attracting capable applicants for employment process begins when new recruits are sought and end when their applications are submitted. The result is a pool of applicant form which new employees are selected
Def n cont… It is a process to discover sources of manpower to meet the requirement of staffing schedule and to employ effective measures of attracting that manpower in adequate numbers to facilitate effective selection of an efficient workforce
Def n cont… Recruitment is the function preceding the selection which helps create a pool of prospective employees for the organization so that the management can select the right candidates from this pool ( to expedite the selection process
Four stages of recruitment and selection 1. Defining requirements – preparing role profiles and person specifications; deciding terms and conditions of employment. 2. Planning recruitment campaigns . 3 . Attracting candidates – reviewing and evaluating alternative sources of applicants, inside and outside the company: advertising, e-recruiting, agencies and consultants. 4. Selecting candidates – sifting applications, interviewing, testing, assessing candidates, assessment centres, offering employment, obtaining references; preparing contracts of employment.
Defining requirements The number and categories of people required may be set out in formal human resource or workforce plans from which are derived detailed recruitment plans Requirements are expressed in the form of ad hoc demands for people because of the creation of new posts, expansion into new activities or areas, or the need for a replacement. These short-term demands may put HR under pressure to deliver candidates quickly.
Requirements are set out in the form of job descriptions or role profiles and person specifications. These provide the information required to draft advertisements, post vacancies on the internet, brief agencies or recruitment consultants, and assess candidates by means of interviews and selection tests.
Role profiles for recruitment purposes Role profiles: Define the overall purpose of the role, its reporting relationships and the key result areas. May also include a list of the competencies required. – Technical competencies (knowledge and skills) – Behavioural competencies attached to the role .
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- Fall '17
- consultant, Marston