The first step in human resource planning is to

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The first step in human resource planning is to create an inventory of the organization's employees. A company can't know what it needs if it doesn't understand what it is already has! A human resource inventory should include the employee's name, education, training, special skills (such as speaking a foreign language), and so on. The set of activities used to obtain a sufficient number of the right people at the right time in order to select those who best meet the needs of the organization is called recruitment. Recruiting top talent is a priority for all organizations. Recruiting is the set of activities used to identify and attract a sufficient number of qualified individuals to fill available positions within the organization. Advertisements, employment agencies, college placement offices, online resume-posting services and industry referrals are good ________ sources that can be used in the recruiting efforts of a firm. external There are two markets for candidates: internal and external. Internal sources include current employees who can be transferred or promoted, and this is usually the first place to look because you already know the employee's qualifications, characteristics, and how well he fits with the organization culture. It's also less expensive to use internal sources because it doesn't require placing ads or using costly search firms. One of the advantages that a small business may have in recruiting top talent is that it can offer employees more responsibility and authority in a shorter time period. While a small business with fewer staff members may not be able to offer the same benefits or salaries as a large organization, that doesn't mean it can't recruit qualified workers. Small businesses have the advantage of being able to offer employees greater responsibility and authority in a shorter time frame than it would take if the employee had to work his/her way up the "corporate ladder" in a large corporation. _______ is the process of gathering information and deciding who should be hired, under legal guidelines, for the best interests of the individual and the organization. Selection Selection is the process of gathering information and deciding who should be hired, under legal guidelines, for the best interests of the individual and the organization. When employees are hired at Hamilton University, they are required to complete a _______ probationary Many organizations hire an employee conditionally to let the person prove his or her value on the job. After a specified probationary period (often three to six months or more), the firm can either permanently hire or
Chapter 11: Questions/Statement Answer Feedback period of 90 days. During this period, both the employer and the employee have the opportunity to decide if the new hire is a good "fit." terminate the employee.

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