B walk ins 2 a firm may receive unsolicited

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(b) Walk-ins (2) A firm may receive unsolicited applications from individuals who walk into places of business to seek employment. Walk-ins are an inexpensive source of personnel, particularly for hourly work, but the quality of applicants varies. If qualified applicants cannot be hired immediately, their applications should be kept on file for future reference. In the interest of good community relations, all applicants should be treated courteously, whether or not they are offered jobs. (c) Schools (2) Secondary schools, trade schools, colleges and universities are desirable sources of personnel for certain positions. Some secondary schools and colleges have internship programs that enable students to gain practical experience in business firms. Applicants from secondary and trade schools often have useful educational background to offer a small business. Colleges and universities can supply candidates for positions in management and in various technical and professional fields. Many colleges are excellent sources of part-time employees.
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16 MNE3701/201 (d) Public employment offices (2) At no cost to small businesses, employment offices in each province offer information about applicants who are actively seeking employment and administer the state’s unemployment insurance program. These offices, located in all major cities, are for the most part a useful source of clerical workers, unskilled labourers, production workers and technicians. They do not actively recruit, but only counsel and assist those who come in. (e) Private employment agencies (2) Numerous private firms offer their services as employment agencies. In some cases, employers receive these services without cost because the applicants pay a fee to the agency; however, more often, the hiring firms are responsible for the agency fee. Private employment agencies tend to specialise in the people with specific skills, such as accountants, computer operators and managers. (f) Executive search firms (2) When filling key positions, small firms sometimes turn to executive search firms, often called head-hunters, to find qualified candidates. The key positions for which such firms seek applicants are those associated with a high salary. (g) Employee referrals (2) If current employees are good employees, their recommendations of suitable candidates may provide excellent prospects. Ordinarily, employees will hesitate to recommend applicants unless they believe in their ability to do the job. (h) Internet recruiting (2) Recruiters are increasingly seeking applicants via the internet. A variety of websites such as , http: and , allow applicants to submit their curriculum vitae (CVs) and permit potential employers to search those CVs for qualified applicants.
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