Attracting and Recruiting Talent

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Attracting, Recruiting and Selection of Talent

This brief report will cover aspects of attracting, recruiting and selection of talent, identify and explain the benefits and attractions of a diverse workforce and describe methods of recruitment and selection.

Factors that affect an organisation’s approach to both attracting talent and recruitment and selection.

There are external and internal factors that will affect an organisation’s approach and they can be inter-related:

• External factors can include

o Economic – recession and the general climate being poor, companies will be wary of spending and expanding their business and as such will not recruit any additional staff

o Political – an increase in the
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Different Selection Methods and when to use them

As found on Tata McGraw-Hill Education

Selection is the process of differentiating between applicants in order to identify and hire those with a greater likelihood of success in a job

In order to make our selection we need first to collect data on our candidates and we do this by a variety of methods, application forms, CV 's , interviews, tests, references and possibly an assessment centre.

The most popular of these is known as ‘The Classic Trio’ Mark Cook (1988)

1. Application Form

2. Interview

3. References

Application forms still used by majority of organisations in the UK, useful for gaining basic information on a candidate and checking if they meet the person specification essential criteria.

Interviews are still a popular form of collecting data on candidates and will either be structured or un-structured.

Structured interviews generally follow a set of predetermined questions, useful for ensuring consistency. The questions will have a rating attributed to them for fairness and they are usually specific to the role requirements. They can however make the candidate feel uncomfortable and may inhibit the asking of questions.

Unstructured interviews tend to be more relaxed, the conversation tends to ebb and flow as a natural process. The interviewee is encouraged to lead the conversation and talk freely. This enables the
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