Attracting Talent Essay

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The objective of this report is to identify and assess four factors that affect an organisations approach to both attracting talent and recruitment and selection. I will also be looking at attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and the different methods of recruitment and selection.
One of the main factors that influence the organisations approach is cost. The recruitment of a new employee would affect the overall budget of the organisation. Often an organisation will try to share the work between other members of staff before turning to recruiting a new role to keep the costs down. The cost is not just for a new employees wage but for the advertisement and preparation behind the employment, including new
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Also if the agency doesn’t understand the company’s requirements the incorrect description could be published and the applicant could be undesirable.
The selection process is dependent on the amount of application forms received and the quality of them. If the CV’s meet the criteria we would then shortlist further by inviting the candidates in for an aptitude test. When we have then narrowed these applicants down by the test of their ability we would invite them in for an interview. If we could still not make a decision from the interviews we could look at requesting references from their previous employers or offer a one-week trial period to confirm they were suitable for the job given. Also if the decision could not be made by their line manager we could invite them back for a second interview with the managing director.
This report has leaded me to the conclusion that there are many factors to be considered when recruiting new staff and all aspects should be thoroughly reviewed.
We hold all curriculum vitae’s for at least 6 months, these are held in a locked filing cabinet, with them split down to the position applied for and those that were short listed and those that weren’t. This is for our benefit so that if another position came available and we felt that an applicant could fill it we would contact them and make them aware that this was available.
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